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Originally Posted by snoogins;13142182 
You are in the minority when it comes to wii users there.

And whats with everyone freaking out about the graphics, I have to say with a group of 8 people I have had way more fun bowling (omg even not in 1080).

I think you guys are missing why the wii was successful, and it had nothing to do with the lack of graphics.

I understand why the Wii was successful. It was successful because it wasn't designed for gamers; rather, it was designed for casuals who are easily impressed by simple infrared motion controls.
    
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Bleh, nevermind.
Edited by Paradox me - 4/15/11 at 6:01pm
post #83 of 133
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Originally Posted by justarealguy;13138512 
I'm well aware of the countless optimizations that take place for a console game to run on its' hardware.

My beef is that it's 2008 hardware. Both the 360 and PS3 had current-generation hardware upon their release, whereas the Wii and Gamecube had outdated hardware right from the get-go.

lol i see your point..
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My beef is that it's 2008 hardware. Both the 360 and PS3 had current-generation hardware upon their release, whereas the Wii and Gamecube had outdated hardware right from the get-go.

I don't think the GCN was outdated HW at all when it released. Infact, it held its own against Xbox very well. I owned and still own both. The problem GCN had was the limed optical storage (proprietary) that turned off third parties ntm the kiddie image that Nintendo picked up on the N64 thanks to the decision to stick to carts and having limited Texture cache causing cartoony like games more than anything else. Still though, every Nintendo console holds a special place in my heart and I don't doubt for a second their next machine won't do the same.
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Why doesn't Nintendo just put an HD6970 in it instead as well as i5-2600K, and 6GB DDR3 RAM?

I mean, it would only cost $999, need 14cm fans to cool and produce massive amounts of heat and noise. Surely, those are all things Nintendo's customer-base is looking for in their next console. rolleyes.gif
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Why doesn't Nintendo just put an HD6970 in it instead as well as i5-2600K, and 6GB DDR3 RAM?

I mean, it would only cost $999, need 14cm fans to cool and produce massive amounts of heat and noise. Surely, those are all things Nintendo's customer-base is looking for in their next console. rolleyes.gif

Well thats the problem here on OCN. Most can't tell the difference between a Console and a PC wink.gif
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Why doesn't Nintendo just put an HD6970 in it instead as well as i5-2600K, and 6GB DDR3 RAM?

I mean, it would only cost $999, need 14cm fans to cool and produce massive amounts of heat and noise. Surely, those are all things Nintendo's customer-base is looking for in their next console. rolleyes.gif

Think big, man. Screw the fans, how about a nice enclosed water-cooling loop?
    
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Putting an R700 chip inside the console is making a similar mistake Microsoft and Sony made when they only put 512MB of memory in their consoles.

If the console is only going to be released in late 2012, they can instead use the HD6850 as the basis, it's DX11, it can actually play DX11 titles, and as it is, the whole card only has a TDP of 127w. In 2012 Nintendo will be able to have them produced at 28nm and further reduce the power consumption and the asking price.

Unless they want to release consoles in a shorter time span; otherwise it will be outdated soon. Don't forget a 4870 is still ok now, but in two year's time it will be entry level (and the Wii will only be a year old by then)
 
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R700 series? Yuck, how about stepping up your game Nintendo?

Expect launch price no higher than $299, maybe less, and expect it to remain cheap through its lifetime. Honestly R700 is just fine for a new console.

Its all about cost people.
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Originally Posted by Mygaffer;13146128 
Expect launch price no higher than $299, maybe less, and expect it to remain cheap through its lifetime. Honestly R700 is just fine for a new console.

Its all about cost people.

Tell that to the other two companies who have a track record of selling their hardware at a loss.

It's all about strategy people.
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