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Of course there is going to be similarities everywhere. Remember Nintendo did use the same AV output from SNES all the way to the Gamecube. They are all about backwards compatibility. Sadly it's what is holding them back now.

Sony has had the same AV interface from the PS1 all the way to the PS3 as well. It seems like a common practice.

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Ironic to note that the better part of the haters can only say it's too long.

Edit: DUDE. Dragon Quest. bigeyedsmiley.png
Edited by un-midas touch - 11/7/12 at 9:27pm
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Ironic to note that the better part of the haters can only say it's too long.

I laughed. Its too long?

has he/she seen the other consoles? its only like what an extra 3 inches im guess from pics, then the old wii.
Edited by This Sanctuary - 11/7/12 at 9:24pm
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It breaks my heart to say it, but this will likely be the first Nintendo console I do not purchase. I loved the direction they went with the Wii, but I am not a fan of what I have seen from the Wii-U thus far. I am disappointed that it's grown (physically) quite a bit (depth and height) compared to the Wii and lost the Wii's sharp styling. (Literally)
    
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It breaks my heart to say it, but this will likely be the first Nintendo console I do not purchase. I loved the direction they went with the Wii, but I am not a fan of what I have seen from the Wii-U thus far. I am disappointed that it's grown (physically) quite a bit (depth and height) compared to the Wii and lost the Wii's sharp styling. (Literally)

Oh yea. Dangit they went with rectangular with rounded corners. What an ugly style.
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It reminds me of a vcr, heh it doesn't really make a difference though. I'll have to try it sometime looks like it could be fun.
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It reminds me of a vcr, heh it doesn't really make a difference though. I'll have to try it sometime looks like it could be fun.

I remember one of the jokes about the ps3 was it looking like a George Forman grill. I'm expecting now to see in the future images of the Wii-U as those push down and the slot opens up vcr rewinders.
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Yes, but can it play DVDs?
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Yes, but can it play DVDs?

With some hacks I'm sure it can along with blu-rays.
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Originally Posted by aksthem1 View Post

Of course there is going to be similarities everywhere. Remember Nintendo did use the same AV output from SNES all the way to the Gamecube. They are all about backwards compatibility. Sadly it's what is holding them back now.

Something as simple as a multi-AV output can't hold back the potential and power of a system (unless it's as big as the Xbox 360's AV adapter).

Also it's kind of sad to see that GameCube compatibility will be dropped as part of only keeping backwards compatibility with the previous generation. There are no technical difficulties with maintaining compatibility (besides making USB adapters for the controllers/memory cards). The architectures are still fairly similar (both PowerPC CPU and ATi GPU) so there should be no trouble with that either. This could change in the future though.

Also I heard rendering Wii games at higher resolutions than 480p would not be enabled despite the more powerful hardware. Again, no reasons for this besides making sure the games run exactly as they would on a Wii.
Edited by IvantheDugtrio - 11/7/12 at 11:26pm
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