Rumor: Video shows "Wii 2"?

As we get closer and closer to E3 2011 and Nintendo's press conference on June 7, the thirst for info about Nintendo's next console continues to grow. Today a video showed up on YouTube that supposedly shows a presentation of that console which has been called the "Wii 2" or "Project Cafe" in the video game press.

The video, which you can check out after the jump, doesn't have sound. However the video, which is advertised as a "private presentation" to a video game editor, seems to show a projected screen that has diagrams of both the console itself as well as its controller. The new controller has been rumored to have some kind of touch screen interface. At one point, the video highlights a box-like device shown on a desk. The box is presumed to be some kind of prototype for the new Nintendo console.

Officially all Nintendo is saying is that the next generation console will be shown in playable form at its pre-E3 press conference in Los Angeles on June 7, just before the E3 2011 exhibit halls open at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Rumors have flown across the Internet that the next console will have an 8 GB Flash-based storage system, support for high-definition TVs (unlike the current Wii console which is limited to just 480p resolutions) and a disk format for the console's games that will hold up to 25 GB of data storage. Nintendo has said that the new console, which doesn't even have an official name yet, will be released sometime in 2012.

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

AT&T to finally allow sideloading for its Android phones

Next Story

Gears of War 3 pre-order sales go over 1 million copies

38 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

To be honest this looks more like a class room course regarding design more so than a "conference" on a Wii 2.. Also the words on the projector screen during the part where they show the larger schematic size of the console looks to be in English. If this we're Sony located in Japan I'm sure it would be in Japanese. The biggest problem I have with this is the fact that whoever recorded the video cut out the sound.. If this is fake it would explain why because just by what the women would be saying would prove whether or not this was a legitimate Wii 2 conference or some class room based design course.

Morphine-X said,
If this we're Sony located in Japan I'm sure it would be in Japanese
Not if the audience wasn't also Japanese?

thartist said,
I wanted to say that... FUGLY!!!

Unless it's a momentary design, then they are excused.

Yes because people should buy their consoles based on the look of it

Rudy said,
Yes because people should buy their consoles based on the look of it

Well it's partially the reason why I bought an iMac, instead of a regular PC tower. These days people do care about how tech looks, especially in their living room...

.Neo said,

Well it's partially the reason why I bought an iMac, instead of a regular PC tower. These days people do care about how tech looks, especially in their living room...
That's why I bought an iMac too BUT a small console like that can easily be hidden in the entertainment center

Rudy said,
That's why I bought an iMac too BUT a small console like that can easily be hidden in the entertainment center

Everything can be hidden, including a desktop tower. If people really didn't care about a product's appearance companies wouldn't spend millions of euros in that department.

The biggest problem will be releasing something as powerful as the 360 and PS3. They need to make something even stronger, that way, more developers will support it . Since it may get outdated since the PS4 and Microsoft Next Gaming Console.
At least IMO.

Jose_49 said,
The biggest problem will be releasing something as powerful as the 360 and PS3. They need to make something even stronger, that way, more developers will support it . Since it may get outdated since the PS4 and Microsoft Next Gaming Console.
At least IMO.

Yeah, but Nintendo has placed themselves in an interesting niche... They really aren't directly competing for the same customers that Microsoft and Sony are... It's just different...

BritBronco said,
no backwards compatibility with the current wii then

I honestly pray they get rid of motion sensing all together, the controller looks like a step in the right direction.

Darth Radeon said,

I honestly pray they get rid of motion sensing all together, the controller looks like a step in the right direction.

+1 Give me an ergonomic joypad and I will be a happy panda. Motion controllers are pretty much useless IMHO.

iamawesomewicked said,

Which we already know that it's going to be compatible with the Wii.

Yeah, I'm sure it will be compatible in some way. Most likely disks, but it could be downloads like their original Nintendo library you can download to the original Wii...

Darth Radeon said,
Optical drive looks too small for standard dvds, they must be going back to mini discs.

A mini Blu-ray only holds 7.5GB, and at that point why not just stick with an 8.5GB DVD?

dagamer34 said,

A mini Blu-ray only holds 7.5GB, and at that point why not just stick with an 8.5GB DVD?

