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tch
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(11-25-2012, 02:07 AM)
Right. As if calling their new system the Wii U wasn't confusing enough for the uninformed masses.
CrunchinJelly
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(11-25-2012, 02:08 AM)
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Wii Miini
PaulLFC
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(11-25-2012, 02:12 AM)
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Considering the confusion there seems to be around the Wii U, I don't think releasing a 3rd "Wii ___" console with a different name would be a good idea.

Originally Posted by _dementia

Someone needs to groom their fingernails.

Isn't that a female hand? Nails look nicely groomed in a rounded fashion, so figured it was a manicured female hand.

Edit:
Posted by someone named "troublesomegirl," so yeah.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/trouble...n/photostream/
Last edited by donny2112; 11-25-2012 at 02:17 AM.
lunchwithyuzo
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(11-25-2012, 02:26 AM)
NOA should push out some leftovers to go with this. Pandora's Tower and Fatal Frame II are calling...
See You Next Wednesday
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(11-25-2012, 02:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

HAHAHA that's great.

*right click save*
jooey
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(11-25-2012, 02:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by PaulLFC

Considering the confusion there seems to be around the Wii U, I don't think releasing a 3rd "Wii ___" console with a different name would be a good idea.

Right, but they could still make one and keep calling it "Wii." It's not like Sony actually called the "PS2 Slim" the "PS2 Slim." It was PlayStation 2. But that's also why I think the rumor leans on the false side.
JoshuaJSlone
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(11-25-2012, 12:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Harlock

They can make with HDMI and HD output, for Netflix and other video services. But not upscaling the old games, of course!

That would still make it Not A Wii. Netflix and YouTube are just Wii programs. Doing something extensive like that would not be a priority for a late-life cheapie model.
Fularu
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(11-25-2012, 10:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ninja Scooter

Nintendo is probably the last company I'd buy a digital download-only hardware from.

Seeing how the next PS and Xbox will probably lack BC I'd rather buy from Nintendo because they, at least, gave me a way to have all my Wiiware/VC games on my U. I highly doubt MS or Sony will do the same.
chertipros
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(11-25-2012, 10:25 PM)
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does anyone know how well the snes junior sold?
Dishwalla
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(11-25-2012, 10:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by chertipros

does anyone know how well the snes junior sold?

I don't think very well, it's at least as hard to find as a top loader NES, maybe even more so.
Slayer-33
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(11-25-2012, 10:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by CrunchinJelly

Wii Miini

Wii Wii god dammit
TheChewyWaffles
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(11-25-2012, 10:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Coolwhip

Tiny Wii

"The Coolwhip Story"
boutrosinit
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(11-25-2012, 10:51 PM)
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In before inevitable and shitty "Little Wii" jokes.
davepoobond
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(11-26-2012, 02:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dreamwriter

Yeah, a year ago Nintendo revamped the Wii to make it horizontal only and at the same time removed Gamecube compatibility.

i totally missed out on that. or maybe i just dont remember.

makes me absolutely not want to buy a Wii now even for dirt cheap.
Alchemy
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(11-26-2012, 02:36 AM)
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The Tinii.
Chet Rippo
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(11-26-2012, 02:40 AM)
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It was in the pool!
MoxManiac
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(11-26-2012, 02:40 AM)
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Has nintendo ever redesigned a (home) console and not made it worse?

NES -> new model only supports RF and has issues with that
SNES -> S-Video removed
Gamecube -> Removed D-Terminal port (component video)
Wii -> gamecube compatibility (and the horiziontal thing, which I didn't know)

It's pretty annoying
fritolay
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(11-26-2012, 02:50 AM)
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It should be 50 dollars and it will sell.
DidntKnowJack
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(11-26-2012, 02:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dishwalla

I don't think very well, it's at least as hard to find as a top loader NES, maybe even more so.

Wow, really? I have one of those. Nice to know.
Last edited by DidntKnowJack; 11-26-2012 at 03:02 AM.
Mandoric
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(11-26-2012, 03:07 AM)

Originally Posted by MoxManiac

Has nintendo ever redesigned a (home) console and not made it worse?

