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mehdi_san
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(06-11-2010, 05:48 PM)
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(They don't say it directly in the article, but I am pretty sure the logo is not real. They made it just to go with the article. )

The journalist from gameblog.fr are on a leash recently. After implying that they already saw Metal Gear Solid Rising running at Kojima productions, and leaking Mizuguchi's next game code name (Child of Eden), they are now affirming that Nintendo's next console will be called Wii HiFi. According to what game developers told them, it will be announced at the right end of Nintendo's E3 conference, and it is planned to release around November 2011. Here are the details that have leaked so far:
  • It should be on par with the 360
  • It should not be called Wii 2 but Wii HiFi
  • It will be very online-oriented this time
  • Community aspects will be a big component
  • It should be out around November 2011

They don't know how much Nintendo will be showing at E3 though: just the name? Maybe the design? The controller?

So what do you guys think? Isn't it too early to show it if they plan on releasing in November 2011?

Source: http://www.gameblog.fr/news_15992_e3...nnoncee-a-l-e3
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MikeE21286
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(06-11-2010, 05:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by mehdi_san

It should not be called Wii 2 but Wii HiFi

I like it.
Vinci
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(06-11-2010, 05:49 PM)
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Wii Hi-Fi?

That doesn't sound right.
Deadly Cyclone
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(06-11-2010, 05:50 PM)
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Hmmmmmmmmmm. I am very skeptical. I think I like Wii HD better.
TunaLover
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(06-11-2010, 05:50 PM)
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I will only care if it's compatible with my Wii/GCN games

And Hi-Fi has two "i" on it, must be true
Yen
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(06-11-2010, 05:50 PM)
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Wii was announced 18 months before release wasn't it?
timetokill
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(06-11-2010, 05:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vinci

Wii Hi-Fi?

That doesn't sound right.


HI-FIVE

Get it now?
EmCeeGramr
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(06-11-2010, 05:50 PM)
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"hifi" is almost as old as the wii's innards
Sadist
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(06-11-2010, 05:51 PM)
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I <3 E3 time
gerg
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(06-11-2010, 05:51 PM)
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On the one hand, lol wat?

On the other hand, Pachter redeemed? The date sounds reasonable, the graphical capabilities sound disappointing. If Nintendo wants to compete significantly with Sony and Microsoft (and I accept that that "if" may not pertain), then they need to match them technologically.
Raide
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(06-11-2010, 05:51 PM)
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Stereo Attachment to the Wii confirmed?
AndyD
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(06-11-2010, 05:51 PM)
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Hmmm, big grain of salt but i can see it happen. Its effectively wii hd that people have asked for.
FoneBone
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(06-11-2010, 05:51 PM)
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^^ Yeah, but they didn't really show jack shit.
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Scythesurge
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(06-11-2010, 05:51 PM)
Super Wii would be the only cool name for the successor.
Ad Infinitum
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Originally Posted by Deadly Cyclone

Hmmmmmmmmmm. I am very skeptical. I think I like Wii HD better.


Yuhuh. HD fits in with the general public.

Hi-Fi is so 80s.
Metroid Killer
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(06-11-2010, 05:52 PM)
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holy shit at all these new threads popping up right now, are you have fun new mods? :D
FoneBone
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Anyway, very skeptical, knowing the level of secrecy typical at Nintendo.
Suzzopher
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(06-11-2010, 05:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Yenrot

Wii was announced 18 months before release wasn't it?

Yep codenamed Revolution.
Lionheart1827
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(06-11-2010, 05:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by mehdi_san

[*]It should be on par with the 360

Eh. If true, I was hoping they'd surprise us and actually make a next gen, as in better than the current gen, console.
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(06-11-2010, 05:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by timetokill

HI-FIVE

Get it now?

:lol It's definitely an improvement. But no, it still sounds wonky.
thestopsign
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(06-11-2010, 05:53 PM)
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It's a solid name, and I like the focus that they are going after.
RaySpencer
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sounds good to me, if true.
which1spink
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(06-11-2010, 05:53 PM)
Why not call it the Wii-Fi with built in ... well, nevermind.
mehdi_san
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(06-11-2010, 05:53 PM)
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They don't really use the term "HD" in Japan. HDTV are called "Hi-Vision telebi" here, so I can understand that they don't go with Wii HD.
intheinbetween
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(06-11-2010, 05:53 PM)
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on par with 360? :lol
Valkyr Junkie
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(06-11-2010, 05:54 PM)
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18 months from now handhelds could easily be on par with the 360.
Deadly Cyclone
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(06-11-2010, 05:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ad Infinitum

Yuhuh. HD fits in with the general public.

