Tech Today: Wii 2 official, Apple iMac 2011 refresh

Plus: PSN still down, YouTube begins movie rentals

The tech news you missed out on during Bank Holiday Easter Monday.

The Nintendo Wii 2 is finally official and will be unveiled to the world at E3 in June before it is released in 2012. The company confirmed that the successor to the Wii will offer a new approach to home console gaming. Those attending E3 will see a playable version of the new console, but those hoping to put the device on their Christmas list can think again.

Meanwhile the Nintendo 3DS has enjoyed what Nintendo is calling a 'smooth start' after selling 3.6m units across the world so far. The figure falls slightly below the 4m the company had forecast. The company is backing the handheld 3D console to pull profits back up after the company announced a dramatic fall in net income for the financial year ending March 31st.
Link: CVG

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We don't mean to sound like a broken record here, but the PlayStation Network is STILL down. However now it's getting very, very serious. After initially expecting the service to be offline for a day or two, Sony has now said it is keeping the PSN down indefinitely while it figures out whether a hack that brought the online gaming portal to its knees has compromised the private data of users.
Link: WSJ

YouTube has entered the movie rental market after tying up deals with major studios to offer top Hollywood titles on a pay-per-movie basis. YouTube movie rentals has launched this evening in the USA with films like Reservoir Dogs and SAW among some of the more high profile titles on offer. We assume that library will grow, and become available internationally as time goes on.
Link: Engadget

New Apple iMacs could be arriving as soon as next week, according to reports. The desktop computing powerhouse might get a refresh sooner than expected according to 9-to-5 Mac, which says that Apple will stop shipping current iMac's to retailers ahead of an official release on May 3rd. The new iMacs would be likely to boast Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt connectivity. This one's still very much in rumour territory at the moment, though.
Link: 9-to-5 Mac