I am hoping Reggie is telling fibs about the lack of Wii HD in development at the moment as the idea is really awesome.
According to Reggie,
â€œI don’t know how forcefully we can say that there is no Wii HDâ€
â€œMichael [Pachter] continues to be the only one who believes this is going to happenâ€
To ensure this rumour doesn’t go down in flames we can simply point to the fact that Reggie doesn’t want the sales to tank before Christmas so denying that the Wii HD is in development ensures that a couple of million soccer moms still pick up the little white box for their families this year.
However there may be a middle ground, Reggie could be telling the truth about the fact that there is no Wii HD in development but that doesn’t mean that Nintendo aren’t preparing to release the successor to the Wii which will include a HD drive and backwards compatibility.
I still believe Nintendo are going to clean up this silly season but with the PS3 motion controllers and Project Natal releasing next year they have to be worried about the Wii’s future for the next 2 years.
Last Updated: November 9, 2009