With the enthusiastic reception the 3DS has received, you might expect Nintendo to announce a 3D successor to the Wii – but will this be the case?
No, 720p maybe.
it will, without a doubt be in HD it's just that they focused on motion controls on the first wii since they got that part down,they can now go for the graphics if they didn't then it would rally be outdated graphics with the next gen coming in
Even if nintendo decided to use a entry level gpu like a GTX460, it would easily run games in 1080p and 3D. 1080p and 3D are a joke for todays GPUs. If its only a question of 1080p then even 4 year old hardware like the 8800gtx can run current games in 1080p. Hence 1080p is not something hard. In todays day and age no matter how much a console maker intends to cut cost on GPU if they use anything between 3-4years 1080p will easily be reachable.
Wii 2 in 3D = more morons throwing their controllers at their TV...
Def imvix! I can spend 200 dollars on a graphics card these days and play at 1080p with maximum graphics. (As long as I have enough memory and a decent processor.) If the Wii is announced this Holiday and comes out next year it should way surpass the PS3 and xbox360.
@AndrewRyan PS3 and Xbox 360 are 5 years old now, hence it would be a shame if nintendo makes a new system and is unable to outperform 5 year old tech. Like Imvix said even if Nintendo try to cut costs and make a dam cheap system again it probably will outperform the current console by miles. 5 years in tech terms is very long time.
if the wii 2 is in 3d then its called 3ds
3D and 1080p are not a joke to todays gpu. Anything can topple any gpu at anytime. You could do 1080p and 3d right now on ps3 and 360 but whats the game gonna look like?! Thats the question
the wii2 wil be a ps3
Isn't the better questions, "will there be a wii 2?"
Why wouldn't there be? It's the best selling console this generation by far. It may not be called "Wii 2," but a successor is coming eventually.
that's what he's referring to... Nintendos never just added a digit onto a name...
3D is tough to call. Nintendo isn't pushing 3D from the main stream like Sony is, but they are using it in the 3DS. I think it is still a good possibility but I think their next console will focus on the visuals and online play. This may sound like an attack, but I assue it's not. I personally would believe that the Wii 2 will have a lot of GC/Wii games upscaled to it's system. The 1080p zelda, the 60frames in Mario Kart, DLC characters and Maps in Super Smash Bros. The things they missed out on this gen. Hell they could call it the Dolphin. It is technically a Nintendo copyrighted name.
There is a difference between a successor and a wii 2. A wii 2 is functionality a wii got but boosted in many ways. A successor is something done from the gamecube to the wii for instance where the whole concept is changed.
Hmm...it would be a nice step up in technology.
I think the only thing we can expect from the wii2 is a low price.
Will the Wii 2 be a Wii too?
the wii 2 will be 720p with no 3d
Thats what I said yet they all disagree, jus shows what people know eh? Nintendo make tech for today with parts from yesterday, thats how they see profit. 3D? hahaha no chance.
Knowing Nintendo they may not do 3D remember the Wii doesn't read dvds and cds so yea
Neither of which ads anything to games, Nintendo are a game company, they have never worked with either product, both SONY and Microsoft have their foot in DVD's one way or another. Nintendo is SOLELY a game company, people need to remember that. .. the R&D cost of adding DVD's would be high, the cost of LIBDVD would be more...
ya but you can do it w/homebrew
FYI guys Wii can read DVDs. That is the format the games come on. It cant currently decode movies because Nintendo didnt pay for the rights to that.
hopefully the wii 2 will just be a re-design of the wii.
not sure,but im positive they will come up with some other crazy way to play
I'd rather the "Wii2" be as powerful as the PS4/Xbox 3 and actually be in HD this time. I'm praying it will be able to upscale as I have GC games that really do need HD treatment. The likes of Mario Sunshine, Eternal Darkness, Star Fox Adventures and the Resident Evil games etc etc, would really benefit from 1080p. No, good graphics don't make a good game but they make games more pleasureable to see. Without straying from the topic and sounding like a troll, I was alienated from the Wii due to it being in SD, dated tech and not enough games that I wanted. Those are my personal reasons, so agree or disagree if you want, but I hope Nintendo atleast addresses these issues for the next Wii as I've missed out on Ninty this gen. :(
If you were put off from the Wii because it was SD, then you've missed out on a hell of a lot of good games. I take it that you no longer play PS2, PS1, Xbox games either then because they are all in SD? For me, that's a ridiculous reason not to own a games console. Sure, I would understand if all the games were rubbish, but every games console prior to the 360 was in SD, and we have had some of the best experiences ever created on some of those machines. By ignoring the Wii because of SD visuals, means you also ignore the PS2 and consoles before it. What kind of games do you want for you to buy a Wii? Nintendo has pulled out all the stops so far in delivering some of their best franchises, with some of the highest rated games this generation, and there are a few 3rd party belters out there too.