NES -> new model only supports RF and has issues with that
SNES -> S-Video removed
Gamecube -> Removed D-Terminal port (component video)
Wii -> gamecube compatibility (and the horiziontal thing, which I didn't know)

It's pretty annoying

When they crammed the Famicom into the same casing as the toaster NES, it got the SNES-GCN AV multi out rather than an RF connector.
sixteen-bit
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(11-26-2012, 03:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by MoxManiac

SNES -> S-Video removed

And more importantly, RGB removed.
Gahiggidy
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(11-26-2012, 03:14 AM)
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Has anyone entertained the possibility that this system will have a built in hard-drive instead of a dvd-drive? And with the Digital Download platform they are rolling out, they will include the full Wii library for this new version?
Jackson
(11-26-2012, 03:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by MoxManiac

Has nintendo ever redesigned a (home) console and not made it worse?
It's pretty annoying



I have one of these... It's so sweet.
Dynopia
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(11-26-2012, 03:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fularu

Seeing how the next PS and Xbox will probably lack BC I'd rather buy from Nintendo because they, at least, gave me a way to have all my Wiiware/VC games on my U. I highly doubt MS or Sony will do the same.

Um, why wouldn't Microsoft? BC will likely be easy enough for them (unlike PS3 to PS4 from what the rumours say) and 360 has partial BC ..
Seik
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(11-26-2012, 03:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jackson



I have one of these... It's so sweet.

You lucky man, I had the opportunity to have one once but I chocked for financial reasons.
Pop-O-Matic
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(11-26-2012, 03:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jackson



I have one of these... It's so sweet.

Panasonic did that, so it doesn't count.
Jackson
(11-26-2012, 03:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pop-O-Matic

Panasonic did that, so it doesn't count.

My Gamecube discs go in and I play them. It counts. :P

Originally Posted by Seik

You lucky man, I had the opportunity to have one once but I chocked for financial reasons.

Well, I think you made a wise choice. It's a totally superfluous purchase so if you need the cash, don't do it.

I'm really torn over picking up a Sharp Famicom Titler that's on ebay right now.



At $2,000, that's really pricey for a vintage NES... But it's a NES with a touch screen and S-Video (and RGB)! lol
Last edited by Jackson; 11-26-2012 at 03:29 AM.
Pop-O-Matic
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(11-26-2012, 03:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jackson

My Gamecube discs go in and I play them. It counts. :P

Originally Posted by MoxManiac

Has nintendo ever redesigned a (home) console and not made it worse?

It doesn't count.
DavidDayton
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(11-26-2012, 03:46 AM)
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While I'm skeptical, an idea occurred to me...

Could Nintendo make a dinky Wii with HDMI and HD -just- for streaming video purposes?

I don't think it's necessarily possible, but I could see a rejiggered Wii as a cheap streaming box with Netflix, Hulu, and Youtube... perhaps even an Amazon Video app.
DonMigs85
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(11-26-2012, 03:48 AM)
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Going by his logic, this should count too



jooey
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(11-26-2012, 03:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by MoxManiac

Has nintendo ever redesigned a (home) console and not made it worse?

NES -> new model only supports RF and has issues with that
SNES -> S-Video removed
Gamecube -> Removed D-Terminal port (component video)
Wii -> gamecube compatibility (and the horiziontal thing, which I didn't know)

It's pretty annoying

Annoying, maybe, but the good thing is the old ones still exist!!
Sarquiss_
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(11-26-2012, 05:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by MoxManiac

Wii -> gamecube compatibility (and the horiziontal thing, which I didn't know)

Wait when did this happen?????
sixteen-bit
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(11-26-2012, 02:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sarquiss_

Wait when did this happen?????

Like a year ago.
Lachie007
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(11-26-2012, 02:51 PM)
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Not the right time. As said earlier in the thread it will spread even more confusion.
dark10x
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(11-26-2012, 02:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by cvxfreak

Nintendo really should have figured out how to make GC games work with the Classic Controller and internal memory long ago.

