Wii 2 by 2011 says top video game exec

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One of Japan’s top video game execs has said he expects Nintendo to release a new Wii by 2011.


While we have seen a slimmed down PS3, and beefed up HDD on the Xbox 360, news from Nintendo has been fairly quiet, save for rumours of a $50 price cut.


Yoichi Wada, chief exec of game publisher Square Enix, said in an interview with the Financial Times that he expects the Wii 2 will have functionality more like an Xbox 360 or PS3 – does that mean we could see a Blu-ray-packing, hard drive-complete Wii in a couple of years?


The Final Fantasy 13 publisher also added that Nintendo may introduce a new controller, adding that the new Wii-esque motion controllers coming to Microsoft and Sony consoles may have a rather limited effect unless compelling games are released to match.


Acknowledging the level of technology in Microsoft’s Project Natal, Wada said: "As a user interface it’s fantastic and I think it will become standard".


However he said that motion-control games were tough to develop, so its success will rely on what developers have up their sleeve for when they launch early next year.


Be sure to let us know what you’d want from a new Wii below and if you think motion controllers will affect console sales.


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