Apr 25, 2011

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Nintendo Officially Announces Wii Successor

Nintendo Officially Announces Wii Successor

 

Rumors of a new Nintendo console have been swimming around the internet for the past week.  Thankfully, Nintendo released a statement today that not only confirms a Wii successor, but also said that it will be released in 2012.  The press release is as follows:

April 25th, 2011

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 specifications at the E3 Expo, which will be held June 7-9, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Sales of this new system have not been included in the financial forecasts announced today for the fiscal term ending March 2012.

While there’s been no word yet on a specific date, Vivid Gamer will provide more details as they come in.

[Source: Nintendo.co]