• Kyodo


IBM Corp. said Friday it has started shipping its microprocessors for game machine manufacturer Nintendo Co.’s Wii next-generation console.

IBM said the chips use technology that will help deliver to Nintendo a generous improvement in processing power while achieving a 20 percent reduction in energy consumption.

IBM had so far provided its chips to Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 and Sony Corp.’s soon-to-be-released PlayStation 3. Nintendo has said it plans to ship the Wii in the fourth quarter of this year.

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