Wii HD: Rumor no more?

April 16, 2011 by  

Nintendo has been denying the existence of an HD console for so long its become a ritualistic chant at this point, but now rumors (quite strong, reliable ones) are surfacing at various game mags and sites that such a device in high-res will be coming out of the woodwork at E3 2011 in June.

High-Def is what has held back the machine from total gaming domination in our opinion for awhile now, as fun and cool as the console is currently. The graphics are just kinda blocky and old-school for our HD trained eyes, and apparently Nintendo agrees.

While actual hard details are in short supply, as they typically are with something like this — mostly just the typical claim that the system will wipe the floor with competitors, be the oasis for gamers everywhere, etc — they told IGN that it will fully support 1080p resolutions and be fully backwards-compatible with games for the Wii.

Naturally, we’ll believe it when we see it, so we’ll update you as details become available.

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