Iwata: Wii 2 needs more than HD

Despite Nintendo’s endless denials, talk about a Wii HD refuses to settle down. Now Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has enterd the fray, claiming that even if a Wii 2 did release with hi-definition compatibility, that would not be enough to on its own. 

“If asked if making the Wii compatible with high definition — just making it compatible with high resolution — will get players throughout the world to buy it,” declares the Nintendo bigwig, “I would of course say, ‘Do you think it would sell with just that? It needs something new.'”

So, the basic messages seems to be that when the Wii 2 ships, it won’t just be a waggle box with prettier graphics. We have no way of knowing what hair brained nonsense Nintendo will cook up next, but we reckon it might be one of those toy ovens with slightly warm lights that you’re supposed to make really terrible cakes with. 

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Jim Sterling