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So more details of Nvidia's upcoming Shield tablet were leaked yesterday, and it is looking to become pretty proper gaming hardware(note i'm talking about the hardware, not Android gaming software):http://videocardz.com/51059/nvidia-extends-shield-family-shield-tablet-wireless-controller

More interesting though is it's price point, set at $299 that's exactly the same. So how do they stack up?:

System: Nintendo Wii-U Nvidia Shield tablet
Processor 1,24 GHz Tri-Core PowerPC 2.2 GHz Quad Core A15
Graphics

AMD Radeon ''Latte'' at 550 MHz

(352 GFLOPS)* estimate

Nvidia 192 core Kepler at 900 MHz

(364.79 GFLOPS)

System memory

2 GB RAM (12,8 GB/S)

32mb eDRAM

2 GB RAM (17 GB/S)

Screen 6,2 inch 854x480 8 inch Full HD 1920x1200 IPS
Storage Memory 32 GB

16 GB

Streaming capabilities Wii-U games to tablet PC games to tablet
Tablet weight 500 grams 390 grams
Price $ 299 $ 299 

The Shield tablet also includes two 5 MP camera's front and back (Wii-U tablet has one 1.3 MP front camera). The Wii-U tablet offcourse has physical buttons, but this is more a design choice than cost

So how do they stack up? Well from a hardware perspective it's the screen that really stand out. The Shield has a larger screen with five times the resolution. On power terms they look reasonably matched, though the Shield clearly has more modern tech.

The big point of this comparison? The Shield is an fully mobile tablet with all hardware incorperated into the device, the Wii-U's tablet is only an controller. In fact the Shield tablet even weighs less including all this hardware(though the Wii-U gamepad is probably the tougher built). Bottom line: Tablets have caught up to the Wii-U.

What do you guys think is it time for Nintendo to redisign the Wii-U? Can it even be redisigned with the current hardware? Seeing as Nvidia is an hardware company the Shield will have a descent profit margin at $299, and that's with a much more expensive screen(the Wii-U would probably only need an 1280x720 screen). Is Wii-U's hardware even viable for the near future? Please give your opinion in the comments below.



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Only a steady stream of high quality software can keep the Wii U afloat. Tablets and mainstream smart phones will rival its power in a matter of years if not months.

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I predict that the Wii U will sell a total of 18 million units in its lifetime

why do you mention SD cards on the tablet storage but not external HDD for Wii U?

What am i gonna play on that tablet though?.. Already have a PC (and a nexus 7)
Wii U still looks more appealing because of unique games that i can't play anywhere else



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Who plays hardcore on a tablet?

 

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For the same price I'd choose the tablet. Though we have to take into account the games, so I choose a Vita.

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AnthonyW86 said:

So more details of Nvidia's upcoming Shield tablet were leaked yesterday, and it is looking to become pretty proper gaming hardware(note i'm talking about the hardware, not Android gaming software):http://videocardz.com/51059/nvidia-extends-shield-family-shield-tablet-wireless-controller

More interesting though is it's price point, set at $299 that's exactly the same. So how do they stack up?:

System: Nintendo Wii-U Nvidia Shield tablet
Processor 1,24 GHz Tri-Core PowerPC 2.2 GHz Quad Core A15
Graphics

AMD Radeon ''Latte'' at 550 MHz

(352 GFLOPS)* estimate

Nvidia 192 core Kepler at 900 MHz

(364.79 GFLOPS)

System memory

2 GB RAM (12,8 GB/S)

32mb eDRAM

2 GB RAM (17 GB/S)

Screen 6,2 inch 854x480 8 inch Full HD 1920x1200 IPS
Storage Memory 32 GB

16 GB

Up to 128 GB SD Card

Streaming capabilities Wii-U games to tablet PC games to tablet
Tablet weight 500 grams 390 grams
Price $ 299 $ 299 

The Shield tablet also includes two 5 MP camera's front and back (Wii-U tablet has one 1.3 MP front camera). The Wii-U tablet offcourse has physical buttons, but this is more a design choice than cost

So how do they stack up? Well from a hardware perspective it's the screen that really stand out. The Shield has a larger screen with five times the resolution. On power terms they look reasonably matched, though the Shield clearly has more modern tech.

The big point of this comparison? The Shield is an fully mobile tablet with all hardware incorperated into the device, the Wii-U's tablet is only an controller. In fact the Shield tablet even weighs less including all this hardware(though the Wii-U gamepad is probably the tougher built). Bottom line: Tablets have caught up to the Wii-U.

What do you guys think is it time for Nintendo to redisign the Wii-U? Can it even be redisigned with the current hardware? Seeing as Nvidia is an hardware company the Shield will have a descent profit margin at $299, and that's with a much more expensive screen(the Wii-U would probably only need an 1280x720 screen). Is Wii-U's hardware even viable for the near future? Please give your opinion in the comments below.


Nice. Now Shield needs Mario Kart and Zelda.



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Good, this means the tecnology for a Nintendo handled-home console hybrid is there.