Iwata: We’ll release new hardware when “we find a very interesting idea”

Friday, 22nd May 2009 12:56 GMT By Patrick Garratt


When will Wii 2 happen? When it’s “interesting” enough, apparently.

“We do not think that Nintendo DS and Wii will last forever. Our internal hardware teams are always researching and working on new hardware so that we can launch them whenever we find a very interesting idea,” said Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata, speaking in a recent investor call.

“You may not be able to believe this, but even when Nintendo has completed a hardware, it does not mean that we will surely launch it,” he added.

“[New] hardware is not needed until the time our software developers see the end in making new software with the existing hardware, or unless we have no more new market to explore and all the potential consumers have purchased our hardware,” Iwata said.

Thanks, EG.



  1. blackdreamhunk

    you must mean a new computer repacked like a consoles.Stealing pc’s technogly and saying you created nothing new like motion control that has been on the pc way before the wii.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Lutz

    Must be new company policy. It didn’t stop them releasing the Wii afterall.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. anasui

    “stealing”, rofl. You guys are just cute

    find me a home console with the same control system out before the Wii and I’ll be glad to erase this comment

    #3 6 years ago
  4. No_PUDding

    Any laser gun game….

    Which means pretty much every console. You’re a little console warrioir aren’t you? Honestly the Wii is good, but it needs some decent developers to do somethign worthwhile witht he control scheme.

    I’d love to see Ueda do a Wii game in all honesty.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. anasui

    one would argue the first motion sensing games were on the Nes, but I’m not so convinced its the same thing

    we agree on this one. The Wii has definitely a shitload of shit games, never denied that

    you have to be a “warrior” when every single poster is against the company or the console. I love Nintendo for what its done in the past, and some of what its doing in the present

    #5 6 years ago
  6. blackdreamhunk

    Yea I sure little kids because they will play any game. Girls love the wwi fit. Oh wii makes good party machines that is about it. Lets how meny times people use their wii’s out of the number of wii sales.

    It’s pretty much safe to say that people used their pc’s for gaming and other things than any console ever could. more value in my pc than a wii more play time too.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. No_PUDding

    Anasui, I get that. But Nintendo deserves what it’s getting this generation. It’s at the top.

    And we all dislike chnage, so why do you expect people to react positively. Especially when it’s taking away omething that Nintendo itself was a founding member of creating?

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Herlock

    We’ll release new hardware when “we find a very interesting idea”…the HD ?

    #8 6 years ago

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