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Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has revealed that he does not believe making an HD compatible version of the Wii would offer a big enough reason for consumers to buy the console - something more would be needed.

"If asked if making the Wii compatible with high definition - just making it compatible with high resolution - will get players throughout the world to buy it, I would of course say, 'Do you think it would sell with just that? It needs something new.'" said Iwata during a Q&A session at a recent investors meeting.

Iwata also explained why the platform holder is currently keeping its cards very close to its chest: it's all because of the competition.

"If there were no rival makers in the world, I could give examples of the things that we are considering. However, for competitive reasons, I cannot give specifics today on the what or when of the things we're considering," he concluded.

Via andriasang.com

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Neon-Soldier32

Ooooh, looking forwrad to this
Posted 17:38 on 02 February 2010
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MJTH@ Rickitis

yeah most people have a wii so won't buy a new one, and games won't buy it since it is the same control system.
Posted 17:20 on 02 February 2010
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IndoorHeroes

They can't really backtrack and go back to core gaming and they can't just make the Wii HD. They'll need something EVEN WACKIER. Good luck with that.
Posted 17:00 on 02 February 2010
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Rickitis

A Wii HD wouldnt really sell many more thats for certain.
Posted 16:46 on 02 February 2010
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pblive

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata jumped around saying "They'll never take me' lucky charms!" in an Irish accent.
Posted 15:59 on 02 February 2010
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altaranga

Don't they all? :D
Posted 14:22 on 02 February 2010
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renegade

This guy likes stating the obvious does he not :D
Posted 13:56 on 02 February 2010