Thursday, July 26, 2007

Wii´s ´last secret´ to be revealed in September?



Nintendo of America president Reginald Fils-Aime has hinted at a surprise announcement regarding the Wii within two months, according to Infendo, who do not name a source.

Reggie Fils-Aime hinted at a “good” Wii surprise coming our way in September, but didn’t really say much more than that. Which is a shame, because I thought he and Blake were BFFL after E3.

What we know: It’s not the Mii popularity contest Channel, as he mentioned that in the same interview where he said there’s a surprise inbound to the Wii.

What we don’t know: Everything else.


There have been numerous rumours regarding a ´last secret´ to the Wii. Please read the commentary to this post for a good summary. Please appreciate that the post was written before the console´s launch and has not been updated.

To sum it up, Reggie originally promised that a secret would be revealed around launch. He later backed away from those claims.

So did Reggie perhaps promise the unveiling of the secret too early, retracted from that promise ... and now it is time to finally deliver? More importantly, where did Infendo get the quote from?

EDIT The quote is taken from Spike´s Gamehead interview, embedded below (the quote is 2:20 minutes into the interview).



Source: Infendo
Thanks to: Anonymous, Game On, Cheswick

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

its nothing to do with a "wii secret" its the lournch of wiiconnect24 in its true form SO WHY HYPE THIS UP from september wii connect24 as in standby mode wifi conection takes of

im allso expecting news on mii chat chat rooms service

BIT OF COMMONSENCE GOES A LONG WAY

Touch-Gen said...

Hi Falafelkid

Do you think that the last secret will be a hardware or software announcement?

@ Anonymous...

Isnt WiiConnect already in your Wii? Infact games are already making use of this feature. So if indeed there is to be an announcement I dont thinK it'll be that. If its what Reggie was reffering too (Wii will have another "BIG" revelation around launch time) that we never saw, then it could very well be BIG.

But what excatly could a BIG revalation be? And how BIG does he mean by BIG? Could a statement made by a huge film producer a few years back stating that a Japanese gaming company would be first to the market with stereoscopic 3D projection. Could we just get a HDD or a better online community that would allow us to interact with others like 360 owners are doing?

Whatever it is, I hope its good. Maybe Miaymoto is making a Halo type game? LOL...wouldnt that be different.

Anonymous said...

Wii Bläck Edition | System Upgrade only via Software Implementation

Specs

CPU och GPU - 768 pm Endogenous+Cathexis

CPU - Endogenous/Broadway
Specially designed Nintendo/IBM PowerPC-based (POWER7) CPU 5 symmetrical cores each clocked at 4.2 GHz
5 hardware thread per core
2 VMX-512 vector units per core
256 VMX-512 register per thread
Special support for SMT (Simultaneous Multi-Threading)
5 MB L2 cache
5 MB Scratchpad

CPU Mathematical Performance
• 19 millliard individual product operations per second

GPU - Cathexis/Hollywood
Specially designed Nintendo/ATi/Riken-graphics processor
1285 MHz processor
512 MB embedded GDDR5-memory (design state)

POLYGON PERFORMANCE
638 Trillion Triangles per second

PIXEL FILL RATE
64 gigasamples per second

SHADER PERFORMANCE
192 milliard shader operations per second

MEMORY
768 MB PTRAM (pentapolar transistor RAM) by Riken
128 MB 1T-RAM by MoSys
900 MHz DDR3 SDRAM

BANDWIDTH
58.4 GB/s memory by interface bus
768 GB/s memory-bandwidth by EDRAM
78.9 GB/s front-side-bus
Unified Memory Structure

STORAGE
Detachable and upgradable hybrid drive on 20 GB
24x Mental Ray Disc (Mental Images/Autodesk/Matsushita/Nintendo) 2 TB
1 GB Flash-memory for Virtual Console-games
Memory Card standard 64 MB

I/O
Support for up to 12 wireless Wiimotes per machine (can be linked for additional support)
Two USB 2.0-ports
Design-support for WUSB (Wireless USB v1.0)
Two Memory Card Ports

Optimized for Online
Direct, from the beginning access to Nintendo Déjà, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
Intergrated Ethernet-port
Ready for Wi-Fi: 802.11a, 802.11b och 802.11g
Optimized for 4G

DIGITAL MEDIA
Support for MP3, DXF, DWG, DVD, HD-DVD (external support)

HIGH RESOLUTION
All games support 480p, 720p and 1080p (some games support 2160p), viewed in 4:3, 16:9 or 16:10, anti-aliasing (FSAA)
Support for Standard Resolution

AUDIO
Dolby Digital 5.1 - 7.1
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
64-bit audio process
Over 512 audio channels

Layout
Wii horizontal or vertical
Cooling via an air-Thermosiphon-process (soundless)
Weight: 1.95 kg
Color: Matte or Glossy Black

lyxx said...