Of course I didn't just not buy a Wii because its in SD, I also didn't buy it because it didn't have enough games that I wanted, which I did say before hand. Theres only a few games on the Wii that I'd like, the Mario Galaxy games, Mario kart, SSBB, REUC and REDSC, but since I'm not made of money, I'm not going to shell out all that money just to buy it for a few games. Different people have different tastes. Plus I'm pre-occupied with other things. Like I said before, my GC collection would look great in 1080p, but the fact that they're in SD doesn't mean I won't play them, hell, I'm playing Eternal Darkness right now. I'm just saying they would benefit from the HD treatment, surely you can agree on that?
Backwards compatibility with wii upscale wii games (if that is possible) to a higher res Obviously 1080p Strong 3rd party/franchise support... Metal Gear solid, final fantasy, Street Fighter, Resident Evil, grand theft auto etc no more of this second best garbage like RE: chronicles.. I want the real deal!
guaranteed not 1080p...you think nintendo wants to lose $300 on every console like sony did? they have to profit at least 100-150 at launch, so the core components will cost maybe 100 MAX, so no, definitely no true 1080p and btw, they still won't use a regular controller, and street fighter 2 button mode SUCKS
"guaranteed not 1080p...you think nintendo wants to lose $300 on every console like sony did? " with a 4 year time leap, you can't possible think that hardware prices havnt come down yet?
I believe Nintendo will wise-up with the Wii's successor.Improve on all the things gamers complained about(friendcodes,non HD,etc), while innovating to attract consumers(Touchable Hologram may be a feature for the Wii2). And why would Nintendo only do 720p? I'm not complaining, but if they're going HD, they might as well go all the way.
Yes which if I recalled, thats what iwata wanted but only when 3dtvs become mainstream. other than that lol at some dumb posts here. what is with the demand for HD shudnt that myth of hd being required need to be debunked already? All I want is improved online features nothing more. hd wud just be a pointless "extra".
it will be underpowered obviously as is tradition, so no it will not be in 3D or at the very least incredibly upscaled 3D. the ps4 and nextbox will only be able to do true 3D in 720p mode and render 2D in 1080 natively and also who cares it'll just be a bunch of crap games anyway, with MAYBE the exception of 1 mario, kart, and potentially zelda
troll harder next time
yes it may may be, nintendo is holding out for 90% of households to have 1080 p glasses free 3D tv before releasing Wii2. Id say thats at least 5 years off.
by the time glasses free 3d is on the market, normal 3D will be dirt cheap glasses aren't a deal breaker, the price is. I don't give a shit if I look nerdy playing a videogame...IM ALREADY PLAYING A VIDEOGAME
another thing the wii2 must have is the ability to transfer over all virtual console and wiiware games bought on the wii. I will not buy them again.
Wait does that mean they can call it the Wiiii
It will likely support 3d gaming and be in HD easily. But you know that wouldn't be THE innovation nintendo will offer with the new system. It should be interesting to see what nintendo will have planned. I predict next e3 we're going to know a lot more.
Nintendo focused their efforts on the first Wii on the motion controls, now that's done so they can focus on graphics and HD!
If the rumors are true about 1.6Ghz with 16 cores ( and legacy code support), then it would be impossible not to have some sort of gfx card that can pull of HD. For now i dont care for "3D"...my screen will last me another 5 years. Would be a waste of money to buy them prototypes now.
The 3DS is coming out soon. The new Wii console may be called the Wii3D. I imagine nintendo may be looking into autostereoscopy for glassesless 3d(and other things of course), but it may not be practical to implement right now. It will be interesting to see what they do. They will almost definitely try to do something "innovative" and find a way to maximize profit at the same time. If I HAD to make an assumption, I wouldn't expect anything too much more powerful than the PS3 (if that), as their supposed "graphical threshold" they were talking about with the Wii will be finally met rather easily. However, they may surprise us all. But, it would contradict their past actions of substituting technological advances for other forms of innovation/advancement.
Maybe they will go all out and have some sort of VR helmet.
That might be cool Seferoth. But after all of the smack Reggie talked about 3D with glasses, it would be kind of hypocritical of Nintendo to bust out an outright helmet. XD
Not really. Sony dissed Motion controls for 3 years and then suddenly said they were hardcore. Look at how their fan base reacted
I hope not. I hope this stupid 3D trend dies a horrible death.
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