More Wii Successor Images Emerge

By Jorge Ba-oh 25.04.2011 23

More Wii Successor Images Emerge on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

A pair of different possible prototypes images for Nintendo's next home console have emerged. Could this be Project Cafe?

It's just over a month till Nintendo's promised reveal at this year's E3 so expect a ton of "leaked" pictures from those claiming to be in the know - from Miyamoto's dog walker or a cleaner in the Kyoto offices.

The first set (via Kotaku) depict a sleek, rounded console that many are pitching to be roughly the same size as the original Xbox 360 model based on the DVD drive size - the back has a fan vent, USB ports and what looks like a wireless aerial.

The second pair of images sent in by "Kenta459" are claimed to be a "development kit" sat beside an existing Wii. A little fishy we must say.

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The third, and final image is a genuine "Project Cafe" prototype that Nintendo sent to our offices earlier this week...

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What do you think of the latest set of Wii2/N6/Project Cafe Prototypes?

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I would be really disappointed in the hardware design if this is indeed it. Maybe it's the horrible plastic look, I don't know, but it seems pretty lame.

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Wait a minute. I just realized something. Wouldn't it make sense for this to have backwards compatibility with the gamecube as well? Considering all they would really have to do is add 4 controller inputs, as the Wii already does support it.

Last 1 made me lol Smilie. 1st one if obviously fake, never seen such a huge nintendo logo on a console, even the 1 on the side of the Wii isnt that big. 2nd picture looks more like PS3 rip off, and a disc tray? seriously?

I remember all the fakes came out when Nintendo announced the Revolution/Wii, lets see which one is the best fake.

I hope it's the first one 'cause I've yet to own an upright file storage bin.

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I HIGHLY doubt that's the real system, looks more like a mock up to me. Still I'm excited for this....but I still say they should wait closer to the release of the Xbox720 & ps4 or whatever they'll be calling them. One of the things that killed the Dreamcast was lack of competition, everyone had their consoles so no one supported it even though it was a great system...I think Nintendo is jumping the gun here & should wait till 2014 at the earliest.

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All fake obviously BUT heres why. the nicest one that looks like a startrek boxset case is lacks any audio or video outputs or even a CD slot, BUT most importantly the fancy boardroom looking backgrounds were put in with photoshop, you can tell by the third image where they forgot to put in the reflection on the table like on the other images. The second black DVD player looking thing... is obviously a DVD player but not just because in the thumbnail for this artical shows the same pic with dvd related spec icons on it... but the gamecube controller is a cheap tacky third party one from china, probably bought off ebay, yeah, im sure Nintendo developes with unlicenced unreliable crap, its just a pic from some guys messy bedroom (who cant look after his consoles, lack of dust cover for gamecube ports on wii, tsk). However that third pic is tottaly legit yo.

( Edited 26.04.2011 01:27 by welshwuff )

oh wait NOW i remember where i seen that shape before...

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( Edited 26.04.2011 01:26 by welshwuff )

Also the green light on the system is lit meaning its on and powered by nothing. Sure.

First image can't be real. Where's the disc drive? Also, look at the chair in the background. Either that's the biggest chair in the universe, or that thing is the size of the average pocketbook. Or, as some have pointed out, Microsoft software case.
And Nintendo doesn't strike me as one to force me to keep my system verticle, so why does that thing not have a. a stand or b. little "feet" for if you want to put it sideways? Not buying it.

Not sure what's up with the last picture (is it a joke?) but why are the gamecube controller images reversed?

As for the second, I thought this thing was supposed to run blu-ray, so shouldn't it have a blue disc in it? Or at least one that isn't being inserted upside-down?

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justonesp00lturn said:
First image can't be real. Where's the disc drive? Also, look at the chair in the background. Either that's the biggest chair in the universe, or that thing is the size of the average pocketbook. Or, as some have pointed out, Microsoft software case.
And Nintendo doesn't strike me as one to force me to keep my system verticle, so why does that thing not have a. a stand or b. little "feet" for if you want to put it sideways? Not buying it.

Not sure what's up with the last picture (is it a joke?) but why are the gamecube controller images reversed?

As for the second, I thought this thing was supposed to run blu-ray, so shouldn't it have a blue disc in it? Or at least one that isn't being inserted upside-down?

The slot in the middle.

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SSGuy (guest) 26.04.2011#12

Hoping we get some Gamecube ports going on. Somebody has to continue with the competitive Smash scene.

REally fuggly designs. I also hate gloss. Complete dust magnet. Save a few yen nintendo and give me matt like my PS3. Gloss is starting to look cheap. All fads come and go.

