Thursday, November 5, 2009

Nintendo actually talks about an HD-enabled Wii. Go fucking figure!

I love when Nintendo talks about an HD Wii, because it seems as if they're talking about it 15 years ago when you could hardly find a TV with Component inputs over 15-inches.

Shigeru Miyamoto was allowed to open his mouth and actually talk about the HD Wii we've all been wanting since Iwata first showed off the Wii way back in 2004 (!). Here's my favorite quote from the interview:

"Regarding the question of SD or HD, it must depend on each software," Miyamoto said. "For example, we have to ask ourselves if HD is really necessary to develop Wii Fit. Won't HD be better for the games like Pikmin? The developers should choose the most appropriate graphical format depending on the software they make."

What do other sites make of this? That they are making an SD/HD hybrid Wii. A fucking hybrid. Here's an easier answer: they won't force a developer to make the game HD compatible, or for a better choice of words, won't force them to make an HD option for a game. So, you could essentially get a new Wii Sports game by Nintendo without HD, but have Legend of Zelda showing off 1080p all up in your face.

THAT makes perfect sense. Because, honestly, do we really need an HD version of Hexic or Bejeweled? They're shiny, but how shiny can you get?

[Via Kotaku]