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Submitted by AnthonyB 1451d ago | rumor

Update about the Wii big announcement

LiveGen writes : "Afer unveiling a possible Wii announcement to come on October 11th, the retailer who contacted us is now saying that Nintendo has stop sending him old bundles like the white & black pack... And he's saying that the supply could means a new bundle or the Wii HiFi rumored before E3..." (Nintendo, Wii)

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enkeixpress  +   1451d ago
... I would love for there to be a Wii HD.

It'd be cool to see what Super Mario Galaxy looks like once upscaled to HD
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Thecraft1989  +   1451d ago
you never heard of dolphin emulator ? It looks very good and runs on most pc.
Snakefist30  +   1451d ago
Wii HD will be cool.
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Samus HD  +   1451d ago
but it won't be Wii HD
it will be something unique and different
TheIneffableBob  +   1451d ago
Dolphin is really cool. It runs the game natively at the chosen resolution, so you can play in 1080p or even 2560x1600.
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Trroy  +   1451d ago
Support for 3DTVs would rock. Couldn't be hard to upgrade all the N64 classics they are already upgrading to 3D for the Wii...
slugboss  +   1451d ago
They already expressed their hate for wearing glasses, and hate for HD years ago, and hate for the dvd format before that... and when has nintendo ever updated anything for free? you're giving away alot of the 3DS lineup with that N64 bit.

I think they'll just add an HDMI port and call it a day.
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darkcharizard  +   1451d ago
Well that's enough. Atleast we can get Super Street Fighter IV then!
TheGameFoxJTV  +   1451d ago
Guys, just adding a HDMI cable does NOT enable a system to do HD graphics. The Wii simply CAN'T do native HD, it's not strong enough.
darkcharizard  +   1451d ago
^
It's not strong enough? pffffft!

You mean it doesn't have a graphics card that supports 1080p... LOL!
TheGameFoxJTV  +   1449d ago
@darkcharizard
Dude, the Wii struggles to play alot of its 480p games. How the hell can you expect it to do HD at all?
Shnazzyone  +   1451d ago
hmm
wonder if this is going to turn into anything or if we're just getting worked up for nothing.
eagle21  +   1451d ago
I keep hoping it has something to do with Zelda: Skyward Sword. And Mario's 25th Anniversary is bound to get celebrated in the USA/EU this year like Japan. :)
Microsoft_Spokesman  +   1451d ago
I honestly don't think Nintendo will stop releasing the Wii, nor make the Wii HD. The sales may have slowed down for the Wii but they are still reasonable. Also, if they were to phase out the Wii and released Wii HD, I'm sure it will be mentioned and released on or post-E3 2011 and not now.
RedPawn  +   1451d ago
It better release with Super Mario Bros. 4
darkcharizard  +   1451d ago
Super Mario Bros 4 is Super Mario World
RedPawn  +   1451d ago
I didn't know Bros., was spelled W O R L D, hmmm very new to me.
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   1451d ago
Super Mario Bros. 4 released in Japan. It wasn't very popular, however, as they changed the formula so much.
Titanz  +   1451d ago
If it is true....
I could see Nintendo pulling in big sale numbers.
PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt  +   1451d ago
Wii is still in the market didnt know
tunaks1  +   1451d ago
I know, with all the wii clones out there its so easy to forget about it.
btk  +   1451d ago
Nintendo is well positioned to go next gen before the competition. Wii HD with BR - it will be easy to get 1080p and 3D for Q4 2011 / Q1 2012. Will make sense. Nintendo is in the best position to release early and take the next gen. By the time Sony and MS releases, Nintendo could have a large portion already sewn up - even if the specs is way less than XB720 / PS4. If it is just PS3.5 + Move it will own next gen if they release 18 months before Sony and MS.
Spydiggity  +   1451d ago
maybe
but nintendo is a generation behind. so unless they plan on investing a few hundred million in making the nexter gen system, they are just going to end up with a move.

