Nintendo boss Shigeru Miyamoto hinted yesterday that his company is currently working on the Wii 2, but refrained from revealing further information.
Apparently, Shigeru Miyamoto gave this hint at a closed door event held in London.
When he was asked about the possible Wii successor, Shigeru Miyamoto reportedly said (opens in new tab):
“Don’t ask! Even when the Wii launched we were developing new hardware, work on 3DS had already started. It’s a matter of when we announce it.”
His statement came at a time when the market was already flooded with the rumors of a possible official declaration on the console as well as a demo release at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo in June.
These rumors were backed up by a sudden price cut for the company’s aging Wii consoles, which many saw as a preemptive strategy by the gaming giant to get the attention of the gaming-community before launching its next product, and to get as much value from the original Wii as possible.
When asked further whether the console will be appearing in the upcoming E3, Miyamoto replied (opens in new tab), “Please wait. Be patient until we decide."
Sony and Microsoft are not expected to release new versions of their concoles until 2014.