Wii Successor: "Project Butterfly"?

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  1. antwill

    antwill Better Than You

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    They did originally do the same with a HD-DVD player or something didn't they? How is that any different?
     
  2. Donkey Plonk

    Donkey Plonk GBAtemp Fan

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    360s do indeed have an addon for HD DVD.

    @those that say blu ray definately won't be used. Probably true.
    BUT, as can be said about the wii, it doesn't use dvd's (but it does use a modified version of it, basically calling it its own hence avoiding paying the patent costs), who is to say they couldn't do the same with blu ray? Same type of discs, same laser etc, just a different way of reading and organising the disc.
    And then along comes homebrew which is able to read blu ray videos akin to wiimc playing dvd's (the wii doesn't, remember)
     
  3. TehSkull

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    This whole upgradeable hardware thing? Nintendo has to make it simple, or else the console will flop.
    I pondered how best this could be implemented, and one design keeps coming to mind.

    Imagine a Rubik's Cube. I know you all know this, but go with me here. It's a 3x3 cube-shaped grid made of smaller cubes. Now then, could Nintendo not make a console in this shape? Each smaller cube is detachable and can be replaced with an upgraded one. Have a RAM cube, a graphics cube, etc etc.
     
  4. The Pi

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    That's the only way such a system would work; if it wasn't, only the tech savvy would use the system and that goes against what nintendo have always done.


    I wouldn't be suprised if nintendo went back to carts for games again, the DS/3DS proves profits can still be made using rom chips over optical media.
     
  5. MEGAMANTROTSKY

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    An upgradable console? Sounds like a Sega Genesis reprisal; I'm referring to the CD & 32x attachments, etc.
     
  6. Rock Raiyu

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    Sounds more like a PC than a console.
     
  7. MEGAMANTROTSKY

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    I agree. But if we're speaking of a video game console, we're speaking of proprietary software and hardware. PCs usually don't contain such things.
     
  8. Rock Raiyu

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    You're right on that. But that fact alone will probably confuse the consumer.
     
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