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AMD congratulates Nintendo on the Wii launch

Posted by: John at 11/27/2006 7:31 PM
The folks at AMD sent their congrats to the Nintendo people for the great success in the Wii launch. As you know, the Wii uses the Hollywood graphics processor from AMD to drive the images on the system. This isn't the first time Nintendo and AMD have worked together as the graphics folks also supplied the graphics chip for the GameCube.


AMD Congratulates Nintendo on the Launch of Wii, A Revolution in Gaming

AMDs Hollywood Graphics Processor Delivers the Next-Generation Gaming Experience for Innovative New Video Game Console

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AMD (NYSE: AMD) today congratulates Nintendo on the successful launch of the revolutionary Wii video gaming console. The AMD Hollywood graphics processor resulted in Nintendo delivering a brand new level of immersive gameplay and interaction for consumers in North America.

Nintendos vision is to do something radically new and different with Wii the technology hidden in the system allows us to deliver an intuitive and fun gaming experience in a silent and beautiful form factor, said Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo of America Inc. Nintendos new Wii video game system not only changes how people play games, but redefines how they interact with both the system and their televisions.

"Nintendos fresh approach to the way people play video games is generating a tremendous amount of excitement around the world. The launch of the Wii is a great achievement for Nintendo and a win for gamers everywhere who finally get their hands on this exciting new video game system, said Dave Orton, executive vice president, Visual and Media Business, AMD. Having powered the graphics in the Nintendo GameCube, AMD is delighted to strengthen its relationship with Nintendo as it drives the next revolution in video games with the Wii.

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