View Full Version : Wii copies 360 with NEC eDRAM

06-20-2006, 01:54 PM

Whilst some have been speculating that the Wii will lack the visual quality of the Xbox 360 and the PS3, this latest announcement seems to suggest that Nintendo is serious about graphics.

Games journalists at E3 were generally underwhelmed with the Wii's graphics, but this is because Nintendo had the games running on Revolution-ised Gamecubes with the Wiimote attachment.

06-28-2006, 12:40 PM
"What's slightly odd is that the Wii is rumoured to lack high-definition outputs, which is really where anti-aliasing is needed - AA on standard definition isn't really a good use of hardware. Could this mean the eDRAM is being used for something else?"

This is completely backwards, the higher the definition, the smaller the pixels, the smaller the pixels, the less "blocky" the lines look. whadda eediot!:hitself:

Besides, the Nintendo rep has already said that processing power was not their focus when creating the Wii, they were after game emersion, which is where the motion controller comes in.

foch3 -USA-
07-03-2006, 01:10 PM
Nintendo Gamecube had eDRAM way before the 360 did so I fail to see how the Wii is copying. Infact the is 360 more like gamecube 2 hardware wise.