Wii-writing the future

It was only a matter of time before Nintendo leaped into the HD realm. Not long after the launch of their phenomenally-popular 3DS, the company have revealed plans to unveil a successor to the much-loved Wii.¬†With Microsoft and Sony exploiting the Wii’s motion-control gimmick to varying degrees of success, the Mario camp was beginning to look outdated. Ironically, the 360 and PS3 might be about to meet a similar fate.

IGN’s report on the announcement offered a few details, including:

“…sources have said that the console is significantly more powerful than the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and that Nintendo’s intent is to recapture the hardcore market. Another source said it is capable of 1080p resolutions”.

Such a move makes sense in the ever-evolving, ever-competitive world of gaming. It also won’t surprise you that the proposed console will be backwards-compatible with existing Wii software, and that an all-new control pad is in development. We won’t know any more until the E3 convention in June. For now, imagine how good Super Smash Bros. could be in full 1080p.

Dave James

Editor-in-Chief at SquabbleBox.co.uk. Film freak, music minion, professional procrastinator, podcaster, video-maker, all around talented git.

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