New and improved Wii HD set to arrive in 2011
While our sources are reluctant to be too specific about ?Wii HD,? they have been able to divulge some (albeit predictable) generalizations. High definition visuals are assured, as is a greater emphasis on digitally distributed and backwardly compatible content, indicating that the new system will feature some form of local storage medium such as a hard drive or large flash memory solution. It has also been indicated that Nintendo?s emphasis is again on what the consumer will hold in their hands and interact with, rather than the ?console? itself.
Nintendo has proven it can be extremely successful by leveraging processor technology that is not on the bleeding edge, and be more profitable and more innovative as a result. In a 2006 interview with Business Week, Nintendo visionary Shigeru Miyamoto stated, ?The consensus [at Nintendo] was that power isn’t everything for a console. Too many powerful consoles can’t coexist. It’s like having only ferocious dinosaurs. They might fight and hasten their own extinction.? Based on our conversations about ?Wii HD? this attitude would seem to still prevail.
But why should you believe this? Everything stated so far could easily have been the result of educated guesswork or speculation. While a Nintendo representative provided the expected response that, ?Nintendo does not comment on speculation or rumor,? there is additional evidence, outside this commentary, to suggest that something is going on.