Rumor: Wii 2 Specs Leaked

By on November 3, 2009

Nintendo France employee reveals Blu-ray support for Wii’s sequel.

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According to, the next Wii iteration may get a  Blu-ray drive and 1080p support for games as well as for movies. This information comes from their reliable source from who’s source is a leak from an Nintendo France employee working for the marketing department.

The source reveals that Wii 2 (let’s call it that for now) will get a Blu-ray drive to usher them into the Hi-Definition era while also aiming to stop piracy as hackers have been unable to crack the Playstation 3 yet and consquently, will also support 1080p resolution for games and movies. Wii 2 is scheduled to release in Q3 2010 and will have a simultaneous release worldwide (not for Middle East though, we don’t exist for Nintendo). Nintendo will also roll out a exchange scheme were buyers will able to exchange their Wii consoles for a discount on Wii 2.

Interestingly, Nintendo will only announce the console a month before the release date and will use aggressive marketing tactics to create the necessary buzz.



Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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