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In Follow up to my thread here :http://www.overclock.net/news-overcl...-but-only.html

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NINTENDO HAS plans to release a new version of the Wii next year that will ship with a HD DVD player, according to industry rumours.
Gameinformer.com quotes Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime as saying that Nintendo decided not to ship with high-definition capability when it launched on Sunday because it wanted to keep the cost down.

However, his words indicate that it may have plans to release one in the future. Later next year Nintendo has plans to release a new version of the Wii and Gameinformer is speculating that this will be when the outfit will stick on the new drive.
Rest here :http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35919
post #2 of 16
Wow, I didn't know Nintendo would be supporting HD-DVD as well. Come next year with their installed base and the 360's, HD-DVD may turn out to be the dominant format.
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Are they really supporting HD-DVD? Therefore 720p games, using exisiting hardware, is it possible?
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HD-DVD has nothing to do with "HD" games. Xbox 360 uses DVD's and plays in HD.
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Yes it can still use DVD's to play HD Games, is it possible that the Wii will have HD eventually then?
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So it seems an HD-DVD player is possible. So HD should be possible. (Why wouldn't they have HD? Store 50 games on one disk?)

But this is just a rumour. I'm not getting Wii until a price drop or HD. Whichever comes first...

(Although I do admit that playing the Wii in stores really tempted me to buy it)
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post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by numlock2.0 View Post
So it seems an HD-DVD player is possible. So HD should be possible. (Why wouldn't they have HD? Store 50 games on one disk?)
Wait.. Whats this about 50 games on one disc?
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post #8 of 16
Yeah, probably not 50games on one disc, but 1 game on 1 disc at HD Quality.
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Quote:
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Wait.. Whats this about 50 games on one disc?
Nothing. I'm just saying they could do that (50 SD games on one HD-DVD disk)

Probably just one HD game on a disk (maybe a few mini games too)
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post #10 of 16
I dont think the Wii could handle HD-DVD playback. Playing hi def movies eats a lot of processing power and I dont think the Wii would have enough. I think it will have regular DVD playback eventually, since that doesnt need a lot of processing power.
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