Bottom line: "It's way too early to say whether this rumor will pan out and we'll be looking at a true Wii HD in late 2010. Based on a simple analysis, nothing it presents is too far fetched for us to write it off at this time."
There is no wii2 or blueray why would nintendo use outdated tech when the new wave of consoles is around the corner?
lol, the new wave of consoles is NOT around the corner.
You mean the: Wii2 Xbox720 and the "released" PS3 Slim ? ;)
"why would nintendo use outdated tech " ...Something is just hilarious about this xD
"There is no wii2 or blueray why would nintendo use outdated tech when the new wave of consoles is around the corner?" lol who is apparently talking, a wii fanboy, outdated tech remind me of the wii media format, what they still using N64 cartridges and remaining parts of the Gamecube spread in an old chinese factory Motion fanboys are the most:
Had to laugh at Subzero200x's comment.
" Even Sidar..." O come on, most of you who call me a fanboy dont even know my point of view. " Motion fanboys are the most:" In his defense, he did not mention anything about motion. And since a new way of motion controllers are coming to Ps3(where Ps3 already has the sixaxis) and 360 too..that picture will apply to allot more....well at least in your opinion.
Umm. blu-ray is great for now, But I think there will have to be a need for better gaming media down the line, the 2X read speed and only 50GB of space won't be enough for next-gen systems from any company. Ps3 is even filling them up now.
Neither Microsoft or Nintendo will use Sonys format. It would be stupid for them marketingwise. Think about it. They would be advertising for Sony, and Sony would make money from licensing fees, movies sold etc.
Um both use DVD and that was created the same way HD-DVD and Blu ray were made. Sony and other companies funding the research.
Its very plausible(but i doubt it), i'm still wondering what Nintendo is planning with that holo-data. http://gonintendo.com/views...
thanks Sidar, I completely forgot about this, this would really solve nintendos piracy issue also. I read this and thought.. they will need something new to be able to use all that data space. "the theoretical limits for the storage density of this technique are approximately tens of terabits (1 terabit = 1024 gigabits = 128 gigabytes) per cubic centimeter. In 2006, InPhase Technologies published a white paper reporting an achievement of 500 Gb/in2" Just don't want us to revert back to the Nintendo cart days when publishers had to fork over XX$ per cart increasing the consumer purchase.. that 105$ for Mega Man 3 still bothers me -_-'
well when they hack into the system with USB again, they can rip the data of the cards.... Although...it would take a long time. Btw "tens of terabits per cubic centimeter" Games in cube forms? Awesome!!!!! would be hilarious actually if the "cube bay" is on top and you have to drop the "game-cube" into it.
As I said before the rumour is too good to be true, especially the trade in your used Wii. That said, the specs seems to be something I would expect from a Wii Plus, although I wouldn't expect the blu-ray player.
I have to wonder if any next gen consoles will go all digital with no discs, no cartriges, only large hard drives or some form of large storage and wifi along with storage card slots.
I'm still waiting for a credible site to show they have debunked this rumor. If these specs are from unreliable sources and are questionable then why is it it still is carrying 3 days later. someone has to confirm or deny this info ASAP. Otherwise I may be inclined to believe this and to get excited about this coming console. If this is true then I imagine these features are just the tip of the iceberg and I really want to know more. My guess is it might just have some other bombshells that will surely set the net on fire.
Nintendo and Panasonic are super close. Panasonic is a member of the Blu-Ray organization, so the probability of WiiHD using Blu-Ray is pretty high. MS is an American company that tried to war against Blu-Ray. It's unlikely for MS to adopt BD-Roms unless MS just sucks it up and pay royalties to the BD-Rom group. Sony does NOT own Blu-Ray, but is a member of the BD-Rom group. Also 2011, is when Wii HD will drop. 2010 already has SMG2, Metroid Other M, Arc Rise Fantasia, Monado, MH3 and others. 2011 has Zelda and DQX so its possible that 2011 will be the time period.
Yes, you're right Sony is a member, but it is also the head of the board of directors for the BD-Rom group. Sony gets the highest percentage of royalties out of the group therefore if MS was to adopt Blu-ray then they will be allowing Sony to make a pretty nice profit out of their own games. Nintendo could basically care less with the amount of cash they made off the Wii, and as long as the Wii HD will be affordable at launch ($250 or less is my expectation) they will still win the next console war. Times have changed and the casual gamer has a big say in the market now. Microsoft and Sony are obviously the graphical powerhouses of the console war, but if the Wii HD can even match the 360's graphics and still include motion sensing and be $250 or less it will be another major win for Nintendo next gen, while Sony or MS will just have to settle for second place due to the price point those systems are introduced at.
Times have changed and the casual gamer has a big say in the market now I almost agreed with you til you got to that point. Casuals have always bought more games than Hardcore players. They've always outnumbered them from the beginning even in the early arcade days.
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