The lights are on
The father of Super Mario Bros. and Zelda has confirmed that Nintendo is producing a new console. He dropped the news today while responding to a volley of questions during an event in London. New rumors have also surfaced regarding the console’s release date, pricing, and hardware specs.
According to Edge, after asking his interrogators to discontinue questioning, Miyamoto said “Even when the Wii launched we were developing new hardware, work on 3DS had already started. It’s a matter of when we announce it.”
When asked whether the new Nintendo console would be announced at this E3, he said “Please wait. Be patient until we decide.”
Shigeru Miyamoto's confirmation has the Game Informer office excited. Now we’re just waiting for more info, but not patiently.
IGN's source revealed a few more pieces of info about the mysterious Nintendo console.
Price: $350-$400Earliest Launch Window: Somewhere between mid-October and NovemberGPU: AMD R700 (more powerful than PS3)Design: Size of original Xbox, looks like modern SNESResolution: 1080p, Stereoscopic 3D-enabled
Those are the basic “facts.” For more analysis, you can check out the original article here.Rest assured we’ll bring you more info as soon as it’s revealed. If you're too impatient to wait for concrete information, check out our round-up of the other Nintendo HD rumors.
How are you receiving Miyamoto’s confirmation? Do any of the system’s rumored details entice you? Do you think the final product will resemble anything that’s been speculated? Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to run around the block until my heart slows down from all this excitement.
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