Thinking about the new console. Nintendo could be gunning for the tablet industry. The new console could stream internet and games to the controller when at home with the console not fully powered up hogging the home TV. Either small app games or the game in the machine. Stream homes videos or the bbc iplayer.

With a camera there is AR input. Not to mention the multiplayer input. Aiding or playing against the main player (who is using the TV screen) firing projectiles and placing obsticles in the way.

Marking out points of interest on maps and handwriting recognition.

Cursor controls with touch input. Controlling the camera or your weapon with your finger.

THe possibilities are endless and in some ways more flexible then the wii remote. But like the wii remote it depends how meaningful devs outside nintendo are with the tech.

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( Edited 26.04.2011 07:57 by meeto_0 )

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Also the green light on the system is lit meaning its on and powered by nothing. Sure.

Actually... that's the controller (works on batteries, that's why Smilie)

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Well,the new one is less ugly at least. The first is hedious. I pray thats fake.
People didn't like the original DS design, but at least that had functional reasons for its unrefined look.
Nintendo didnt slap their name massively and put random cuts in it.

meeto_0- Why not use a 3DS for all that? A wifi,gyro,camera'd,6-inch, AR capable,touchscreen ""controller" isn't going to be much cheaper Smilie
Sure you wouldnt need it quite as powerfull, but even to stream at a decent rate requires chips level spec.

As for the second, I thought this thing was supposed to run blu-ray, s

Least likely of all.
Nintendo doesnt even want to pay the DVD consortium lisence fee, they arn't going to hand wods of cash to one of their biggest compeditor.

Its either going to be a bespoke disk format (Like microsofts new way of cramming more on normal dvds) or even (gasp) back to carts. Rememeber DS games sizes go up to 8GB, and thats today. By next year SDD costs per gig will be even lower, 32-64GB cards wouldn't be out the question at all.
And, sure, they are more expensive....but also easier to add extra piracy protection too.

Finally; You just dont need that space.Basicly Identical lookimh PS3/360 games prove that.
Switch to better tech like procedrals and youd need vastly less dpace in fact Smilie
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( Edited 26.04.2011 10:21 by Darkflame )

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justonesp00lturn said:

Not sure what's up with the last picture (is it a joke?) but why are the gamecube controller images reversed?

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DT (guest) 26.04.2011#17

Looks exactly like this

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=27275090&postcount=13642

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Looks exactly like this

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=27275090&postcount=13642

And that's just another reason why it's fake.

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bornforthis43 said:
Wait a minute. I just realized something. Wouldn't it make sense for this to have backwards compatibility with the gamecube as well? Considering all they would really have to do is add 4 controller inputs, as the Wii already does support it.

Is it confirmed that it will have Cube controller ports? If not I see no reason to think that they'll be there. The DS didn't play Game Boy games and the 3DS doesn't play GBA games (as far as I know). Going back 2 generations is considered too much effort (which is a shame), especially as there's no reason for there to be 'Cube controller slots. I don't think there's any Cube games that require them, and if there are they're few and far between.

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Cheesing it up said:
bornforthis43 said:
Wait a minute. I just realized something. Wouldn't it make sense for this to have backwards compatibility with the gamecube as well? Considering all they would really have to do is add 4 controller inputs, as the Wii already does support it.

Is it confirmed that it will have Cube controller ports? If not I see no reason to think that they'll be there. The DS didn't play Game Boy games and the 3DS doesn't play GBA games (as far as I know). Going back 2 generations is considered too much effort (which is a shame), especially as there's no reason for there to be 'Cube controller slots. I don't think there's any Cube games that require them, and if there are they're few and far between.

If anything, the Smash scene would love to see the return of the GC ports. Plus the Wii has a good amount of games that us GC controllers. I think Nintendo should continue using that GC port feature.

Cheesing it up said:
Is it confirmed that it will have Cube controller ports?

Absolutely nothing is confirmed about the new system. Anything you hear is purely rumor.

Cheesing it up said:
There's no reason for there to be 'Cube controller slots. I don't think there's any Cube games that require them, and if there are they're few and far between.

Almost all GCN games required GCN controllers, so I'm assuming you meant Wii games. Smilie

Whether or not GCN compatibility can work (at least without emulation software) depends on the system architecture. Wii was very similar to GCN's architecture, so it was simple to include GCN ports and compatibility. Since this console is going to be significantly more powerful, it will likely be based on a different architecture and require software emulation to get GCN discs working in the system (if GCN becomes backwards compatible).

Looks like a generic external hard-drive, lol.
Though, it is inconspicuous.

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matt (guest) 27.04.2011#23

the black gloss dev kit is real it looks like the console will be like that a flat seperate type design i like it

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