Wii Successor: "Project Butterfly"?

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Apr 12, 2011
  1. EnigmaXtreme
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    http://3anime.com/wii-2-rumors-project-but...xt-console/3827
     


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    Since when were rumours considered 'news'?
    EDIT: Just to be clear, not saying you're the only one that does it, but just wondering why you felt this was news-worthy.
     
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    I thought Cammie Dunaway left Nintendo ages ago now.
     
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    She did, October 1, 2010. One of the sources I could find says she accepted a new position outside the video games industry.
     
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    Single unit with upgradable parts..... I have one of those already, it's called a PC.
     
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    antwill is right, this needs to be moved to the wii section.
     
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    Oh here we go, that Cammie paragraph was taken directly from this source here. Which was dated in 2010. So obviously this whole 'news' is a little shady. Also they don't even list any sources, nor the article they plagiarised.
     
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    "A projector feature"

    Either this means they stuck a VGA port on it (very welcome if so- one of my favourite features about the 360 that is) or if I allow a tiny sliver of optimism they might be aiming for a polarised/dual projector setup aka one of the better ways to do 3d/stereoscopy.

    As for upgradable ignoring the recent PS3/360 motion controller stuff (which is subject to serious debate anyway) I can not shake the attempts of sega and to some extents nintendo (thinking FDS or possibly the N64DD) in years past. On the other hand the amiga did OK (would be amiga fans yes I am accusing it of being a games console) with this sort of thing and the handhelds have a bit in this way (thinking GBC and DSi).

    Edit forgot to mention- is it not time for the annual "what would a unified console games hardware model look like" discussion?
     
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    Instead of buying a new console every year a new generation comes up, all you need to do is buy a new component and just upgrades it. Lets get a closer look on what this Project Butterfly really is.


    Almost unsupported advice, let's remember:

    n64 memory expansion
    wii motion plus
     
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    To me, blu-ray support is a given. It's the current disc standard, and for Nintendo to continue using dvds all the way in 2011/2012 would be archaic. The projector idea sounds a bit iffy, but strange/cool ideas are to be expected with Nintendo, so who knows.
     
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    Consumers won't want to have to buy extra parts to make their console games work. System requirements on consoles are bad ideas. Course it will be a case of Nintendo selling these upgrades though rather than a million different options. I dunno, still don't think it will go down well.
     
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    Microsoft still are.
     
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    The 360 uses dvd-dl and the console came out years ago anyway.
     
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    Don't you know the reason Microsoft and Nintendo don't use Blu-ray is because it's a SONY tech?
    And nintendo is'nt using DVD to begin with, they are Wii optical discs and have a different capacity than DVD's.
    That's the reason you can't find any DVD logo's on nintendo stuff.
    It all has to to with intellectual rights and the money they have to pay in order to even use it/ carry the logo's.

    Get up to date.
    Blu ray will not happen. But maybe a different kind of media will that has almost the same specs.
     
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    So? Surely they could have updated with the release of the slim, blu-ray drives are backwards compatible after all.
     
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    Well the Wii uses dvd-dl and dvd-r and it also came out rears ago.
    That, and the PS3 came out around the same time, and it's the only current gen console that supports it, likely due to Sony and Blu-Ray's relationship.
     
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    Don't you know the reason Microsoft and Nintendo don't use Blu-ray is because it's a SONY tech?
    And nintendo is'nt using DVD to begin with, they are Wii optical discs and have a different capacity than DVD's.
    That's the reason you can't find any DVD logo's on nintendo stuff.
    It all has to to with intellectual rights and the money they have to pay in order to even use it/ carry the logo's.

    Get up to date.
    Blu ray will not happen. But maybe a different kind of media will that has almost the same specs
     
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    Actually, LG owns Blu-ray, not Sony.
     
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    I would agree that Blu-Ray wont happen. but different kind of media.. cartridges? I am sure Cartridges would cost a lot more. But Sticking to DVD-DL for the next gen is not such a good idea. Look at all the 360 games. Some games up to 4 Disc [​IMG]
     
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    No blu ray was developed by Sony/Philips and Pioneer back in 1995.
    Like I said get up to date.
     

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