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Cosmonaut X
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(08-17-2011, 09:16 AM)
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Just caught this - redesigned Wii coming for Christmas. No pics yet:

http://www.officialnintendomagazine....ore-christmas/

EDIT:

...and a box shot, courtesy of Eurogamer (and Shiggy & Reckoner):





...and by comparison to the OG Wii:



Difficult to tell from the pack shot, but the system looks a touch thicker, so it's possibly a bit shorter. Pretty much the same size, though I think.
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Dascu
(08-17-2011, 09:18 AM)
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Better late than never?
parasight
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(08-17-2011, 09:18 AM)
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What about new colors!?
Takao
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(08-17-2011, 09:18 AM)
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No Wifi in this model because hey who uses Wifi on Wii anyways.
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(08-17-2011, 09:18 AM)
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It's already pretty damn tiny. I have to imagine it'll be the size of two or three (?) dvd cases like Nintendo originally planned it to be.
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(08-17-2011, 09:19 AM)
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According to Nintendo, the console is a streamlined white Wii with a slightly altered configuration, which is designed to sit horizontally rather than vertically.

Hard to say without any pics, but I don't like the sound of that.
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(08-17-2011, 09:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cosmonaut X

Just caught this - redesigned Wii coming for Christmas. No pics yet:

http://www.officialnintendomagazine....ore-christmas/

How odd.

If might be a side-effect of the Wii U including a smaller/one-chip solution of the Wii's chipset for BC.
Shadowlink
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(08-17-2011, 09:20 AM)
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I wonder if this will cut cost. The Wii is already $150 with Mario Kart. Imagine a $100 Wii releasing on the Winter.
Cosmonaut X
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(08-17-2011, 09:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

No Wifi in this model because hey who uses Wifi on Wii anyways.

No point in this post because hey who expects that in Takao posts anyways?
shagg_187
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(08-17-2011, 09:20 AM)
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Oh boy... It'll be HILARIOUS if WiiU's console is the Wii redesign...



But then again... Tendo won't screw people like that... right?! RIGHT?!
Thunder Monkey
(08-17-2011, 09:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by DECK'ARD

How odd.

If might be a side-effect of the Wii U including a smaller/one-chip solution of the Wii's chipset for BC.

I could see that being true.

Hard to imagine the console could get too much smaller.
RagnarokX
(08-17-2011, 09:21 AM)
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A new streamlined Wii console? So THAT'S what those weird looking Wiis were next to the WiiU controller peripheral!
Thoraxes
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(08-17-2011, 09:21 AM)
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The system is already small enough as it is.
I am very interested to see what else they'll do with it.
I think it'd be really cool if they could shrink it down to the size of a (just a size comparison) Mac Mini.
Electivirus
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(08-17-2011, 09:21 AM)
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Weird.

Never thought the Wii of all things really needed a redesign...
Tyeforce
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(08-17-2011, 09:22 AM)
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Wow, didn't expect a Wii redesign. I wonder just how different it's gonna look.
Codeblue
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(08-17-2011, 09:22 AM)
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Huh. I thought Nintendo forgot about the Wii.
BocoDragon
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(08-17-2011, 09:24 AM)
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I can only imagine this drops features. It's like the SNES redesign which took out s-video and added nothing except a size reduction. We'll see.
To Far Away Times
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(08-17-2011, 09:25 AM)
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Looking forward to what they come up with. The Gamecube was one of the best designed consoles I've ever seen. The heatsink placement was genius and provides the majority of the cooling. There are hardly any fans, the system runs super cool with no wasted space. Really, a marvel of engineering. Never been brave enough to open my Wii though.
PowerSmell
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(08-17-2011, 09:25 AM)
White PS2 slim.
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(08-17-2011, 09:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

I can only imagine this drops features. It's like the SNES redesign which took out s-video and added nothing except a size reduction. We'll see.

Maybe no GC ports? That would be a laugher.
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(08-17-2011, 09:26 AM)
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If Nintendo doesn't cut any important feature (I don't care for the GC ports), the hardware is attractive (small enough, more sturdy, lighter, with the power brick INSIDE the unit) and the price is low enough, I might actually buy one at some point. Not day 1 though, I already have a Wii.

Yeah, the integrated power brick would be the big one. It would make the system even more transportable. Having an HDMI port would be nice too as I plan to buy a computer monitor and want to hook it up to it. Otherwise I'll buy a Wii2HDMI.
slaughterking
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(08-17-2011, 09:26 AM)
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They drop the backwards compatibility and Gamecube ports. Not sure what else they could do.
milkyjay20
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(08-17-2011, 09:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by shagg_187

Oh boy... It'll be HILARIOUS if WiiU's console is the Wii redesign...



But then again... Tendo won't screw people like that... right?! RIGHT?!

that's more like screwing themselves than everybody else. unless you mean screwing *with* people

but yeah, nintendo will probably do it lol. their marketing team has been replaced by zombies.

edit: unless you mean the wii u *is* the wii redesign.
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(08-17-2011, 09:27 AM)
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I can only assume it will be a pyramid.
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(08-17-2011, 09:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cosmonaut X

No point in this post because hey who expects that in Takao posts anyways?

Not cool man. I was making a joke based on the PSP E1000 and irrelevant platforms on GAF. :(
BocoDragon
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(08-17-2011, 09:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by slaughterking

They drop the backwards compatibility and Gamecube ports. Not sure what else they could do.

Can they kill the SD port and add a bigger flash memory fridge? Maybe kill USB?

