New HD Nintendo game console confirmed by sources

I have to admit that after a month or so of having my Wii console when it first launched the novelty of the controls wore off and the graphics were so bad that it ended up gathering dust while my PS3 got all the playtime. Nintendo might have wanted to convince gamers they didn't want HD graphics, but we all did.

There have been hints for a while now that a new HD resolution Nintendo Wii would be landing at E3 this summer and those hints have now been confirmed by multiple sources according to Gameinformer. The sources claim that Nintendo is already showing the HD console off to developers to gather interest and get the game development underway. The new console is expected to debut at E3 with a launch set for 2012.

The sources didn't offer any details on specs so it's not clear if the graphics will be on par with the Xbox 360and PS3 or still worse than what those consoles offer. If Nintendo really wants the thing to be popular they had better be on par or better if it wants my money. One source told Gameinformer, "Nintendo is doing this one right. [It's] not a gimmick like the Wii."

[via Gameinformer]