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IBM confirms development, shipment of Nintendo’s Wii chips

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Nintendo WiiThe guys over at Kotaku saved up some big news last night for a midnight post. They jist – IBM has officially confirmed that they are producing, and currently in the process of shipping their new “Broadway” chips to Nintendo’s New York plant for final assembly – and they actually started shipping 3 weeks ago. The chips are designed to consume 20% less energy than your standard chip.

“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,” said Genyo Takeda, Senior Managing Director and General Manager for Nintendo’s Integrated Research & Development Division.

Perrin Kaplan, Nintendo of America’s vice president of marketing and corporate affairs, said all is well in the world of the Wii.

“Everything is on schedule, Nintendo is very happy,” Perrin said. “We still plan a hearty launch in Q4.”

As you can see, Nintendo is on schedule, and they’re not afraid to rub it in.

Read [Kotaku]

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