Intel believes that Nintendo’s successor to the Wii won’t come with hand controllers but will instead feature a camera setup.
“We imagine some future generation of Wii won’t have hand controllers,” said Justin Rattner, the company’s chief technology officer.
“You just set up the cameras around the room and wave your hand like you’re playing tennis.”
Currently, Intel is talking with Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo over the use of Intel chips in the next round of consoles. Intel has claimed to have created a chip that is capable of 1 trillion calculations a second. To put that into perspective, the IBM Cell processor is only capable of running 256 million transactions a second.