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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IGN reported that it works fine up to approximately 300 ft. The 30 ft. radius is probably just Nintendo trying to be safe. We went through the same thing when they released the WaveBird. The box says it works within a 30 ft.