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3 Reasons Why The Next-Gen Wii Isn't Coming Soon

Rumors have been circulating that Nintendo will announce next-gen Wii hardware at the Game Developers Conference on Feb. 28. This has been one factor driving up Nintendo shares recently.

But Citi's Soichiro Fukuda says an announcement is unlikely.

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btk2823d ago

Simple reason...
Because Pachter said it will be coming soon. And we know he is always wrong.

teething2822d ago (Edited 2822d ago )

because Wii is still selling well. Only when it's sales sink will they move on. 2012 makes sense for the WiiTwo and 720.

mightyboot2823d ago

I think its possible for an Wii 2 next year.

That seems soon to me.

BiggCMan2823d ago

What bugs me is that people think Nintendo's next console will be called Wii-2 or something to do with Wii. Well, Nintendo hasn't named any of their consoles a "2", and have always made a brand new name for each console. I don't know why people don't look back in history. Why would they start now? I like that they come up with new names every generation. It prevents from saying high numbers like NES number 8 or 9 or 10.

teething2822d ago (Edited 2822d ago )

people call it a "Wii 2" because people like you, know what they are referring to (next gen Nintendo console). This has to do with communication, not with history. The name is obviously a placeholder.

That being said, I think it would be a smart move for Nintendo to use Wii in the name of the next console because they won this gen, so keeping the product name would be of benefit for product recognition... especially if they keep backwards compatibility for games.

mightyboot2822d ago (Edited 2822d ago )

@BiggCMan you know we werent talking science here no need to be specific.

pcz2822d ago

''Well, Nintendo hasn't named any of their consoles a "2", and have always made a brand new name for each console.''

Nintendo entertainment system (nes)

super nintendo entertainment system (snes)

i'm right

ChickeyCantor2822d ago (Edited 2822d ago )

"i'm right"

Unless Super is somewhere between 0 and 9, 0 and 1, 0 and 7, 0 and F...no you're not.

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Shok2823d ago (Edited 2823d ago )

2 of the reasons you gave were pretty much the same, and the Kinect one was just foolish.

There's actually more reasons why we WILL be seeing one soon IMO. Like:

1) Reggie said major details of the Wii 2 won't be revealed until the Wii reaches 45 million units in America. It's currently at 40.5 million, selling 130,000 on a weekly basis.

2) Sony and Microsoft released their motion peripherals, so it's time once again for Nintendo to show something for them to copy (lol)

3) This year marks the 5th year of the Wii. Every home console Nintendo has released came out 5 years after the previous one.

4) Iwata and other devs have been giving small details about the Wii 2 since early 2010, like the possibility of 3D and the fact that "it'll leave us with our jaws dropped"

5) A Zedla is coming out this year. A new Zelda game usually marks the end of a console's life cycle.

6) The 3DS is coming out next month. A home Nintendo console usually always comes out a year after the new hand-held comes out.

femshep2823d ago

im gonna have to disagree with number 6 cause they have put out a new handheld almost every year for 3 years now....it use to be like that but that streak kind of ruined it

other wise ill agree

TheMysterion2822d ago

True but the 3DS is a true successor to the DS so it is a new handheld entirely. 6 is therefore right.

Shok2822d ago

^What he said.

Those were just DS REVISIONS. Thi sis the true successor, the next-big-thing, the next-gen Nintendo hand-held.

femshep2822d ago

its a DS with gimmick written all over it its nothing new nothing innovative its a DS

Seferoth752822d ago

Seems someone is unable to comprehend the difference in updated systems and completely new systems.

Whenever someone fails to comprehend the basics, you know its a PS3 owner.

femshep2822d ago

nothing new about an update to the ds.....and for your information i own all the systems including the older ones

ChickeyCantor2822d ago

It doesn't matter what you own.
3DS is an actual NEW device, instead of an upgrade( DS > LITE > DSI > XL ).

You're opinion doesn't matter, cause facts say otherwise.

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ChickeyCantor2822d ago

"3) This year marks the 5th year of the Wii. Every home console Nintendo has released came out 5 years after the previous one. "

They also said they aren't going for the usual life cycle. =)

Relientk772823d ago

Because Wiifit girl obivously lol jk

No, but they did various Mario games, A Zelda game is coming out, they already did Smash Bros. and Mario Kart

Basically they did all their big franchises and games that usually come out for Nintendo systems

Nintendo consoles aren't out for long periods of time

Basically, we almost have come to the end of the life cycle for the Wii

JeffGrubb2823d ago

The ass picture worked by the way.

awiseman2823d ago

Yea I reported it for lamesness however the original source uses it to 0.o

Masterchef20072822d ago

I believe that the main reason is that the Wii is still selling well and the fact that games sell extremely on the wii is important to consider.