In an interview with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata posted by Earthbound creator Shigesato Itoi on his blog, Iwata revealed a sequel to the popular Wii Sports was not in the works.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said that the key to attracting new gaming customers is to surprise them with new entertainment ideas, and that Nintendo would not take the easy route of making similar sequels to make easy money.
Iwata also honestly admitted that if the Wii and DS had not become a global success, then maybe Nintendo would have had fallen back on making safer sequels to make profit for certain.
The interview is part 9 of an 11-part conversations Itoi had with Iwata six months ago. Part 9 was posted on September 12 in Japanese and English translation.