THQ points out that Nintendo could present Wii 2 soon...

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  1. MigueelDnd
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    THQ boss Brian Farrell has indicated that a Wii 2 announcement from Nintendo this year wouldn't be a great surprise to the publisher.

    Speaking in a financial presentation at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference yesterday, the CEO said that THQ didn't expect new home console hardware "anytime soon from either Microsoft or Sony".

    However, Farrell made a point of differentiating Nintendo from his forecast. He added: "We don't expect new hardware any time soon from either Microsoft or Sony. It's difficult on Nintendo - we'll let them announce their new hardware."[...]

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    Several conclusions can be drawn from this piece of news. One could be that THQ knows something we don't and they are not planning to share or simply they are highly speculating (although this is not likely for the words they used). Anyways, this makes it look like Wii doesn't have as many good 3rd party developers interested in it nowadays; but maybe the E3 will answer this questions for us.
     


  2. Slyakin

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    Who knows, maybe they're talking about the 3DS.
     
  3. TLSS_N

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    very intriguing, very intriguing indeed. I guess only time will tell [​IMG]
     
  4. Satangel

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    A remake of the Wii sounds a lot more likely. Some added features or so but definitely no Wii 2 this year. Definitely no.
     
  5. Slyakin

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    What I want to see is Nintendo really put some power into their console. Like when the NES was first out. Nothing could compare.

    I'd love to see Nintendo get back to the top.
     
  6. Hadrian

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    Pretty sure this was said back in 2009
     
  7. Maedhros

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    What do you guys think that will be the Wii 2 gimmick? I can't think of anything. =/
     
  8. Midna

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    They also think of something. None of us really saw dual screens, touch screens, motion control or autostereoscopic 3D either.
    And, with luck, a major graphics boost to set them at least in line with the 5 year old tech in the PS3 and Xbox 360.
     
  9. TwinRetro

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    That has to be one of the most vague statements I have ever seen in USN. This isn't news.
     
  10. mysticwaterfall

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    I highly doubt will see anything about the Wii2 until 2012 at the earliest. Nintendo is not going to want to dilute the holiday season this year away from the 3DS. They've already publicly said numerous times there wouldn't be a "Wii HD" or similar revision of the original.

    Edit - Heck, if we want to cite "Wii 2" news, IGN has much better speculation on it then this: http://wii.ign.com/articles/113/1135489p1.html - but it's just that - speculation. There was a big rumor from some other sites that "Wii Hi-Fi" would be unveiled at E3, didn't happen. People have been saying a Wii HD for 2-3 years now.
     
  11. KingVamp

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    In the future they would probably call it the holo(hologram)US [​IMG]
     
  12. Rock Raiyu

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    Think there was something going around that it would also have 3D
     
  13. Midna

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    They'd have to take a close look at the percentage of 3DTV owners compared to everyone else. It's not large.
     
  14. Wombo Combo

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    nintendo might as well release a new console they've done everything they can with the wii and all it's tech has been stolen used on other consoles [​IMG]
     
  16. Ikki

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    This.

    They just said they wouldn't be surprised if it happened.
     
  17. Forstride

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    I hope they don't try to go overboard with it and then just utterly fail. I mean really, Nintendo has built itself upon the charming characters the company is known for, and with HD, it could just be ruined.

    Sure, some game series, like Zelda or Metroid would be awesome in HD, but others like Mario or Kirby wouldn't.

    Now, of course, things like a better online system, a better controller, etc. would be awesome. Oh well, only time will tell. And yeah, this doesn't really seem like news, but more of a statement you'd expect to see from a sales analyst.
     
  18. Rock Raiyu

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    True.

    But can't PC gamers use 3D on their desktops as long as 1) the game supports it 2) your GPU supports 3D vision 3) your monitor is 120Hz? How exactly does that work?
     
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    3dWii,the wave of the new age!
     
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    couldn't care less about 3d i'm curious to see though what big n comes up with next and how long it will take sony to copy it [​IMG]