No Wii HD until "far into the future"

Next console would need more elements.

Reggie Fils-Aime has said that if Nintendo were to introduce HD to the Wii, it would have to be part of a broader revamp - and that such a console wouldn't be released until "far into the future".

"The way we at Nintendo do things is, you know, when we will move to a new generation, it's because there are some fundamental things the console cannot do," Fils-Aime, who is president of Nintendo of America, told Kotaku when asked whether the company was considering an HD Wii.

"What that says is that simply the addition of HD capability will not be the next step for us. There will be more to it. There will be additional capability. There will be additional elements, and, given that, it is far into the future."

Previously on Wii HD speculation... Shigeru Miyamoto stoked the fires last month by admitting that HD was very nice actually and that "we're going to see videogames and Nintendo's games move along in step with the progression of technology".

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