Friday, May 06, 2011

IGN still says Project Cafe is "Significantly more powerful"

Yesterday, in a reader question and answer about Project Cafe here is what was asked and said about the system's power:

Q: "I've heard the power of this new console was more powerful than the xbox 360 and playstation 3. Does that mean that the graphics on the new console will surpass those two as well? Do graphics really get any better than that?" - iceflower4am

A: "Sure, though exactly how much the power of the "Wii 2" increases over the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is subject to debate. We've heard "significantly," but we don't know exactly what that means. That word isn't a number. You and I probably have very different ideas of what that word represents.

It will be interesting to see how all of that plays out now and years down the road. I would think Nintendo would want to "future-proof" its new system a bit, considering new Microsoft and Sony consoles are just around the corner (in a couple years or so), but the company rarely does exactly what you'd expect. That's one of the cool parts about covering their products. Unless they make Wii Music. Then it sucks."


After a couple sites were very vague on the power level of Project Cafe, IGN is still standing by their statement of it being more than just a "notch" or at little bit more powerful than PS3/360. It's funny how they don't really understand what the word "significantly" means so I'll just put up the definition right here:

Definition of Significant:  Fairly large in amount or quantity: significant casualties; no significant opposition.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

commonsense its more powerful. this is sad fanboy wishful thinking based on the MYTH,,, nintendo doesn't make powerful consoles based on the wii only its Sony ms fans saying that crap its 2011 it releases 2012 its way more than ps3 that's obvious only fanboys would think otherwise...

i bet nintendo is using out of order cpu not in order outdated basic cores like ps3 and x360 that alone will be a big advantage a better gpu a better thought out design

and very efficient ps3 x30 are far from efficient and i also bet on a very fast disc drive not the slow crap in ps3

nintendo isn't stupid