All it takes is a cursory glance at the company's history to see that Nintendo is not one to hold back a good ol' curveball when need be. The unconventional Wii and DS took the world by storm, and the forthcoming 3DS looks set to bring the portable wows. But what about the company's next home console?
If Metroid co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto is to be believed, Nintendo is shooting for nothing less than to blow your mind.
At Nintendo we always have the obligation to surprise users with a new game console. We have never done what others have. We prefer to create something new that catches attention, and I think this will continue this time as well. Surely the new Nintendo machine will leave you all with your mouth open.
Don't expect that new machine to launch any time soon though, as CEO Satoru Iwata has earlier expressed that it could be years from now, but know that it's been cooking in Nintendo R&D for a while.
Whenever we launch any new hardware, we start working on the development of the next hardware, and the Wii is no exception. When we run out of ideas with the current hardware and cannot give users any more meaningful surprises with the technology we have, that's when we will launch the new hardware.
What would the next Nintendo console have to do to make your jaw drop?