Nintendo Wii 2 specs upgrade from OmniVision can make it console leader

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Earlier on this week we informed you that the Nintendo Wii 2 may be equipped with a camera built into it’s controller pads, and now we have some more information for you. It turns out that the camera thought to be included on the Nintendo Wii 2, also known as Project Cafe, will be built by the same company that designed the iPhone camera.

The rumors have surfaced from Kotaku, who report that Omnivision are the company that could be designing cameras for Nintendo’s upcoming Wii successor. This is likely due to the fact that Omnivision dropped a pretty big hint during their last financial results that they had a acquired a ‘significant design win’ for an upcoming gaming console.

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It doesn’t take too long to work out that the company they are probably referring to is Nintendo. If the news is true and this is yet another potential E3 2011 spoiler, it can only mean great things for future Wii 2 buyers, as the camera on the iPhone is right up there with the best and proves that it’s not all about the higher megapixel number, but rather the quality behind it.

So not only will these Nintendo Wii 2 controllers have a large touchscreen display built into them, but they may also have a camera on them too – pretty outrageous when you think about it. I for one can’t wait until E3 kicks off, it’s going to be a cracker.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashfoxx85 James R. Stuchly

    Man, am I the only one who knows those ‘controllers’ are going to be way too friggen expensive?!

    Next thing you know, they’re gonna make a controller that plays mp3′s, and has an app store.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashfoxx85 James R. Stuchly

    Man, am I the only one who knows those ‘controllers’ are going to be way too friggen expensive?!

    Next thing you know, they’re gonna make a controller that plays mp3′s, and has an app store.

    • http://twitter.com/burkelucas Lucas Burke

      no they wont.  That would take away from nintendos ds profits.

      • Anonymous

        After reading this article, it makes you wonder, am I getting a console or a super upgraded hand held?

        @ Lucas: I think James was being a tad cynical in his ending statement….but relevant point – its highly unlikely that Nintendo will develop a product that will detract from their DS profits. 

      • Anonymous

        After reading this article, it makes you wonder, am I getting a console or a super upgraded hand held?

        @ Lucas: I think James was being a tad cynical in his ending statement….but relevant point – its highly unlikely that Nintendo will develop a product that will detract from their DS profits. 

    • http://twitter.com/burkelucas Lucas Burke

      no they wont.  That would take away from nintendos ds profits.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashfoxx85 James R. Stuchly

    Man, am I the only one who knows those ‘controllers’ are going to be way too friggen expensive?!

    Next thing you know, they’re gonna make a controller that plays mp3′s, and has an app store.