Multiple Sites: New Nintendo Console To Revealed Before Or At E3.

Firing off with the hotness! Multiple websites are blowing up today with the same rumor: the successor to Nintendo’s Wii will be revealed at or before E3. E-gads! Get it? Fuck me!


Rumors of a “Wii 2” or “Wii HD” have been flying since … well, pretty much since the Wii launched, but when an outlet the size of Game Informer piles on, it’s tough not to take notice.

The publication says it’s hearing from multiple sources that Nintendo will announce a new home console at or before E3. According to hearsay, the console would arrive in 2012 and would sport HD graphics, though GI’s sources are conflicted about how said graphics would compare to the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Well, there goes our “Schedule Vacations for E3 Week When All The Video Game Journalist Resorts Are Super Empty” plan.

Update: IGN found some anonymous sources of its own, who claim that the new console will be backwards compatible with all Wii games. Its sources say that the console is “significantly more powerful than the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.”

I’d like to summarize my feelings on this using the exact internal dialogue I had when I found out about this news.

Me: Fuck the Wii 2, I didn’t play the Wii.
Alter-Me: Yes, but you buy every console.
Me: Yeah, I do. But I don’t even want this!
Alter-Me: Regardless, you’ll buy it.
Me: [Resignation]: Yes. Yes I will.