Nintendo: There Is No Wii HD

Nintendo: There Is No Wii HD

Speaking on GameTrailers TV, Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime has, with a smile and some stern words, crushed into tiny, tiny pieces the prospect of a HD revision of the Wii.

Chatting with host Geoff Keighley, Fils-Aime said of the rumour, long kicked around by analysts and members of the press:[imgclear]

Reggie: Michael [Pachter]continues to be the only one who believes that this is gonna happen. I don’t know how forcefully we can say there is no Wii HD.

Keighley: It’s not coming, period?

Reggie: No.

Well, that’s that then! There is no Wii HD. Just…something with a different name.

[Nintendo On GameTrailers TV]


  • I think Pachter is right, its coming but obviously no-one knows the name of the next one so it wont be called a wii-hd. He’s just using that name to describe it. A wii 2 or something that has backwards compat. and a new set of HD games. Will be an incentive for core users to pick up the new system but still retain those wii fit and wii sports like games. It should have come out at the end of this year, but will most likely emerge when project natal and sony make their debut, so that nintendo is offering HD graphics with motion control like the other two competitors. Perhaps after this M$ will acknowledge the Big N as a competitor. Maybe!

  • If Nintendo want to be considered a ‘player’ (no pun intended) then they need to stop putting out rubbish titles for the Wii, I saw just the other day ‘Wii Yoga’ !!!!!!!, this was the company who put out some of the greatest titles for a home console ever, such as Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, StarWing, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and now they refuse to get with the times and release a console that dosen’t look like utter junk on a HD TV. Nintendo, become a REAL game company again. Sticking your head in the sand about HD will take you real places. What’s the reason the Wii has sold so well, because it was the cheapest system out. Now that the 360 and PS3 have dropped in price, no wonder Wii sales are dropping. Oh and here’s a tip for the name of your next console “Revolution”, as this would sound better than Wii HD. I’d consider buying a Wii just to play New Super Mario Bros, oh but wait, it will look like Rubbish on my HD TV………..

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