Wii Successor Coming in 2012

In a brief statement earlier today, Nintendo will reveal its next home console this June at E3 Expo and release in 2012.

No further details of the Wii’s successor was released, save to say that “more specifications” would be unveiled at the professional-only conference in June.

While there are still no direct signs of a successor to the Xbox or PS3, Nintendo could definitely use a shot in the arm to boost their home console sales.  Despite being wildly successful at its initial release in 2006, Wii sales has steadily declined, ultimately dropping Nintendo’s profit margin by 52% this fiscal year.  For those who have stock in Nintendo, the release of the 3DS, however, would presumably slow that profit margin from declining much further this year.

With console cycles extending to 10 years, here’s hoping the next Wii has some more longevity in the next round.

Written by: Dwight Tejano

Dwight is the founder of Open the Fridge, which he started in 2008 and rebooted in 2010. Due to the nature of early adopting, his bank account is normally empty. He likes to sing in world-renown choruses to forget such things.

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