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Nintendo is working on a new console and handheld called Fusion DS and Fusion Terminal – massive rumor

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 19:54 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Here’s a juicy rumor for you to take with a grain of salt today: Nintendo is working on a new console and handheld which will not only contain some decent specs, but will run 3DS and Wii U games. These rumored systems are called Fusion DS and Fusion Terminal. Head below for some extra information.

According to a source close to Nintendo News which it has vetted as being reliable in the past, the system specs handed over contain some “questionable code names” as noted by the site.

Nintendo News states repeatedly to take all of this is an extreme rumor for now, and we agree 100%.

Still, in the off-chance this is slightly true, it’s nice to know Nintendo is working on a truly next-gen system to bring to market.

Again, it cannot be stressed enough that this is a massive rumor, but as Destructiod notes, it still makes for an interesting talking point.

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

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

Alright. Discuss.

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31 Comments

  1. Stephany Nunneley

    I am totally calling bullshit on this only because whenever I do, it turns out to be true.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. monkeygourmet

    @1

    :D

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Ali

    Could this be the turning point for Nine’s not so great current shape ? I hope so…

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Legendaryboss

    @3
    For handhelds most definitely for the time being, for their consoles well…

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Legendaryboss

    A hit and a miss basically.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Legendaryboss

    That must mean…

    No it can’t be!

    It isn’t true.

    Its just a coincidence that the Pokemon rumour mentioned this.

    I refuse: http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lniipayZyC1qlna7uo1_500.gif

    #6 1 year ago
  7. monkeygourmet

    Whatever they decide to do, I hope Nintendo don’t completely dump ‘Miiverse’…

    It’s such a great addition to an online community and it would be a shame to waste all the potential. Obviously that would mean the next console has to have a controller with a second screen like Wii U, and I’d be fine with that. If it was portable too then that’s just a bonus.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. foofly

    This sounds like wishful thinking. The 3DS isn’t doing too badly and the WiiU hasn’t been out that long.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Legendaryboss

    Okay for some reason i sense that this is some sort of collaborative effort between the two “fusion” products, they could develop games that take advantage of the cross factors (Play/Share etc.).

    #9 1 year ago
  10. fearmonkey

    I don’t believe it but it is the direction I think Nintendo could go, a console-handheld hybrid just makes total sense for them.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. xxxGamesMasterxxx

    It’s being stated that it will be shown at E3.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. IceLemming

    I love the idea of having a 3DS slot in the stationary console.
    Sounds like the “gameboy player” hardware addon to me, which I liked very much back in the days.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Joe Musashi

    Nope.

    Given that specs aren’t known for that last two Nintendo consoles, the stench of bullshit coming off this ‘timely’ rumour is impossible to ignore.

    Additionally, specs were not the issue with the Wii U. And all the zealots insist that power doesn’t matter (apart from when it does, of course).

    Also, my experience of Miiverse is that it’s a deliberately gimped and curated forum. It is no sort of revolution of any kind. Unless you’ve never belonged to an online community, that is.

    JM

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Tony29

    fake, why would console have 3ds slot…. no point of the handheld then.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. dizzygear

    But will they be region free?

    Anyway this smells like bullshit.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Hyperx64

    If this is true, Xbox One & PS4 lookout! Those are some powerful specs!

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Spider Law

    Coaxial cable input?
    nah. call BS.

    Would be nice to have….but nah.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. DuckNation

    Two versions: Disk Slot Version with 60 Gigs of Internal Flash Storage and Diskless Version with 300 Gigs of Internal Flash Storage

    http://imgur.com/nnFMfj5

    #18 1 year ago
  19. CPC_RedDawn

    If anyone thinks this system will contain that GPU you must be having a laugh.

    That is the same GPU as the AMD R9 290X (2816 SP) NOT A CAT IN HELL CHANCE!!!

    That thing would over heat in a small form factor case that consoles come in.

    The new systems (PS4, XB1) have an APU (basically a CPU and GPU on the same die) meaning there is only ONE real main source of heat to try and control which is pretty easy. This thing would have two EXTREMELY hot running components the GPU, CPU, and then there is a second CPU for WiiU backwards compatibility (obviously would be turned off when not in use) but that is STILL three points of heat source to control, meaning THREE heatsinks needed. MEANING this thing would be FUCKING MASSIVE!!!!

    If anyone believes this you are a retard.