Fed up with all those "non secrets"
fed up with last E3 nintendo conference, fed up with all the promises given up, and fed up with this all lazy trend from nintendo politics!!!!

Anonymous said...

it could possibly be more on wiiware or maybe an online conection that allows you to rent and purchase movies that the get added to your cannels letting u watch it when ever u want or maybe another shop channel that lets u buy upgrADES TO certain games and or game cheats and upgrades to your wii home channels and mail space

Anonymous said...

*sigh*... i believed wholeheartedly in stereo3d. what happened? i miss those days. i used to actually dream of it.

now i'm tired. i'm tired of the "secrets". if it's anything but stereo3d then-- whatever-- cool. if it's stereo3d, i will shit myself with laughter.

that is all.

-"superfan" tactics.

Anonymous said...

I believe they got it from when Reggie was on gamehead.

game on said...

It was a quote from Gamehead trust me.

Anonymous said...

The quote was from a gamehead interview and in the context at least my take on it was that it was something to do with wiiconnect24 or another channel. something along those lines.

~cheswick

Darth Link said...

To be completely honest, I stopped believing this last secret exists months ago. I'm done with it. Just let me enjoy my Wii and games in peace.

Metaldave said...

Here we go again....

Perrin did say the same thing to Matt from IGN before the Wii launched last year. "An announcement that hardcore gamers would like."

What could that be? I've thought of 3 things:

1. True Specs revealed and Nintendo explains what the Wii can really do when a developer actually tries.

2. Nintendo announces the licensing of Unreal Engine 3 for the Wii.

3. Nintendo announces that the Wii will be HD compatible for 720p via firmware upgrade.

Those are the only reasonable things I can think of. The whole DVD thing is something we already knew and wouldn't be a surprise.

Let the speculation continue!

rogue_pigeon said...

Urgh, give up on all this "true" hardware nonsense.

It's a new wii channel, most likely connected with demos, and even then it probably still won't be out until well into next year.

Spak-Spang said...

I will throw my two cents in.

Reggie said it was Wii24connect specific.

That is the only fact we know...so I doubt it will be hardware related. Although, it could have hardware implications.

I believe this is going to be a firmware update. A very big and important firmware update, that will do several things for the Wii owner.

No It will not magically turn the system into a cool Xbox 360...

But it will allow SD Cards play Virtual Console games on your Wii, and it will allow game saves to be accessed from the SD Cards.

Now, I am speculating here, but I predict that a Wii upgrade will be coming soon that allows Gamecube Games to be played with the Wii Classic Controller, and that it is only a matter of time for that fix to be created. Reason I believe this: Nintendo isn't creating new Gamecube Controllers yet still promotes Gamecube backwards compatibility.

Finally the firmware update will come with the new Mii channel talked about at E3. That is a given.

rogue_pigeon said...

"Now, I am speculating here, but I predict that a Wii upgrade will be coming soon that allows Gamecube Games to be played with the Wii Classic Controller, and that it is only a matter of time for that fix to be created. Reason I believe this: Nintendo isn't creating new Gamecube Controllers yet still promotes Gamecube backwards compatibility."

I think it's far more likely that the GC compatibility will be dropped altogether from a further hardware revision.

lakerlink said...

maybe golden eye for vc?

Spak-Spang said...

rogue_pigeon:

Hmm, I don't think so. The Backwards compatiability is a big selling point for the Wii. And I don't see Nintendo dropping that for a hardware revision, unless they figure out a means to achieve backwards compatiability through emulation...and then Nintendo can use the Classic Controller through emulation for Gamecube games.

But, I don't see Nintendo splitting the market with a hardware revision that adds anything new to the Wii, and the Wii is cheap enough that it doesn't need to worry about taking anything away to make necessary price drops in the future.

