Wii 2 announcement in June
Definitely maybe, say sources
File this one under 'bloody obvious if you think about'. Nintendo's next Wii will be capable of HD output, it has been claimed with such a high level of likelihood, it'll only be wrong if the console pioneer's managers have gone seriously round the twist.
The 'claim' comes from GameInformer, which cites multiple sources, though not one of them is able to say anything else about the console.
Indeed, the report asks more questions than it answers. Example: the 'Wii '2 - let's call it that for now - does HD graphics, but will they be better or inferior to the output from the Sony PlayStation 3 and the Microsoft Xbox 360? The sources don't know.
Will it use motion control? They don't know.
Backward compatibility? Online gaming provision? When will it be out? Don't ask the sources, they - you've guessed it - don't know.
Nintendo is hoped to make some kind of announcement, or possibly offer a technology preview, at next June's E3, a games industry show. GameInformer's sources say that's for definite... er... unless Nintendo does it sooner.
Separately, it was recently claimed the current Wii will get a price cut on 15 May.
The only certainty is that Wii sales, while declining, are still strong. But as the console will turn five years old this coming winter, it's high time Nintendo began talking up it's successor. ®
So, let me see if I've got this right.
The Wii, pioneer of motion control hardware and gaming, is about to be updated, but your sources cannot say whether or not it will use motion control?
Put your analyst on danger money, baby. And fire your sources, whilst you're at it.
Not the Wii 2
I believe it will be called the " Pooh"
I'm not one to usually criticise a story at its fundamental levels, but this one is a non-event!
You could have saved yourself several paragraphs by summing it up in the heading and sub heading:
> Wii 2 announcement in June
>> "will have HD" -- that is all
I would prefer it..
If they didn't hype up the next Wii.
I would prefer that all companies and media outlets only reported on facts and not rumours - talked about products that had been released and are now available.
A never-ending pile of rumours and conjecture helps no-one aside from the marketing types that live off this waste of time.
<grumble grumble stuck in cold server room waiting for files to copy....>
Or just "Number 2"?
The child in me will out 156% of the time.