As we get closer to Nintendo’s big E3 reveal of their next major home console, speculation on the specs of the machine have been all over the place. We’ve heard it will display 1080p HD graphics equal or better to those found on either the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. The latest news now has the system dropping the HDD route in exchange for on-board flash based memory…


Kotaku is reporting – “The console, codenamed Project CafĂ©, will include 8 gigabytes of on-board flash-based memory, presumably for game storage. That quantity, while nearly 16 times the storage capacity of the Wii, is smaller than the 20GB of room available in the original, optional hard drives offered in 2005 for the Xbox 360. The amount of memory in the new Nintendo console would also be dwarfed by the 250 GB drives offered in current, high-end versions of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.”

The article goes on to say – “Nintendo’s disc format for the new console will hold 25GB of data, I’ve heard. That capacity is triple the size of the biggest DVD-style discs for Wii and Xbox 360 and comparable to the capacity of single-layer Blu-Ray discs on the PlayStation 3.”

Be sure to check out the full article at Kotaku for even more on the specs of Nintendo’s next console.