Nintendo is one of the most influential
console manufacturers in the world, having won the next-gen gaming device war with the Wii. The small white console gained critical acclaim for its unique motion sensitive controls and the complete revamp of old fashion controllers.
The massive amount of casual games which appeal to all kinds of players has also helped the Wii in solidifying the foothold it has on the console market. As a testimony to the huge appeal it has, two years since its launch, the console still enjoys such huge demand that Nintendo is worried it might not respect the holiday demand
for the Wii and advised customers to buy their units early.
One major drawback of the small console is that it doesn't support the true next-gen graphics that the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 can display on High Definition TVs. Although rumors have appeared on the Internet that the Japanese company might be working on a version of the Wii capable of supporting HD gaming, no official statements have been delivered by Nintendo.
One of the most influential people in the company, lead game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, responsible for hits like Mario or The Legend of Zelda, has recently expressed his opinion on a possible HD Wii console. He said that technology is constantly changing and that Nintendo should change with it.
“I'm afraid we cannot confirm what we are doing today,” said Miyamoto. “But the fact of the matter is that technology is evolving all the time and in Japan, for example (....). All the analogue broadcast will be stopped and shifted into the digital broadcasting. So many things are taking place and we are working in terms of the changes of the technologies all the time.”
Although this is no confirmation, it's safe to say that a Wii HD is under development and only time will tell when the Japanese company is going to make it public.