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The specs according to this
http://techtete.com/2011/06/07/wii-u...ation-console/

I'm surprised that it has more video ram than system ram. Of course, I'm assuming that those specs are true.
All it is doing is playing the game. The system memory will only be used for the math really. I doubt 512 will even get used all that much. I would have expected 2GB for VRam for our 42"+ 1080p TVs though.

We need lots of system memory for gaming on a PC since it has to run OS and all the API's and drivers and libraries that the game needs. This console will be running a scrap of firmware and the game.
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Not bad.
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post #53 of 106
Nintendo's E3 2011 Press Kit

http://press.nintendo.com/E32011/

Username: E32011
Password: nintendo

Enjoy!
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post #54 of 106
At first I wanted to post the mandatory "shut up and take my money", but then I felt more like "what is this I don't even".

I'll need some gameplay demos to know what to think of this thing.
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Motion controlls with the Wii is one thing. A display on the controller is nothing in comparison to "innovative".
Based on what was shown at the conference this new controller looks like much more than just a display. I can't wait to see what all this thing can do next year
     
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I would have expected 2GB for VRam for our 42"+ 1080p TVs though
1080p is 1080p no matter what screen size. I believe the 1GB VRAM is enough for any game with maybe a chance of AA tossed in, for a console that is. I do agree 512MB is enough for system.
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post #57 of 106
Loooks terrible. That controller looks incredibly bulky and uncomfortable.

Touch is also useless. Great idea for a phone, fine scaled up to a tablet. Quite fun on a smaller device like the DS.

Stupid otherwise. I want to play games on my TV, not some stupid controller.
    
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i love the nintedo haters....."omg nintendo hasnt done anything new or inovative" are you kidding me? lets jsut take a look back shall we...

Gameboy - when it came out, mind blown across the world....
Gameboy Color - now in color, amazing for the time
DS - built in touch screen, camera and better graphics along with interaction rather then just button mashing
3DS - 3D without glasses...says it all ontop of the better graphics

Super Nintedo - Great for its time, good graphics
N64 - blew minds with its controller design and pretty much made FPS games on console big
Gamecube - not that inovative, althought it wasnt the worst thing ever. The controller was probably one of the most comfortable ones i have ever used
Wii - motion sensor which paved the way for the 360 and ps3 versions as well as bringing the whole idea of using yourself as a controller

This new system has sooo much potential. If i can act as a media center then ill be in love. Stop hating on it...this will take off just like the wii did, and the fact that all the stuff works for the wii is great so people dont have to go and buy all new things and still works with the gamecube controller

give nintendo credit...they atleast try new things....microsoft and ps3 go on graphics and online (which my computer has been doing better for years)

and this is nothing like an iPad..so for the tools that are saying that cellphones have had touch screens for years...shut your mouth
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1080p is 1080p no matter what screen size. I believe the 1GB VRAM is enough for any game with maybe a chance of AA tossed in, for a console that is. I do agree 512MB is enough for system.
Well, I meant for just high def in general...yeah screen size won't matter. I just meant a big TV.

Though on our PCs the VRAM usage we see is pretty much all related to graphics. None of the OS junk is on there and we can easily fill up 1GB. That is why I think 1GB is a little short. Then again, I doubt we will see many truely graphic intensive games on the Wii U (still get a kick out of that name...I never be able to say it with a straight face)
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Well, I meant for just high def in general...yeah screen size won't matter. I just meant a big TV.

Though on our PCs the VRAM usage we see is pretty much all related to graphics. None of the OS junk is on there and we can easily fill up 1GB. That is why I think 1GB is a little short. Then again, I doubt we will see many truely graphic intensive games on the Wii U (still get a kick out of that name...I never be able to say it with a straight face)
Still, PC's operate much differently then a dedicated console and they don't have to deal with DX
     
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