Nintendo Plans Wireless Capabiltiy for New Console

The next video game console from Japan's Nintendo Co. Ltd. will be ready for wireless Internet gaming and be backwards-compatible with the current generation GameCube, the company said on Thursday. Nintendo also said it will launch a subscription-free Internet gaming service for its new DS dual-screen hand held gaming device this year.

Nintendo's first game for that service will be a version of the hit "Animal Crossing." The DS is Nintendo's latest hand held while the new console, code-named "Revolution," has not been launched, and Nintendo declined to provide a date.The console will be powered by a chip developed by IBM code-named "Broadway" and a graphics processor from ATI Technologies Inc. code-named "Hollywood."

News source: Reuters

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