Next week we will finally get to find out what Nintendo have up their sleeves with their mysterious next console which is codenamed ‘Project Cafe’, we have previously been told that it will offer a truly unique gaming experience and also some say that it will be called the Wii 2 and will be far more powerful than the PS3 and Xbox 360, if this all turns out to be true we could well be in for a real treat which will surely shake up the console market.
Today we will look at how a Nintendo Wii 2 release date in 2011 could result in Nintendo taking the lead in the next-gen console market, in fact even if it arrives by mid 2012 it should still have enough time to establish itself before the next-gen Xbox and PlayStation consoles show up.
Some people have said that the Wii 2 hardware will be based on a custom version of the R700 architecture (see here) and will feature an IBM CPU, this will allow it to support 1080p HD displays and stereoscopic 3D, this is a huge jump for the Wii, but not when compared to Sony and Microsoft’s current consoles.
The fact of the matter is that if the Wii 2 turns out to be more powerful than the PS3 and 360 it will attract interest, mix that with a “truly unique gaming experience” and we could have a formidable console on our hands, even if it is based on dated DirectX 10.1 spec hardware. Some people think that the next-gen Sony and Microsoft consoles won’t arrive until 2014-2015 which means that the Wii 2 has some time to establish itself and take the lead.
It is pretty much certain that advances in technology will result in the PS4 and Xbox 720 being much more powerful than the Wii 2, but in this day and age people don’t mind buying a console to bide their time until a better option arrives, this is where the Wii 2 could see some success, what do you think?
Will you buy the Wii 2 to just to keep you busy until the PS4 / Xbox 720 arrives?