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

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by MigueelDnd, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. MigueelDnd
    OP

    Member MigueelDnd GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    402
    Location:
    Yes
    Country:
    United States

    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."[...]

    [/p]

    Source

    Please bear with me, as it's my first time uploading a new on this section.

    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

    Member Slyakin See ya suckers

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,450
    Location:
    Soviet Slyakin
    Country:
    United States
    Who knows, maybe they're talking about the 3DS.
     
  3. TLSS_N

    Member TLSS_N Who is John Galt?

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Messages:
    547
    Location:
    Back in the south~
    Country:
    United States
    very intriguing, very intriguing indeed. I guess only time will tell [​IMG]
     
  4. Satangel

    Member Satangel BEAST

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Messages:
    10,255
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    Country:
    Belgium
    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

    Member Slyakin See ya suckers

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,450
    Location:
    Soviet Slyakin
    Country:
    United States
    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

    Former Staff Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2004
    Messages:
    16,978
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Pretty sure this was said back in 2009
     
  7. Maedhros

    Member Maedhros GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Messages:
    897
    Country:
    Brazil
    What do you guys think that will be the Wii 2 gimmick? I can't think of anything. =/
     
  8. Midna

    Banned Midna Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008
    Messages:
    3,336
    Country:
    Albania
    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

    Global Moderator TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    6,181
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Country:
    United States
    That has to be one of the most vague statements I have ever seen in USN. This isn't news.
     
  10. mysticwaterfall

    Member mysticwaterfall Streamforce Supreme Commander

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Messages:
    1,868
    Location:
    Right behind you
    Country:
    United States
    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

    Member KingVamp Great... AETHER!

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    9,608
    Country:
    United States
    In the future they would probably call it the holo(hologram)US [​IMG]
     
  12. Rock Raiyu

    Member Rock Raiyu Clock Up

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Messages:
    5,066
    Location:
    Walking the path of heaven
    Country:
    United States
    Think there was something going around that it would also have 3D
     
  13. Midna

    Banned Midna Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008
    Messages:
    3,336
    Country:
    Albania
    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

    Member Wombo Combo That Ain't Falco

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    722
    Country:
    United States
    Augmented reality "not just cards"
     
  15. Bladexdsl

    Member Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Messages:
    14,358
    Location:
    Queensland
    Country:
    Australia
    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

    Member Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,797
    Location:
    Montevideo
    Country:
    Uruguay
    This.

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

    Member Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Messages:
    2,763
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Country:
    United States
    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

    Member Rock Raiyu Clock Up

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Messages:
    5,066
    Location:
    Walking the path of heaven
    Country:
    United States
    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?
     
  19. Vigilante

    Member Vigilante TempLurker

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,555
    Location:
    CyberSpace IQ:OVER 9000
    Country:
    Philippines
    3dWii,the wave of the new age!
     
  20. Bladexdsl

    Member Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Messages:
    14,358
    Location:
    Queensland
    Country:
    Australia
    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]
     

Share This Page