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3D off the cards for Wii 2
Despite its heavy investment in 3D for its latest piece of hardware, the 3DS, Nintendo has suggested that its next home console is unlikely to follow the same path. "Glasses-free is a big deal," NoA boss Reggie Fils-Aime told CNN. "We’ve not said publicly what the next thing for us …Read More »
EA: Wii is a legacy platform
A major exec from publisher EA has both described Wii as a last-gen platform and hinted that Nintendo is already well on the road to announcing a successor. "When you look at Nintendo, for a while there, it was all about the Wii being the biggest entertainment platform ever and …Read More »
Wii 2 set for E3 reveal?
Nintendo could reveal the first details of a successor to the Wii at this year’s E3 Expo. That’s according to Stern Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia, Gamasutra reports, adding that Nintendo needs to catch up to the more advanced hardware used by its rivals. We would not be surprised if Nintendo …Read More »
Pachter questions Nintendos Wii strategy
Analyst Michael Pachter has lamented Nintendo’s reluctance to release a successor to the Wii this year, claiming that the decision will allow Sony and Microsoft to make significant strides into Nintendo’s core markets. Keep in mind that my early 2009 prediction of a Wii HD expressed my view that Nintendo …Read More »
Wii 2 ruled out for 2011
With Xbox 360 and PS3 currently doing everything they can to catch Nintendo’s Wii as it continues to lose momentum in the market, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has seemingly ruled out the possible launch of a Wii 2 in the coming year. When asked by Kotaku if Wii …Read More »
Cell processor to power Wii 2?
Electronics giant IBM has confirmed that it intends to remain at the heart of future console development – while at the same time confirming that the Cell processor remains at the forefront of its planning. IBM currently provides the processors powering consoles such as the Xbox 360 and Wii. It’s …Read More »
Is Nintendo readying Wii 1.5?
Screen Digest analyst Piers Harding-Rolls has predicted that Nintendo could release an ‘upgraded’ version of the Nintendo Wii in the near future that would act as a stop-gap between now and the launch of a ‘proper’ successor to its home console some time in 2013. We expect the Wii to …Read More »
Iwata wants Wii 2 to surprise you
Nintendo has already confirmed that development of the Wii 2 is well underway. But don’t expect any more information than that for quite some time, as president Satoru Iwata has told investors that the silence to ensure that the mystery tech will be a surprise. We are of course studying …Read More »
Xbox 3 and Wii 2 to beat PS4 to market
Successors to the Wii and Xbox 360 are more likely to arrive before the release of the PlayStation 4, according to a top Sony exec. Looking from the outside, it was Microsoft that released the first of this generation of consoles. Naturally, in my opinion, Microsoft will make the first …Read More »