RUMOR! Nintendo Already Working on a New Console?
By otakuman5000 On 29 Jan, 2014 At 02:16 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarSo we all know that the Wii U hasn’t been doing as well as it was expected to, and is nowhere near on par with the sales of the Nintendo 3DS handheld system. As a fellow Nintendo fanatic myself, I of course own a Wii U and love it. I think the system is extremely underrated, and not taken as seriously as it should be. But in the midst of the turmoil over the Wii U, perhaps Nintendo already has their next move in check. According to a rumor, this might very well be the case. Someone quoted as a very reputable source, told NintendoNews.com that Nintendo was already working on its next gaming console. The rumor even has the specs of the alleged new system. This new system that has been rumored will be pretty new to the playing field, as it will be not only a home gaming console, but will double as a portable handheld gaming system. The supposed system, being called ‘Nintendo Fusion’ is said to be comprised of two parts, the Fusion DS (For portable use) and Fusion Terminal (For home use). The specs were stated as follows:

Fusion Terminal:

  •  GPGPU: Custom Radeon HD RX 200 GPU CODENAME LADY (2816 shaders @ 960 MHz, 4.60 TFLOP/s, Fillrates: 60.6 Gpixel/s, 170 Gtexel/s)
  •  CPU: IBM 64-Bit Custom POWER 8-Based IBM 8-Core Processor CODENAME JUMPMAN (2.2 GHz, Shared 6 MB L4 cache)
  •  Co-CPU: IBM PowerPC 750-based 1.24 GHz Tri-Core Co-Processor CODENAME HAMMER
  •  MEMORY: 4 Gigabytes of Unified DDR4 SDRAM CODENAMED KONG, 2 GB DDR3 RAM @ 1600 MHz (12.8 GB/s) On Die CODENAMED BARREL
  •  802.11 b/g/n Wireless
  •  Bluetooth v4.0 BLE?
  • 2 USB 3.0
  •  1 Coaxial Cable Input
  •  1 CableCARD Slot
  •  4 Custom Stream-Interface Nodes up to 4 Wii U GamePads
  •  Versions with Disk Drive play Wii U Optical Disk (4 Layers Maximum), FUSION Holographic Versatile Disc (HVD) and Nintendo 3DS Card Slot
  •  1 HDMI 2.0 1080p/4K Port
  •  Dolby TrueHD 5.1 or 7.1 Surround Sound
  •  Inductive Charging Surface for up to 4 FUSION DS or IC-Wii Remote Plus Controllers
  •  Two versions: Disk Slot Version with 60 Gigs of Internal Flash Storage and Diskless Version with 300 Gigs of Internal Flash Storage

Fusion DS:

  •  CPU: ARMv8-A Cortex-A53 GPU: Custom Adreno 420-based AMD GPU
  •  COM MEMORY: 3 GB LPDDR3 (2 GB Games, 1 GB OS)
  •  2 130 mm DVGA (960 x 640) Capacitive Touchscreen
  •  Slide Out Design with Custom Swivel Tilt Hinge
  •  Upper Screen made of Gorilla Glass, Comes with Magnetic Cover
  •  Low End Vibration for Gameplay and App Alerts
  •  2 Motorized Circle Pads for Haptic Feedback
  •  Thumbprint Security Scanner with Pulse Sensing Feedback
  •  2 1mp Stereoptic Cameras
  •  Multi-Array Microphone
  •  A, B, X, Y, D-Pad, L, R, 1, 2 Buttons
  •  3 Axis Tuning Fork Gyroscope, 3 Axis Accelerometer, Magnetometer
  •  NFC Reader
  •  3G Chip with GPS Location
  •  Bluetooth v4.0 BLE Command Node used to Interface with Bluetooth Devices such as Cell Phones, Tablets
  •  16 Gigabytes of Internal Flash Storage (Possible Future Unit With 32 Gigabytes)
  •  Nintendo 3DS Cart Slot
  •  SDHC “Holographic Enhanced” Card Slot up to 128 Gigabyte Limit
  •  Mini USB I/O
  •  3300 mAh Li-Ion battery

Now I must admit, these specs do sound pretty out there. But imagine in a few years, this will be totally doable for a big company like Nintendo. We also have to sit back and think though, the Wii U has only been out for a little over a year, and we’re already getting leaks of an all-new console from Nintendo? Makes this rumor seem even more unlikely. But then again, we can never be too sure. Who knows what Nintendo has up their sleeve, as they choose to stay pretty secretive of their plans until they are good and ready to share them with the world. Another tidbit of info that’s making this rumor seem even more legitimate, is the fact that Nintendo recently updated their web domain www.NintendoFusion.com, a website that was originally purchased by Nintendo for a rock concert tour they hosted back in 2003 called the Nintendo Fusion Tour. But here’s the thing…the website was updated just a mere couple of days ago, on January 21st, to be exact. Why continue to hang on to the web domain, and then just randomly update when the rock tour is all done and over with? Here is the information about the website after the recent update:

Domain Name: nintendofusion.com
Registry Domain ID: 98528369_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.melbourneit.com
Registrar URL: http://www.melbourneit.com.au
Updated Date: 2013-04-02T09:18:58Z
Creation Date: 2003-05-29T19:33:46Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2014-05-30T05:33:46Z
Registrar: Melbourne IT Ltd
Registrant Name: Nintendo of America Inc.
Registrant Organization: Nintendo of America Inc.
Registrant Street: 4820 150th Avenue NE
Registrant City: Redmond
Registrant State/Province: WA
Registrant Postal Code: 98052
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.4258822040
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +1.4258823585
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: webmaster@nintendo.com
Name Server: DNS1.NINTENDO.COM
Name Server: DNS2.NINTENDO.COM
Last update of WHOIS database: 2014-01-21T12:17:01Z
With all of this information, we can only dream that this is true, but until Nintendo states otherwise, this remains as just another rumor swirling around the interwebs.

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