Nintendo Confirms Wii Successor coming in 2012, preview at E3
April 25, 2011 at 8:41 pm by Ruibo
Nintendo has issued a press release announcing there will be a successor to its Wii Console coming out next year and a playable preview will be shown off at E3 gaming expo coming up on June 7th to June 9th.
No specific details have been revealed about the upcoming console, but from what we do know, it will not have 3D support as 3D televisions haven’t been widely accepted yet. Many news source, including Bloomberg has hinted at some major work on the controller itself which we know will provide camera support, motion sensor on the remote and a large 6″ screen.
Details of the press release can be found below.
April 25, 2011
To whom it may concern:
Re: Wii’s Successor System
Nintendo Co., Ltd. has decided to launch in 2012 a system to succeed Wii, which the company has sold 86.01 million units on a consolidated shipment basis between its launch in 2006 and the end of March 2011.
We will show a playable model of the new system and announce more specifications at the E3 Expo, which will be held June 7-9, 2011, in Los Angeles.
Sales of this new system have not been included in the financial forecasts announced today for the fiscal term ending March 2012.