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Photos: IBM delivers Wii chips to Nintendo

IBM says it has begun shipping a PowerPC CPU, code-named "Broadway," that was developed with Nintendo for its next-gen gaming console.

While the exact launch date and price is still not set, Nintendo hopes to release Wii in the United States before the Christmas with a price tag under $250. Nintendo plans to give more details at a Sept. 14 press event.

IBM Test Engineer Jim Myers (left) inspects a tray of Nintendo chip modules at the company's Burlington, Vermont Test Center.


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