    Maybe just maybe with a die shrink on the GPU from its current 28nm to 22nm could this be even remotely possible.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. DarkCrowZ

    This just can’t be true guys..the 3DS came like hardly 3 years ago and they’re making a new handheld already?The same goes for the Wii U which is only one year in the market!If Nintendo does this..I’m out!Why the heck did I pay for consoles that will just stop getting games already?

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Spider Law

    if it were true, i still wouldnt buy it. I just got the Wii U, would be a harsh way for Nintendo to say “fuck you” to their loyal fans….but i wouldnt put it past them now that i think about it.
    Been a loyal fan since NES and they have said “Fuck You” to the fans on multiple occasions.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. thegrimmling

    Buy a Vita and a ps4 like I did.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Doppleganger

    @21 relax if its true its all backwards compatible. You only in the hole 200 dollars for the console and if you sell the console on ebay you’ll be out 100 dollars. Big deal.

    @22 I feel sorry for you.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. ecosse_011172

    Shame on vg247 for printing such obvious bullshit, you’d have to be very stupid to take this remotely seriously.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Spider Law

    @23
    Fuck me for saying something negative about Nintendo.
    Pfffttt…

    Obviously you are a consumer that has never been on the management/sales sides of things to see the real loss for somebody that purchased a Wii U if this happened to be real.
    plus, i bought it when it came out $350..so there is that.

    and why feel sorry for 22? That was the wisest choice any console gamer can make right now.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Moonwalker1982

    Yeah….and leave everyone that bought a Wii U in the cold…fake.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Arcnail

    @26 WiiU is dead, you know it, I know it, they know it.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Erthazus

    If that’s true (which is bullshit) then this shit is more powerfull then PS4 or Xbox One combined. RX200 is fucking powerfull.

    But I don’t believe it because two processors and one which is tri-core just for tasks from Nintendo? This is some sort of magic if Microsoft or Sony could not do.

    Or they are planning to release this +10 years in the future. lol.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Belazur

    - Thumbprint Security Scanner with Pulse Sensing Feedback
    - SDHC “Holographic Enhanced” Card Slot up to 128 Gigabyte Limit

    OLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    What a bullshit rumor.
    People were already laughing about this rumor days ago.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Stephany Nunneley

    “Shame on vg247 for printing such obvious bullshit, you’d have to be very stupid to take this remotely seriously.”

    And shame on anyone who cannot look at this an laugh about it like I did.

    Maybe I should just go back to stoic reporting and “here look at this shiny new trailer tee hee”. Wow.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. briggstown

    My guess is this Fusion Terminal is probably scheduled to come out in late 2016. Nintendo hasn’t had hardware with competitive specs since the Gamecube.

    #31 10 months ago

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  • Three additional games added to Square Enix Humble Bundle

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  • Forza Horizon 2 gets Fast & Furious with standalone expansion

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  • The Evil Within: The Assignment has a release date, new trailer

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  • Steam and GOG cross-platform multiplayer added to AvP Classic 2000

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  • Week 7: Play GTA Online with VG247 tonight at 8pm UK time!

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  • Batman: Arkham Knight – first look into the story

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  • Vita knocks New 3DS LL out of top slot on Media Create charts

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  • Dragon Quest Heroes coming west in 2015, PS4 only

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  • Destiny: how to make sure Crota stays down for longer

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  • NBA Live 15 added to EA Access just four months after release

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  • Deal: get Advanced Warfare Limited Edition Xbox One bundle + extra game for £299

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  • That Metal Gear Rising 2 logo was for the second anniversary of the original

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  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 is formulaic and I’m okay with that

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  • Battlefield 4: double XP event live now through Sunday

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  • BioShock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Rayman Legends free with March Games with Gold

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  • Telltale’s new IP will be a “super show”, bridges the gap between TV and game

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  • Next Mortal Kombat X stream to show Brutalities, new character

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  • PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 does not support offline co-op [Update]

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  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed, Sleeping Dogs, Thief, and more

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  • Snake looks very bloody in new MGS 5: The Phantom Pain shots

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  • Lethal Weapons: Battlefield Hardline and the buddy cop movie

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  • Mother 4 gets first gameplay trailer

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  • Long lost Sonic X-treme demo now playable

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  • Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires getting a free-to-play version

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  • Europa Universalis 4: El Dorado’s new religions, alt starting maps detailed

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  • Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest remaster releasing next month

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