Just when you thought that the PS4 and Xbox One had the next-generation console war to themselves, interesting rumors are spreading this week suggesting that Nintendo may be plotting something big. Despite the fact that the Wii U is still relatively new on the market, we could be seeing a true next-gen ‘Wii U 2’ sooner rather than later.
Although some still dispute the claim, the Wii U still is the first of the next-generation consoles to arrive before the PS4 and Xbox One came onto the scene. In terms of hardware performance though, the Wii U obviously isn’t anywhere close to their console counterparts.
We’re guessing that Nintendo are keen on changing this perception in the minds of the gamer that Nintendo are in ‘third place’ behind Sony and Microsoft. With this in mind, just take a look at this rumor which has been posted by a Neogaf insider who apparently knows of Nintendo’s secret plans internally:
“Almost certainly off-topic, but I don’t quite want to make a new thread, because it would go to shit quickly. Also, I’d need to post a source, and I don’t really want to get people in trouble. Anyway, Nintendo apparently started working on a new platform in early 2013 and has already selected a vendor for the SoC after talking to several potential candidates. The SoC might be based on an existing design, but will be changed to fit Nintendo’s requirements. I assume it’s for their next handheld, though.”
Obviously, this is just from one user’s mouth so we would need to hear more conclusive evidence on this before taking it seriously. You can’t deny that it isn’t interesting though – could Nintendo be already planning to move Wii gaming to the next level with another console with upgraded hardware specs?
Those who have already bought a Wii U may not like these rumors at all, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Nintendo wanted to usher in a new console and get back into making hardware that can seriously compete with Sony and Microsoft.
As we await more details on this, give us your initial reaction below. Would you be shocked if Nintendo are already planning another Wii console?