Reggie Fils-Aime, the head of Nintendo America has made an announcement today that instead of exciting gamers may well of disappointed; the Wii 2 will have to wait but at least we know it will finally be on the cards.
Reggie revealed that the Wii is still doing a roaring trade in the US, reportedly selling 30 million units which have prompted Nintendo to hold fire on the most covert console sequel of all time.
“As we sit here today we’re saying the Wii has many, many more units to sell,” said Reggie. “After we’ve reached an installed base of 45 million here in the US, we can have a conversation about the next generation.”
Bearing in mind the release of the Xbox Kinect and Playstation move this could mean the Wii 2 is a long way off. The uptake of the two new movement based controllers combined with the seemingly improved games might see the popularity of the Wii start to decline.
It is for this reason that we think today’s announcement is a little decoy, a smoke and mirrors tactic to surprise gamers. If the announcement is to be believed the time scale would probably be 2012 or even 2013 , we predict something a lot sooner – expect something within 5-7 months (E3 2011 anyone?)