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Submitted by Valay 680d ago | news

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. (Wii, Wii U)

SeraphimBlade  +   680d ago
Hindsight is 1080p, I suppose...
majiebeast  +   680d ago
Did someone call me!

http://i.imgur.com/ETAy7cP....
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miyamoto  +   680d 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And Nintendo thinks they can get away overpriced outdated tech...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
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BISHOP-BRASIL  +   679d 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.
Pushagree  +   680d 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.
Rai  +   680d ago
I think their online strategy for the wii was worst than it not being HD.
Murad  +   680d 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.
Rai  +   680d 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.
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Murad  +   680d 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
ChickeyCantor  +   680d ago
Well excuuuuuuuuse me princess. But 90's internet emulation is the best around.

It's not lag, it's a feature.
StraightedgeSES  +   680d ago
They should have used an x1600 or a x1650 for the Wii.
Chrono  +   680d ago
It's no good crying over spilt milk.
die_fiend  +   680d 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?
SymphonicRain  +   680d ago
You know they were only a year off right?
die_fiend  +   680d 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
tracyllrkn  +   680d 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...
deadfrag  +   680d 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!
Zodiac  +   680d 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.
rezzah  +   680d ago
Yes, it would have been great.
MasterCornholio  +   680d ago
Well the benefits of maintaining it as an SD console was that it was extremely cheap to produce which allowed Nintendo to undercut the 360 and PS3 by an extremely large amount.

It would have been nice if it was a HD console but then the Wii wouldn't have been as successful due to its higher price point.

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Testfire  +   680d ago
I shared his sentiment about 7 years ago when I first plugged in my Wii...
LOL_WUT  +   680d ago
The Wii U was what the Wii was supposed to be but it is what it is. They can only learn from this experience. ;)
wishingW3L  +   680d ago
they never learn from their mistakes. Once Iwata became Nintendo's boss he ruined the company. Just look at the N64, GC, Wii and Wii U compared to the Nes and Snes...They should be thankful they don't have much competition in the handheld area or the company would be 6 feet under by now.
ChickeyCantor  +   680d ago
" Just look at the N64, GC, Wii and Wii U compared to the Nes and Snes.."

Iwata wasn't CEO in 1996...Not even close. At that time he was working at HAL laboratory. Goes to show you know jacks//t about Nintendo and Iwata.
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EXVirtual  +   680d ago
Well, that was Nintendo's mistake. Off topic, but has anyone else been watching twerking lately?? Lol
TechnicianTed  +   680d ago
I don't even know what twerking is, and I'm not sure I want to know either.
Skate-AK  +   680d ago
It's has to do with girls and shaking their butt. Some people are insane at it. YouTube it.
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CrossingEden  +   680d ago
well of course, look at the difference at skyward sword in 1080p on an emulator
ziggurcat  +   680d ago
i keep saying... wii U is what nintendo should have put out 7 years ago.
R00bot  +   679d ago
Probably would have costed double what the PS3 costed at launch, easy, maybe more.
LOL_WUT  +   679d ago
Really? Without Blu Ray or a proper DVD player I don't see how ;)
R00bot  +   679d ago
Hmm. You make a good point. They really pushed the PS3's price up with that blu ray player. Maybe a little less than double the PS3. It's still technically got a form of proprietary disk that's not unlike a blu ray, though.
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   680d ago
If the original Wii was in HD Nintendo woulda had to make the Console more powerful most of the games that came out look horrible graphics wise, the only game that woulda look good in HD is Mario Galaxy.
wishingW3L  +   680d ago
all GC and Wii games look awesome on Dolphin, so you're wrong.
Qrphe  +   680d ago
So any game running on the Wii 'woulda' looked WORSE than a game running on a vastly more powerful Wii? I didn't know more power actually made graphics worse.
andrewer  +   680d ago
Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, Super Mario Galaxy and SSBB in HD would be beautiful, but they were awesome anyways, wouldn't complain.
jcnba28  +   680d ago
Wii had some beautiful looking games, can't wait to see what Nintendo will make with a hd system.
Minute Man 721  +   680d ago
Damn grew up on Nintendo but thy dropped the ball long time ago
MrTrololo  +   680d ago
The wii had sub-par graphic with ps2 and xbox and the wii u had sub-par graphic with the ps3 and xbox 360. Don't know why anybody would consider the wii u next gen consoles lol
SAYGUH  +   680d ago
They'd better get it right with the next console around 2020. It must be 4k resolution, by then the tvs will be affordable
sephx22  +   680d ago
I agree, the next graphical jump will be to 4k resolution and it would be very much appreciated if Nintendo's next console supports this resolution. But since Nintendo doesn`t care about that stuff :(
SAYGUH  +   680d ago
Thanx Seph for understanding & agreeing with me. They really need to wake up & smell the roses, this is a different time not 1990 anymore. Tradition for anybody will only hold you back, embrace change that will benefit you for the future.
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byeGollum  +   680d ago
It doesn't matter now 'cause we have the wiiU.
Mikefizzled  +   680d ago
If the Wii was HD I expect the Wii U to have been released this year or next.
Concertoine  +   680d ago
It was designed around standard definition, looking at 90% of the games on wii in HD wouldnt be pretty. Excluding nintendo titles and high end 3rd party stuff, obviously.

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