Theories, rumors, and opinions about a high-definition console by Nintendo have been made for years now. Many people argue that Nintendo needs to get in on this whole HD thing now, while others think that this is not necessary at the time. Gamers have engaged in flame wars, families have been broken apart, and the sun is getting closer to Earth, all because of the Wii HD argument. Okay, so maybe those last two are kind of pushing it, but you get the idea.
Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, recently commented about the whole high-definition matter in an interview with Kotaku. Fils-Aime stated that HD isn’t everything and mentioned the capabilities of a console as the main driving force for Nintendo. According to Fils-Aime, a company should move on to bigger things once the current console can’t do everything it was built to do. “What that says is that simply the addition of HD capability will not be the next step for us. There will be more to it. There will be additional capability. There will be additional elements, and, given that, it is far into the future,” stated Fils-Aime.
When asked about certain titles such as Assassin’s Creed and Modern Warfare 2 not appearing on the Wii but being released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Fils-Aime expressed his dissatisfaction with the fact that so many titles have been kept off the Wii. “I’m extremely disappointed,” said Mr. NOA. “I’ve had this conversation with every publisher who makes content that is not available on my platform. The conversation goes like this: ‘We have a 22-million unit installed base. We have a very diverse audience… We have active gamers that hunger for this type of content. And why isn’t it available?’”
It’s obvious that Nintendo isn’t currently focusing on the HD medium, but judging by the number of great games that don’t appear on the Wii, should they maybe make a change in the near future? Reggie made his disappointment with the lack of multiplatform titles on the Wii very clear, but many developers want to release their games on consoles that can handle high-end graphics. Should developers make Wii-compatible versions of their games? Or should the Big N beef up their gaming console?
Article from Gamersyndrome.com