In line with what we’ve been hearing so far, some more specific information about the Wii 2’s innards have come to light. It will apparently run on a PS3-shaming AMD’s R700 GPU which IGN’s tipster says should sail right past Sony’s NVIDIA 7800GTX-based setup. It should also do 1080p and maybe even stereoscopic 3D standing up and there’s also a repeat of the IBM PowerPC three-core processor business.
By this point, if this is a hoax, it’s one of the most elaborate on record, since even Shigeru Miyamoto came out and said that “there’s no smoke without fire.”And he wasn’t talking about McGriddles. The prices bandied about vary from $350 (£212) to $400 (£242), which would indicate Nintendo still wants to go the profitable route. Then again, don’t we all? Also, inexplicably picking up a chain of design continuity it’s left hanging for about two decades now, apparently the Wii 2 will be sporting a modern take on the SNES design. And this right here is your cue to start buying up Nintendo stock.