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Is Nintendo's Next Console Called the Beem or is that Just One Man's Wishful Thinking?

Illustration for article titled Is Nintendos Next Console Called the Beem or is that Just One Mans Wishful Thinking?

We don't know the official name for Nintendo's next console yet, but consider "Beem" to be an unlikely candidate. Internet sleuths have been piecing together web registration details, and they thought, for a moment, that "Beem" is it.

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The proof?

The same Australian company, Melbourne IT, that hosts the domain nintendobeem.com hosts the official Nintendo domains for NintendoWii.com and Nintendo3DS.com, according to our search of WhoIs, which tracks the ownership of websites. The Beem site doesn't load right now, and certainly doesn't direct to Nintendo.com.

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But it's a good theory, right?

The problem is that Project Beem was the name attached to a submission to a Wii 2 mock-up contest run by IGN last month, a fact the super-gamers at NeoGAF have been sorting out. The person who submitted the Beem, 27-year-old Canberra-based Aaron Carr, has registered NintendoBeemShop.com and NintendoBeemGames.com.

Our take on the name Beem? We're not buying it.

Thanks to everyone who sent this tip in.

(Top photo by Aaron Carr for IGN's mock-up contest)

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DISCUSSION

Harry-Rezqiano
Harry-Rezqiano

Whatever they will call it, the product code will be PCF.

GameCube product code was DOL (Project Dolphin) , Wii was RVL (Revolution). Naturally, if the codename really is "Project Cafe" , the code wil be based on that words.