Next-gen HD Wii rumored to be slated for 2011

The Nintendo Wii is still insanely popular as we approach its two year anniversary, but that doesn't mean Nintendo is sitting on its laurels. No, they're thinking about the future and planning on the Wii's successor already.

The upcoming console, tentatively referred to as the "Wii HD," is said to be based on entirely new hardware that will pump out HD visuals, contain expanded storage and run using digitally distributed content rather than physical discs, which is something widely rumored for all of the next-gen consoles. It's said to be on the slate for 2011, which sounds about right to us. But hey, let's not get too excited: the Wii still has some shelf life to it yet.

What They Play, via Gizmodo