if nintendo were to try and attempt a next gen system, i hope they do away with motion controls as the primary form of interaction. the medium is tired.
claterz  +   1451d ago
If Nintendo made a console which could support 1080p with 3D and BR it would be too expensive for their audience, most people know the reason people buy a Wii is because it's cheap.
I think the next Nintendo console will struggle to match the hardware of the 360, and by the time they release their next console Sony and MS will be close to, or would have already released their next consoles. Leaving Nintendo behind once again (in terms of hardware).
LoydX-mas  +   1451d ago
I disagree....
the motion controls are why the Wii sold big. It appealed to a much larger casual market that didn't mind spending $249 and then all the extra cash for the three extra controllers and nunchucks.
claterz  +   1451d ago
Well the fact that it used motion controls obviously made a difference but do you really think that even with motion controls, people would have bought it if it was the same price as the PS3? I don't think so.
This is why the Move won't sell as well with casuals, it's way to expensive for the Wii audience, if Sony didn't have a hardcore line up for Move, it would be a complete fail.

I also can't understand why motion controls would widen the audience as much as the Wii did, I think it's just that most causuals who bought the Wii (old people, parents etc)hadn't experienced gaming this generation. I bet if you gave all Wii owners a PS3 and its best exclusives they would choose it over the Wii even with its motions controls.
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Makidian  +   1451d ago
I spent a lot of time in several retail stores over the last two days shopping for my kids birthday gifts and the Move was sold out at all of the ones I went to which was Target, Wallie, and BB. I lucked out and got the last two from them. That was just the Move controllers by themselves though, there were still plenty of bundles left but very few Navigation controllers, so there must be life in the motion controller market yet.

I agree that a Wii HD could be potentially to expensive for them to achieve the same kind of runaway success the Wii had, even though it would be effin' sweet to play some Mario, Metroid and Zelda in glorious and pristine HD.
Trroy  +   1451d ago
I would agree with btk's sentiments, except for one bit...

If the Wii HD is a PS3.5, wouldn't it cost a good bit more than one? I don't think Nintendo is looking to tackle the $450+ casual crowd, because most of the casual crowd likes < $300 I think.
Vortex3D  +   1451d ago
Why do gamers think if Nintendo has "Wii HD", it will be enough? Assuming "Wii HD" has hardware capability of PS3 or X360, the real question what is the point of owning another similar capability console? Motion control isn't unique to Wii anymore.

What Nintendo does have is the "family friendly" brand name.
AJBACK2FRAG  +   1450d ago
and they have the ability to produce the best first party software on the face of the planet.
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xHarvey  +   1451d ago
I hope its Wii HD and plays dvds. I need a dvd player for the living room.
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   1451d ago
That's an expensive DVD player.
xHarvey  +   1451d ago
Yeah I know but if I'm going to buy a dvd player I might as well buy a Wii. I want to play Super Smash Bros Brawl and Metroid Other M.
Trroy  +   1451d ago
Nintendo doesn't like standard disc formats. Its cheaper for them to make their own, since they don't need to pay DVD royalties, I believe.

On top of that, piracy is harder.
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tunaks1  +   1451d ago
wii games are burnt on dvds...
Makidian  +   1451d ago
I don't know if you are aware of this but piracy is pretty rampant on the Wii and it uses DVD's so I don't see what you are getting at. If Nintendo developed their own, new format, it would mean a much more expensive hardware price.
Trroy  +   1450d ago
Let me clarify, if you don't have a DVD *video* decoder on your machine, you don't need to pay the DVD drive royalties for having one.

The DVD data format can be the same... which, yes, is the cause of the Wii piracy. As I stated, Nintendo doesn't like that. Don't think they will replicate the same error with their next console.
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Yangus  +   1451d ago
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Quantum Theory sequel!!/Wii/
Makidian  +   1451d ago
Are you seriously serious about that!?
turok  +   1451d ago
lololol blu ray on a ninty platform.
people certainly like to dream. cant bash that unfortunately, its okay to dream.
Nathalie  +   1451d ago
Zelda
There is no new zelda without new hardware being launched. Zelda I, Ocarina and skyward sword, Wii-1, 3DS and... Wii-2.
Sarick  +   1451d ago
New Wii controller.
They are gonna announce the new Wii controller that includes the extra motion sensors. They've been hiding them from the public for a while.
Kos-Mos  +   1451d ago
Sony:
"Ehm, we got something...ehhh...something.. .cool...called...move...pink dildo thing.."

Nintendo:
Farts.

Ms:
"Ehm...there`s something nata...kinect...ehm...avatar shoe..eh..

