Well with the announcement of the successor to the Wii. I have come up with five ideas that could become the Wii 2 (or U whatever Nintendo will call it).
Ok so this isn’t the Wii 2, more like the Wii 1.5. It will come with all (or most) of the features that are currently available on both the PS3 (sans the high price) and Xbox 360 (sans the Red Ring of Death). Some of the features include 1080p support (hdmi and component), upto 7.1 surround sound (coaxial and s/pdif) and maybe the ability to play DVDs (or Blu-ray). It will also come with a hard drive of at least 60 GB. The Friend Code system will be thrown out and a new online play system will be incorporate that will use unique usernames. Also with more power, hopefully more game developers will adopt the Wii 1.5 (Resident Evil 5 anyone?).
2. The Customizable Controller
Instead of another new amazing controller scheme, Nintendo will play on the old and true to self handheld control. With the analog sticks, c-stick, a and b button, and whatelse there is. It will follow the idea of this keyboard. Instead of having set keys, all the buttons (and analog sticks) will be removable! The controller will be any standard shape (Gamecube?), but instead of having fixed keys, every button can be moved. This provides a more comfortable and customizing gameplay for the gamer. Also, game developers could worry less about controller configuration, because the players will be able to set the control scheme to anyway they want! This allows the developer to worry more about the game play and less on the controller scheme.
3. DS meets Wii; Makes DiiS
The next possible system is the DiiS. Its like if the DS and the Wii were to have a child, it would be the DiiS. Going for power, but also portabllity, the DiiS would be both your home console and portable console! Every DiiS will come with a docking station that connects to the TV, controllers, etc… When you want to play on your TV, just insert the DiiS into the docking station (which will double as a recharging station) and voila! You now have a home console! Does size matter? With advancing technology, by the time the DiiS is concocted, it will be able to have the power of the current Wii (and more) inside a console more or less the size of the current DS lite!
4. The DiiJay Mixer
Have that Super Smash Bros. Annihilation game you’ve gotten tired of and that Super Mario Twillight Zone game that you just beat? Well put it into the DiiJay Mixer! With this amazing new console from Nintendo, you will be able to mix games together and create new games. The possibilities are endless! Hate fighting in side-scroller? Pop into the DiiJay Mixer two disk tray both SSBA and SMTZ and now you’re fighting around in Peache’s Castle! Watch as the castle burns down in destruction as you fight it out in a 3D environment! Using advance algorithms (I’m BSing more then I should be now), the DiiJay Mixer will be able to mesh any two games together and spit out a game that has smooth gameplay. Each time you mix it, a new game will appear! Gamecube and Wii games will also be compatable. Wonder what would happen if FLUDD were to work in space? Why not try it! Insert SMS and SMG and watch as Mario spits water into the sky.
5. Nintendo On
Need I say more?