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Old 05-06-2003, 06:39 PM   #1
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Nec to make next gamecube

just wondering how everyone feels about Nec doing the hardware for nintendos next game console

these guys have had 3 systems that failed in the us...tg16 and turboduo and turbo express (eventhough i loved em and still have em)

i know they arent makeing the games themselves but dont u think nintendo should create thier own hardware....if anything goes wrong everyone will just blame it all on nec....mario with a computer pc look.....hmmmmm

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Old 05-06-2003, 07:19 PM   #2
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nec is a major powerhouse ,i think that this is just what nintendo needs, nec will most likley develope a system with a way more mature look,also all the bells and whistele of ms and sony dvd,online,harddrive and it wont be purpule(lol)and where did u get the impression that nec makes pc-ish graphics ,but that doese not matter ati is making nin graphic chips PUNK
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Old 05-06-2003, 08:03 PM   #3
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NEC is an extremely high-quality company. Everything they make they usually make the best of that catagory. NEC is also a very stable company with profits as the bottom line.

Also, NEC merged with Mitsubishi thus stretching it's hands across a wide spectrum of hardware.

I think Nintendo wants to consolidate its' hardware so it won't be so random. The Xbox uses a different company for every part. The Gamecube uses about 5 (IBM, ATi, Samsung etc). Much of the PS2's success comes from the fact most of the console is directly connected to Sony.

In conclusion, I'm happy that Nintendo picked NEC.
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Old 05-06-2003, 10:06 PM   #4
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The Gamecube uses about 5 (IBM, ATi, Samsung etc).
What does Samsung supply for the GameCube?
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What does Samsung supply for the GameCube?
Nothing, he meant Pannasonic, which makes the mini-DVD for the system. NEC had no real involment in the GC except supplying graphics card, which was developed by ATI, and NEC just manufactor it.
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it makes a lot of sense but is nec also going to develope whateverhandheld nintendo decides to be the sucsessor of the gb advance...hmmmmmm
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NEC failed in marketing, not in hardware development. any company who grasped the idea of a portable game player that did not play dumbed down versions of games (turbo express played the actual tg16 games), clearly knows their hardware. NEC sounds like a great partner.
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I think Samsung provide the RAM.
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Personally, I don't know... I remember NEC being a good hardware company, but it's be a LONG time since I saw a NEC product anywhere.... but again, I'll admit I don't exactly live in the technology capital of the US... I say as long as this give Nintendo more to to work on games and marketing along with keeping the price down, go for it.
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Personally, I don't know... I remember NEC being a good hardware company, but it's be a LONG time since I saw a NEC product anywhere.... but again, I'll admit I don't exactly live in the technology capital of the US... I say as long as this give Nintendo more to to work on games and marketing along with keeping the price down, go for it.
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NEC, made chips for the dreamcast, and i think for the N64. But this is old news.
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as far as I know they are making the GCN successors processor which is said to outpower the Cell processor (which wont be used for the PS3 anyway) in clockspeed

but thats all rumors
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Re: Nec to make next gamecube

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just wondering how everyone feels about Nec doing the hardware for nintendos next game console

these guys have had 3 systems that failed in the us...tg16 and turboduo and turbo express (eventhough i loved em and still have em)

i know they arent makeing the games themselves but dont u think nintendo should create thier own hardware....if anything goes wrong everyone will just blame it all on nec....mario with a computer pc look.....hmmmmm

your thoughts
The failure of NEC's home consoles really has no bearing on them making hardware for the Nintendo console.

NEC's been producing various PC chips & components for quite some time now. I'm sure things will turn out just fine. Besides, the system itself will be designed by Nintendo, NEC is merely supplying various components.

As for games having "a computer pc look", I wouldn't worry about that either. I'm certain whatever components NEC designs for the system, it/they will be specifically designed for a gaming console.
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nintendo isn't just going to sit around while Nec develops the successor to the cube. nintendo will have a big hand in the development process. as for the next GBA, i will bet money(not really)that it will be created by nintendo.

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nintendo isn't just going to sit around while Nec develops the successor to the cube. nintendo will have a big hand in the development process. as for the next GBA, i will bet money(not really)that it will be created by nintendo.
I don't know... after the last two times, I think it might be a good move for Nintendo not to touch the next NConsole(ok, we know it's most likely not gonna be the Gamecube 2, so I figure why not call it the nxe NConsole, it fits more, and you can use NC for short) not doubt they'll keep making GB* forever, but the second they stumble, they'll most likely hand it off as well.
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