I just believe there is still many problems with the firmware that Nintendo needs to address...they are all small issues, but they need to fixed, because they will become much larger problems for Nintendo in the future.

Anonymous said...

VR helmet at last! ;)

Anonymous said...

The wii is built on the same archetecture of the gamecube. A simple downclocking is all it takes to achieve gamecbue playability. Tehre's no reason to scrape backwards compatibility.

Jeff said...
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Zucas said...

It's gonna be a channel but be a huge surprise hmm

Demo Channel?
Music Download Channel?
Movie Download Channel?
VOIP Channel?

Who knows. All those right there, aside from Demo channel, would be quite a surprise.

Anonymous said...

Wii Sports will now be playable ONLINE! That will be huge.

GWX said...

I have seen some outlandish things in the past about Wii Specs but this takes the cake...

So anonymous...your saying the current Wii(the white one) will be able to be upgraded through software to this? and be the same specs as the black Wii when it comes out?
(only in japan first right?)
right? right? lol
lmao!
hahahahahahaha
This person is incredibly talented to have made these FAKE specs up...heheheheheh aaa.

It is so funny I will post it again...am going to some forums now too...lol This is too much. :)
----------------------
Wii Bläck Edition | System Upgrade only via Software Implementation

Specs

CPU och GPU - 768 pm Endogenous+Cathexis

CPU - Endogenous/Broadway
Specially designed Nintendo/IBM PowerPC-based (POWER7) CPU 5 symmetrical cores each clocked at 4.2 GHz
5 hardware thread per core
2 VMX-512 vector units per core
256 VMX-512 register per thread
Special support for SMT (Simultaneous Multi-Threading)
5 MB L2 cache
5 MB Scratchpad

CPU Mathematical Performance
• 19 millliard individual product operations per second

GPU - Cathexis/Hollywood
Specially designed Nintendo/ATi/Riken-graphics processor
1285 MHz processor
512 MB embedded GDDR5-memory (design state)

POLYGON PERFORMANCE
638 Trillion Triangles per second

PIXEL FILL RATE
64 gigasamples per second

SHADER PERFORMANCE
192 milliard shader operations per second

MEMORY
768 MB PTRAM (pentapolar transistor RAM) by Riken
128 MB 1T-RAM by MoSys
900 MHz DDR3 SDRAM

BANDWIDTH
58.4 GB/s memory by interface bus
768 GB/s memory-bandwidth by EDRAM
78.9 GB/s front-side-bus
Unified Memory Structure

STORAGE
Detachable and upgradable hybrid drive on 20 GB
24x Mental Ray Disc (Mental Images/Autodesk/Matsushita/Nintendo) 2 TB
1 GB Flash-memory for Virtual Console-games
Memory Card standard 64 MB

I/O
Support for up to 12 wireless Wiimotes per machine (can be linked for additional support)
Two USB 2.0-ports
Design-support for WUSB (Wireless USB v1.0)
Two Memory Card Ports

Optimized for Online
Direct, from the beginning access to Nintendo Déjà, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
Intergrated Ethernet-port
Ready for Wi-Fi: 802.11a, 802.11b och 802.11g
Optimized for 4G

DIGITAL MEDIA
Support for MP3, DXF, DWG, DVD, HD-DVD (external support)

HIGH RESOLUTION
All games support 480p, 720p and 1080p (some games support 2160p), viewed in 4:3, 16:9 or 16:10, anti-aliasing (FSAA)
Support for Standard Resolution

AUDIO
Dolby Digital 5.1 - 7.1
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
64-bit audio process
Over 512 audio channels

Layout
Wii horizontal or vertical
Cooling via an air-Thermosiphon-process (soundless)
Weight: 1.95 kg
Color: Matte or Glossy Black

July 26, 2007 7:42 PM

LMAO.
2160p?
Is there even such a thing?
This means that Wii is more powerfull tha Xbox360 and PS3?
LMAO!

Hahahah 2160p HDon Wii!!! hahahaha I cannot contain myself...lol

GWX said...

@anonymous(the specs of Wii Black)...
You are funny...
LoL

GWX said...

Just for fun...
http://www.gearfuse.com/rumor-nintendo-wii-hd-potential-kept-secret-from-public/

hehehe Maybe the Wii will get 2160p HD afterall?
lmao!

GWX said...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=eKUfKT2WiH8

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