Nintendo Wii 2 Announcement Leaked by EA Games

I’ve already mentioned that I am expecting Nintendo to unveil their Wii 2 or Wii HD console at E3 but that was just me thinking out loud really.

Now Frank Gibeau of EA Games fame has been quoted as naming the Wii as a “legacy console” and hinting that Nintendo are indeed putting together an updated version of their bestselling, motion-controlled gaming console.

He also chipped in with his thoughts:

“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.” and “Now, they’re coming back with a second act.”

On the subject of the late arrivals to the motion gaming party Gibeau reckons that the next Nintendo Wii 2 would be able to compete head on with its 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.”

I for one am really excited to see what Nintedo will do with the Wii 2 – you can see what the interweb rumours of what the Wii 2 HD will be packing by clicking here 🙂

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