Project Cafe round-up: First mock-up, analyst price predictions, tracking tech

Thursday, 21st April 2011 05:46 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Nintendo’s rumoured “Project Cafe” has spawned its first probably-completely-fake design documents, while analysts predict the new console will distance itself from the Wii brand.

“Its successor’s name will not include the word ‘Wii’,” EEDAR analyst Jessie Divnich told NowGamer.

The analyst said the Wii had alienated the core gamer, and Nintendo would have to work hard to make up lost ground with this demographic.

Divnich said he couldn’t predict a price for the new Nintendo console because he knew “little of its components”, but did hazard a $299 to $349 range.

The Kyoto Report has added to hardware speculation by claiming Nintendo Technology Development, is working on “tracking systems and head-mounted stereoscopic displays”.

Meanwhile, the Internet is starting to vomit out “leaked” information and images. Kotaku took the mock up below from 4Chan; the original post seems to have been removed in the meantime.

Late last week, several games press outlets began posting information on a new, unrevealed Nintendo console. Codenamed Project Cafe, the hardware – if it actually exists – is expected to debut at E3 this year.

Sources credit the console with full HD, improved motion controls, controllers fitted with LCD screens, a Blu Ray drive, greater power under the hood than the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, and the power to cure scrofula.



  1. Dannybuoy

    Just how much would those controllers cost?!!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Lounds

    dunno, seems a bit mad tbh, I was thinking of a basic touch screen almost like Dreamcast controller

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Well, making people think the console was ‘cheap’ and then hammering them with ridiculously expensive controllers worked well for them this time around. I see no reason why they wouldn’t do it again. :-)

    They should call it the Wiiii!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. 2plus2equals5

    That gamepad is clearly a fake, this is a 6 inch tablet.×359.jpg

    The problem isn’t the cost of the gamepad, but the cost of the console, wii2(ds hd for me) would be really cheap

    #4 4 years ago
  5. varsas

    The controllers look like extended Gamecube ones. This could mean that games like Zelda: Four Swords are possible without everyone needing a GBA.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    “Divnich said he couldn’t predict a price for the new Nintendo console because he knew “little of its components”, but did hazard a $299 to $349 range.”

    Something tells me that this thing will blow with specs that a little bit better then on 360 or PS3.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. JPickford

    I’d be surprised if they went back to a 2 handed controller like that. They’d lose the pointer function and the friendly looks like a remote aspect.

    I suspect if this creen idea is true it’ll either be a separate device or something that looks more like a small ipad. Hard to see how that would incorporate anything like a thumbstick though.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Hopefully the console itself will be suitcase-sized and feature a built-in drawer in which to store your dozens of different controllers. :-)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Freek

    Those controllers are clearly nonsense. If anybody wanted to make a game like that they’d do it for a handheld system.
    Rendering it on the main console and then leaving the TV off is absurd.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. SOMI

    Project cafe should die, because it will be crap like all the other 5 Nintendo consoles. That fake pic looks crap and I expect the real thing to be also crap.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Len

    Hmm are you feeling a bit crap…? ;)

    #11 4 years ago
  12. cheesecake24

    If this is fake someone must have a lot of time on their hands.

    #12 4 years ago

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