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Old 10-29-2009, 03:23 PM
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"Gaming site Maxconsole.net, citing information leaked to Logic-Sunrise.com by a Nintendo France marketing employee, is reporting that a new Nintendo console will be launched worldwide in the third quarter of 2010. This "Wii 2" will reportedly get a Blu-ray drive, and support 1080p for games and movies.

An official announcement will reportedly happen just one month before launch date. In the intervening months, "huge publicity and viral marketing will be utilized to create buzz" (so this post is ultimately contributing to that, right? Damned if you do...).

Allegedly, there will be the option to trade in old Wii's for "Wii 2" consoles.

This rumor comes just after Nintendo's profit fell by more than half in the six months from April, hit by a slump in console sales (it sold 5.75m Wiis between April and September, far fewer than the 10m it shifted in the same period last year).

Some analysts are suggesting that a completely new console offers its best hope of reviving hardware sales.

Sony, on the other hand, has benefited from a reduction in the price of the PS3. "The price cut on the PlayStation 3 was effective because people are getting a high spec Blu-ray disc player for a good price," said Yusuke Tsunoda, an analyst at Tokai Tokyo Securities."

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What do you guys think? I think its pitiful.
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:28 PM
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The rumor is not believable in the slightest. Way too soon, since the Wii's market doesn't appear to be tapped. Nor would it fit Nintendo's style of releasing lean, under-powered hardware.

There is also a thread about this subject in the Smackdown, if anyone is interested:

http://forums.highdefdigest.com/game...ay-2010-a.html
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:33 PM
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The rumor is not believable in the slightest. Way too soon, since the Wii's market doesn't appear to be tapped. Nor would it fit Nintendo's style of releasing lean, under-powered hardware.

There is also a thread about this subject in the Smackdown, if anyone is interested:

http://forums.highdefdigest.com/game...ay-2010-a.html
yep, agreed on all acounts.

Also, I would like you guys to post all smack down againts the wii hd in smackdown. this is here for a quality discussion.
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