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Sony exploiting the Wii’s motion-control gimmick to varying degrees of success, the Mario camp was beginning to look outdated.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.