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XBOX 720 And Wii2 In 2010? ZOMG!

Posted by Sammy Barker

Analyst of Pacific Crest Securities, Evan Wilson believes that Nintendo and Microsoft will ready new home consoles for release in 2010.

When talking to GameSpot about EA's problems Evan also went on to state that he believes Nintendo and Microsoft will stick to the five year console cycle in this generation.

"We believe that peak industry sales will occur in 2010, given that Microsoft will likely introduce its next console that year and Nintendo will likely launch before then," he said.

"Further, 2010 is also likely to coincide with the end of the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP cycles."

Just months ago Evan stated that he believes the successor to the Nintendo DS Lite to be pretty much finished, though he doubts Nintendo will make any firm comments on the new hardware until Nintendo DS sales die down. Sounds like good business to me.

From the less interesting other half of the interview, Evan goes on to talk about the ways in which EA can turn around their currently poor financial status. To be honest I don't think it takes a genius to sort out EA's problem:

Make better games.


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motang said:

Well I would by 2010 will be seeing the introductions of the next gen system(s) but I don't know about them coming out in 2010.



antdickens said:

Yeah its going to be interesting this gen cos its hard to improve on what we already have got, sure graphics will be better on the next xbox, but not that much better... so unless they wanna release a new Wii-like controller, there's no rush.

Same with Wii, they're certainly not gonna rush into things with the current Wii still selling so well. Unless of course they want to beef up the graphics hardware, which would be nice, even for existing games.

I see it more likely that Nintendo will release a "upgraded" Wii MkII with HD options and better graphics hardware (up-scaling old games etc) a more likely option by 2010.

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