Saturday, September 6, 2014
Rumor Water: Nintendo Working On New Home And Handheld Consoles Called Fusion

Rumor Water: Nintendo Working On New Home And Handheld Consoles Called Fusion

This is rumor water, so drink sparingly, but it appears, as per Nintendo News that, in light of Wii U’s dismal showing and Nintendo’s flailing quarterly results, that the company is simultaneously developing two powerful consoles: a handheld called Fusion DS and a home console dubbed Fusion Terminal. Specs were even released as part of the massive supposed leak, revealing two insanely powerful next-gen machines that Nintendo hopes will change its fortunes.


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

The codename of the console makes sense, as Nintendo owns the domain: Nintendofusion. However the origin of said domain stemmed from 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.

So two new powerful consoles MIGHT be coming from Nintendo. One a handheld and the other a machine to be placed underneath your TV. Apparently they’ll work seamlessly as one unit, a la PS4 and PS Vita — and maybe even better. What do you guys think? Would you buy a newer, more beastly Nintendo home console?

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  • l0gicalGamer

    It’d be bullshit if this was real, I heavily invested myself in a 3DS and WiiU in the past couple of months and I’d feel betrayed if the Big N decides to pull support for two great consoles so soon.

  • Vincent Stimpson

    4.6 TFLOP GPU? There is no way Nintendo is developing a system twice as powerful as the PS4. They are daft, but they aren’t crazy. It just doesn’t add up

  • press 2 for spanish

    Taking a look at the specs, whoever wrote this article is a retard and can’t tell rumors from lies. That, or, they’re just view whores.
    You don’t have to worry. Nintendo won’t betray you. Sega tried that with their console and look where it took them. Nintendo is smarter than that, so expect a good 5 or 6 years with the Wii U and 3 to 4 before an updated model of the 3DS comes out, and probably 6-7 before a new DS is out!

  • Shawn

    l0gicalGamer: that’s what Nintendo does best, they are like the kid who wants what he wants only until he gets it, and then he tosses it aside and finds something else he wants. This is the very same reason I got pissed at Nintendo in the 90′s and said, fuck Nintendo……… fuck those dirty assholes!