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Zeruel
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http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/plugged-in/analyst-hi-def-wii-in-2010-next-gen-won-t-start-until-2013/1311594


    However, Pachter makes one rather large exception: the long-awaited HD version of the Nintendo Wii, which he believes could hit shelves in 2010. Despite its runaway success, the Wii is relatively underpowered compared to the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 and remains the only one of the three that doesn't support HD TVs. While it might not change the system's power limitations, the ability to output in HD would at least close the gap a bit.



    If you think one analyst's claims don’t mean much, you should probably take a look at Pachter's track record, which is actually pretty impressive.






I don't regularly follow Wii news and got this via email, but for those of you do, has anyone else out there heard about this? I couldn't really see myself upgrading my Wii for HD when my entire library of games (yes, all 8 of them) would still be in SD.

There would have to be more upgrades than that (like the jump from Xbox to 360, and PS2 to PS3) for me to make a purchase like that.



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That has been the rumour since seemingly forever. After following Nintendo's trends I think they're not going to do HD just to do it; it would have to make very good business sense.

Nintendo's success with the Wii was not because of the so-called "hardcore" gamers who are demanding of more hardware power but of reaching different demographics.

Besides, Wii-HD could possibly undermine any momentum they would have with the new-ish MotionPlus accessory, or even the momentum they're having with the Wii now.

The closest thing we have to Wii HD in reality is that Dolphin emulator on PC that upscales Wii games.



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    Originally posted by Zeruel
    I couldn't really see myself upgrading my Wii for HD when my entire library of games (yes, all 8 of them) would still be in SD.
I'd probably do it because I'm a chump. Plus, I could give my standard-def Wii to my mom so she could play Tetris Party and swear at Wii Fit.

Actually, that makes me wonder. If I bought a Wii HD, would I be able to transfer my Virtual Console games over? If not, that would make it a lot less likely that I'd actually do it.



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