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Wii sales fall dramatically in Japan ahead of Project Cafe announcement

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Jun 2011 14:14 User comments (3)

Wii sales fall dramatically in Japan ahead of Project Cafe announcement Media Create has said that Nintendo Wii sales in Japan have fallen dramatically for the week ended May 29th, ahead of Nintendo's launch of the "Project Cafe" Wii successor at E3 next week.
The console only sold 7438 units for the week, good for 4th in hardware sales.

Last month, the company announced it would show off the oft-rumored Wii 2/Project Cafe at E3 alongside playable demos.

Although unconfirmed, the controller will likely be able to stream content from the console, and the console will move to Blu-ray and 1080p support.

Sales (and profits) have been falling for Nintendo over the past year as the console reaches almost peak saturation worldwide. 86 million units have been sold since launch.

The rumored specs of the upcoming console after the break.

Graphics:
Custom AMD RV770 Chip “WOLF” @ 766Mhz on 32nm process
1398 Gflops

CPU:
Custom IBM Power 6 Chip “FOX” on 32nm process
4 cores, each two way SMT-capable and clocked at 3.5 GHz
175.9 GFLOPS theoretical peak performance (single-precision)
87.6 GFLOPS theoretical peak performance (double-precision)

Memory:
512 MB XDR2 DRAM main memory
+ 1024 GDDR5 video memory
+ 16 MB eDRAM

Storage:
2.5-inch SATA hard drive with 250 GB / 320 GB capacity
Expanded storage via SD and SDHC card memory (up to 64 GB)

Media:
Custom Blu-ray Disc, up to 50 GB
Compatible with 7 cm Nintendo GameCube Game Disc and 12 cm Wii Optical Disc

Display:
Video output formats
Composite video: 480i, 576i (PAL)
S-Video: 480i, 576i (PAL)
RGB SCART: 480i, 576i (PAL)
Component (YPBPR): 480i, 576i (PAL), 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
D-Terminal: 480i (D1), 480p (D2), 720p (D4), 1080i (D3), 1080p (D5)
HDMI: 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

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3 user comments

14.6.2011 14:27

I wonder how much this console would cost 250.00 to 350.00? I was really thinking of getting blu ray player for my movies and I do hope it play blu ray movies unlike the wii1 which doesn't allow dvd movies play back unless you hack it ;(

24.6.2011 18:06

I bet it is going to cost about $400, I'll give it 3 years, then might consider. They price everthing way too high on first batches.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 04 Jun 2011 @ 18:08

35.6.2011 5:30

Originally posted by ehamm13:
I bet it is going to cost about $400, I'll give it 3 years, then might consider. They price everthing way too high on first batches.
You should have the option to buy the next xbox or playstation by then...and they will make the Wii 2 look like the Wii.


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