Next-gen Wii in 2011 suggests Square Enix chief

Nintendo regularly quash Wii HD rumors, but they keep on coming back.  Latest to reignite the speculation is none other than Square Enix chief Yoichi Wada, who has stuck his neck out and suggested 2011 as the launch window for the reworked console.  Wada tips the new Wii HD as having many of the features as the Xbox 360 and PS3, to which we're assuming he's referring to media-centric functionality.

He's also predicting the possibility of a new controller, though his comments on upcoming motion-controllers on other platforms seems to downplay the importance of that.  "Present game machines already have a lot of functions: they are a network terminal, a Blu-ray or DVD player, and a gaming machine," Wada told the Financial Times, "compared to these three pillars, the [new motion] controllers are quite limited, so the impact may be small."

[via Joystiq]