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Wii 2 to go beyond HD

Nintendo boss Iwata claims a resolution increase alone would not be enough to sell successor.

There's no way of knowing how far off the announcement of a successor to the Wii actually is, but new comments from nintendo boss Saturo Iwata suggest that when the machine does arrive it will pack more than simply a high-definition upgrade.

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knifefight2791d ago

I get all excited when a salesman tells me the product he wants to sell me will be great.

Solidus187-SCMilk2791d ago

it will play dvds or blurays too.

PoSTedUP2791d ago

yeah it may even come with a mario game too! : /

IdleLeeSiuLung2791d ago

I think Iwata is right! The Wii didn't sell because of graphics, it sold because of the experience. What new experiences needs to be brought to the table?

I think Natal is the next big thing purely because it is a new experience that is even more immersive than the wii motion controls. A Wii 2 will definitely need Natal technology of some sort....

Casual gamers don't care about high definition, but a fun experience.

The lack of DVD playback, HD resolution, blu-ray, online community and high tech wizardry hasn't hurt the Wii a bit.

AKNAA2791d ago

So basically, I'm guessing nintendo is gonna go Blu-ray, 3D like the PS3??

PoSTedUP2791d ago (Edited 2791d ago )

i think the wii sold because of the "cool omg!" motion controls, it appeals to kids and parents love it because it was cheap and mostly E rated, and the wii fit sold lots because well... moms, and their obsession with there weight. plus nintendo marketed this well in the begining, the wii fit for women, the cool motion controls, had good ADs like burgerking etc. nintendo did everything right without appealing to the hardcore, they really didnt have to, it was mostly the casuals. and yeah the experience was there also.

Aaroncls72791d ago

MEH.. nintendo sucks. They've played a villainous role since the time they refused a partnership with Sony pre-PS1. They suck hardcore, even their fanboys have started hating on their extremely lame and disappointing performance. F*ck Reggie and that idiot lady from the E3 conference.

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Gen0ne2791d ago

Make me love you again. Tell me something I wanna hear. Beyond HD? Either Samus better stop by my house in her gun ship to whisk me away to an interstellar conflict ( where I'd be adorned with my own Chozo armor ) Or maybe something a little more feasible like, holograms? All I want from you, actually, is HD. So to say your going beyond HD means... you're still not gonna support HD are you? Hope whatever you got up your sleeve is something truly special with a headline like that. Sony's got 3-D incoming. Are you going beyond that? I dunno, skeptical am I.

Bodyboarder_VGamer2791d ago (Edited 2791d ago )

I hope they launch the new console soon and with backward compatibility because even though I don't have a Wii I have a couple of Wii games like Zelda TP and Metroid Trilogy waiting to be played. But the Wii at $200 it's such a rip-off.

Enjoi9151112791d ago (Edited 2791d ago )

that will be the day i crap out of my mouth.

CELEBRITY SPORTS SHOWDOWN ANYONE!!!!

If someone puts a wii in my face without mario kart or new super mario i will take that peice of trash out of their hands and pull out my .45 and well....id shoot it set it on fire crap on it burn it some more ....etc

i HATE THE WII!

no more heroes 2....lol.....goes back to play daisy fuentes pilates ROFL

Seekerofthewind2791d ago

*goes back to playing No More Heroes 2*

Gen0ne2791d ago

That's some impressive hatred you got there.

Enjoi9151112791d ago (Edited 2791d ago )

i know its a little much

i just feel sorry for all the husbands or kids out their that wanted a ps3 or xbox....but there wives or mom wanted or bought them wii for them or their kids.....and the husband comes in Gamestop looks for the new COD for the wii....and you say sorry its not on the wii but here is cod 3 or waw or reflex...they buy them all and come back the next day to return them all.....you can see the sadness in their eyes......Nintendo is now officially a old person machine nothing more nothing less (besides mario)

the wii is a peice of crap...all it is is a 30 $ gamecube that doesnt play dvds with stupid motion sticks that are horrible inaccurate without the motionplus

wii = 199
4 controllers for the wii cost 300$ OMFG
sh!t accessory's everywhere

i work at gamestop (just a job dont hate please) but i see the wiis failure all day with many many consumers......it was just the wii fit and old people that made everyone think the wii was amazing and a must have

f Nintendo

Seekerofthewind2791d ago (Edited 2791d ago )

Because only women, children, and old persons play the Wii. Certainly not college students who have been playing games since the NES days, or even earlier. Certainly not...

And it's not like it has any good games. I mean, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, No More Heroes (And 2), de Blob, Little King's Story, among others weren't any good...right?

And the First Party titles? Buncha junk. I mean, you have the Game of the Year 2007 (Super Mario Galaxy), you have Brawl, Mario Kart Wii, Metroid Prime 3, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and all these horribly crappy games...right?

And you totally must have Four Wiimotes, Four Nunchaku, Four Classic Controllers, and Four Steering Wheels. I mean, the only good games on Wii are multiplayer, and every one only uses one specific controller setting each...right?

And as for accessories, that's the fault of 3rd Party developers. Wii Motion+, Wii Speak, and the Wii Wheel all have at least one bundle with at least one game, and those are the ones that are actually relevant. (Maybe the Wii Zapper, never bought it due to me not being much of an FPS-person). It's quite easy to ignore the others...but that would leave you with one less complaint. Can't have that, can we?

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