The new console boasts a smart, compact design,
approximately the size of three standard DVD cases stacked together, and
will come with a stand that allows it to be displayed vertically or
The system boasts 512 megabytes of internal flash memory, wireless
controllers, two USB 2.0 ports and built-in Wi-Fi access. Revolution's
technological heart, a processing chip developed with IBM and code-named
"Broadway," and a graphics chip set from ATI
code-named "Hollywood," will deliver game experiences not previously
possible. A bay for an SD memory card will let players expand the internal
Instead of a tray, a single, innovative, self-loading media bay will play
both the 12cm optical discs used for the new system as well as Nintendo
GameCube discs, and users will have the option of equipping a small,
self-contained attachment to play movies and other DVD content.
The new console will be fully backward compatible with GameCube games, as
well as having downloadable access to 20 years' worth of of favourite titles
originally released for the Nintendo 64, SNES, and NES.
Launch titles will include new Zelda, Mario and Metroid titles plus a new
franchise from Nintendo auteur Shigeru Miyamoto. A number of Wi-Fi-enabled
launch titles--likely to include a new Super Smash Bros game--are in
development and will employ Nintendo's newly announced wireless gaming
service, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
Nintendo Revolution Console
- WiFi controllers and a 'very unique'
controller to be introduced later
- WiFi games with Nintendo characters
- "strong 3rd party support"
- Square Enix working on wifi Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
- game development is claimed to be a breeze
- disc drive accepts GameCube games but system is backwards compat
w/ all past Nintendo games via downloads
- unique way to combine internet, controlling, flash memory to
combine a unique game experience. keeps hinting towards
- 2006 console