Nintendo:
Farts even louder.
SCARE-KRO  +   1451d ago
Ive been playing computer and video games for at least 23 years on many platforms and consoles. But most definitely, the Wii was the most disappointing purchase I have ever made. I used it until I got a PS3 and then only played it on rare occasions. I don't think I have even turned it on for about a year now. It was my first Nintendo console purchase (I have a DS) and it will be my last.

Make fun of Sony but I'm pretty sure that the PS3 can do everything a Wii can do and more and also do it better. (Actually the Wii has a better Web Browser...but thats it)The only thing different is the games. Look at Metacritic and see which console has the most games rated 80+ on average.

You can call Move a 'pink dildo' all you like. There is a saying 'The person who goes for insults first has lost the argument'. If all you have is to call Move a dildo - if I knew nothing about the two forms of motion controllers, I know which I would choose.

Nintendo farting in the face of Sony - maybe the company can sales-wise this generation (its not gonna happen again), but as a consumer I know which console I play and which one I 'fart' at.
tunaks1  +   1451d ago
I dont eat unless metacritic tells me the food is good.
Kos-Mos  +   1451d ago
*Laughs hard*
At least you bought it and support Nintendo.
It`s not an insult, it`s trying to be funny on a level where
most N4G members feel home. I supprt Sony, but never mooove.
Discussion end.
Trroy  +   1451d ago
I agree with you SCARE-KRO. The Wii is, at best, a GameCube replacement for me. I feel like the GC's life has been extended somewhat by the Wii, but for the most part, my Wii only gets used for Netflix, because its low power and easy for kids to turn on.

The games are kinda meh, except for the (exceptional quality) Nintendo titles that should have been on GC years ago. I still play my PS2 more -- a lot more.
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AJBACK2FRAG  +   1450d ago
Sony in a trillion years could never produce a game as good as ... let's say Wii Sports. It's beyond them to create a game that looks and acts like a tech demo but is still giving people miles of entertainment four years after it's release. I'd love to see them try to create a mascot/game that could be relevant twenty five years after it's release (that to this very day people love). They're incapable of a unique thought (Move) all they've done since the release of the
Playstation is copy Nintendo and fail miserably. Of course they've made alot of money but where's the innovation where's the spirit?
Sony should stick to movies and Microsoft should stick to making shitty software. Lol!
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SCARE-KRO  +   1450d ago
AJBACK2FRAG: "I'd love to see them try to create a mascot/game that could be relevant twenty five years after it's release (that to this very day people love). They're incapable of a unique thought..."

I'd love to see Nintendo come up with a mascot/game that is something new rather than rehash what they have done for the last 25 years.

Wii Sports is not a good game. It is fun for a few weeks and then for random sessions but I wouldn't go that far and say that it is a good game. You haven't played many video games if you classify that as good.

Move is yet to prove itself.

Sony has a wide variety of quality games across PS1, PS2 and PS3. To say otherwise is foolish. They don't have to rely on only First Party games and reuses of old (but timeless) characters, games, genres and ideas. How many games are going to feature Mario and be a platformer of some description?

For Example a list of games that feature Mario:

Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario Land
Super Mario World
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
New Super Mario Bros.
New Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario 64
Super Mario Sunshine
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Luigi's Mansion
Super Princess Peach
Yoshi's Island DS
Kaettekita Mario Bros.
All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros.
Mario Bros. Classic 1993
Super Mario All-Stars 1993
BS Super Mario USA Power Challenge
BS Super Mario Collection
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
Super Mario Advance
Super Mario Advance 2
Super Mario Advance 3
Super Mario Advance 4
Super Mario 64 DS
Super Mario RPG
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Paper Mario
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Super Paper Mario
Paper Mario 3DS
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
Mario Party
Mario Party 2
Mario Party 3
Mario Party 4
Mario Party 5
Mario Party 6
Mario Party Advance
Mario Party 7
Mario Party 8
Mario Party DS
Super Mario Kart
Mario Kart 64
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Mario Kart Arcade GP
Mario Kart DS
Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart 3DS
Mario Golf
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
Mario Golf: Advance Tour
Mario's Tennis
Mario Tennis
Mario Power Tennis
Mario Tennis: Power Tour
Mario Power Tennis (New Play Control! series)
Super Mario Strikers
Mario Strikers Charged
Mario Superstar Baseball
Mario Super Sluggers
Mario Basketball
Mario Hoops 3-on-3
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Mario Sports Mix
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Dr. Mario
Tetris & Dr. Mario
Dr. Mario BS Version
Dr. Mario 64
Dr. Mario & Puzzle League
Dr. Mario Online Rx
Dr. Mario Express
Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Mario vs Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!
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spooky205  +   1451d ago
play the sales game all you want.....
but if it were not for metroid other m right now the wii would be back to where it was for the last 2 years....collecting dust on my shelf.
Seferoth75  +   1450d ago
That is you as a casual gamer. Me as a core gamer I cant stop playing mine. Differences in gamer types. Most Sony fans enjoy games that can be beat with one button and loot pretty. Nintendo gamers want challenges.

