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    Rumor: Nintendo's next console to be called Fusion, also a new portable called Fusion DS

    We have just received an anonymous tip from one of our very reputable sources regarding possible information related to Nintendo’s next-generation hardware; for both its home and portable consoles.

    First of all, if this is your first time on Nintendo News, I want to personally make it clear that we have an impeccable reputation when it comes to delivering information that’s credible and newsworthy. Secondly, thank you for taking the time to read what we offer. Third, and most important, none of the information is 100% guaranteed. Then again, nothing in life is either. Please use caution when viewing the below information, especially with regard to the technical specifications. Let’s have a look at the information we have received.

    Perhaps the most important question is, “what is Nintendo working on”? As many may already be aware, Nintendo is already fast at work on their next set of home and portable hardware. Nintendo, in particular, seem to work on succeeding hardware anywhere from six months to two years after their current generation lineup is released on the market. What we know is that “Nintendo Fusion” is a possible name that Nintendo is using for their next-gen hardware.

    On Thursday, May 29th, 2003, Nintendo of America Inc. purchased the domain name nintendofusion.com. They purchased the domain from the same Melbourne, Australia-based registrar they use for all of their other official domain names: Melbourne IT Ltd. At precisely 12:17 p.m. GMT on January 21st (just about an hour and a half ago), the WHOIS database record for nintendofusion.com was updated.

    You can see all of the aforementioned information related to nintendofusion.com listed it below.

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    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: [email protected]
    Name Server: DNS1.NINTENDO.COM
    Name Server: DNS2.NINTENDO.COM
    Last update of WHOIS database: 2014-01-21T12:17:01Z
    NOTE: nintendofusion.com was originally purchased because of the Nintendo Fusion Tour — a touring rock music and video game festival sponsored by Nintendo of America. The tour began in 2003, which explains the date of the domain name purchase. This may, or may not be, related to the tipped information below regarding Nintendo’s possible hardware. Additionally, the Nintendo Fusion Tour was last active in 2006.

    Now, onto the other stuff.

    The following information comes from our source, of whom which has provided us with possible hardware specifications related to Nintendo’s new hardware systems, said to be named “Fusion DS” and “Fusion Terminal,” respectively. I want to reiterate that everything below may not be guaranteed so please take that into consideration when viewing the information.

    Fusion DS
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        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
    Code:
        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
    So, until Nintendo officially reveals their next-gen hardware lineup, don’t get too carried away with what we have presented in this article. The domain name, and information provided for the domain name, is entirely real. The hardware name and technical hardware specifications, along with some questionable code names, is another story.
    http://www.nintendonews.com/2014/01/...hardware-name/
    http://www.networksolutions.com/whoi...endofusion.com

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    General consensus is this is completely bunk... as in no one will claim credit for the rumor... its essentially the same as reading this information off of a random pastebin. Just keep that in mind.

    That is not to say they are not currently developing a new handheld.... they should as the 3DS is already on the decline.

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    Isn't the 3ds still the best selling system?

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    i think this should do in the General thread til its actually "true", news has been out since tuesday but as stated above there not putting there hands up and going "sorry Sony and MicroSoft, we aren't done in this race just yet" i do hope if it is true they keep it called Fusion i don't want the piss machine under my tv any more :/

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    They definitely need to establish the console's own identity right off the bat if true. A year later and some people still think the Wii U is some kind of tablet peripheral for the Wii.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xno Kappa View Post
    They definitely need to establish the console's own identity right off the bat if true. A year later and some people still think the Wii U is some kind of tablet peripheral for the Wii.
    It's also a problem if people keep forgetting the Wii U even exists until there's a thread or commercial that reminds us it is still a thing.

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    What we know is that “Nintendo Fusion” is a possible name that Nintendo is using for their next-gen hardware.
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    A new home console would make some sense (likely still a disaster) but a new portable would be the dumbest thing in ages. Iwata ain't that bad, to be sure.

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    At this point the Wii U is already a catastrophe, they would probably be better off all around whipping up a new unit based off the AMD APU Xbone/PS4 are running off of and cutting their losses.

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    That's the same thing that people were saying about the 3DS, and now (unless someone corrects me) it's the best selling system. Wii U has the same problem the 3DS did at first -- it doesn't have the games that people really want.

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    the best way to figure out why they want a new handheld is they want to go the PS3/4 route with the Ps Vita it would seem :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serra View Post
    That's the same thing that people were saying about the 3DS, and now (unless someone corrects me) it's the best selling system. Wii U has the same problem the 3DS did at first -- it doesn't have the games that people really want.
    It moved the most units in 2013 yes (in the US), but like you said, the issue comes down to games and until Smash Bros finally comes out the Wii U still really doesn't have anything that could be considered a system seller to the vast majority of consumers. And even then Smash is kind of a niche market.

    Also remember the 3DS doing well followed in the wake of a massive price cut, which I believe Nintendo has said no such drop is planned for the Wii U.

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    Didn't the Wii U already have a price cut? Started at $300, no?

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    I think $350. Zelda bundle is $299 now and Swap Force is $249.

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    Wait, so then 2 price drops, or a $100 one?

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    Deluxe model is still $300+ (varies depending on bundle or sales), basic usually $250. Which for a guy who owns an Xbone seems like too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krandor View Post
    At this point the Wii U is already a catastrophe, they would probably be better off all around whipping up a new unit based off the AMD APU Xbone/PS4 are running off of and cutting their losses.
    Killing the Wii-U would be a disaster. Who would buy their next home console if the previous ones support only lasted a little over a year? $300+ is a large investment for a year or two of entertainment.... (and next to no game releases)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krandor View Post
    Deluxe model is still $300+ (varies depending on bundle or sales), basic usually $250. Which for a guy who owns an Xbone seems like too much.
    I paid $300 (well, like $250 cause of sales) for my Zelda bundle. Do they have just the deluxe bundle, or is it just dumb to buy a stand alone one when bundles are also $300.. And I thought the basic ones were pretty much canned at this point.

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    You can still buy the basic model thru Amazon and what not. Haven't seen it in any brick and mortar stores for awhile though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Minions View Post
    Killing the Wii-U would be a disaster. Who would buy their next home console if the previous ones support only lasted a little over a year? $300+ is a large investment for a year or two of entertainment.... (and next to no game releases)
    Considering the long term situation of having underpowered hardware that is very different to program for compared to every other platform (since PC and the other 2 consoles are all mostly identical), the Wii U is not going to be a good proposition down the line.

    Nintendo systems live or die by first party titles, but they're likely looking at a complete lack of 3rd party support, which was starting to hurt the Wii down the line.

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    The lack of games is really the biggest killer of the Wii U at the moment, power is great and all for more third party support, but when they aren't even releasing first party titles.... =/

    I am a sucker for some first party Nintendo titles, but they are making it really hard to justify owning a Wii U at this point (at least until SSB, X, etc. come out).

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