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Fils-Aime on Wii 2: “We’re not there yet”

Wednesday, 10th March 2010 13:50 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Just in case you didn’t hear Cammie Dunaway clearly enough last month, NoA boss Reggie Fils-Aime’s told Forbes that a Wii successor is some way away.

“When the software developer comes forward with an idea that can’t be executed on the current platform, that’s when we start thinking seriously about the next system,” he said.

“We’re not there yet, from a Wii perspective.”

He also dropped more cold water on contiuing Wii HD talk, saying it simply isn’t going to happen for the sake of it.

“So when people talk about high definition for the Wii console our feedback is that that by itself will not create a brand new experience,” Fils-Aime said.

“Therefore, we’re not interested. What we have to push for are groundbreaking new experiences. Technology has to enable it, not to be a means all by itself.”

NoA marketing boss Cammie Dunaway said at the firm’s US media summit last month that, “I don’t think it’ll be any time soon,” when asked by Gamespot when we’re going to see another under-the-TV Nintendo console.

“Even though our installed base is, at this point, 5 million households larger than the PS2 was at the same point in its lifecycle, [Wii] still has a lot of room to grow,” she said.

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  1. frod

    Of course, he’s being very specific here. Maintaining deniability.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    What about Wii 1.5, then?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. The Hindle

    Why wont they do a Wii HD, it would bring in the hardcore.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @3 to make a console you need a lot of money at the start and there is no guarantee at all that it will be a successful Hardcore device. There are already 2 consoles that have hardcore audience.

    they have a good position where Wii is only for casual player or for everybody.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Blerk

    I seriously doubt an HD Wii would bring in the hardcore, no matter how much the hardcore say it would.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Hero of Canton

    Totally agree, Blerk. Most hardcore gamers who own a Wii use it purely as a Nintendo player. I don’t think it’d be any different if it were HD.

    Anyway, this doesn’t confirm Wii HD isn’t happening, just that the next console would have to have another hook *as well as* HD. I’ve no idea what that could be, but then that’s probably why I’m not doing R+D for Nintendo.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. SplatteredHouse

    Better photo!
    http://edge-online.com/news/nintendo-on-wii-2-%E2%80%9Cwe%E2%80%99re-not-there-yet%E2%80%9D

    #7 4 years ago
  8. DaMan

    no no

    http://www.reveries.com/reverb/kids_marketing/fils-aime/images/che.jpg

    #8 4 years ago