The ability to support true next-gen graphics on HDTVs is one area the Wii falls down on compared to competitors Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.
Although rumors have appeared on the Internet that the Japanese company might be working on a version of the Wii capable of supporting HD gaming, no official statements have been delivered by Nintendo.
Now Miyamoto, one of Nintendo’s most influential people, has expressed his opinion on a possible HD Wii console, according to Softpedia.
The man responsible for hits like Mario and The Legend of Zelda said that technology is constantly changing and that Nintendo should change with it.
“I’m afraid we cannot confirm what we are doing today,” he said.
“But the fact of the matter is that technology is evolving all the time and in Japan, for example……all the analogue broadcast will be stopped and shifted into the digital broadcasting. So many things are taking place and we are working in terms of the changes of the technologies all the time.”
Hardly confirmation but it would seem that an HD Wii has become a "when" not an "if".