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May 13, 2011

Looking Back: Pre-Wii Rumors – What Happened?

It is official. The next Nintendo home console has been announced by Nintendo. What it will look like, what will be inside, and how one will control the device is still up in the air. However, that does not stop us from speculating. On top of that, it is quite difficult to ignore the long list of rumors regarding this upcoming game system.

Speaking of rumors, there were many surrounding the Wii, back when it was only known as Revolution. As we gear up for the official unveiling of Nintendo’s next home console, the successor to Wii, we thought it would be interesting to look back at the list of Revolution/Wii rumors. Did any of them did not pan [...]

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April 25, 2011

Project Café – Nintendo announces Wii successor; to be playable at E3

According to an investors note (below), Nintendo will be releasing the newest console in 2012.  There will be a playable version at E3 this year, June 7, 2011.  Of course, the multiple rumors surrounding the system are still floating around.  So, we’ll have to be content with those until Nintendo sets us straight.

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 [...]

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February 1, 2010

Iwata Discusses Wii and DS Successors

Several weeks ago, a Japanese newspaper quoted Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata as he, supposedly, stated some facts about the upcoming successor to the Nintendo DS.  There was quite a commotion about what was said, and Iwata decided to clarify what was said at a recent Q&A session with Nintendo’s investors.

As for his statement about the DS successor, he said this:

“The next DS will need to have high resolution graphics and include a motion sensor, wouldn’t you say? Those are naturally considered requirements. However, do you believe it will sell with just this?”

This completely makes sense, as Nintendo hardly ever goes into their next console without [...]

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