[Rumor] Wii 2 SDK Image Leaked?

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  1. Livin in a box

    Livin in a box Livin' in a cardboard box

    Jul 18, 2008
    *UPDATE* Even more rumours are going around now with details that it may launch in October with a price point of $350 to $400 and will also include custom built AMD graphics that will outperform the PS3. It will also have the potential to produce stereoscopic 3D images! I’m not sure about these and I would take some seawater around with this one. You can read more about it here.

    More Wii 2 rumours are currently swirling the net with a new image that has recently leaked that appears to feature the new Nintendo console.

    The image is below, and on it you can see the new features that Nintendo is boasting. It is important to note, however, that this image is probably not meant for the general public to see (ie. we will not see this at E3) and is for developers instead. That console pictured could also be the SDK (development) unit, but considering the fact that Nintendo’s dev units in the past have not differed greatly from the retail version, what we could be seeing might be a real indication of what we might see in June.

    Back to the picture in question: the title Innovation Reinvented is definitely one that I can see Nintendo using. Innovation is a word that Nintendo like to use often with their products including the Wii Remote when it was announced.

    Nintendo appear to be touting cheap development costs too with unparalleled gaming performance which is very interesting from a gamers’ standpoint. As everyone knows, the Wii is nowhere near the Xbox 360 and PS3 in terms on graphics which is the very reason why many developers have ceased porting their multiplatform games to the system. This could bring them crawling back, though.

    Other interesting points on the image include easy porting between PC and Xbox 360 which I assume basically means that it will be using the same CPU/GPU architecture as PC’s and 360?s, not the CELL and other complicated things that Sony used in the PS3. Developers will be very happy to hear that. Also they have noted anytime live update which is something that the Wii is sorely missing and some Live Framework that I am unsure of what it is but it shouldn’t concern us consumers.

    As for the console itself, we can see 3 lights on the unit and what I presume is an eject button just left of these. There is also a Nintendo logo on the side of the console. It appears to be using the same “suck-in” DVD drive that the Wii used too.

    And that’s about everything that we get from this simple image. It’s certainly interesting, but if it’s real or not is another question. The console pictured could be absolutely anything from an external HDD to a freeview box with a built in DVD player, so it should be taken with a few grains of salt. No mention of this new revolutionary controller either, so we’ll just have to eagerly await the Nintendo conference at E3 this June.

    Here’s the image:[/p]


    It's certainly interesting but there are so many conflicting sources. Some say it won't launch in October and be very expensive, others say it will be. I just don't know what to believe anymore. If I'm honest, I'm not completely sure if their next console will be a PS3 beater. But we'll see.
  2. Zorua

    Zorua Newbie

    It looks weird....

    Well, at least it's official now!
  3. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

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    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    I read on GoNintendo that this was posted on 4chan.

  4. Ace

    Ace GBATemp's Patrick Bateman

    Apr 8, 2009
    Ahh, the days of speculation of Nintendo. Where fans pretend to scrutinize every detail until they actually get a press release. This really brings me back.
    If the X360/PC porting ease is true, I do hope to see a few PC titles move onto the Café. And, in my own wishful thinking, I wish to see the release of yet ANOTHER (proper) sequel to Tales of Symphonia. Over ALL consoles.
  5. naved.islam14

    naved.islam14 Gbatemp's Official Dark Knight™

    Sep 12, 2009
    Oh God, I don't know what to complain about, the price or that there are so many rumors about this.
  6. EnigmaXtreme

    EnigmaXtreme GBAtemp Maniac

    Jan 1, 2009
    Tasmania, Australia
    I like the look of it [​IMG]
  7. MakiManPR

    MakiManPR Banned

    Apr 6, 2010
    Can't wait for Nintendo's Investor Conference(4/26/2011) to clear all this shit the rumors created
  8. AlanJohn

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    Its from /v/.
    And am I the only one thinking that it looks like a wii with rounded corners?
  9. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

    Aug 2, 2008
  10. Livin in a box

    Livin in a box Livin' in a cardboard box

    Jul 18, 2008
    I think it looks like an external HDD.
  11. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

    May 15, 2008
    That looks like an advert for a PC World UK router, not a Nintendo console.
  12. DrOctapu

    DrOctapu Magnificent Bastard

    Dec 23, 2008
    United States
    Easy portability from XBox 360? So it's going to have last-generation graphics...? And why is every console black and shiny now? I miss my matte, fingerprintless electronics :<
    EDIT: Let it be known that I have predicted that this is going to be extremely expensive and quickly filled with absolutely shit games.
  13. antwill

    antwill Better Than You

    Dec 24, 2006
    Didn't Reggie say 3D for the next home console was unlikely?
  14. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    I'll just ignore all these rumours until E3 starts, just a waste of time. I'll kill the waiting time by drooling on things actually happening, like Skyrim.
  15. Zeroneo

    Zeroneo GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 6, 2009
    We might not have to wait that long. Nintendo's annual investor's investor briefing is just around the corner after all.
  16. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

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    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    My prediction of this investor conference.

    *One of Nintendo's bigwigs will walk onto the stage*

    Ninty Bigwig: "Blah blah sales blah blah install base blah blah"

    *investors sit looking angsty*

    Ninty Bigwig: "There is a Wii successor to be released...you'll find out more about it at E3"

    *Ninty bigwig walks off stage*

    *Investors sit knowing they should have suspected this*

  17. awssk8er

    awssk8er GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jun 26, 2007
    United States
    New Jersey
    The picture just looks fake.

    Not the system itself, just the writing. It doesn't "Sound" like Nintendo.
  18. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Oct 23, 2004
    Dar es Salaam
    i mean u cant actually tell if a picture is true or not
    if its good quality then one would say its created or photoshopped BUT if its bad quality then they said why does it have to be bad? did they take a photo of it? skepticism in all situations.

    but the point about the 3d seems interesting... i wish they provide some glasses (red cyan will do) so that ANYONE can view 3d and doesnt require "special TVs"

    its funny actually, every interesting and new tech that exists is on this console from touchscreen, camera, gyro, accel, to 3d..... now we can say, "it only does everything"
  19. Livin in a box

    Livin in a box Livin' in a cardboard box

    Jul 18, 2008
    This is Nintendo catering to devs, not consumers, so the wording will be different.
  20. DarkShadow96

    DarkShadow96 LA96£

    Feb 9, 2009
    That would explain it then.

    I was wondering what the hell happened to Big N's interesting wording.

    The leaked SDK looks interesting though.