Hi-Fi is so 80s.

Unless they are marketing to slick 80's types.

HD is the buzz word these days, well, 3D now. So Nintendo can have the Wii HD and the 3DS! Marketing covered.
timetokill
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(06-11-2010, 05:54 PM)
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Reggie: "At Nintendo, we hear what the press says. We hear the rumblings, the rumors. We've heard the whispers of a 'Wii HD.' But what I can say is that Nintendo does not follow the traditional path. And so instead of a H - D... what about, an H - F... as in, Hey, Fuck you, Pachter."
Dascu
(06-11-2010, 05:54 PM)
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Probably bogus, but at least we'll find out soon enough.
TunaLover
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MarshMellow96
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Nintendo are probably thinking that if they call their new console 'HD' they are publically admitting defeat to MS and Sony in that regard. By calling their next console Hi-Fi, they confuse everyone by going further backwards.
intheinbetween
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(06-11-2010, 05:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Valkyr Junkie

18 months from now handhelds could easily be on par with the 360.

wtf?
Jocchan
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(06-11-2010, 05:55 PM)
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The name sounds bizarre and nonsensical enough to be realistic.

And I've been believing for a while they'd announce a WiiHD at this E3 :p
farnham
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(06-11-2010, 05:55 PM)
whats the point of releasing a console that is par with the 360 at this point
ckeur
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Originally Posted by Lionheart1827

Eh. If true, I was hoping they'd surprise us and actually make a next gen, as in better than the current gen, console.

You were hoping this from ... Nintendo? :lol
DeathbyVolcano
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I doubt this is true.
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Originally Posted by MarshMellow96

Nintendo are probably thinking that if they call their new console 'HD' they are publically admitting defeat to MS and Sony in that regard. By calling their next console Hi-Fi, they confuse everyone by going further backwards.

Wii 8-Track would be better.
gerg
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(06-11-2010, 05:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by MarshMellow96

Nintendo are probably thinking that if they call their new console 'HD' they are publically admitting defeat to MS and Sony in that regard. By calling their next console Hi-Fi, they confuse everyone by going further backwards.

I'm sure Nintendo's thinking that soon toasters will be "HD", so there's no need to further crowd that market. Of course, this may all just be a rumour, but I would expect that to be the logic behind the name were it true.

Originally Posted by ckeur

You were hoping this from ... Nintendo? :lol

People conveniently suffer from amnesia at the start of every generation. Nintendo dislikes expensive technology, and not necessarily advanced technology.
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Rapping Granny
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(06-11-2010, 05:56 PM)
Someone was definitely Hi when they thought this up, be it the journalist or the Nintendo executives.
Bentendo
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I don't believe this. Not wiling to bet my account, but I don't believe this one bit.

Is anyone else disappointed with "on par with 360"? Being the next generation, don't you think it should go beyond catch up?
DeaconKnowledge
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Originally Posted by gerg

On the one hand, lol wat?

On the other hand, Pachter redeemed? The date sounds reasonable, the graphical capabilities sound disappointing. If Nintendo wants to compete significantly with Sony and Microsoft (and I accept that that "if" may not pertain), then they need to match them technologically.

No they don't.
Rlan
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(06-11-2010, 05:56 PM)
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Considering Nintendo's stubbornness DVD format and high quality audio, it would be fascinating to see how they'd deal with it.
Space A Cobra
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(06-11-2010, 05:57 PM)
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Built in VCR?
Combichristoffersen
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Taken with mountains of salt. Although it is possible, I guess. We'll find out soon enough indeed.
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Originally Posted by intheinbetween

on par with 360? :lol

Nothing really wrong with that. The 360 and PS3 aren't going anywhere any time soon. I'll eat my (delicious nacho) hat if they do. It's gonna be a long, long time before we get a home console that tops what the superior master race can currently build with their money.

I call BS on this either way.
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(06-11-2010, 05:57 PM)
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The logo in the OP looks like Hi-A
Snaku
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Aw, not Super Wii? :(
TunaLover
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(06-11-2010, 05:58 PM)
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It's probably fake, Iwata himself said that will not be great announcements this year. Furthermore the HI-FI logo shows amateurish problems, the "F" is not enough far from the "I", at least not the same distance that the "H" is from the "I" in HI. The"-" looks missplaced too not at the same level that the H horizontal line.
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Faaaaaake

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