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IBM shipping Wii processor chip since July

by rawmeatcowboy
08 September 2006
GN 1.0 / 2.0

IBM has announced they started to ship processor chips for the Nintendo Wii…back in July.

“We have been shipping well within this quarter (July). In fact, we have shipped a significant volume in this quarter.” - Ron Martino, director of IBM Technology Collaboration Solutions

“The first chips are in our possession. Today’s milestone marks the final stage of our drive to reach both core and nontraditional gamers with an inviting, inclusive and remarkable gaming experience.” - Genyo Takeda, senior managing director for Nintendo’s Integrated Research and Development Division

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IBM also states that the Broadway processer is 20 % more power-efficient than what as in the GameCube. The rest of the spec details have not been released.

“Both the Nintendo Wii and the Sony PS3 are generational changes. They are going to be the latest and the greatest. They are what we will see probably as the next steps for computer gaming for the next five to 10 years.” - Charles King, Pund-IT Research

All info comes from Joystiq, and, including the above picture.

Special thanks to The_Legend_of_drtre!

Joystiq’s story here, Kotaku’s story here