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Wii 2 to Get Blu-ray and HD in 2011? [Rumor]

by Paul Strauss

While we’re probably still looking at a 2011 or later release for Nintendo’s next Wii console, the rumors have started to fly on exactly what sort of technology might live under the hood of the next-gen console from Nintendo.


Back at the end of 2009, a rumor surfaced about how the console might include Blu-ray and HD video capability. According to the guys at GirlGamersSuck (Don’t blame me for the name of the site), a “reliable source” inside Nintendo confirmed that the Wii2 (or is it Wii-Two or Wii 2?) would sport not only 1080P HD video, but a Blu-ray drive as its primary media. In addition they mentioned a “realistic timescale” would be a 2011 release date.

Now given the fact that the hardware costs for such tech continue to drop, and the market expectations for video quality continue to rise, I can’t see any reason the Nintendo won’t include the capability. That said, the Big N has been known to focus on gameplay and controller ingenuity over hardware specs, so you never know. Guess we’ll just have to wait a little longer to see what they come up with.

And yes, I know the picture above is Photoshopped – I did it myself.

[via Aeropause]

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Comments (7):

  1. morgan says:

    get two hdmi wii connection?

  2. TEH TRUTH says:

    i dont think the wii will get blu ray…why? because blu ray is a SONY PRODUCT!! thats why the xbox doesnt have it why will sony give up their format to a leading competitor in the gaming market thats stupid…..

  3. truescot says:

    I dont see why blu ray being a sony Format would stop it being included in the WII2 the xbox doesnt have it as it was released at a time when there where 2 competing formats. Microsoft decided not to bet on either really and relesed the hd drive as an external add-on meaning it never crippled itself as the one format failed.

    I dont think blu-ray is really necessary in todays consoled other than from a home media perspective as games are not that big. Even if they where multiple dvd’s or a download would be fine if u have a console with a hard drive in act i am sure that game download is the preferred option for both publishers and the console producer.

  4. ilvipad says:

    I’d say that besides if it would have a Blu-Ray Drive, it would be awesome if there was a DVD Player Channel inside the new Wii2. Does anyone like this idea?

    • RedFury says:

      Dur. Everyone does. But the laser is only meant for short loads not continuous use. And also if you’re not retarded, you can just hack your wii with Homebrew Channel, Get MC Media Player on an SD card and watch DVDs with your Wii anyway… At the risk of killing your read laser. But I did it. Whatevs.

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