Nintendo Wii 2 to be announced at E3 in June?

Follow-up to Nintendo's motion-controlled cash cow may finally make its appearance at this year's E3.

We've already heard talk of Nintendo gearing up to announce the Wii 2 at E3, and now Frank Gibeau, label head at EA games, has chucked in his two cents on the rumours, calling the Wii a "legacy console" and hinting that Nintendo are indeed putting together an updated version of the bestselling, motion-controlled console.

"When you look at Nintendo, for a while there, it was all about the Wii being the biggest entertainment platform ever and capturing the mass market, and it faded away." Gibeau told Industrygamers.com. "Now, they’re coming back with a second act."

Gibeau also hinted that the next Nintendo Wii would be able to compete more directly with its two biggest rivals, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360: "[Nintendo] understand the dynamics and the fact that HD consoles is a booming part of business right now. Legacy platforms like PS2 and the Wii have dropped off significantly. They’re not stupid. They’re going to figure something out. They’re going to come back at it."

Rumours on the interweb are that the Wii 2 will boast a quad-core processor, HD screen and some kind of LED projector. Is Nintendo about to introduce us to some form of projector-based gaming as weird as motion controllers seemed in 2006? We'll know, fingers crossed, come June.


Via: Industrygamers

Comments

Be the first to comment…

Back to top
Close
T3 Newsletter
Sign up to recieve the T3 newsletters by entering your details below

Your Details

As you're registering with us. we'd like to think that you'd enjoy receiving the following emails; if you'd rather not receive them, please untick the boxes:

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and it's group companies containing news, special offers and product information
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy and confirm that I am over 16 years of age *
Close
Log in or Join

By clicking below you agree to our terms and conditions and our privacy policy

Log in to T3.com with your preferred social network

Log in with your T3.com account

CloseJoinPlease complete these additional details

Join T3.com with your preferred social network

OR

Join T3.com

Please tick this box to confirm you are 16 years old or over

Just so we know you're human

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Close Edit your profile

Change your password

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Social networks

You have authorised these social networks to interact with your T3.com account.

Please ensure you deactivate or revoke access to this website from within your social networks settings to ensure all permissions are removed.

Close Forgotten your password

Forgotten your password?

Please enter the email address that you used to sign up and we'll send you a new password

Close
Forgotten password
Don't have a T3 Account? Join now