Citing "multiple sources in the game industry" veteran games journalist John Davison has filed a report on a new Wii, set to launch in 2011.
Lets talk about 2009 instead....shall we please? 2 years is pretty far away right now.
Yes, but this could effect people's choices today.
Then 3 years must be really a long ways off ... ;)
I could careless what Nintendo does next gen and already know there console will be a different looking wii with HD output and slightly better visuals. 2011 is to far away and not worth thinking about yet.
By 2011 HD is obsolete and we're possibly looking against a new standard lol. Nintendo has to stop bringing out products from 1985.. HD is now not 2011. Atleast we've got Microsoft *cough* and Sony bringing out some modern products. You can notice i'm not a big Nintendo fan. Just felt like i've wasted too much money on their products.
HD is obsolete in 2011? I suppose even thought the majority of people still haven't upgraded their TVs to a "Full" HD set these last few years means that people are obviously going to skip "HD" and go straight for a Super High Vision set in only 3 years time. Makes sense. Also considering that most console games don't run in native 1080p and are 640p, 720p or upscaled. Wow. You really are intelligent. Is this post coming across loud enough on the sarcasmometer?
HAHA LMAO... Yeah kid Bluetooth was out in 85. Wifi was also out in 85.. It's sad that you are not only clueless but have no interest in getting any kind of clue.. Yeah a processor thats 4 times as powerful as the Ps2 was out in 85 15 years before the PS2 came out...BTW HD isnt going anywhere, it took them almost 30 years after inventing it to just get it cheap enough for the average consumer. They wont replace that in 3 years. Also its obvious that you have never supported Nintendo in any way. Stop using that excuse to try to justify the BS you are spouting.
dout hd wont be here by 2011 i still know alot of people who dont even have hd tv. anyone think it will be 720p or 1080p?
You miss the whole point in my comment. What i'm saying is: Nintendo is recycling old technology and brings nothing new. The technology we have today is further ahead compared to what regular consumers buy. Nintendo focus is on them, the casual gamer and the regular consumer. So yes. HD isn't of necessary because indeed the regulars are still at this moment on SD. So considering their model, 2011 is the right thing to do. Early adopters though, and most hardcore gamers, are ahead of time compared to those regulars. Thus getting into the X and PS zone. Both HD devices. Ofcourse i know there wont be a new standard by 2011, it's around the corner. Be a little more open-minded, i'm very much aware that what i wrote is pretty much bs, especially about the hd standard, but it's about the message inside of the bs i wrote.
" What i'm saying is: Nintendo is recycling old technology and brings nothing new." This generation they pretty much made the motion concept a standard for gaming along side the gamepad. yes yes motion gaming was way before the Wii, but Nintendo actually took it to the foreground which no company ever dare to do because the concept wasn't solid enough to the masses. They took a shot and succeeded, and look at what MS is trying now. Actually makes me laugh how you people say "recycled hardware". Making your hardware smaller and more efficient is also a plus. You think every component in the 360 or PS3 is "NEW"? You think the architecture isn't based on "old"gen? Just like the Wii is doing that...because the Ps3 has its own specific CPU and RAM, motherboard etc etc doesn't mean its doing something new the way you think its doing. Everything works according Recycled "ideas" else you wouldn't be having a PS3/360 in the first place.
like rumble features to a game system... the rumble pak? no, no new system uses rumble features. motion controls??? what the hell are those, i've never heard of six axis either. you have a point Ngai- recycled through and through... oh look i broke my sarcast-o-meter
Woohoo! Bring it on! Can't they fast-track the new system to 2010? Just have an HD Zelda ready for 2011 Nintendo and I'll be happy!
I RATHER HAVE THEM CALL IT WII2 SO THE ADVERTISMENT GO LIKE "WII2 LIKE TO PLAY WITH YOU"
looooooooooooooool dat was dirty but still nice one bubbles up:P
... what happened to your smiley sajj316. When's the funeral?
soo what happens to the cureent wii owners wen they release a new wii. cuz im sure the old wiis wont be able too handle the new games. thats the risk you get when bringing an new console too soon you alianate your old owners.
We need an award system here. That was a prize winning comment.. I mean what will Wii owners do? The Wii is the first ever console in history, so of course when its replaced Wii owners will be the first to ever have to go buy an upgraded console. I mean its not like they will do what Nes,Snes,PS1,PS2,Xbox owners did.
will it play dvds?
Does anyone really care is the real question.
FYI hater. Wii already plays DVD's... It cant decode movies but it has a DVD drive inside. FIll your hate with facts and people might take you seriously
Hope not =) i don't wanna pay for that extra nonsense while i have like 5 of them already.
you fanboys don't pay attention do you. he asked if it played DVDs as in movies which it does not do. alot of people use game systems to play movies, i seriously doubt many ps3 owners have other blu-ray players outside of their ps3, heck i have never owned a dvd player, i have always used game systems (xbox, ps2).
... the current Wii can play DVD's, but you need the Homebrew Channel... What's this so-called 'Homebrew Channel' you ask? Google it!
will it play dvd's? is that a joke if you dont have a dvd player in every room in the house yet ill give you 5 dollars so you can have that luxury lol. just give me what Nintendo is good at.......games.i dont need all the computer in the living room stuff.
it was a simple question it did not mean anything else.
Well Nintendo will do something obviously, and naturally still think of the end user so the price can be affordable.
The first big mistake the other consoles made was thinking that console price didn't matter.
And they thought that the exact same people plus more would buy the consoles. another 120m for Sony? who knows, but this generation i honestly doubt it. =/
@KnaveX true it was a simple question but you see how your question had nothing to do with "gaming" i see this more and more each gen less gaming more "other" stuff.I remember a time when video game systems played games..and only that,funny how now in this day and age the "other" stuff becomes a major selling point.
FTW (F*** The Wii)
you haven't got it
Lets finish off 2009 and the games before Nintendo starts talking about a new conole
they'll try to re-do waht they did with the ds and extend the wii life until the last five year old chinese/vietnamese or whatever kid turns 18...LOL no but seriously ,way too early to be talking about next gen consoles.... thread ignored... as... of... NOW. :)
Does it really take an "industry veteran" to speculate that a new console will come at around the end of the 5 year cycle? No, any gamer could come up with that on their own. I wish they would do something worthwhile.
If this is true, and it may very well not be, I think this is actually a fairly smart move by Nintendo, since there's a chance that by 2011, not only will HD TVs be affordable enough for most consumers to own, but they'll also be able to make a console with HD capacity and still sell it for $250 at a profit. Neither of those circumstances were in place for this generation, and that is one of the reasons why it was wise for Nintendo to pass on HD for Wii, at least from a profit perspective.
All that plus I'm sure game development will decrease a lot for HD visuals in that time as well. Still takes a lot of money and time to make those 1080p games... er 720p game... wait 640p.. hmmmm ;)
imo oppinion the wii hardware is crap im already bored of mine finally they are making a next gen console. imo the wii was bad for gaming instead of making good games they mad cartoony games targett5ed and infants and minors.
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