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Rumour: New Wii To Go Hi-Fi?

Yep, that'll be E3, then.

According to French site GameBlog.fr, Nintendo’s next console will be dubbed “Wii Hi-Fi” (not Wii HD) and is set for a reveal during the company’s E3 conference next week.

We don’t normally cover Nintendo consoles here on TSA, but claims from the French site that the new machine will reach Xbox 360 levels of visuals make a very clear ping on our radars.

Here’s what GameBlog.fr are citing (albeit translated into English) as the main differences between the Wii and whatever the follow-up will be:

  • It should be on par with the 360
  • It should not be called Wii 2 but Wii HiFi
  • It will be very online-oriented this time
  • Community aspects will be a big component
  • It should be out around November 2011

Naturally, this is all hearsay and rumours just now, we’ve certainly not heard anything on this ourselves but if it’s true it’s basically what we’d expect Nintendo to do next, anyway.

Hopes are high for the big reveal of a new Zelda title from the Japanese company next week.

Via GAF.

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25 Comments
  1. X_Yoshy_X
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    nice but i think i could find a better name up the hole where me Wii comes from ;)

    Comment posted on 11/06/2010 at 23:42.
  2. benny boy
    Member
    Since: Forever

    Just to let you know, I think hifi has a different meaning in French. They call a games console a “meuble hi-fi” (hi-fi furniture literally – don’t know why). But that seems to be quite a French-language orientated name for a Japanese/International console.

    Sounds a bit fishy.

    Comment posted on 11/06/2010 at 23:45.
    • X_Yoshy_X
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      oh so it probably wont be called the wii hi-fi but just Wii 2 or Wii XL or Wii Slim & Lite

      Comment posted on 11/06/2010 at 23:49.
    • benny boy
      Member
      Since: Forever

      http://www.wordreference.com/fren/hifi – for the translation. Fantastic translation site if you need something a bit more accurate for specific words/phrases.

      Comment posted on 11/06/2010 at 23:49.
      • benny boy
        Member
        Since: Forever

        Unless by console it means something else like a cabinet. That makes more sense and in which case I’m completely wrong. Whoops. (Still a rubbish name)

        Comment posted on 11/06/2010 at 23:53.
    • X_Yoshy_X
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      so in french Hi-fi mean Tv, Radio or Game console. So the direct translation would be electronic device?

      Comment posted on 11/06/2010 at 23:54.
      • benny boy
        Member
        Since: Forever

        Yeah pretty much. They also say it’s just a code name and will probably not be the console’s final name.

        Sorry for apamming the comments btw.

        Comment posted on 11/06/2010 at 23:57.
      • X_Yoshy_X
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        lol i was thing that to, so far we’ve had 7 (well 8 with this 1) comments in 1 post with only 2 of us!

        Comment posted on 12/06/2010 at 00:08.
    • Uhyve
      Member
      Since: Sep 2008

      I just assumed that this was the first Nintendo console to be able to play audio CDs…

      Comment posted on 12/06/2010 at 09:58.
  3. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    If you say Wii Hi-Fi with a french accent you get Wii Hii-Fii ;)

    Comment posted on 11/06/2010 at 23:57.
  4. DrFreeman
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Has there ever been a reveal of both a company’s home and handheld consoles in one show?

    Comment posted on 12/06/2010 at 00:12.
  5. Reedus
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    I’m doubting this.

    Comment posted on 12/06/2010 at 00:36.
  6. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    maybe they’re calling it that because they’re finally making a machine that will play audio cds.

    Comment posted on 12/06/2010 at 06:22.
    • Uhyve
      Member
      Since: Sep 2008

      Aww, someone beat me to it. Haha.

      Comment posted on 12/06/2010 at 09:59.
  7. BryOnRye
    Member
    Since: Jan 2009

    The should call it the WiiFi. No, wait…

    Comment posted on 12/06/2010 at 10:06.
  8. Erroneus
    Wanted "Trophy Hunter" but was too late.
    Since: May 2009

    Nope, never, no way. They might launch a Wii 2 / HD in late 2011, though I find it more realistic it will be in 2012. But they wil never announce it this early, not when they have games like Metroid: Other M, Zelda and properly one or two more big titles (Pikmin 3 & New Super Mario Bros. Wii 2) for the current Wii on it’s way.

    Comment posted on 12/06/2010 at 10:11.
  9. Supertaxman
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Dubious, I think. Especially with the release of such high profile games e.g. Galaxy 2 and upcoming big hitters, which will probably shift a few units, I don’t think they would want to burn so many people by releasing a new one now.
    But we’ll see!

    Comment posted on 12/06/2010 at 14:38.
  10. iBirch
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Not keen on the name, we’ll have to see what happens at E3 I suppose!

    Comment posted on 12/06/2010 at 15:11.

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