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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:36am 20/04/11 | 35 Comments
Take this nugget with half a grain of salt, but according to French site 01.net, Nintendo's rumoured Wii successor will launch with the fifth installment in Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series in a bid to "win over core gamers".

Normally this sort of rumour could be put down to hardcore fanboys' wishlists, but 01.net accurately leaked Sony's NGP specs before anything official had been released and are just known as guys, well, in the know. According to their rumour report, this information will be officially unveiled at this year's E3, which AusGamers will be attending, when Nintendo unveils their new console.

Again though, half a grain of salt. Stay tuned for more as it surfaces.



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kappa
Posted 11:41am 20/4/11
Too good to be true? Bring on E3!
hardware
Posted 11:45am 20/4/11
game of the year
DM
Posted 12:50pm 20/4/11
This would be all kinds of awesome. Hope the Wii 2 doesn't have a stupid name this time though.
Khel
Posted 01:26pm 20/4/11
Wow, that'd be a pretty big score for Nintendo right there if its true
Eorl
Posted 01:36pm 20/4/11
I thought rumours were saying it was going to be in its own merit, not a successor?
d^
Posted 02:13pm 20/4/11
Big news.
Midda
Posted 02:18pm 20/4/11
This would be all kinds of awesome. Hope the Wii 2 doesn't have a stupid name this time though.

Nintendo have never re-used a previous name for a home console and tacked a number on the end, so I doubt it'll be called the Wii 2. They may not stray far from the name though, given its popularity.

I hope this is true. Not because I care about GTA game, because I don't really, but because it'd be a real return to form for Nintendo, and will cement the claims that they're doing what they can to bring back core gamers. This is shaping up to be an epic E3.
Mantorok
Posted 03:02pm 20/4/11
I expect the only true rumour will be about HD, because it makes sense. There's simply no point in Nintendo reusing the Wii's concept of fairly cheap and compact hardware with low power consumption when tablets and smart phones are a growing market (and they have new models every year).
Tollaz0r!
Posted 03:12pm 20/4/11

They may not stray far from the name though, given its popularity.


?

Poo?
Midda
Posted 03:41pm 20/4/11
Puu.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 03:44pm 20/4/11
haha Midda, you beat me to it
ravn0s
Posted 03:49pm 20/4/11
pii

so does this mean it would be exclusive to nintendo?

they would have to pay rockstar a s***load for exclusivity.
mongie
Posted 04:09pm 20/4/11
Nintendo have never re-used a previous name for a home console and tacked a number on the end, so I doubt it'll be called the Wii 2. They may not stray far from the name though, given its popularity.


What about NES / SNES?
Steve Farrelly
Posted 04:11pm 20/4/11
Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, DS, DSi, 3DS...
DM
Posted 04:19pm 20/4/11
I think what he means is like Nintendo 2, Game Boy 2 and so on. It may have some name with Wii in the title, though I hope it doesn't as it's such a stupid name. Why they chose it i'll never know.
ElectricBoogie
Posted 04:23pm 20/4/11
It gets the name from the fact that it is to be played with each other (we) The two I's in Wii resemble two people standing next to each other.
greazy
Posted 04:38pm 20/4/11
Super Wii.

Hahah.
Dan
Posted 04:46pm 20/4/11
haha greazy, you beat me to it. I will lose my s*** laughing if they call it the Super Wii, it's such an awesome and Japanese thing to do. It has to happen.
Hogfather
Posted 04:53pm 20/4/11
Oh god please let it be Super Wii.
Eorl
Posted 05:15pm 20/4/11
"hey wanna come over and play with my Wii?" "Nah, I got a super Wii now".
ravn0s
Posted 05:16pm 20/4/11
super wiitendo
Midda
Posted 05:16pm 20/4/11
I said they've never tacked a number to the end.

I seriously doubt it'd be exclusive to Nintendo. Hopefully the system is noticeably more powerful than the 360 and PS3 though, giving the system the edge in multiplatform titles like this (provided it's also easier to develop for).
DM
Posted 05:21pm 20/4/11
If nintendo released a system that isn't stronger than a 5 year old console, or 6 years by then i'd say they are done for in the console race.

+1 for Super Wii though lol
dais
Posted 06:30pm 20/4/11
Haha another vote for Super Wii.
WetWired
Posted 06:35pm 20/4/11
The next gta isn't 5, it San Andreas, and even then it's only 1 city from sa not 3

That said if that is the gta "5" they're talking about and the wii is as powerful as a 360 or ps3 it would be trivial to do a super wii port.

No way in hell it'd be super wii exclusive
Eorl
Posted 06:38pm 20/4/11
Where have they said it will be San Andreas? Need some links Mr.
WetWired
Posted 07:03pm 20/4/11
I didn't read it online
Tollaz0r!
Posted 07:07pm 20/4/11
Not online? Well then it can't be true.
crazymorton
Posted 07:11pm 20/4/11
iWii

just a thought, Nintendo can use it i don't mind.

I've never played anything except party games on the Wii. We treat it as our BBQ/friends/family over entertainment machine mostly. For serious killing i xbox or PC. Might be due to the controller. Wonder if they'll redesign those also?
Mantorok
Posted 07:46pm 20/4/11
If nintendo released a system that isn't stronger than a 5 year old console, or 6 years by then i'd say they are done for in the console race.
I don't think that will really be a problem. Considering the rate at which processor manufacturing improves, you can probably make an Xbox360 CPU smaller than the Wii's CPU by now.
Crizane Tribal
Posted 08:15pm 20/4/11
LOL, Midda is such a fanboy.

They should call the new console 'WiiD', with the D representing 'definition' and 'dimension', as the console will be high definition and no doubt support 3D visuals. Any person pointing out the similarity of this name to a slang title for an illicit drug is just a Sony or Microsoft fanboy launching an organised smear campaign against Nintendo.
Spook
Posted 08:38pm 20/4/11
wii controllers are pretty much perfect
Midda
Posted 10:42pm 20/4/11
^^ And you say I'm the fanboy.
grug09
Posted 11:44pm 20/4/11
I swear just a few days ago, some other site was trying to start the rumor it was going to be PS3 exclusive due to rockstar's dislike of the old DvD format and data storage.

If Rockstar doing a new GTA, i can't see it being exclusive to any console, and unless the new Wii is something special, exclusive GTA on a Wii sounds like it may be a long way off.
HeardY
Posted 07:35am 21/4/11
Super Wii YES!!

WiiD is good too
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