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Nintendo Head Denies Wii HD in 2010

Nintendo has dispelled the gathering clouds of rumours about the imminent launch of a high definition (HD) version of its best-seller Wii game console in the next year.

In a major disappointment for the gaming enthusiasts keenly waiting for a HD version of their favourite game console, Nintendo of America chief executive Reggie Fils-Aime, in an interview with Game Trailers TV, asserted that his company has no immediate plans to do so.

Rumours surrounding a HD iteration of the company’s home console have received attention by speculations from Michael Pachter, a key analyst with Wedbush Morgan Securities, who has been speculating for the next year launch of the HD console.

Responding to these intense speculations by the analyst, Fils-Aime told GTTV: “Michael continues to be the only one who believes that this is gonna happen, I don't know how forcefully we can say there is no Wii HD”.

While it appears that the Wii HD is officially unreal as of now, but it has to be noted that prior to the launch of DS Lite, the company also refuted the rumours that it had been working on a new model.

Nintendo Wii is the clear leader in the game consoles arena, and has reportedly sold more units than its rivals, including Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360.

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