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Rumor: Wii Successor At E3 2011

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nintendo-logoGAF was set a blaze by this thread containing claims of a Wii successor being unveiled at this year’s E3.

It started with GameInformer and before long, IGNKotaku and CVG joined the mix with their own tidbits.

Details, unsurprisingly, are scarce. Here’s what they’ve all been saying thus far:

  • More powerful than the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Support 1080p resolutions
  • Backwards compatible with Wii software
  • Possible new controller with HD screen built-in
  • Hoping to recapture the “hardcore” audience
  • Targeting 2012 release

So it’ll be more powerful than Sony’s and Microsoft’s current offerings, but how long will that last? How long before the other two reclaim the performance crown? A year or two tops?

I’m excited for the backwards compatibility and hope they’re working on some visual enhancement capabilities. I know that’s asking a lot, but Super Mario Galaxy deserves to be running in HD without the use of an emulator on the PC.

Other than that, I can’t wait to find out more about this successor. In retrospect, I’m also pleased that I didn’t pull the trigger on a second Wii back during Boxing Day 2010.

P.S – Mr. Davison, you were right.

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