Wii 2 announcement at E3 predicted by analyst

Friday, 11th March 2011 09:31 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Nintendo needs to be back up to speed with its hardware, so it’s going to announce Wii 2 at E3 in June. At least, that’s according to the prediction one analyst.

“We would not be surprised if Nintendo unveiled the specifications of its next console at E3 in June this year, followed by product introduction early next year,” Stern Agee’s Arvind Bhatia said in a note, as reported by Gamasutra.

The same can not be said for Microsoft and Sony, though. Bhatia said that he doesn’t see a PS4 or Xbox 720 for at least two-to-three years.

It was reported earlier this week that Microsoft was hiring for a next-gen successor to 360.

E3 takes place on the week of



  1. StolenGlory

    “E3 takes place on the week of”

    Unfinished article is unfinished :)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. unacomn

    Nay, it’s not unfinished, it’s hiding, stalking, waiting for that one precious moment to pounce on you!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. StolenGlory


    Haha :)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. HauntaVirus

    If he’s right, Wii 2 will be archaic when next gen consoles launch, haha.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Syrok

    @4: Yes, so? Look at the Wii. :)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Hybridpsycho

    It will feature another controller that you’ll be using with your anus.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. AHA-Lambda

    I think it’ll be next yea not this. Wii sales have slowed down yes but this is the year of the 3ds and they wont want to take away from that. Plus it doesnt help that nintendo seems to be quite characteristically stubborn as well -_-

    #7 4 years ago
  8. ManuOtaku

    @6 If thats the case, well theres should be a lot of “man” really really happy, it would sold twice as wii 8D

    On serious notes i dont think that will happen this year, the wii is still selling well, not as is used to , but well enough, and if i dont recall wrong the wii came on top last year too on the overall sales (christmas included), so i dont think so, this year nintendo is focus on the 3DS, maybe next year they announce it, and for 2013, that will came close with sony and microsoft. well if the humanity doesnt end in 2012 8D

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Dannybuoy

    I can’t see it selling as well as the Wii. Are all those impulse buyers who were suckered into buying a Wii because ‘they played it at a friends once’ really going to buy a new one so soon? Doubtful, but then again the collective consumer brain is pretty stupid.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. The_Red

    Troll post: Maybe this one will be at least as powerfull as Xbox1.
    Normal post: Shouldn’t they focus on 3DS during E3? I mean, the problem (if you can call it that for the best selling console of this gen) that Wii is facing has nothing to do with its graphics. Either way, as long as Nintendo keeps focusing on happy family games, I’m not interested.

    Even Zelda feels childish now, specially when there are super RPG / adventure games like Demon’ Souls other there which feels like the true next gen Zelda (Specially when you make your character a blond female Royal with green dress plus sword and shield combo).

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Jackie

    rehash and bloatware fest 2

    #11 4 years ago
  12. ManuOtaku

    @9, In which way buying a wii or a nintendo console is consider a stupid thing?, if you like games, and of course are an avid gamer, then is an smart choice, the same as buying any console for that matter, i dont understand really o_O

    #12 4 years ago
  13. ManuOtaku

    @10 the red, if you look at the graphics of super mario galaxy 1 or 2, you can see that is pretty close to those on banjo nuts and bolts on the 360, so i think the wii graphics are quite good, and if you took in consideration the fact that HD has not reached yet all the consumers (adoption rate is still trying to reach 60% of consumers in 2010), you can see that nintendo was right to focus on other things than HD graphics, now nintendo as being stated so many times in the past few months, is saying that wii 2 will have HD, because now is the right time to bring this tech, cause it has a high attach rate at the moment, and maybe this is the reason why, among other things, nintendo is on top this gen.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. frostquake

    Time for some Fun..Speculation???

    Wii 2

    1. Hard Drive???
    2. Anti-Dust Bunny Coating??
    3. Wii 2 Dongle Plus?? You control games by holding the Wii now??
    4. Wii 2, 12 inch Disc, For Maximum Size??
    5. Wii 2 USB Bubble Machine, to let you know it is still here?
    6. Wii 2 Games on SansDisk Cards??
    7. Wii 2 Giggle Channel, so Mii’s everywhere can laugh at you for buying
    the Wii 2??

    LOL…Great now with Wii 2, all we Will get is a year of Re-Re-Re-Releases…LOL

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Goffee

    Surely the WiiWii will be a massive hit among six year olds.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Gekidami

    Didnt analysts already ‘predict’ this for last year?

    Keep at it guys, one day you might be right.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Tallon 4

    Jeezz….I thought it was Pachter all over again

    #17 4 years ago
  18. HauntaVirus

    I’m looking…don’t see much!

    #18 4 years ago
  19. The_Red

    I have seen both SMG1 and 2 and neither of them comes close to Banjo on 360. Hell, they aren’t even on par with Ninja Gaiden Black or some other Xbox 1 games in terms of technical graphics. Hardware wise Wii is hardly different to GameCube. They even have insanely similar architecture.

    As for Nintendo’s decision to don’t up the graphics, I think it was good for them but bad for the industry.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. ManuOtaku

    @19 the_Red, i said it comes pretty close,is not on the same level, but is quite good and stand tall against it, if you dont see it, ok i respect that, but doesnt change the fact that it does.

    As being bad for the industry, how it was bad?, like i said even today the adoption rate of HD TV by the consumers hardly surpass the 50% of the market, so how is bad when half of your consumers still owns SDtv. i think was good, theres an option for everyone, the ones that have HD, and the ones that dont.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. spiderLAW

    Actually. On a technical level the Wii is even slightly more powerful the Xbox1. However, most development cost and time goes into implementing the motion technology leaving the Technical Attributes of the Wii to be nothing more than just TECH SPECS.
    And yes, SMG1 and 2 do come close to some dated looking Xbox360 games. They do look that good. In HD, they probably would look even better.

    It doesnt matter anyways. Core gamers arent Nintendo’s target audience. Their target audience are individuals who are just looking to have a good time/laugh once in a while in the form of games. But, some developers for the Wii still try to draw the attention of those who take games as their priority for entertainment. Games like Resident Evil Chronicles franchise, Dead Space Extraction, Red Steel 2, SMG1, SMG2, Super Smash Bros, Resident Evil 4, Mad World, House of the Dead Overkill, and Monster hunter can be considered games developed with Core gamers in mind.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. theevilaires

    Its a gimmick system always was and always will be. if Nintendo pulls this BS again and refuses to upgrade on par with true next gen then I will sit back and wait until the day I can pick up the wii2 complete set for under $149.99 like I did this Black friday and that system will still sit in the box collecting dust.

    I want to see a Hyrule that is as in depth and explorable on par with a GTA city or Elder Scrolls. No more Ocarina of Time remakes. I want to see a Metriod on par or out do a Killzone in every way.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. jldoom

    I’m looking for a reason to invest in nintendo again. Let’s see if it will happen this year, or next year for that matter.

    #23 4 years ago

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