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New Nintendo Console To Be Unveiled At E3

New Nintendo HD Console: Wii2

To Be Unveiled at E3?

by exterminat
©2011 Nicholas Laborde
Recently, rumors have circulated about a new Nintendo console that will supposedly be unveiled at E3 2011. Well, apparently these rumors have been "confirmed" by GameInformer and Kotaku. While it is speculation, it's fun to think about. It also falls inline with the proposed retail reduction of the Wii come May 15th, as mentioned in Game Informer the other day. Especially seeing that the sales of the Nintendo Wii are steadily declining, and their current poor position with 3rd party developers. It also doesn't help that the 3DS has seemingly come adrift from its moorings, with sales of it decreasing since release, and returns of the unit increasing each day. What we know is it will be "more powerful than the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360."

Well, Wii 2 or Is It New?

Crappy rhyme unintentional.

Will it simply be the Wii’s successor, or will it be a brand spanking new console?

Here’s what Game Informer had to say just yesterday:-

We have confirmed with multiple sources that this new home system is capable of running games at HD resolutions. There are conflicting reports, however, as to whether its graphics will be comparable to those on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 – meaning it could surpass or fall short of those systems. Either way it will offer competitive specifications. Moving to HD should greatly help Nintendo and its new console in getting more multi-platform triple-A titles like Portal 2 or Mortal Kombat. This, in turn, will strengthen Nintendo’s historically poor relationship with third-party publishers/developers.

In fact, Nintendo is already showing publishers the system in an effort to get them interested and allow them plenty of time to start developing titles in anticipation of the system’s reported late 2012 launch. This advance support marks a change from when the Wii launched. At that time, several Western publishers were outright surprised by the announcement, and it affected the software support for the platform.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata himself acknowledged that it needs to do a better job with its publishing partners at a 3DS press conference in the fall of 2010. “We need to decrease the concern that only Nintendo software can sell well on Nintendo platforms and third-party software cannot sell in the same volume. We feel a need to have closer ties with our third-party developers from the beginning.” Source for full article: Game informer

So, what do you think?

[Ed: Personally I think Nintendo need a wake-up-call with regards to how the view 3rd party developers, as well as their thoughts about once loyal supporters. Who have changed over the last 12 - 18 months, as customers expectations change, and their use of high quality technology is almost a prerequisite now of ANY platform.]

Source: Kotaku

©2011 Nicholas Laborde

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I'm an American from steamy Louisiana, one of the most electronically deprived areas of the United States. I've gamed since I was four years old as a result, and plan to do it onto my deathbed. I discovered I could write in June of 2010 when I started a little site called Fans of The Genre with a few friends, and that eventually collapsed three months after due to social lives kicking in. No less than two weeks after that I discovered OXCGN via the community gamer gab competition, and become a staff member shortly after. In February of 2011 I was welcomed to the Editorial staff, then in March of 2012 I was promoted to co-owner... and here I am!

2 Comments on New Nintendo Console To Be Unveiled At E3

  1. Yonak Pajinif // 29 April, 2011 at 11:12 pm // Reply

    Get a life you Microsoft fanboys; it must really hurt you that the Wii is outselling the Xbox360 and PS3 combined.

    • Arrrr umm, WHO’s the fanboy . . . scratches head

      I approved this comment in order to show ppl that it’s NOT Xbox or Sony owners that are rampant fanboys, but blind-eyed Nintendo babies. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the Wii, many of our writers and their families have one, and or the Playstation PS3 or X360 laying around their homes.

      The MAIN difference and aim of a ‘real gamer’ and a fanboy such as yourself is to have FUN with whatever platform he or she chooses, and to be adult about their hobby come past time.

      It’s when ppl such as yourself barge into sites they state they dislike, to only then begin proclaiming OTHERS are fanbouys, that it shows up just how immature ppl like yourself really are.

      If you have something worthwhile to contribute, then please do, we love a decent, adult (irrespective of your age) conversation about ‘gaming’ . . . irrespective of the platform you may want to follow.

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