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"Industry insiders" predict a possible Nintendo Wii launch in September or October

Nintendo’s Wii may be released earlier than expected if the latest reports are accurate.  Chris Morris, writer of's Game Over column, has written an article about the possibility of the Nintendo Wii game console launching a month or two earlier than expected.  Although the Wii had been originally expected sometime in November, with no official release noted by Nintendo, Morris says a release in September or October is not unrealistic.  A June 21 analyst's note claims that Nintendo is already manufacturing Wii console units that are final retail units.  According to the editorial on CNN:

Indeed, the company appears to be already manufacturing final retail units of the Wii, according to a June 21st analyst's note from P.J. McNealy of American Technology Research. That would give it a significant head start over Sony, which has yet to begin final manufacturing of the PlayStation 3.  Microsoft's first Xbox 360 did not roll off the assembly line last year until 69 days before the on sale date of Nov. 22. (That late start in production is the root cause behind last holiday's shortages.)      

With the Microsoft Xbox 360 game console being the only next-generation console on the market today, gamers are anxiously awaiting console releases from Nintendo and Sony.  The $250 USD price tag alone has made the Wii an appealing console for many potential gamers.  Nintendo is hoping to have enough units in stock after the console is released to combat extremely low supplies that sometimes plague other console releases.

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and one more thing
By desiplaya4life on 7/6/2006 8:41:51 PM , Rating: 2
lets be realistic there IS NOT A NIGHT AND DAY DIFFERENCE from a composite to HDMI. i mean faster specs, faster this blah blah.. but im not gonna blow my brains over the competitive market. sure HDMI sounds nice but its just bragging rights that ooo my theatre system is all hooked up w/ HDMI tech. gimme a break. COMPONENT HD output is good enough for ME.

RE: and one more thing
By goku on 7/6/2006 10:40:36 PM , Rating: 1
I disagree, there is a night and day difference between DVI and composite. What you won't notice as much especially if the resolution being outputted is the same is the difference between S-Video and VGA, VGA to DVI. S-Video is so much cleaner looking. Hell it looks good even if the TV is composite input only and you use an S-Video to Composite converter when it gets to the TV!

They don't need HDMI because it's friggen pointless on a console that doesn't play blu-ray or HDDVD, well it's pointless for those things too but their reasoning is to 'protect their content'.

RE: and one more thing
By piroroadkill on 7/7/2006 5:28:02 AM , Rating: 2
Haha. There IS a night and day difference.

RE: and one more thing
By desiplaya4life on 7/7/2006 7:59:07 PM , Rating: 2
to me there isnt. yea its sharper and more clean image but again im happy turning on the system for n hr or 2 to pass my time and then turn it off. im not a geek gamer, just a casual gamer. id go w/ $250 wii than ps3.

"You can bet that Sony built a long-term business plan about being successful in Japan and that business plan is crumbling." -- Peter Moore, 24 hours before his Microsoft resignation
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