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Nintendo Showing Wii Successor At E3

Due for release in 2012.

Alongside the release of their annual financial earning statement (which we’ll get to soon) Nintendo have announced that they will be showing the Wii’s successor at E3.

A playable model of the new system will be present at E3 and will release next year, 2012.

Playable?  So publishers have been working hard on this, then.

Source: Nintendo

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40 Comments
  1. Jimbo
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    I hope they call it the ‘Wii Wii’

    Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 08:22.
    • Dr_mohannad
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      I hope they call it “wii pii”

      Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 13:15.
    • Pedromr
      Member
      Since: Oct 2010

      I think or WIIII would be fine…

      Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 14:09.
      • Pedromr
        Member
        Since: Oct 2010

        I meant WII II or WIIII

        Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 14:10.
  2. nofi
    One for all.
    Since: Forever

    Holy shit, it’s real.

    Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 08:25.
    • clashcityrocker
      Banned
      Since: Feb 2011

      This comment is hidden.

      Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 17:51.
  3. dammspi
    Member
    Since: Jan 2011

    So that means that it will be released AFTER March 2012..

    Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 08:29.
    • LivedeviL
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      Not necessarily, they could bring in expected sales and the costs based on that. They are just saying that no figures are included, they could very well still make sales before the end of March ’12 which would then have to be shown in the financial statements at that date.

      Comment posted on 26/04/2011 at 09:35.
  4. Dan Lee
    Common like the rest of us.
    Since: Jun 2010

    A year away just feels too long :o/ I’ll be interested to see what, if any, of the rumours are true (£100000 touch screen controllers FTL!)

    Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 08:47.
  5. Voganlight
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Hmm, interested to see whether they will cater to the casual market again or if they also focus a bit of their attention towards hardcore gamers.

    Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 08:48.
    • nofi
      One for all.
      Since: Forever

      The Wii catered for both quite admirably, last time I checked. No?

      Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 09:03.
      • Dan Lee
        Common like the rest of us.
        Since: Jun 2010

        Yes it did, but the woeful lack of marketing for ‘core’ games meant they all flopped. Okami with a Wiimote controlled brush should have been a damn sales hit :o(

        Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 09:08.
      • nofi
        One for all.
        Since: Forever

        They tried though – CoD games, Goldeneye, Mario Galaxy duo etc. Apart as hardcore as Ninty have ever been, 1st and 3rd party.

        IMO, of course. =)

        Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 09:11.
      • Voganlight
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        They tried but they didn’t fully succeed. Everything about their online isn’t good and in general the third party developers never seemed to take it seriously.

        Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 09:34.
      • djhsecondnature
        Since: Forever

        Agreed they tried but failed quite spectacularly.

        Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 11:09.
      • skibadee
        Member
        Since: Oct 2009

        it was a dust collector for me the only time it got played was when my younger family was around.

        Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 11:28.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        There’s loads & loads of ‘core’ games, they just didn’t sell very well as the console was mainly picked up by ‘non-core’ gamers & what followed was 3rd parties looking to cash in on this new & very large market. but that doesn’t mean the core games aren’t there.

        Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 11:49.
      • AG2297
        Community Manager
        Since: Feb 2009

        The games were really only core in name, not in gameplay. A Wii COD could never compete in the same way as an Xbox/PS3 COD so it could never appeal to the core in the same way.

        Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 14:29.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        but most decent wii games got drowned in a sea of shovelware.
        anybody remember when the nintendo seal of quality actually meant something?
        previous nintendo home consoles might have had less games than other systems, but i’ll bet they had a higher percentage of great games too.

        Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 14:54.
    • halbpro
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Mar 2009

      And stuff like No More Heroes. And what’s that game where you murder everyone with super stylised art?

      Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 09:29.
      • Watchful
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Oct 2008

        MadWorld – Lots of advertising and no sales.

        Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 09:44.
      • KeRaSh
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        Hello Kitty: Chop Chop Cooking (road to world domination edition)

        Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 09:47.
  6. gideon1451
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    This will be interesting. & I wasn’t even a fan of the Wii.

    Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 09:07.
  7. DrNate86
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    I am really interested to see what direction Nintendo go with the successor. Whether they keep the motion controls that appealed to a lot of casual gamers but created very mixed opinions in the core market, whether they use touch screen controllers that sound (in my opinion) very useful, whether it will be a cheap to make console again that reaps large profits or whether it will be an HD powerhouse that appeals to the core market but could put off the early adopters in the casual market. Can’t wait!

    Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 09:32.
    • KeRaSh
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      I think they are returning to the old way of controlling your games with a slice of DS mixed into it with the screen on your controller. You wouldn’t be able to take much info from the screen if you were swinging it around most of the time.
      If the leaked info is true, we are looking at a little powerhouse. I can’t wait!

      Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 09:51.
  8. Ross
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    i don’t think i will make my mind up until i see some pictures:)

    Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 09:56.
  9. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    Seems a bit early to be annoucing a successor. I thought it would be annouced at least 7 years after release.

    Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 10:13.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      this is nintendo, they seem to do a new hardware launch about every year, if you include new versions of their handhelds.

      and the wii has finally started slowing down.

      Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 14:56.
  10. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    They’re in a good position, already with the best selling console and launching a new one well before their rivals should help them keep up momentum. I expect announcements from Sony and MS too, not about their next consoles but probably about the ‘future-proofing’ of PS3 and 360.
    I would be surprised if Nintendo dropped motion control but they might want to shift emphasis to standard controllers to attract a core crowd.
    Looking forward to finding out specs etc.

    Comment posted on 25/04/2011 at 10:31.

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