RUMOR ALERT: Wii 2 Coming This E3, Specs Leaked- Quad Core, Blu Ray Drive

Posted By | On 16th, Mar. 2011 Under Industry News, News, Rumors | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

With the Wii already being relegated to ‘legacy console’ status by major third parties, it seems that the time is ripe for a new Nintendo console, one that would probably be more competitive, on a strictly hardware basis. Apparently, the industry grapevine agrees, as it’s going nuts speculating about the Wii 2, as the successor to Nintendo’s insanely popular Wii console is being called right now.

One of the more credible of these rumors comes from respected source Tech Radar, who claim that Nintendo are all set to unveil the Wii’s successor at E3 this year, with an early 2012 release following.

Apparently, the Wii 2 seems to be a pretty powerful console, with a quad core processor, HD output, a built in Blu Ray drive, and a built in projector (WTF?). That last may be the new console’s hook or gimmick, that Nintendo hopes to use to drive sales of the system to the casual public, a bit like the 3DS’s 3D screen without glasses. In any case, if those specs are true at all, then we may very well be looking at what would be the most powerful home console ever.. until the PS4 and the Xbox 720 release, that is.

Nintendo, of course, responded swiftly with a ‘no comment,’ but they’re not fooling anybody. While we may not necessarily get a system with the specs outlined above, we’re sure to get some competitive new hardware from Nintendo in the form of the Wii’s successor soon enough. The first indication of this is bound to come this E3.

For the time being, file this away in the ‘rumors’ section, but keep a close watch on it.

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  • DirectingChaos

    If it genuinely has a projector it could be an amazing addition to Nintendo’s console history however the games need to be able to stand along side exclusives like Infamous, Gears of War, Little Big Planet etc which although there are gems hidden in the Wii games library their aren’t many games the live up to those standards.

    • PilarVIRUS

      Yeah, Nintendo has always had a problem with strong third-party products. I think they need to revamp the Nintendo Stamp of Approval and get the next generation of consoles a jump start.

  • pyotr

    I think a projector is a terrible idea for a console for the simple reason that consoles, unlike handhelds, are made for TV use. If the console itself had a projector, then people would need to start worrying about purchasing a quality screen to project onto as well as a spot to play in where the light was minimal. This would also introduce other issues such as replacement bulbs which can be costly.

  • tareq salah

    it’s about time, you can survive making mario and zelda games for so long before people stop being impressed.

    nintendo needs to give developers more freedom in terms of what games they want on their consoles.

    the addition of a projector would be huge, it is an amazing idea, playing mario galaxy on a 6×6 feet wall would be game changing.

    again, blu-ray and projectors would be nice, but they wont do a thing without new hardcore games to back them up, and i think its time to add a new type of controller thats non-motion base. like ps3, it gives us fans more options.

  • DirectingChaos

    A projector may not be the best answer to revamp the console but if you look at it as a console with portable properties like being able to hook it up to a generator in some way and being able to play with your mates it in a tent in the middle of Glastonbury by projecting onto the inside of the tent it brings a whole new dimension to it and more importantly something that is yet to be covered by the console market.

    • pyotr

      It’s definitely a different idea and I think that they are trying to find a way to continue innovating with home consoles. I just think this won’t have the kind of impact as motion gaming had. Plus, if the console is as powerful as the rumors say (and I really hope it is so I can play a new Monster Hunter in HD), then being able to take it and play outside of the house would likely need far too much power to pull off successfully.

    • PrivatePyle

      I’d buy it.
      Blu Ray portable projector?
      It wouldn’t even need games, it would be my new home entertainment system.

    • shastyxmcnasty

      this seems like an awful lot of pipe dreams to me, with projectors you lose an awful lot of quality, Nintendo should be focusing on entering the graphics arena if they want to compete with the big boys, I think having a projector would be taking a step in the wrong direction.

  • tareq salah

    i remember when i was a a child i used to see someone who would take his playstation 1 and a small tv to the park and stay all night playing. it looked fun. being out in the open with friends and playing video games is a great idea and should be thought about in the next generation consoles.

    • PrivatePyle

      who the hell plays video games in the park?
      You’re outside…go play in the real world and leave the virtual world for when you’re stuck in the house.
      You’re gonna need some long extension cords to take a tv and you’re playstation to the park.

  • PrivatePyle

    That is thinking above and beyond if it’s even remotely true.
    I would’ve thought the next Nintendo console was gonna be just as successful as the Wii…not too strong in visuals or game library, but at the top of the sales charts.
    A built in projector…….I love the future.
    But you’re right, keep it a rumor, seems too good to be true.

  • BeeJay

    Bullcrap. I can’t beleive any of this.

    This is has to be a rumor, Nintendo would need to have a patent or buy one for blu ray capabillity. All power to them if they could pull it off.

    • shastyxmcnasty

      I agree, how can this be going on without anyone hearing about it until now, and I cant imagine Nintendo wanting to incorporate a Blu-Ray player, not with all the hassle that LG has been causing for PS3

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  • stephanielynette

    Wii 2??? Awesome!

  • bman128

    I would be careful with this one considering the lack of games for me with the Wii, projector or not.

  • doub7

    Man I hope this is true, the two gamecubes taped 2gether graphics of the Wii aren’t cuttin it anymore. The projector is a nice touch, fingers crossed 4 that.

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