With the Wii 2 rumours in full swing and even Shigeru Miyamoto claiming that “It’s a matter of when we announce it”, Nintendo have finally spilled the beans and guess what? We’ll know all when E3 hits. Announcing that the successor to the Wii will not only be at E3, Nintendo also confirmed it will release in 2012. The machine will be playable and even the specs will be available come June according to an email sent, from Nintendo, to shareholders:
The email reads:
“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 hold 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.
With Microsoft and Sony both still pushing their current consoles, and the Wii still selling, do you think there’s currently enough room on the market for the console? If the rumoured specs are anything to go by, Microsoft and Sony better listen up.