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More Project Cafe rumors surface, “Stream” being considered as a name

Thursday, 21st April 2011 21:51 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

More details surrounding Nintendo’s rumored Project Cafe console, including more on the estimated price, release date, design,and more have popped up.

This time, the information comes from a trusted source of IGN’s.

The insider claims it will retail between $350 and $400 based on manufacturing costs, which is a bit more than analyst Jesse Divnich predicted, and it will ship from Taiwanese manufacturer, Foxconn. It is due to start leaving the factory as early as October, meaning it could release as late or as early as November. But the source also claims Nintendo could hold off until early 2012 in order to stockpile the system and give developers a chance to create more titles for it.

This might also give the firm the opportunity to “lower the retail price of the system with lower profit margins to make the price more alluring,” something Microsoft and Sony have both done in the past.

IGN also said its source told it the following:

“The system is based on “AMD’s R700 GPU architecture, not AMD’s Fusion technology as previously believed, which will, as previously reported, out perform the PlayStation 3′s NVIDIA 7800GTX-based processor. Like the Xbox 360, the system’s CPU will be a custom-built triple-core IBM PowerPC chipset, but the clocking speeds will be faster. The system will support 1080p output with the potential for stereoscopic 3D as well, though it has not been determined whether that will be a staple feature.”

IGN’s source also claims it will comparable to the original Xbox 360 in size, and may resemble a modernized version of the SNES. The insider went on to confirm the controllers with integrated touchscreens with the capability of streaming games to each controller while also “feasibly provide a virtualized console for each individual unit.”

One of the potential names being tossed around for the system, again, according to the source, is Stream; however, this is just one of many being considered.

It is rumored that Nintendo plans to announce the console at E3, but today, Shigeru Miyamoto said he was aware of the “coffee” rumors and for folks not to believe everything they read.

Hopefully, we’ll know the truth of the matter soon.

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  1. Razor

    Stream?

    You gotta be kidding me.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Noodlemanny

    Cafe Nintendo isn’t any better. It’s a gaming console not a food distributing device.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    Let´s just call it the Nintendo :P

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Noodlemanny

    Who thought either of these names would be good? Seriously, do they want it to be taken as a joke before they even properly announce it?
    EDIT @Prof. Better than nothing, might get a bit confusing though. “Nintendo announced a new game”
    “… your console talked!?”.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    They should simply call it NintendoHD or NHD for short.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. someguy2

    It should be called Pro NES or simply put shorter P-Nes.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Noodlemanny

    I like Pro NES, that sounds good, I’d buy that name.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. daytripper

    @5 +1

    #8 3 years ago
  9. mathare92

    @6 P-Nes?

    O… I see what you did there. :P

    #9 3 years ago
  10. TD_Monstrous69

    Here’s a thought as far as a name, how about the SN6 (Super Nintendo 6) or SN7 (Super Nintendo 7, this one’s only if you want to acknowledge the virtual boy ever really existed).

    #10 3 years ago
  11. McLovin85

    This is shaping up to be the first console where the price of the controller is going to cost more than the actual machine itself.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Stardog

    So they’re betting on this gen lasting a lot longer, and that they’ll get ports of all the current 360/PS3 future and back catalogue? Plus all the Nintendo exclusives.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. cjd

    or just call it nintendo 6 since it’s their sixth home console

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    shut up. :D it should be called:

    SNES 2 and thats it.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    “The insider claims it will retail between $350 and $400 based on manufacturing costs”

    With R700 and triple-core IBM PowerPC chipset with faster clocking speed?

    I won’t buy it until that system will have SUPER HUGE lineup of games.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. DSB

    That’s a seriously awesome idea Erth.

    I don’t get why developers don’t stick to a good thing like that. I really miss the days where corporations weren’t too far up their own asses to give their products some funny names.

    Nintendo Entertainment System. Sega Master System. It all went wrong around Saturn, or N64.

    “IT’S TOO COOL FOR A NAME, IT’S A DIGIT! OR A PLANET!”

    I guess Playstation is still a funny name. Dreamcast was an outstanding one. Wii and 360 are definitely thought up by people who smell their own farts too much.

    I realize there’s a certain irony in the fact that calling something a “master system” is a lot more arrogant than letting your hairdresser name your console, but there’s no danger of anyone thinking it’s clever. Or taking it seriously.

    MEGADRIVE! Close to perfection. But also known as the Genesis, which was obviously thought up by a total cunt.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. DGOJG

    Duh everyone knows it real name!

    Power Nintendo System or
    PNES for short!

    #17 3 years ago
  18. mathare92

    @17 *sigh* Just imagine how messed up the ads would be.

    “Have YOU got your PNES yet? What are you waiting for?

    PNES is available at all retail stores now.”

    :)

    #18 3 years ago
  19. DGOJG

    By the way before anyone rips me a new one, Blunty (from Youtube) made the P-NES joke first.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Telepathic.Geometry

    I like the idea of “Nintendo Stream”, but if they went with that name, they’d have to seriously sort out their online, as that name kind of suggests smooth and easy online infrastructure.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Lounds

    @21 Penes lol

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Dannybuoy

    Wii stream… Wtf is that logo? That is just plain horrible. Whoever designed that Café logo should be shot

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Syrok

    A stream of wii

    #23 3 years ago
  24. 2plus2equals5

    R700 is better or worse than fusion? Is it good?

    #24 3 years ago
  25. rainer

    Wii Stream Nintendo sure are taking the piss ;-)

    Oh and the PS3 does not have a 7800GTX in it, in performance table it’s roughly equivalent to a non-existent 7700GT – not as slow as a 7600 but not as fast an 7800. You can extract much more performance in a closed box console environment so PC comparisons don’t really apply but if RSX was stuck into a PC that’s where it would lie.

    As for having an R700 I’d take that with a major dose of skepticism, that’s the Radeon HD 4000 series and still is faster than the GPU’s in either Sony or Microsofts consoles.

    It’s more likely the GPU will be some hybrid design spanning AMD architectures like the Xbox 360 GPU was that is unless Nintendo are basically picking parts off the shelf to build this.

    At least they has the sense to not go with Nvidia GPU’s.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. samLino

    what ?
    AMD’s R700 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it’s old now
    AMD’s R700 is releted to 4000 series
    hey guys we are in 2011 now

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Dralen

    @Syrok

    Haha! That made me laugh.

    #27 3 years ago