We told you yesterday that the Nintendo Wii could be getting a price cut next month, and wondered if this meant that Nintendo were getting ready for the announcement of a new console. Now we can report that rumors of a new Nintendo Wii being announced at this year’s E3 are growing.
Matthew Kato from Game Informer is reporting that multiple sources are hinting that Nintendo will reveal the new Wii at this year’s E3, or even sooner. The sources are claiming that the new system will be capable of running HD games. They have been getting conflicting stories on whether the graphics will be on par with the PS3 and Xbox 360.
If the console does have HD compatibility it will help Nintendo’s relationship with third-party publishers and developers. There are also claims that Nintendo are already showing the new system to publishers to give them time to start work on titles. The new Wii is also claimed to be launching late in 2012, and it could be a completely new concept.
These are only rumors but sales of the Wii are falling now due to increased competition with motion controllers. The time has probably come for Nintendo to bring us a new console, and they are not likely to disappoint.
Is it time for a new console from Nintendo?