By Kevin Douglas Femmel
(Dec. 2, 2011) — Its a big day in Nintendo news. Wii U Daily is reporting they have the specs of the Wii U dev kits from a Japanese developer who is porting a game from PS3 to the Wii U.
The specs are as follows.
-Quad Core 3Ghz CPU
-768MB eDRAM shared between the CPU/GPU
-Two dev kits being tested, one with 768MB RAM and the other with 1GB.
Its possible the 1GB model is for testing purposes, much like Xbox 360 developers have dev kits with 1GB RAM while the system ships with 512MB. This would be the Wii U about 50% more powerful than the PS3/Xbox 360. I know the internet is going to explode about how its a next generation console with last generation specs, but we have to remember this.
1. Its the only console you’re going to get Nintendo IPs and it is nonetheless a huge leap over the Wii.
2. Its meant to be affordable from day one at a profit, so $299 price point is likely.
3. Technology gets better over time, even if the specs are low. These may perform better than we think.
4. Its supposedly from a dev kit in March 2011, well before the reveal of the actual console. Things could change.
Personally, I’d be happy with these specs. I just want a nice, new HD Nintendo home console in my home already.
What do you think about these rumored specs?