French gaming site 01net, the site which leaked the specifications for Sony’s NGP, has revealed that the successor to the Nintendo Wii is known internally as ‘Project Cafe’.
The site has also backs up recent claims that the controller for the console is a high resolution touch screen device. The console apparently uses architecture similar to that found within Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console.
“The console will include a custom IBM PowerPC CPU with three cores, a GPU from the ATI R700 family with a shader unit at version 4.1, and at least 512Mb of RAM.”
‘Project Café’ will also include backwards compatibility with both the Wii (including all peripherals) and GameCube games.”
“The controller has a six-inch touch screen, a front-facing camera, D-Pad, two bumpers, two triggers and “possibly more,” and can be used as a Wii sensor bar.”