In another interview with Nintendo of America’s former president Reggie Fils-Aime, he told Kotaku that it’s unlikely that a new console will be arriving any time soon, as many fans were hoping to see.
He further elaborates by stating that the Wii still has a very long and vibrant life in front. And nothing could currently stop it from the markets. A direct quote from his interview:
“Mr. Miyamoto himself has said that he himself is very interested in a high-definition experience, but to be 120 percent crystal clear, HD by itself in our view is not enough to go for a new console past the Wii. (Our new console will be) consistent with what we brought to market with Wii and with DS. It will be mainstream. It will be encouraging more and more consumers to get into this category that we love. It will provide new, unique, compelling experiences that are meaningful to that large potential consumer base. Those are the principles that drive us.”
– Reggie Fils-Aime
In addition, a new Nintendo handheld console seems to be in development, tentatively titled the DS2. While it hasn’t been officially confirmed, rumors have surfaced from possible developers working on the console. It will most likely be revealed at E3 2010.
Here is some rumors regarding the DS2, leaked by possible developers:
- Still has two screens, but both are bigger with higher resolution
- The gap between the two screens may be negligible
- Has an accelerometer
- Similar to the power of the GameCube
The console is in its finishing stages and is predicted for a late 2010 release.