Back in 2006, Nintendo made the decision to hold off on high definition capability for the Wii in order to keep the price low and the focus on innovative motion control. However, in 2009 HDTV is much more prevalent than it was three years ago and you get the feeling it’s only a matter of time before Nintendo finally embraces the “new” technology.
Well it’s been a while but that feeling is finally shared by legendary Nintendo producer Shigeru Miyamoto. At a roundtable event in New York, Miyamoto spoke about the possibility of playing Wii in HD, “…I think as we’ve seen the penetration rates for HDTV increase, we’re going to see videogames and Nintendo’s games move along in step with the progression of technology.”
So just like it did with DVDs and online gaming, Nintendo appears to finally want to jump on the HD bandwagon. The question is how exactly? We still don’t know if Nintendo’s next sexy piece of hardware will be a big step forward or just “Wii Plus.” Either way, Miyamoto’s comments make us confident that whatever Nintendo’s next step is, it will include high definition technology.