Canada has quite a few HD channels and since all broadcasting signals in a couple years will have 720p or 1080p signals then yea HDTVs will be needed unless u don't wanna enjoy it.Autobobby1 wrote:Kextor wrote:Typical nintendo fanboy never listens... The parts are crap,
Wii uses a 2002-2003 processor that no one knows even the clock rate or FSB or L2 of it, rumored to be clocked at 729 mhz but no confirmation from Nintendo on this.
Ps3- 3.2 Ghz with 512mb L2 Cache and a 25.6 GB/s FSB
360- 3.2 Ghz with 1gb and a 21.6 Gb/s FSB
Wii- whats this? Nintendo will not give release notes on what its clocked at? Why would they do that to themselves? Rumored to be clocked at 243 mhz but again no confirmation from Nintendo on this.
Ps3- 256mb NVIDIA G70 with 256mb of VRAM for the graphics card itself and clocked at 700mhz
360- ATI Xenos 256mb clocked at 500mhz 10 mb of VRAM
On Board RAM-
Wii- 88mb wow...
Ps3- 256 MB of Rambus XDR DRAM decent amount... could use 512
360- 512 MiB of 700 megahertz GDDR3 RAM on a 128-bit bus
Wii- Stereo - Dolby Pro Logic II-capable... wow how out of date
Ps3- 7.1 digital audio, Dolby TrueHD, and many other sound and audio capabilitys
360- 5.1-channel Dolby Digital surround sound with 32bit processing
Wii- 512mb of flash storage oooo scary though the SD cards are pretty useful,
Ps3- 20gb - 60gb harddrives, ethernet, usb 2.0 capable with flash drives, bluetooth 2.0, HDMI 1.3 capable of from 480i up to 1080p
360- 12x DVD drive, 20gb detachable harddrive, usb 2.0, now capable of 1080p
So yea as you can see the other 2 systems have parts that are quite costly and shows as to why they are at the prices they are and comparing parts by parts the Wii is 1 generation behind on hardware.
Yes, but Nintendo is making up for that with good games and the Wii-mote that allows for exclusives and better functionality and/or different gameplay on multi-platform titles. I don't see the point in your memory argument, seeing as the Wii is so much cheaper that you can buy flash cards.
We all know that the Wii is less powerful. But, it has better games.Kextor wrote:You are quite wrong, the HD market has been alive and kicking since before the millennium and CRTs(what u call a round TV) have been the top of the line TV for years and were the first that were made HD capable. Most people are going to be getting a HDTV in the next 4-5 years because all the channels are slowly converting up and people are realizing that HD is what is the present and the future, hell they already have Super HD cameras in japan.
Kextor, you are wrong. Just face it. HDTV is not that common. It's hyped, and everybody wants it, but not many NORMAL people have it. Japan is high-tech. They're a bad example. We're talking America/Australia/UK/Canada. Honestly, you sound like Sony. "THIS IS THE FUTURE! EVERYBODY NEEDS THIS!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!11!!one!!!!!!!"Kextor wrote:...going to be getting a HDTV in the next 4-5 years...
"Going to" are the key words here. Not many people can afford it right now.
And HDTVs are quite cheap, you can get a nice CRT 20' for only 300$.
And better games? Frankily they all have put out decent games in the past couple months, and Powersurge here asked how it was crappy so I told him how the Wii is crappy hardware wise.