Game Informer has heard from multiple sources that Nintendo will be revealing a new HD console at this year's E3.
We have confirmed with multiple sources that this new home system is capable of running games at HD resolutions. There are conflicting reports, however, as to whether its graphics will be comparable to those on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 – meaning it could surpass or fall short of those systems. Either way it will offer competitive specifications. Moving to HD should greatly help Nintendo and its new console in getting more multi-platform triple-A titles like Portal 2 or Mortal Kombat. This, in turn, will strengthen Nintendo's historically poor relationship with third-party publishers/developers.
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With the Sony and Microsoft both indicating that they have no intention of coming out with another console anytime soon, this means that Nintendo will have put out two consoles during this generation. With their first console, they had stomped the competition into the ground on sales - much of that due to the low price of the Wii compared to the initial prices of the 360 and PS3.
However, today, many Wii's collect dust. Will Nintendo have the staying power for people to put in the money for another of their consoles within this same generation? How well do they expect to do in the market, even with HD titles, when most people, at the moment, own the titles they want for the systems they want?
Time can only tell.