cortjezter wrote:sadly, i have to agree.
the wii has a few titles coming yet this year, but then nothing for home consoles for up to a year. the next time we might hear something about new software would probably be gdc or e3 2012.
during an interview with one of noa's execs, rmc and i asked if the wii was going to be supported. their only response was with the stuff on the show floor...for this year. nothing for wii owners next year or beyond.
Ouch. If that's true, it's really going to suck for people like me who paid into the Wii, and now look to get nothing after Wii U launches...because the thing will just be too darn expensive, especially if I'm able to get a 3DS(because all my extra money will have gone to that). At least PS2 was well, WELL supported after it's "death". Oh well.
Peachy wrote:5 - COMPATIBILITY: Backwards compatibility with GameCube games will still exist but will require a Classic Controller to be played as the GCN ports will be removed.
I don't believe this is possible, actually. When the Wii clocks itself down to Gamecube speeds and runs Gamecube games, it more or less BECOMES a Gamecube. And Gamecube can't access the more advanced stuff like bluetooth, WIFI, or SD cards, so unless Nintendo made some serious changes to the Wii internal hardware(and not just push things around to make it 'smaller' if it were possible), there's no real way to make GCN games compatible with CC or CC-PRO. It won't have any ability to recognize them.
Besides, if what Cort said is seriously what Nintendo is going to do, we probably won't get much for Wii anymore except for meager 3rd Party support for Wii. Really, they should look at it as a gold mine...lower development costs, massive install base, plenty of kids and some adults as owners....but who knows.