Everyone in the industry has thoughts on what Nintendo’s next console needs to have to succeed in the marketplace. But one of the more universally theorized features, a hard drive, may not be a part of the system, if a Kotaku report is correct. Citing only “sources”, the website states the “Project Cafe” will not come equipped with a hard drive, and only 8gb of on-board flash memory and SD card input.
The Big N’s next console will either be 1080i or 1080p, but neither has been confirmed. The new disc format for the system holds 25gb/disc, similar to a single-layer blu-ray. The on-controller screens have also been reportedly designed for either supplementary in-game functionality like maps and character data, or temporary streaming of a game within a limited range, allowing a player to continue their game while temporarily leaving the room. Nintendo of America has not returned Elder-Geek’s call for comments.
We can expect Nintendo’s final word on these rumors on June 7th, when the company holds its E3 press conference at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California.
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