More rumours about a possible November launch date for Wii. Publishing an interview with NOA president Fils-Aime, USA Today posted the following spec sheet, including information about CPU and GPU clock speed, RAM and launch month:
Nintendo WiiIn the interview itself, there is no mention of tech specs or a specific launch date, only this:
Processor: 729 MHz IBM Broadway
Graphics card: 243 MHz ATI Hollywood
RAM: 88 MB
Launch date: November 2006
Price: Under $250
What can you tell us about timing and price?
We're well on our way to sharing all of that information with our retailers and our licensees. We'll be sharing that information publicly later on.
The tech specs are in line with what was to be expected and may well be real. November is the most likely month as well.
There is another thing this article clears up and that is how to pronounce Reggie´s surname: ´pronounced FEES-oe-MEY´. Bet you didn´t know that.
EDIT UK site Pro-G claims to have been able to confirm November 3rd as the launch date:
An unnamed source in marketing working for a leading third-party games publisher has told us that November 3, 2006 is the official release date for Nintendo's Wii. This news comes just days after EA listed the Wii version of Need for Speed Carbon as a November 3 release. Although EA stated that this was an error, it seems more than a passing coincidence that the dates match up.
While this sounds half-way credible, it doesn´t fit with recent rumours of a launch week between November 10th and 16th. I can only vouch for the authenticity of the latter, not having been in contact with Pro-G yet. They claim to have had word from a publisher, while the launch week rumour originates from a retail source. And, finally, the new rumour originates from the UK, while the launch week story comes from the US. Take your pick, I´ve taken mine.
Sources: USA Today, Pro-G
Thanks to: Flametndo, Cloud