Nintendo Doesn't See an Immediate Need for a New Wii

Cautious, naive, or wise?

Given the apparent leap the 3DS has taken over the current generation of DS systems, it's understandable that gamers are continuing to wonder if and when a Wii successor will be developed. Nintendo has consistently denied such a system will appear anytime soon and Satoru Iwata has recently confirmed this stance.

Speaking at an Analyst Q&A at last week's E3 event, the Nintendo of Japan President down-played any need for the next generation of home console at this moment in time, which might be a disappointment for some of you.

I do not think that there is an immediate need to replace the Wii console... but of course, at some point in the future, that need will arise. We currently do not have an answer as to what point in the future that need will come.

The thought of bringing out a 'revised' Wii that has HD output at this juncture has always presented itself as a bit of a silly notion. With the foothold that the Wii has in the market, why would Nintendo release what is essentially the same product? If HD graphics didn't make the cut, it didn't make the cut. Mr Iwata also recently stated the Wii's successor will likely feature 3D graphics, so whenever the new machine does hit it's likely to be a big improvement.

[via gamerzines.com]