Top Japanese industry games figure says next gen Wii will be HD and feature new motion controller
Joystiq has what it is billing as an update on the next generation of the Wii. According to Yoichi Wada–president of Square Enix, the biggest Japanese game house the next-generation, high definition Wii will offer the same capabilities as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, while adding a brand new motion controller. We’ll apparently get out mitts on it in 2011.
Wada also had a pop at rivals Microsoft and Sony telling the FT “Present game machines already have a lot of functions: they are a network terminal, a Blu-ray or DVD player, and a gaming machine. Compared to these three pillars, the [new motion] controllers are quite limited, so the impact may be small,”
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The next gen should be interesting, but I’m quite happy to wait – there’s over a dozen “must have” games coming out in the next three months, and I’m low on gaming time already!