Nintendo Wii’s successor coming in 2012, preview model appearing in E3

Nintendo fans will definitely have something to look forward to in this year’s E3 as the company is unveiling the successor to the Wii. Let’s take note that the console, once considered an underdog in the console gaming industry has forced Sony and Microsoft to create the PlayStation Move and Kinect respectively. Nintendo plans to release their next generation console in 2012 while they’ll be showing a working, playable model at this year’s E3 on June 7. Other than this announcement, no details regarding specifications are known. But this is definitely exciting. Will Nintendo cause another stir in the console gaming market or rather, the home entertainment system market with their next-generation model?

Official Press Release

April 25, 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.

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