I like it when fanboy haters like you act like you own something then name off 1 recent game of many and act like it is the only one and some how it is the consoles fault that you are not a real gamer.
spooky205  +   1450d ago
@seferoth75
calling me a fanboy is calling the kettle black. You got to be the biggest Nintendo fanboy on this site. You never ever played move yet you find the time to troll on move related articles. I own all three consoles. The wii suffers from huge gaming droughts. Great titles are few and far inbetween compared to the ps3 or 360 which gets a good title at least every 2 months. Enjoy games that can be beat with a single button? LMAO! Sure demons souls can be beaten with a single button cause its obviously a casual title. GTFO fanboy. You not convincing anyone. A search through your comment history clearly shows who is the fanboy here. Nintendo gamers want challenges......is that why in super mario galaxy there is a instant win button where luigi comes out and basically does everything for you?

I like it when fanboys like you want to use the fanboy arguement against a real gamer and get destroyed.
Desert Turtle  +   1451d ago
We don't need a Wii with HD. I play all my PS3 games in SD and they still look amazing (i.e, Uncharted 2). What we need is a Wii with more processing power.
TheIneffableBob  +   1451d ago
News flash: more processing power allows you to play at higher resolutions.
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pcz  +   1451d ago
wii price cut
maybe nintendo will announce a price cut for wii. £99.00

that would make it very attractive to those who dont have one already.

it would practically ruin Move's chance of having a good christmas (if it ever had a chance in the first place.)
Makidian  +   1451d ago
It (Move) has a very good chance at a successful Christmas but I wouldn't be shocked to see Nintendo hit the $99 sweet spot by next Christmas. If they were going to announce a price drop they would have done it at a trade show and it would have been immediate to boost sales. That isn't to say it can't happen before Christmas but it's unlikely because they still want to roll around in the piles of profite they make at the current price point.
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JJFNIGHTS80  +   1451d ago
Nintendo always keeps their stuff secret. AND WHY WOULD THEY GO HD? They say their not going in High definition.
ebgeer  +   1451d ago
Nintendo should give the Wii an update already---if they want to keep it going for a while--like sony and M$--they should just revise the hardware a little bit...add some more power...some additional functions...and it will open up for some more options--maybe even full multiplatform games ps3/xbox/wii. but the way that this information is stated--it looks like it will be more of a software push than a hardware push--sad to say...

but we will see...and this could just be another one chugged up on the rumor mill...(I hope not though)
Mr2Good3  +   1451d ago
What is a wii? oh u mean that that next gen system that has last gen graphics, and enough shovalware titles to feel a warehouse. Ohhh, now I now what it is.lol
eagle21  +   1451d ago
The one that's 36 million units ahead in space somewhere while the others catch up...slowly slowly slowly...lol
turok  +   1451d ago
lol
u fail hard.
Kos-Mos  +   1451d ago
He schmocked he`s own bubbles.
AJBACK2FRAG  +   1450d ago
Hey buddy ever hear of market disruption? The Wii has proven that Sony and Microsoft are playing the exact same game. That at their worst they are almost interchangable.
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lizard81288  +   1451d ago
lol
whats with all the wii hate?

anyway, i think it would be lame to do an hd version now, besides, it seems like each year, there's a rumor the wii will come out with an hd version, but it never does.
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The_Zeitgeist  +   1450d ago
They had better not release the Wii as HD only all of the sudden, I will be pissed if that is the case, considering I just bought my son one for his 6th birthday a few months ago. I was already mad because after I bought it a week later the version that came with the Wii Motion Plus and Sports Resort was released.

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