Nintendo Will Release New Platform In 2015-16 (But It's About Health?)

Nintendo Will Release New Platform In 2015-16 (But It's About Health?)

During a presentation in Tokyo earlier today, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata made a surprising announcement: the company will in 2015-16 be releasing a new platform. For your health.

Seems that with its back to the wall, Nintendo is looking out for its next "blue ocean", the next untapped market. And it thinks it'll find this in monitoring people's health and improving their quality of life.

According to the Wall Street Journal, president Iwata revealed this platform to be based on non-wearable monitoring technology. Perhaps it's the evolution of Nintendo's research into the Vitality Sensor?

Details are thin - it was mentioned during a business presentation, not a product announcement - but we can expect to learn more later this year (including how it integrates with games, which was brought up only briefly), with a planned release in the fiscal year ending March 2016.


    Looking around town, people need something...

    LOL if this is their main console idea. Do they seriously not learn anything?

    Wii fiter: the fitening

      Yo dawg, we heard you like fitness, so we put some fitness in your fitness so we can ... please shareholders

    I guess that Wii U Wii U Wii U joke was more relevant than anticipated...

      Wii cUbed?

        Phonetic joke... say "Wii U Wii U Wii U" out loud... it sounds like an ambulance.

          What if I don't want to based on the fear that if I say it 3 times in front of a mirror, Shigeru Miyamoto will suddenly appear and chuck a Wii-mote at the back of my head? I'm scared man....

            Don't worry, that only works for Biggy Smalls =)

            Why would you be scared? He'd throw you a wiimote and then you'd play Mario kart with him and then do some gardening and then wander around the Louvre like dorks while he tells interesting stories and then you SWOON

            Well I would, anyway.

    I hope they abandon the Wii name. I cannot for the life of me stop thinking about urine. On second thought that speaks loads about my character.

    Last edited 30/01/14 2:15 pm

    And makes people think it is an addon for the Wii.
    Definitely time for a totally new name...

    (At least they didn't call it the Wii-Pad I guess)

    Doctor Mario's time to shine!

    It's-a-me Mario, you have Di-a-betes

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