Want Some Wii 2 Specs? IGN Got You Covered.

The onslaught of new Nintendo console news is rolling in. Continuously. I’m sort of excited about it though, so please wait it out if you’re not feeling it.


Courtesy of IGN, we’ve gotten our hands on some details about “Project Cafe” (Or Wii 2, if saying the codename makes you feel silly). Apparently, they hit the motherload; IGN swears they have intel on many aspects of the new console, ranging from the hard tech to console design.

According to their report, Project Cafe will have the following:

GPU Wii 2’s GPU will be a modified version of AMD’s R700 architecture.

CPU The CPU will be a custom-designed triple-core version of the IBM PowerPC chipset.

Visuals Project Cafe will run in 1080p, and may be able to utilize Stereoscopic 3D, though it hasn’t been confirmed as a feature.

Size & Design The console will be around the same size as the first-gen Xbox 360, and may be designed to look like a futuristic looking Super Nintendo.

Price Say goodbye to Nintendo having the “budget” console: Project Cafe may cost between 350 and 400 dollars.

Release Date Supposedly, the Cafe itself could be ready to ship from the manufacturer to retailers as soon as mid-to-late October, but in order to give developers more time with the new hardware, Nintendo may not launch the console until early 2012.

The size of a first-gen Xbox? Good god, let’s hope that rumor isn’t true.