Nightly News Roundup: 2011.04.15

Nintendo’s new console has a code-name, a Wii price cut may be incoming, and Nintendo has the most accurate pedometer.

By James Stank. Posted 04/15/2011 20:05 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Nintendo’s Next Home Console Has a Code-name

The insane amount of press that Nintendo’s next home console has gotten hasn’t slowed down a bit. If anything, it’s getting even more. Despite Nintendo not having confirmed anything about its new console, new information continues to leak out. Apparently, it is code-named “Project Cafe.” It’s not the most exciting name, but perhaps that’s the point. Revolution was insanely hardcore and Wii wasn’t, so maybe Nintendo decided to switch things around this time. Insider sources also claim that the controller has dual-analog sticks, and features a six inch touch screen. Even more interesting is that these sources claim that you’ll be able to play full console games on the controller itself, as if it was a tv. Keep in mind that absolutely nothing has been confirmed at this point, so these could be a bunch of lies. Either way, E3 can’t come soon enough.

Source: IGN

Pokéwalker Most Accurate Device For Counting Steps

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver - Pokéwalker

According to researchers at Iowa State University, Nintendo’s Pokéwalker is the best device for counting steps. What was included as a free item for those who purchased the Pokémon Heartgold and SoulSilver games turns out to be more effective than the best pedometers. That’s one more reason not to put your Pokéwalker on the shelf just yet.

Source: Kotaku

Target to Slash Wii’s Price on Monday

Seemingly giving some more credit to all of the “Project Cafe” rumors, retailers are set to cut Wii’s price across the board. The rumor is that Target will cut Wii’s price to $169, before lowering the price to $149, along with other major retailers. Sales of Wii have been slowing recently, but are still way ahead of its competition as far as overall sales go. A price cut may indicate that something bigger is on the way, and also breathe more life into Wii.
Source: Kotaku

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