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Rumor: Wii mini console redesign

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tch

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Right. As if calling their new system the Wii U wasn't confusing enough for the uninformed masses.
 

PaulLFC

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Considering the confusion there seems to be around the Wii U, I don't think releasing a 3rd "Wii ___" console with a different name would be a good idea.
 

jooey

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Considering the confusion there seems to be around the Wii U, I don't think releasing a 3rd "Wii ___" console with a different name would be a good idea.
Right, but they could still make one and keep calling it "Wii." It's not like Sony actually called the "PS2 Slim" the "PS2 Slim." It was PlayStation 2. But that's also why I think the rumor leans on the false side.
 

MoxManiac

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Has nintendo ever redesigned a (home) console and not made it worse?

NES -> new model only supports RF and has issues with that
SNES -> S-Video removed
Gamecube -> Removed D-Terminal port (component video)
Wii -> gamecube compatibility (and the horiziontal thing, which I didn't know)

It's pretty annoying
 

Mandoric

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Has nintendo ever redesigned a (home) console and not made it worse?

NES -> new model only supports RF and has issues with that
SNES -> S-Video removed
Gamecube -> Removed D-Terminal port (component video)
Wii -> gamecube compatibility (and the horiziontal thing, which I didn't know)

It's pretty annoying
When they crammed the Famicom into the same casing as the toaster NES, it got the SNES-GCN AV multi out rather than an RF connector.
 

Gahiggidy

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Has anyone entertained the possibility that this system will have a built in hard-drive instead of a dvd-drive? And with the Digital Download platform they are rolling out, they will include the full Wii library for this new version?
 

Miles X

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Seeing how the next PS and Xbox will probably lack BC I'd rather buy from Nintendo because they, at least, gave me a way to have all my Wiiware/VC games on my U. I highly doubt MS or Sony will do the same.
Um, why wouldn't Microsoft? BC will likely be easy enough for them (unlike PS3 to PS4 from what the rumours say) and 360 has partial BC ..
 

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Panasonic did that, so it doesn't count.
My Gamecube discs go in and I play them. It counts. :p

You lucky man, I had the opportunity to have one once but I chocked for financial reasons.
Well, I think you made a wise choice. It's a totally superfluous purchase so if you need the cash, don't do it.

I'm really torn over picking up a Sharp Famicom Titler that's on ebay right now.



At $2,000, that's really pricey for a vintage NES... But it's a NES with a touch screen and S-Video (and RGB)! lol
 

DDayton

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While I'm skeptical, an idea occurred to me...

Could Nintendo make a dinky Wii with HDMI and HD -just- for streaming video purposes?

I don't think it's necessarily possible, but I could see a rejiggered Wii as a cheap streaming box with Netflix, Hulu, and Youtube... perhaps even an Amazon Video app.
 

jooey

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Has nintendo ever redesigned a (home) console and not made it worse?

NES -> new model only supports RF and has issues with that
SNES -> S-Video removed
Gamecube -> Removed D-Terminal port (component video)
Wii -> gamecube compatibility (and the horiziontal thing, which I didn't know)

It's pretty annoying
Annoying, maybe, but the good thing is the old ones still exist!!
 

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At $2,000, that's really pricey for a vintage NES... But it's a NES with a touch screen and S-Video (and RGB)! lol
Is there really a price you can put on making virtual cards for your loved ones on Japanese holidays? I don't think so.
 
does anyone know how well the snes junior sold?
Based on shipment numbers from around the time of its release compared to several years later, probably somewhere around 3 million.
David Dayton said:
Could Nintendo make a dinky Wii with HDMI and HD -just- for streaming video purposes?
This would essentially be designing an alternate backwards compatible successor to Wii, one that allows new software to output at high resolutions.
 
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While I'm skeptical, an idea occurred to me...

Could Nintendo make a dinky Wii with HDMI and HD -just- for streaming video purposes?

I don't think it's necessarily possible, but I could see a rejiggered Wii as a cheap streaming box with Netflix, Hulu, and Youtube... perhaps even an Amazon Video app.
Does the Wii even have enough power to render 720p much less 1080p video?
 

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I was thinking during my drive home from work...

This could be Dreamcast shaped (but much less chunky), and even have four ports on the front for GC. This won't happen, but it would be rad.
 

disap.ed

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This looks fantastic.
Glad that Nintendo can still do matte (the black at least looks like it from that picture).
 

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If it's $99 I'll pick one up. My launch Wii is starting to die and I'm not ready to step up to a Wii U yet. I doubt it'll be that cheap though. :(
 
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