Cuz that would stop homebrew/piracy and be a good thing in their eyes..
Cosmonaut X
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(08-17-2011, 09:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

Not cool man. I was making a joke based on the PSP E1000 and irrelevant platforms on GAF. :(

Ah, apologies - too early in the morning for me to catch that :-)
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(08-17-2011, 09:29 AM)
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$99 Wii plus Skyward Sword.

They really want to go out with a bang.
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(08-17-2011, 09:29 AM)
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Make it any smaller they should put a wristband and an lcd screen on it.
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(08-17-2011, 09:29 AM)
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They could make it quite a bit smaller if they removed all the GameCube junk off the side.
Mael
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(08-17-2011, 09:29 AM)

Originally Posted by milkyjay20

that's more like screwing themselves than everybody else. unless you mean screwing *with* people

but yeah, nintendo will probably do it lol. their marketing team has been replaced by zombies.

edit: unless you mean the wii u *is* the wii redesign.

I don't know, zombies actually look for brains you know
Nuclear Muffin
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(08-17-2011, 09:29 AM)
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WTF?! How can you streamline the console any further? It's already pretty much as small as it can get.

Unless they're planning to remove the GCN controller and memory card ports... (Which would net them a gain of a couple of inches at best, seems pointless)
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Originally Posted by To Far Away Times

Looking forward to what they come up with. The Gamecube was one of the best designed consoles I've ever seen. The heatsink placement was genius and provides the majority of the cooling. There are hardly any fans, the system runs super cool with no wasted space. Really, a marvel of engineering. Never been brave enough to open my Wii though.

The GameCube really does look awesome. I'm keeping it around just because I like the look of it so much, not because I still play it or anything (since the Wii also plays GC games). Sitting pretty on my sideboard like a decorative sculpture or something.
slaughterking
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(08-17-2011, 09:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

Can they kill the SD port and add a bigger flash memory fridge? Maybe kill USB?

Cuz that would stop homebrew/piracy and be a good thing in their eyes..

I would say that ship has sailed.
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(08-17-2011, 09:30 AM)
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Also, I hope it doesn't feature any heavy modification to its OS that would make soft modding difficult.

[EDIT] NO DON'T CUT THE USB AND SD CARD SLOTS :(
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(08-17-2011, 09:30 AM)
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Finally a hardware change to kill off homebrew.
miladesn
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(08-17-2011, 09:30 AM)
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it's not BC with GameCube

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...-compatibility
Sophia
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(08-17-2011, 09:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by spons

Finally a hardware change to kill off homebrew.

You really think this is going to kill off homebrew? I mean that console's only unsecure at a fundamental level...

I don't really get the point of cutting off Gamecube and BC support. Who does this benefit? A couple pennies for Nintendo?
swerve
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(08-17-2011, 09:31 AM)
Something truly slim, like the PSTwo, would make me re-buy even without BC. Sat next to the PSTwo, my Wii looks boxy and unrefined.
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(08-17-2011, 09:31 AM)
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this would have been a great idea in 2010. now it only makes sense if they plan on keeping it around as the cheapo sku well into 2013 like sony did the ps2.
BocoDragon
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(08-17-2011, 09:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by miladesn

it's not BC with GameCube

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...-compatibility

OMG

It's only 1 Gamecube now.. not 2 ducktaped together :(
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(08-17-2011, 09:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by miladesn

it's not BC with GameCube

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...-compatibility

Either Konami's going to have to develop a new DDR pad system, or I think Nintendo just killed one of the first dance games ...
Kilrogg
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Originally Posted by Nuclear Muffin

WTF?! How can you streamline the console any further? It's already pretty much as small as it can get.

Unless they're planning to remove the GCN controller and memory card ports... (Which would net them a gain of a couple of inches at best, seems pointless)

Power brick.
Cygnus X-1
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(08-17-2011, 09:32 AM)
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Wait, what?
Cosmonaut X
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(08-17-2011, 09:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by miladesn

it's not BC with GameCube

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...-compatibility

Ha! Knew they'd do it - wonder whether they're going to be using a cheaper new drive too, now that they just have to handle one disc size?

Originally Posted by AniHawk

this would have been a great idea in 2010. now it only makes sense if they plan on keeping it around as the cheapo sku well into 2013 like sony did the ps2.

I'd imagine that's exactly what they're going to do - why kill off a system that still brings in decent money when you can cut manufacturing costs, reduce it in price and (hopefully) see it boom as an entry-level family systetm? Especially when you're launching a new console and trying to push a handheld you're losing money on?
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(08-17-2011, 09:33 AM)
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Pretty surprising I guess, a first for them in the last decade to redesign console hardware. Although it would have been smarter to couple this with the recent price drop they had. Hopefully they'll launch this redesign at $99 and put up a good last fight.
swerve
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(08-17-2011, 09:33 AM)

Originally Posted by Takao

Either Konami's going to have to develop a new DDR pad system, or I think Nintendo just killed one of the first dance games ...

Konami killed DDR years ago. :(
Strive
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(08-17-2011, 09:33 AM)
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I personally don't really care about the updated version, but I am curious to see how it'll look like, plus, if it gets Nintendo some extra sales I'm all up for it.
Shadowlink
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Originally Posted by miladesn

it's not BC with GameCube

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...-compatibility

Did adding BC really cost that much? Now I can see this being a $99 Wii.
antonz
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(08-17-2011, 09:34 AM)
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Interesting. They could shrink this new system down a good deal with all the stuff they are removing.

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