Wednesday, March 11th 2009

AMD Announces Shipment of the 50 Millionth Graphics Processor for Wii From Nintendo

AMD announced that the 50 millionth ATI ‘Hollywood’ graphics processor for the Wii game console from Nintendo shipped today. With 50 million units delivered, the ATI graphics processor code-named ‘Hollywood’ becomes the most successful AMD game console chip to date in terms of unit sales.

“Nintendo values its ongoing relationship with AMD. AMD’s graphics technology expertise as displayed in the ATI ‘Hollywood’ chip is a great part of the momentum of Wii. Our combined efforts help deliver entertaining experiences to create many smiling faces in living rooms around the world,” said Genyo Takeda, general manager of Integrated Research and Development, Nintendo Co., Ltd.

“We congratulate Nintendo on this major milestone for its popular Wii console. AMD shares Nintendo’s excitement for delivering engaging experiences for every member of the family,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, Graphics Products Group, AMD. “We’re proud to provide the ATI ‘Hollywood’ chip as the cool and quiet graphics engine that factors so prominently in the overall enjoyment for Wii owners. AMD counts Nintendo as a valued customer and we continue to work together to make console entertainment a growing phenomenon worldwide.”

The ATI ‘Hollywood’ graphics processor is a custom graphics processing unit from AMD that enables Wii to provide exciting, immersive game play and interaction for consumers around the world. AMD has a rich 10-year history of providing graphics solutions for Nintendo spanning both the Wii and Nintendo GameCube consoles.Source: AMD, Image Courtesy: TechRepublic
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67 Comments on AMD Announces Shipment of the 50 Millionth Graphics Processor for Wii From Nintendo

#1
Marineborn
by: DrPepper
The gamecube could play the games that came out on the ps3. Its upto developers to port the games accordingly. The Wii can also produce very good graphics if game designers actualy learned how to use it to its full potential. Take super mario galaxy excellent graphics and comparable to anything the xbox and ps3 have.
alright, thats it im done..HAHAHHAHAAH gamecube could play a ps3 games if you took the textures out and the physics, nah! ive owned a couple gamecubes, they roll down steep hills fairly well while there on fire. HAHAHAHAHHAHAAH. and i hate to base, but are you playing the same wii as me! i read the making off the games actually statement and he stated the reason he couldnt make re5 for the wii is cause the wii couldnt support the games intro screen!~!! No lie look it up! now tell me,
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#2
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
I actualy was referring to gta:SA.

Why are you so invested in the gamecube and wii being terrible. Its like you are the sole creater of the xbox and ps3.
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#3
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Wow the BS in this thread is epic. I need glasses....
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#4
Marineborn
by: DrPepper
I actualy was referring to gta:SA.

Why are you so invested in the gamecube and wii being terrible. Its like you are the sole creater of the xbox and ps3.
just thought youd like this article drpepper, just like to backup my words
http://www.joystiq.com/2008/10/25/resident-evil-5-producer-wii-cant-handle-re5s-title-screen/
thats the one about the wii not being able to support the re5 title screen,
im not trolling or hating, im just pointing out obviuos its like its 2009 time to step it up nintendo im tired of you rolling out these kiddie systems, stop putting mario in every dam games out there im tired of it, get back toyour nes and nintendo 64 roots. *sigh*
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#5
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Actualy with proper coding I bet they could get it running on the wii. They won't try because it will be expensive. Also the wii is designed more around cell shading techniques like in prince of persia etc. I personally don't like mario games and obviously you don't but that doesn't mean others don't. If you said that in japan you'd be ninja'd within a minute.
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#6
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Yes, please let's get back to topic.
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#7
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: btarunr
Yes, please let's get back to topic.
I saw that coming :p
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#8
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
AMD and Nintendo struck gold on the Wii. It's no surprise they hit 50 million. It was just a matter of time.
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#9
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Anyway love it or hate it the Wii rulz!
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#10
Mandown
Grats for AMD and Nintendo, didn't even know they had an AMD product in it.

I do agree with marineborn on the the point that they need to stop with the kiddie games all the time. I know thats a big part for nintendo but they still got to the mature crowd in the N64 days. I still have my N64, with the stupid expansion pak! :roll: I love conkers bad fur day, now thats the nintendo I like.:rockout:
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#11
Melvis
The Wii is the only one that has made a profit isnt it? XBOX 360 and PS3 have yet to make a profit from what i was told.

The Wii is everywhere here in Australia so is the xbox 360, PS3 not so much.
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#12
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: Melvis
The Wii is the only one that has made a profit isnt it? XBOX 360 and PS3 have yet to make a profit from what i was told.

The Wii is everywhere here in Australia so is the xbox 360, PS3 not so much.
You are correct. For every wii sold nintendo actualy make money, very rare for that to happen with consoles whereas xbox and especially the ps3 cost more money than they are sold for.
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#13
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Remember, the Wii for Nintendo was very much a live or die product. If the Wii didn't succeed, Nintend may have had to close its doors. Because of that, they cut as many corners as they could especially in the hardware department but still, people expect to pay so much for a console which means they could actually turn a profit. If anything, I think Microsoft and Sony should learn from the Wii's success that graphics don't mean much to most gamers. What matters is innovation in terms of interfacing.

There's two things very unique about the Wii:
1) Five year olds can figure out how to play it.
2) 5-100 year olds want to play it.

Hell, I know lots of adults that bought a Wii just for Wii Fit.
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#14
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: FordGT90Concept
Remember, the Wii for Nintendo was very much a live or die product. If the Wii didn't succeed, Nintend may have had to close its doors.
Yeah because the DS is a complete failure. I mean they have only shipped 100 Million Units. :laugh:


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#16
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: Mega-Japan
Damn, you completely beat me to it >.>...
Don't F@#K with me! I'm Shaolin son! :rockout:
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#17
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
The Wii was under development before the DS was released. They didn't know whether or not the DS would sink or swim at the time.
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