We already knew that Nintendo were working on a new games console, but we now have official confirmation and that there will be a playable Nintendo Wii 2 (Stream) at E3 2011. The new system is not expected to launch until sometime in 2012, but this will be the first time that the public will get a glimpse of it.
Nintendo felt compelled to do what Apple does, and offer details on sales figures, and 86.01 million units is certainly something to be proud of. As yet nothing is really known about the new console, but the Japanese company will share more details with consumers during the E3 Expo in June.
We are still uncertain as to what the new video games console will be called; some say it will just be the Wii 2, while others believe that it will be called Stream. Whatever it is, Nintendo need to come up with something special — especially as the Xbox 360 and the Sony PS3 both have motion controller systems now with Kinect and Move.
SlashGear expects that the new Wii will come with new wireless controllers with touchsreen displays — very nice — and also HD support. We also have reason to believe that Nintendo could make the new Wii 2 more powerful than the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation, but that would go away from the core of what the current Wii console is. However, they do need to do something special, as times have now changed for them.
What are your expectation for the Nintendo Wii 2?