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PostSubject: Nintendo Wii 2   Nintendo Wii 2 I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 15, 2011 2:51 pm

Nintendo has announced it
will launch a new version of its Wii console in 2012.

No technical details about the machine have been revealed,
but gamers will get an early preview at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles in
June.

The original Wii proved a runaway hit for Nintendo when it
launched five years ago.

However, sales have been gradually declining in the face of
tough competition from PlayStation, XBox 360 and mobile gaming
platforms.

Wii was the first console of the current generation to offer
motion controlled gameplay.

In the past year, Microsoft has introduced its Kinect system
for XBox, while Sony launched PlayStation Move.

Nintendo's chief executive, Satoru Iwata suggested that his
company was preparing a fresh innovation.

"It will offer a new way of playing games within the home,"
he said.

Gameplay
Some observers had speculated that the Wii 2 would simply
update the existing machine, adding a handful of features such as high
definition graphics.

However Johnny Minkley, an editor at Eurogamer.net, believes that
Nintendo could be planning a broader redesign.

"The talk was about Wii HD, but I do not see Nintendo doing
that. It will do something more innovative," he told BBC News.

Mr Minkley noted that Nintendo marketed the original Wii
around its motion-sensing handset, rather than technical specifications -
something he expects to see repeated.

"PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 were part of the graphics arms
race.

"Nintendo would never launch a console based on the strength
of hardware. Theirs has to have a gameplay point to it," he said.

Sales slump
The Wii took an early lead in the battle of the consoles soon
after it launched in late 2006.

A combination of its relatively low price and its appeal to
non-traditional gamers - including women and older players - helped the
company sell 20m units in the first year.

In the financial year 2009/10, Nintendo shipped 20.1m Wii
consoles. However, that fell to 15.1m in 2010/11.

Nintendo's profits for the same period slipped by 66% from
228bn yen (£1.6bn) to 77bn yen (£570m)

Market data suggested that Wii's share
of new console sales have now slipped to second place behind Sony's PS3

In the first three months of 2011, PS3 held a 36% share,
compared with 32% for the Wii and 31% for XBox 360.
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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo Wii 2   Nintendo Wii 2 I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 15, 2011 3:11 pm

personally i dont think it will be as good as the xbox kinect or ps move because wii is mainly motion controlled games whereas xbox and ps3 have a spilt and i would rather have kinect saying that you are the controller its just so much fun!

Thats my opinion tho Very Happy

Edit: It must be said though wii has more worldwide sales than the xbox and ps
Stats on sales:
Wii sold: 87.57 millions worldwide
Xbox 360 sold: 55 million worldwide
PS3 sold: 51.8 millions worldwide

(wikipedia)


Last edited by Dean on Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:18 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Putting in sales stuff :D)
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