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    Rumour: Wii 2 has Blu-ray Drive, Controller Contains a Screen

    Maybe.

    Whatever next?


    The rumour that Nintendo may unveil a new console at E3 has sprouted legs and run away with the Internet rumour mill today, with reports of various levels of believability hitting the web.

    French site 01.net has allegedly leaked — or invented — the system's specifications. According to the site (which scooped the specs on Sony's NGP before its official reveal) the system will be comparable in power to the Xbox 360, with a three-core custom IBM chip running things behind the scenes.


    It's the controller that will raise the most eyebrows however, with the site claiming it contains a six-inch touch-sensitive screen, a camera and can function as a Wii sensor bar. It's got the standard D-Pad and other buttons too, of course, making it a cross between a tablet and a control pad, an intriguing proposition indeed.


    Other sources are also claiming the machine will make use of a Blu-ray disc drive, allowing far greater storage capacity than the current DVDs. If this particular rumour were true, it would all-but confirm the console's ability to output HD resolution images too.


    As always we advise you to take these rumours with as much salt as you like while we try to get to the bottom of this situation.
    What do you guys think.

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    I bet this thing (if real) is going to be pretty damn expensive.


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    i wouldn't doubt it, seems very expensive, haha nintendo's answer to sony's ps3

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    *Rumour
    I have been privy to falling for these a lot in the past.
    Now I just wait


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    I don't buy the controller rumot - doesn't seem reasonable. Plus why would it double as a sensor bar? That makes no sense. The sensor bar is not a controller. Maybe they meant it doubles as a motion controller and it was just badly translated from French?

    As for HD output, they can do that without needing a blu-ray drive. Knowing Nintendo's past, they'll probably ship with some sort of non blu-ray high capacity disc instead of a standard blu-ray drive.

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    I read somewhere that the controller doubles as a sensor bar because it will have Wii retrocompatibility... hmm just rumors...
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    I guess thats what all this is.


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    Didn't sony reject microsofts plea for the blu ray? Why let Nintendo? Nintendo would be a huge threat to sony & microsoft if said rumor be true. Maybe it could be somewhat lucritive for the investors of blu ray technology, i dont know .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ff6rDOMA View Post
    I read somewhere that the controller doubles as a sensor bar because it will have Wii retrocompatibility... hmm just rumors...
    But the sensor bar is the thing that you set above or below your TV, it's not part of the Wii controller. I think they maybe just mean motion sensors and the translation from French got a bit skewed.



    Quote Originally Posted by prinplup View Post
    Didn't sony reject microsofts plea for the blu ray? Why let Nintendo? Nintendo would be a huge threat to sony & microsoft if said rumor be true. Maybe it could be somewhat lucritive for the investors of blu ray technology, i dont know .
    Sony doesn't own blu-ray. They are one of many corporations who are part of the blu-ray consortium.

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    The translation is ok, it is written and meant as a sensor bar....

    Un capteur correspondant à la sensor bar de la Wii (c'est-à-dire le récepteur des signaux émanant de la Wiimote) est intégré dans la manette-tablette
    Which litterally means: A captor corresponding to the Wii's sensor bar ( The Wiimote's signals receptor) is integrated in the tablet controller

    Thats the best translation i could provide.

    Maybe the french miss translated it from Jap or Eng though...
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