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Miyamoto says it would have been great if Wii had been HD

Making the Wii SD as opposed to HD was a bit of a controversial decision at the time for Nintendo. HD televisions were starting to break out, and Sony and Microsoft both adapted this functionality for their own consoles - the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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SeraphimBlade1108d ago

Hindsight is 1080p, I suppose...

miyamoto1107d ago (Edited 1107d ago )

Ouch!

Even Miyamoto-san agrees with HD consoles

And Nintendo thinks they can get away overpriced outdated tech...

now their scam finally bit them in the arse

oh how things made a quick U turn

back in 2009 why would I insult my 46 inch Samsung HD TV with an SD console
it makes no sense

I bought an HD TV to watch HD Bluray movies and HD Bluray games

that made more practical sense

BISHOP-BRASIL1107d ago

Lol... U turn... I can't help but think, if we already got the Wii U-turn and Xbox One-80 memes in order, Sony better watch out.

Pushagree1108d ago

It would have also been great if it had current gen specs, an HDD, and creative new IP's instead of rehashes of mario and zelda.

The only thing Wii proved is that console sales are no longer tied to how good a console is anymore.

Rai1108d ago

I think their online strategy for the wii was worst than it not being HD.

Murad1108d ago

I could have cared less about the online features, aside from it being used for MH 3 or something. But I did want to play Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn in HD, or some of my old Gamecube games that I cherished in HD, or something along those lines.

Rai1108d ago (Edited 1108d ago )

Well you might get them now, now wait and see if Nintendo will remake their old gamecube games because thats the only way to get a HD gamecube game, not just putting it in the console.

The online function is much more important than HD. They're in HD now but their online system is so far behind.

Murad1107d ago

@Rai
I actually get most of my games in HD through emulators. They run better with a great graphics card and look a great deal better. I somewhat agree with you about that, but I really wish Nintendo learned to this ahead of time. Also, I would taken into consideration the online portion if I was part of the online group, but i'm really not. My favourite online game is Dota 2

ChickeyCantor1108d ago

Well excuuuuuuuuse me princess. But 90's internet emulation is the best around.

It's not lag, it's a feature.

StraightedgeSES1108d ago

They should have used an x1600 or a x1650 for the Wii.

Chrono1108d ago

It's no good crying over spilt milk.

die_fiend1108d ago

Ditch Wii U and make a console comparable with PS4. What were Nintendo thinking when they decided to release that way before the next gen was going to start. Have they not heard of the Dreamcast?

SymphonicRain1108d ago

You know they were only a year off right?

die_fiend1108d ago

Ok then. Later than I thought. Which makes the power discrepancy even more pronounced. They're in trouble with Wii U. But they haven't ever made a loss on a console generation so we'll see

tracyllrkn1108d ago

They don't need to release a console with comparable power. They need to release their flagship titles. Nintendo fans don't buy third party games unless it's a Lego, fit, or dance game.
http://www.vgchartz.com/gam...

deadfrag1107d ago

Nintendo releases consoles in 5 year cicles!First no one is oblidge to by a WII U and im pretty sure that people that like games,and Nintendo is actually beginning to show them,will have no problem in buy the console because its not the power of the console that matters is the quallity of the games!If you want a powerfull machine buy a top of the line gaming PC!

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Zodiac1108d ago

I love the Wii in SD as it is, but the 3rd part support that HD brought to 360/ps3 in addition to first party Nintendo titles would have made it one hell of a console.

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