Details possible new Nintendo console and handheld coming online

Nintendo is rumored to be working on a successor to both the Wii U and the 3DS. The console should be marketed under the name Fusion, and equipped with a GPU from AMD and a PowerPC CPU from IBM. The Fusion FS handheld would get an ARM processor.

While Nintendo is struggling with disappointing sales of both the Wii U and the 3DS, according to information Nintendo News obtained from an anonymous source, the company is working on a new console and handheld called Fusion. The Fusion DS must replace the 3DS and would have a Cortex ARMv8-soc with an Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB of RAM and two 5″ touchscreens with a resolution of 960×640 pixels each. The storage capacity would be 16GB, while Nintendo may also have a 32GB version coming, Fusion DS also includes an SDHC card reader and a card slot for 3DS games.

The Fusion DS is designed with a slide-out design, according to the source. The handheld would be equipped with a fingerprint scanner, two circle pads with haptic feedback, nfc, bluetooth 4.0, 3g connectivity and two 1-megapixel cameras. The handheld is equipped with a mini USB connection and a 3300mAh battery.

Rumor has it that Nintendo wants to call the Wii-U successor ‘Fusion Terminal’ and the console will be equipped with a custom design AMD Radeon HD RX200. This GPU codenamed Lady would have 2816 shaders and be clocked at 960MHz. An IBM 64-bit PowerPC CPU with a clock speed of 2.2 GHz and eight computing cores, together with a 1.24 GHz coprocessor with three computing cores, should do the rest. There is 4GB of RAM available.

The Fusion Terminal has 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 connections and a coaxial input for cable antennas. A smart card slot is reportedly present, as well as a 3DS card slot. The Fusion Terminal must be compatible with Wii U titles and therefore have an optical drive. There is also talk of a holographic versatile disc, perhaps a new disc format. In addition, up to four Wii U controllers can be connected to the Fusion Terminal.

The Fusion Terminal is said to have a surface that can charge up to four Fusion DS handhelds or Wii Remote Plus controllers. There is also talk of a 4k output option and Dolby TrueHD 5.1/7.1 surround sound via the HDMI connection. Nintendo would consider building a 60GB edition with internal flash storage and an expandable hard drive, as well as a 300GB edition with flash storage.

Nintendo won’t comment on the rumors and maybe it’s just rough ideas for future designs. It is clear that the Japanese console manufacturer already registered the domain name nintendofusion.com in 2003 and that the application was renewed in 2013.