41skywakeTue 17th Mar 2015 They want to release content on smartphones while maintaining the value of their software. Therefore it makes sense to come out with new portable hardware so that the mobile content doesn't outshine the content they're producing for their portable hardware. The Wii U still looks fine in terms of content, there's little reason to cut its life short. Also my guess is that the first lot of content will be stuff along the lines of Pokemon Shuffle. Maybe a new Brain Training type game or that touch version of Dr Mario that they have. Or maybe when the next Pokemon comes out on 3DS they release a companion app that allows you to battle people online with a team you save to the cloud. People are thinking very, very one dimensional. It's almost 100% guaranteed not to be "they're doing mobile now, 3DS is dead, Wii U is replaced, Animal Crossing on iOS for $1 plus micro-transactions". Edited on Tue 17th March, 2015 @ 13:36 by skywake Some Aussie musics: Pond, TFS, Genesis Owusu "Don't stir the pot" is a nice way of saying "they're too dumb to reason with"