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Old 03-13-2011, 09:57 AM
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Nintendo to announce Wii 2 in June?

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Nintendo is rumoured to be announcing details of a forthcoming Wii 2 console at E3 in Los Angeles this coming June.
A mere week after 2011's Games Developers Conference in San Francisco, and the pre-E3 Nintendo rumour have already started to percolate across the internet.
Man, I hope this is true... what a brilliant year for gaming this is turning out to be
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:03 AM
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Re: Nintendo to announce Wii 2 in June?

That's what they said last year. And they year before that.

It's probably not gonna happen until next year. Nintendo wants all the consumer's attention on the 3DS.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:08 AM
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Re: Nintendo to announce Wii 2 in June?

Skyward Sword will probably be coming out long after June, why advertise a new console then?
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:26 AM
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Re: Nintendo to announce Wii 2 in June?

As I've been saying for years Skyward Sword will mostly be a Wii/Wii2 dual launch ala TP.

I'd say this is definitely possible, historically speaking we are past due for a new gaming generation.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:28 AM
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Re: Nintendo to announce Wii 2 in June?

No, in 2012, probably. Why would they want to take the focus off the 3DS?
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:33 AM
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Re: Nintendo to announce Wii 2 in June?

Personally, 2012 would be perfect for a new Nintendo console for me. There are still too many games that we haven't gotten from Japan for the system (Xenoblade, etc.), let alone a good number of Nintendo first-party titles.

Actually, the first half of 2012 might be perfect. It would still be technically early in my mind, but all the major titles minus Dragon Quest X will be out by then, and Nintendo could then move their first party development immediately on to the next system.


Also, just think how much of an advantage Nintendo would have if they released early 2012 when everyone else were launching in late 2012 at the earliest. We would see Nintendo with the biggest marketshare out of the three consoles, and still be very competitive on the technical level.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:36 AM
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Re: Nintendo to announce Wii 2 in June?

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That's what they said last year. And they year before that.

It's probably not gonna happen until next year. Nintendo wants all the consumer's attention on the 3DS.
I agree with you with that one. 2011 is the year for the 3DS and it would be ridiculous if Nintendo would outshine the 3DS with a Wii 2.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:40 AM
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Re: Nintendo to announce Wii 2 in June?

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Skyward Sword will probably be coming out long after June, why advertise a new console then?
I doubt they'd reveal the console because that would be pretty much their entire E3. They might very well confirm its in development and give some details etc. Then reveal the console either fall 2011, GDC 2012 or even E3 2012
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:00 PM
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Re: Nintendo to announce Wii 2 in June?

Revealing a new home console on the coming E3 would not be smart from a marketing point of view. With the 3DS just being released and more major Wii games coming out, I see no reason for this. I would definately like to see how it's gonna be like, but it would just not be very clever of Nintendo to take their focus off 3DS and other games. At the very most, we will probably get to know that their next home console is in development.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:09 PM
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Re: Nintendo to announce Wii 2 in June?

If they announced a new console now, it would steal the show and take the spotlight off of Skyward Sword, the 3DS, and other Wii games.

Also, 2012 is a great idea because Nintendo could take the "End of the World" scare to their advantage and make lots of money. "The world's gonna end! I better get myself a Wii 2 and live it up!"
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:13 PM
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Re: Nintendo to announce Wii 2 in June?

If anyone is going to release a console next, it's going to be Nintendo. They're already on top, they're going to have had most of the main first party titles you'd expect from them in a single generation out by next year, and their lead in sales this gen will allow them much more freedom than Sony and Microsoft, who are probably going to spend the next little while trying to get the most out of this past generation, and very slowly and carefully planning what to do next. Nintendo can basically do whatever they want and still succeed at this point, and they're probably going to capitalize on that by releasing something ASAP. A 2012 release date for a new Nintendo console seems almost a given to me at this point.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:25 PM
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If they announced a new console now, it would steal the show and take the spotlight off of Skyward Sword, the 3DS, and other Wii games.

Also, 2012 is a great idea because Nintendo could take the "End of the World" scare to their advantage and make lots of money. "The world's gonna end! I better get myself a Wii 2 and live it up!"
It would be utter genius if they released it on December 12, 2012. Not only is this the end of the Mayan calender, but imagine the advertising...

12/12/12 - anyone would remember that date. The date they release Wii 2.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:32 PM
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Re: Nintendo to announce Wii 2 in June?

I agree with Slime. I look at the XBox 360 and the Playstation 3 and don't see any reason why Sony and Microsoft would make new consoles. If you already have a console with awesome online, superior graphics, and all that other techy mumbo jumbo, is there really any reason to make a new one as long as sales are still good? All you have to do is throw in some gimmicks every once in a while like the Kinect and Move! to keep things afloat.

Nintendo, on the other hand, have lots of things to improve on.

Also, I'm very disappointed in them for the way they've been treating the Virtual Console. It should be one of Wii's strong points, but I always get the feeling that they're ignoring it.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:50 PM
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Also, I'm very disappointed in them for the way they've been treating the Virtual Console. It should be one of Wii's strong points, but I always get the feeling that they're ignoring it.
That's because they are. They haven't released Space Station Silicon Valley. Nuff said.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:55 PM
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Nintendo can do SO MUCH MORE with the Virtual Console.
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:20 PM
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Re: Nintendo to announce Wii 2 in June?

I forgot where, but I heard rumors about the next-gen console being something like a projector that displays 3D on a wall - no television required.
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:26 PM
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Re: Nintendo to announce Wii 2 in June?

I have a feeling the next Nintendo console is going to be kind of like Kinect but with a vitality sensor built-in allowing games to react to your heartbeat and ****. That's just me, though, Valve in particular is already saying a bunch of **** about this being the future of gaming (not the vitality sensor, but the actual concept). We know Nintendo will create some form of selling gimmick point to make their console different.
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:34 PM
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Re: Nintendo to announce Wii 2 in June?

I'm sure they'll tease it, but a full-fledged unveiling is pretty much out of the question.

We still need Pikmin 3, anyhow :<
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:52 PM
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Re: Nintendo to announce Wii 2 in June?

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I forgot where, but I heard rumors about the next-gen console being something like a projector that displays 3D on a wall - no television required.
I never saw anything about a 3D projector, but I did see this:

Rumour: Nintendo to announce Wii 2 in June | News | TechRadar UK
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:56 PM
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Re: Nintendo to announce Wii 2 in June?

IF they go for the Wii2 in the near future it will be 2012 at the earliest. They already have a new system on the way this year that they need to promote, pay for the ads and such. Playing with a Wii2 concept so early after the launch of a new system for them is bad business.

I'm sure they're entertaining the idea right now... but if Nintendo releases a Wii2 while the 360 and PS3 are still going strong, what message will that send? Nintendo can do SO much more with the Wii, they had the whole Wii style controller first after all. I'd like to see them do more major Nintendo games on the Wii yet (not all the party games they release... not that there is anything wrong with that).

Anyway, Nintendo has a main focus right now... and that is the 3DS. Promoting it, it's launch games and other things of the sort.
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