Maybe to help curb piracy on the console.

Darth Radeon said,
Optical drive looks too small for standard dvds
I don't see how you can tell that from the shakycam footage.

Kirkburn said,
I don't see how you can tell that from the shakycam footage.

the console is really short from looking at it on the table and that small slit is less than half the length of the whole unit.

Unless we're all being deceived and Nintendo is going back to a pop open tray.

looks like a XBox moded controller. With a ****ing screen... Why would someone want a screen in the controller while playing in a HD TV? You know, things can always appear on the screen. You take your eyes off the TV to look to the controller and BAM! You're dead...

Aghares said,
looks like a XBox moded controller. With a ****ing screen... Why would someone want a screen in the controller while playing in a HD TV? You know, things can always appear on the screen. You take your eyes off the TV to look to the controller and BAM! You're dead...

Well, it worked on the Dreamcast with a small screen. Can be used to display as maps, ammo and health stuff. But maybe the Wii 2 will also use sharing functionalities by simply moving files between controllers without a Wii 2 involved, just like on the Dreamcast?

Peter van Dam said,

Well, it worked on the Dreamcast with a small screen. Can be used to display as maps, ammo and health stuff.

My problem with showing this type of information on a screen on the controller is I would have to look down to see my ammo or health and then get shot while I am looking at it. I'd much rather have that information be shown on the screen like a HUD. It would be the equivalent of putting the speedometer in a car at the bottom of the center console. I'd have to look down every time I want to see my speed....

I can see how having a small screen on the controller could be beneficial but that is a really bad example. Now if you are playing Madden then only showing the plays on the controller would be ideal.

mikecel79 said,

My problem with showing this type of information on a screen on the controller is I would have to look down to see my ammo or health and then get shot while I am looking at it. I'd much rather have that information be shown on the screen like a HUD. It would be the equivalent of putting the speedometer in a car at the bottom of the center console. I'd have to look down every time I want to see my speed....

I can see how having a small screen on the controller could be beneficial but that is a really bad example. Now if you are playing Madden then only showing the plays on the controller would be ideal.

It will be great playing mario with that controller. Just imagine, having your lifes and points gathered during the game on your controller, and the rest of the 24" plasma screen clear as cristal. /sarcasm

mikecel79 said,

My problem with showing this type of information on a screen on the controller is I would have to look down to see my ammo or health and then get shot while I am looking at it. I'd much rather have that information be shown on the screen like a HUD. It would be the equivalent of putting the speedometer in a car at the bottom of the center console. I'd have to look down every time I want to see my speed....

I can see how having a small screen on the controller could be beneficial but that is a really bad example. Now if you are playing Madden then only showing the plays on the controller would be ideal.

huh thats weird, in real life I have to look down at my gun to see how much ammo is left in my clip... no digital readout right in front of my eyes for that......

neufuse said,

huh thats weird, in real life I have to look down at my gun to see how much ammo is left in my clip... no digital readout right in front of my eyes for that......

Why so serious? lol
You are talking about real life, mikecel79 was referring to video games.

I can see the use for a screen placed in controllers, but I really think they won't be useful unless developers get creative and make games that can use it in innovative ways.

Displaying information that can be shown in a better way on HD TV's like FPS ammo, health or even Madden plays. I can't imagine choosing plays in a controller screen, it would be a PITA to navigate your playbook, even if its touch-based or not.

However, we are all speculating here. Let's see first what Nintendo shows in a few weeks time.

Kirkburn said,
Yes, we all loved the days of giant computers and consoles, bring 'em back! </sarcasm>

Yeah, thats exactly what i meant of course. &_&

Somebody is getting sued... It should be pretty easy for Nintendo to figure out who the filmer was.

I would imagine a private developer's conference would include everyone signing an NDA.

DukeEsquire said,
Somebody is getting sued... It should be pretty easy for Nintendo to figure out who the filmer was.

I would imagine a private developer's conference would include everyone signing an NDA.


In most of countries NDA is not the law.