Nintendo: No New Hardware "Any Time Soon"

The Wii was released in November 2006. The GameCube was released in 2001. About time for a new home consoles, right? Um, no.

"I don't think it'll [Wii successor]be any time soon," Nintendo of America exec Cammie Dunaway told GameSpot at the recent Nintendo Summit.

"Even though our installed base it, at this point, five million households larger than the PS2 was at the same point in its lifecycle, [Wii]still has a lot of room to grow."

There has been 50 million PS2s sold, Dunaway points out. Currently the Wii has sold nearly 28 million titles. Does that mean there won't be a new Nintendo home console until 20 million or so more Wiis are sold?

"That said, part of Nintendo's heritage is to always be looking at innovation, and to always start working on the next hardware every time we launch a platform, so we'll have it ready when the time is right." Ah, the future!

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    Heritage my ass. Innovation for them is a hardware gimmick, followed by several iterations of several games we all finished 10 years ago.

      Yes, they certainly didn't pioneer several now staple genres or create hardware profiles that are followed religiously to this day!

    Good news for me.

    I don't feel I need any new hardware.

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