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Wii HD could damage PS3 comeback, says Wedbush Morgan

Wedbush Morgan's exhaustive report on the effects of ancillary revenues on the console cycle contains a little nugget that suggests a Wii HD could convince consumers that it's "the last console they will ever need."

The analyst firm suggests that the HD-capable Wii, which is referred to in the paper as "Wii Plus", would also come with a redesigned WIimote that incorporates Motion Plus technology, 1080p output at 60 FPS, and full backwards compatibility with current Wii titles. Oh, and a hard drive too. And all that for close to the US$ 199.99 price point.

So what does this mean for the other consoles? The report says that the advent of the "Wii Plus" could seriously damage Sony's chances for a PS3 comeback for the current console cycle:

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Xbox Avatars Shoe3396d ago

There went my respect for this article.

WildArmed3396d ago

lol he tries to cover his ass in everyway possible.
Make every prediction possible.

then brag about how 1 out of 400 predictions were correct -.-

qface643396d ago

i wasn't aware ps3 needed a comeback?
no offense but don't you have to be on top then you fall then you get back on top doesn't it work this way?

-MD-3396d ago

Well Sony was on top with the PS1 and PS2 but then fell to the bottom with the PS3.

madpuppy3396d ago

"that suggests a Wii HD could convince consumers that it's "the last console they will ever need."

It is a sad day for gamers if the "Wii-anything" becomes the "last console we will ever need"

El Botto3396d ago (Edited 3396d ago )

"The analyst firm suggests that the HD-capable Wii, which is referred to in the paper as "Wii Plus", would also come with a redesigned WIimote that incorporates Motion Plus technology, 1080p output at 60 FPS, and full backwards compatibility with current Wii titles. Oh, and a hard drive too. And all that for close to the US$ 199.99 price point."

>> how bout breaking it down for us component by component!

The current Wii costs 199 to make and they sell it for 250 a piece.

So according to Pachter, Nintendo is going to ADD:
- 1080P
- 60 frames per second
- incorporate Wii motion plus
- added harddrive
- FULL backwards compatibility (is that including the virtual console there, Mr Pachter?)

And all this for 199.

YOURE OUT OF YOUR MIND, FANBOY.

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yoghurt3396d ago (Edited 3396d ago )

Murderdolls:

Is PS3 being discontinued then? you say it fell to the bottom with PS3 - based on what? it's only in year 3 of 10?

oh you mean the 1 year head-start of the competitor that meant it could sell for 12 months (at least, more in UK) with no competition.

ultimolu3396d ago

...Anyways, in other news...games are still coming for the PS3!

PELVIC THRUST ACTION3396d ago

LOL @ lowered wii price. Nintendo could raise the price and it'll still sell to clueless mainstream. They don't need HD either as HD isn't even in the minds of the people who buy the wii in the first place which is the casual.

Rockstar3396d ago

And I don't think we'll be seeing a "WiiHD" this hardware cycle either if the Wii is still selling the rate it's selling. Why would Ninty bother? They don't care what Sony and MS are doing and they don't care about HD.