Nintendo: No Wii Successor Anytime Soon

Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime says don't count on Nintendo introducing an update to its hit Wii videogame console, or new system, in the coming months.

Sony and Microsoft plan to challenge rival Nintendo's dominance of the current console generation with add-ons they hope will deliver a more sophisticated take on motion control than the motion-sensing technology in the three-year-old Wii. But Fils-Aime, in an interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek, said: "We are confident the Wii home entertainment console has a very long life in front of it."

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EvilTwin3256d ago

“We are confident the Wii home entertainment console has a very long life in front of it.”

That's what we call an ambiguous statement, folks. I mean, the PS2 has had a long life, too.

2011 or 2012 may not be "soon" by the standards of gaming analysts, but I'd be surprised if we don't see a successor to Wii by then.

hatchimatchi3255d ago

Nintendo is selling consoles like crazy, why would they want to disrupt that? Of course all three (sony, MS, nintendo) are planning their new console, I don't think any of them will release it before 2013.

asdr3wsfas3255d ago (Edited 3255d ago )

When the wii stops selling wildly you'll see a successor. Sadly eviltwin, hatchimatchi is right. What's the world coming to?

If the wii sales fall heavy by 2011 you might see the successor. This will take screwups on Nintendo's part though. Forgetting why people bought the wii and the promise of motion controls and retro gaming is their greatest danger - I want more WM+ so bad right now. And a sequel to NSMB or punchout or more 2d games.

2012 is getting closer but it might still be a couple years off from there.

They won't treat it like ps2. Iwata has mocked Sony for their 10 year plan, saying the market decides when you release a new console. The ps2 outselling the ps3 shows the enormous disconnect between sony's perceptions and those of its customers.

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iforgotmylogin3255d ago

i dont think we will see a wii 2 or 720 or ps4 anytime soon
but ninty has to announce the next ds or this e3 will be so dry and bland

nvidia and other companies allegedly have contracts with many companys in developing new things