They should have, but as you can see with Wii compatibility in Wii U, they're actually moving backwards.
EmmanuelMunoz
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(11-26-2012, 02:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jackson

At $2,000, that's really pricey for a vintage NES... But it's a NES with a touch screen and S-Video (and RGB)! lol

Is there really a price you can put on making virtual cards for your loved ones on Japanese holidays? I don't think so.
JoshuaJSlone
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(11-26-2012, 06:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by chertipros

does anyone know how well the snes junior sold?

Based on shipment numbers from around the time of its release compared to several years later, probably somewhere around 3 million.

Originally Posted by David Dayton

Could Nintendo make a dinky Wii with HDMI and HD -just- for streaming video purposes?

This would essentially be designing an alternate backwards compatible successor to Wii, one that allows new software to output at high resolutions.
Vyse The Legend
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(11-26-2012, 06:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lachie007

Not the right time. As said earlier in the thread it will spread even more confusion.

Pretty much.

I had 3 people ask me over the weekend if they could buy the WiiU gamepad and use it with their Wii.
DeaconKnowledge
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(11-26-2012, 06:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lachie007

Not the right time. As said earlier in the thread it will spread even more confusion.

This is the exact perfect time.

How long should Nintendo wait? Until the Wii sales slow to a snail's crawl?
Cosmo Clock 21
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(11-26-2012, 07:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by DavidDayton

While I'm skeptical, an idea occurred to me...

Could Nintendo make a dinky Wii with HDMI and HD -just- for streaming video purposes?

I don't think it's necessarily possible, but I could see a rejiggered Wii as a cheap streaming box with Netflix, Hulu, and Youtube... perhaps even an Amazon Video app.

Does the Wii even have enough power to render 720p much less 1080p video?
KennyLinder
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(11-26-2012, 07:14 PM)
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I was thinking during my drive home from work...

This could be Dreamcast shaped (but much less chunky), and even have four ports on the front for GC. This won't happen, but it would be rad.
FearMyWrench
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(11-27-2012, 09:52 AM)
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Saw it on Bestbuy.ca's front page earlier but now I can't get it to show up. Here it is on their servers: http://www.bestbuy.ca/Projects/_Cont...nner-1-wii.jpg
Last edited by FearMyWrench; 11-27-2012 at 09:55 AM.
Pancakes R Us
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(11-27-2012, 09:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by FearMyWrench



Saw it on Bestbuy.ca's front page earlier but now I can't get it to show up. Here it is on their servers: http://www.bestbuy.ca/Projects/_Cont...nner-1-wii.jpg

It looks pretty neat.
disap.ed
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(11-27-2012, 09:58 AM)
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This looks fantastic.
Glad that Nintendo can still do matte (the black at least looks like it from that picture).
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(11-27-2012, 10:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by FearMyWrench



Saw it on Bestbuy.ca's front page earlier but now I can't get it to show up. Here it is on their servers: http://www.bestbuy.ca/Projects/_Cont...nner-1-wii.jpg

It's actually branded as Wii Mini ... Well, at least it doesn't look like the Wii U.
CrunchinJelly
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(11-27-2012, 10:00 AM)
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Just showed up for me. Interesting.

weird
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(11-27-2012, 10:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by CrunchinJelly

Just showed up for me. Interesting.

looks sexy! and as i said it looks really diffrent from the wii/wiiu. the name also states that it isn't as powerful as the wiiu.

looks matte

edit:

just a tad bit taller then the remote? o_o
Last edited by weird; 11-27-2012 at 10:05 AM.
walking fiend
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(11-27-2012, 10:05 AM)
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it's still not linked errrr; nice find btw
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Marvie_3
(11-27-2012, 10:08 AM)
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If it's $99 I'll pick one up. My launch Wii is starting to die and I'm not ready to step up to a Wii U yet. I doubt it'll be that cheap though. :(

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