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Would Wii HD Sell Or Does It Need Something New?


image This question isn’t from us, it’s from Nintendo President Satoru Iwata who discussed the concept of a Wii HD at an investors Q&A.

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Someone brought up the topic of Wii HD during the meeting. Iwata stated he never mentioned such a product and wondered if a HD ready Wii would sell around the world. In response to the question Iwata said, “Would it sell with only that [feature]? It needs something new.”


Iwata also elaborated on the motion controlled DS debacle. During an interview with the Asahi Shimbun last month, Iwata sort of mentioned a Nintendo DS successor with enhanced graphics and a motion sensor. The reporter says he was accurate, but Iwata claims that whole story wasn’t transcribed. Iwata acknowledges he was asked his thoughts regarding a new DS with a motion sensor and better graphics. He replied to the newspaper saying those items were naturally under consideration, but would it sell with only those features? The newspaper cut out the last part and Iwata believes that changed the meaning of what he said.


This question just became two questions. Would you buy a Wii HD with no other features and/or would you buy a Nintendo DS with motion control and hi-resolution graphics?

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