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Nintendo Confirms Wii 2 for 2012

Want to hear rumors about the existence of the Wii 2 for months and months before anything concrete surfaces, Verizon iPhone style? Well, too bad: In a document posted to Nintendo’s investor relations site, the gaming company has confirmed that its flagship console will be getting a successor sometime in 2012. In June of this year, E3 attendees will be able to play the Wii 2, and Nintendo will announce more information about the system, including hardware specifications.

That doesn’t leave much time for rumormongering then. Here, by way of IGN, is the word that’s been floating around about the system: Reportedly codenamed “Project Cafe,” the Wii 2 may boast “a revamped version of AMD’s R700 GPU architecture … which will, as previously reported, out perform the PlayStation 3’s NVIDIA 7800GTX-based processor.” And, like the XBox 360, have “a custom-built triple-core IBM PowerPC chipset” for a CPU, but with even faster clocking speeds. Also: 3D potential. And a French site says [Google translatedly] that “Streaming plays a central role in the attraction of this “Project Café. The console will be able to stream wirelessly streaming multiple types of streams (different media, games) to the knobs. This will make it possible to play without turning on the TV, or start a frenzied games on the big screen, and continue uninterrupted into the toilet. A real revolution!”

Everyone freak out! This NeoGAF thread has more.

(Nintendo via Kotaku)

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