AMD Ships 50 Millionth 'Hollywood' GPU In Wii
With this milestone shipment, 'Hollywood' has become the most successful AMD game console chip in the history of AMD game console chips. Genyo Takeda, general manager of Integrated Research and Development at Nintendo, had some pretty fond words to say about AMD in relation to the announcement: "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."
It's sort of funny, actually. Maybe bashed Nintendo's latest console when it set out to rival the high-powered PlayStation 3 and the respectably potent Xbox 360 with less-than-top-notch graphics. To this day, it's still the only next-gen game console that can't truly deliver high definition graphics. Thankfully for AMD, it seems that the public at large isn't too concerned about graphics alone when it comes to the Wii.