We already announced that the Wii 2 could be revealed this year, now it is confirmed. On Monday, Nintendo released a statement confirming that they will reveal the Wii successor during the E3 2011 in Los Angeles, this June 7-9.
“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.”
The new console developed under the code name Project Cafe, could have a new controller with a touchscreen display integrated for streaming video games from the console.
Nintendo has stated that they has sold 86.01 million units of the original Wii since its launch in 2006, surely they’ll want to overcome that number with the new console successor.
Now, the rumors says that Nintendo’s new console could hit the market in October 2012 at a cost around $350 to $400. If so, Nintendo would be once again within the margin of their launches chronology.