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Nintendo Wii is the most successful, but the least advanced video game console in the current generation. Despite of obvious disadvantages compared to Microsoft Xbox 360 or Sony PlayStation 3, the head of Nintendo of America believes that Wii has a long lifespan ahead.

 “We are confident the Wii home entertainment console has a very long life in front of it,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, the president of Nintendo of America, in an interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Mr. Fils-Aime stressed that Nintendo would not announce any new hardware, e.g. a new game console, at the forthcoming Game Developers Conference in March, however, remained tight-lipped regarding the company’s plans for E3 show in the U.S. this Summer.

It is natural for Nintendo to deny any plans to release new game hardware in order not to slowdown sales of Wii, which the company sells at profit, as well as games for the current-generation console.

Many analysts expect Nintendo to update its Wii with high-definition graphics rather sooner than later. Nintendo Wii is just slightly more powerful that PlayStation 2 or the first-generation Xbox and lack a number of features that are supported by the PS3 or Xbox 360. Just when the masses start to understand the consoles can offer more than just games, sales of Wii will collapse since it supports neither high-definition games nor video nor the emerging stereoscopic 3D technologies.

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Games don't need high end graphics to be fun. Games coming out for the PS3 and Xbox 360 are 2 generations behind the PC anyway. The key is about a game being fun. That's what the Wii is all about.

I do like that the PS3 can still play original PS1 games though.
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