Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime has, once again, categorically denied that Nintendo is planning a high-definition version of its Wii console.
The Wii HD rumor has been doing the rounds for what feels like about 643 years ever since 2007, when industry analyst Michael Pachter first prophesized the revised console. Since then, Nintendo has issued rebuttal after rebuttal, only for Pachter to occasionally pop up and say he sticks by his prediction. The latest Nintendo denial came in a Reggie interview at GameTrailers, where Fils-Aime was adamant about Wii HD:
“Michael continues to be the only one who believe this is going to happen. I don’t know how forcefully we can say there is no Wii HD.”
Naturally, even this is hard to accept as fact. If Nintendo did have a high-def Wii in the works, the company would keep it secret; after all, why harm sales of the Wii by telling consumers an improved model is coming up?
Plus, a Wii HD is not implausible. Nintendo has a history of releasing updated versions of its hardware, especially when sales begin to dwindle. This is precisely what is happening now, particularly in Japan and North America, where a revitalized PlayStation 3 is enjoying a resurgence.
So to conclude: WHO THE HELL KNOWS?