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Wii 2 "needs something new" - Iwata

HD alone isn't enough, says Iwata

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has repeated Reggie Fils-Aimé mantra on the firm's next console, telling investors that simply making the next console compatible with HD televisions wouldn't be enough to guarantee sales.

Last month Nintendo US boss Fils-Aimé said the successor to the Wii would have to offer more than an HD upgrade and Iwata obviously agrees.

The Nintendo boss says: "If asked if making the Wii compatible with high definition -- just making it compatible with high resolution -- will get players throughout the world to buy it, I would of course say: 'Do you think it would sell with just that? It needs something new.'"

According to Andriasang, Iwata claimed that he's never spoken about Wii HD and wonders where the information came from. Try Reggie, boss!

Iwata has also called BS on claims he spoke of the next DS having motion control and HD screens.