Nintendo says the Wii's lifespan is going to be pretty long

TVGB: So we know that Sony and Microsoft see their consoles lasting around the better portion of a decade, right? Sure, we're bummed that new tech will take a while longer, but these systems still look nice and beefy even two or three years later. That's cool. But then there's the Wii. What can we expect from that one? Well, after TVGB's interview with Marc Franklin, Nintendo's Director of PR, we think we'll be seeing the small white box around for a while too. Citing its uniqueness and the continuous high demand as key factors, Franklin states that the playing field is clearly changing and the Wii is going to have a long life.

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KionicWarlord2223546d ago

guess 10 years huh? the popularity is pretty big. they can do alot with the wii if you think about there motion sensing technology.anyone see that wii cube and wii relax?

jahcure3546d ago

I don't know. Can't say i see this happening when people can already emulate the console and download the games

ChickeyCantor3546d ago (Edited 3546d ago )

Most people don't realise emulators even exist.

Nintendo is wrong on this one(LOL?), well better put they are contradicting their own statement. As Miyamoto said it( or was it Iwata?) that when Japan goes HD, they will adapt.
The reason Wii is designed for SD is because Japan wasn't fully running on HD TV's.

Around 2012? Japan will completely make their tv stations HD. Forcing the folks to adapt.

SiLeNt KNighT3546d ago

japan has already started a slow decline in wii sales. i think another year, possibly two of decent sales then a complete drop off. once people get sick of the same lame games coming out and no better graphics it will get old real quick. theres only so many add ons you can make for the wii and its tech is limited.

ChickeyCantor3545d ago

Ah yes, games with same gameplay and same gfx will do much more on PS3 and 360 right?

Games grow to look alike in the end, you won't see much difference in shaders eventually, and gameplay will just be adapted from the previous games...

How is that any different from the Wii?

BrotherNick3545d ago (Edited 3545d ago )

It's okay, it's not like the dreamcast where you burn it and play it. Anyways it's not marketed to people who are knowledgeable enough to figure out how to do the homebrew. I think all it'd do is ruin hardcore gaming on the wii a bit more.

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ShabzS3546d ago (Edited 3546d ago )

hasn't nintendo already sold the wii to every single person in the planet?

SiLeNt KNighT3546d ago

hey Rayko watch out, theres flying monkeys outside your window! haha, i bet you went to go look.

White-Sharingan3546d ago

i would actually say this is bad news

sure the wii sells, but how nintendo made the wii...only more shovelwares are meant to come.

cliffbo3546d ago

what the effing hell is going on? why is it that Sony have said numerous times over the year that they have a ten year plan and have proven it with the PS1 and now the PS2, and still the industry doesn't recognise that it's Sony that began this. it's almost as if first MS want to take the credit and now Nintendo want to too... this is stupid! Sony have had a ten year plan for years and other companies are now copying

danthegardner3546d ago (Edited 3546d ago )

I want to see if the Wii has longevity. It would be interesting to se what Nintendo is going to do to keep the Wii alive. It is a shame that most of the good games on the Wii are Nintendo made. if only more third party studios could be imaginative instead of making crappy ports and lame "minigame" games.

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