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Wii Hardware Upgrade Won't Happen Soon 325

Posted by Soulskill
from the can't-show-ugly-mario-in-hd dept.
As high-definition graphics become more and more entrenched in this generation of game consoles, Nintendo has had to deal with constant speculation about a new version of the Wii that would increase its capabilities. Today, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime bluntly denied that a hardware revision was imminent, saying, "We are confident the Wii home entertainment console has a very long life in front of it." He added, "In terms of what the future holds, we've gone on record to say that the next step for Nintendo in home consoles will not be to simply make it HD, but to add more and more capability, and we'll do that when we've totally tapped out all of the experiences for the existing Wii. And we're nowhere near doing that yet."
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Wii Hardware Upgrade Won't Happen Soon

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  • Re:Tapped out, eh? (Score:5, Informative)

    by feepness (543479) on Friday January 15, 2010 @05:01AM (#30776524) Homepage
    According to MetaCritic [metacritic.com], there are 26 Xbox games with 90+ ratings, 20 PS3 games with 90+ ratings, and 9 games on the Wii with 90+ ratings.

    I don't see the value proposition in the Wii now that the more powerful and capable competition with better games have come down to a point where the price difference is largely irrelevant.
  • by sonamchauhan (587356) <sonamcNO@SPAMgmail.com> on Friday January 15, 2010 @05:41AM (#30776698) Journal

    "I would love a Wii HD with Motion Capture Plus."

    Its Wii MotionPlus not Motion Capture Plus, but ... so would I :)

    you may have just started something here...

  • by Professor_UNIX (867045) on Friday January 15, 2010 @06:09AM (#30776846)

    What do you mean component just doesn't cut it? I watch HDTV perfectly fine with component cables on my HDTV. In fact, I'm not using HDMI anywhere.

  • by plastbox (1577037) on Friday January 15, 2010 @08:31AM (#30777584) Homepage
    What I don't get is that the Wii already supports HD. Depends on your definition I guess but 480p is, per definition, HD. Sure, you'd need to buy an extra cable or break out the proper output yourself (I recall seeing someone hack this together a while back), but 480p should look a lot better than 480i or whatever VHS players of ye olden days used (that we still, for some reason, use).
  • by MrMickS (568778) on Friday January 15, 2010 @09:27AM (#30777974) Homepage Journal

    There is a noticeable difference in image clarity when going to 480p via composite. If you can't see this on your TV perhaps you bought the wrong TV?

  • by DrXym (126579) on Friday January 15, 2010 @01:11PM (#30780536)
    But how many zombies at once could Super Smash TV on the Super NES or Doom II on the PC show at once?

    You're missing the point. The grandparent was claiming "There's nothing on the 360 that couldn't have been done on the x-box, if the developers had just cut back the complexity of the graphics; and it would have been no less fun.". I just provided an example of a game which was distinctly less fun and emasculated when someone cut back the complexity of the graphics and other areas to run it on a less powerful system.

    I have never said that there weren't fun games on older consoles. Of course there are. But fun is not equated to (lack of) graphics, and indeed there are many games that couldn't exist at all in the form they do if not for the state of the art at the time they were made. It seems some people think it's okay for old games to have pushed the envelope graphically or otherwise when they appeared but somehow not okay for modern games to do the same. Which is a very weird position to take.

  • Re:Tapped out, eh? (Score:4, Informative)

    by H0NGK0NGPH00EY (210370) on Friday January 15, 2010 @04:52PM (#30783676) Homepage

    If you know of any good games, please tell me.

    In no particular order...

    • de Blob
    • Boom Blox (& Boom Blox: Bash Party)
    • Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure
    • Elebits
    • Little King's Story
    • Wii Sports Resort
    • Metroid Prime Trilogy
    • Super Mario Galaxy
    • New Super Mario Bros. Wii

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