There’s been a lot of talk of whether or not the Nintendo Wii will have component cables available at launch for users that own big-screen TVs and want to run Wii games in progressive-scan. Yesterday, Nintendo of America commented on the subject telling us that the Wii will support 480p via component cables the day the console releases. The component cables must be bought separately for $29.99, and are only available through online retail outlets like EB Games, Best Buy, Gamestop and Circuit City. Nintendo didn’t say why the cables were only available online, but it’s not like this is the first time they’ve done this anyway. We saw the same type of thing going on when the GameCube released.
And before you ask, no, GameCube component cables will not work with the Wii. Probably because the input of the Wii (guessing) looks like it’s going to be USB. Looks like I’m going to have to order components for the Wii before I even get the console.