Fils-Aime: No talk of Wii 2 until Wii install base reaches 45 million in the US
Those hoping that Nintendo may release a successor to their popular Wii platform in 2011 may have just had their hopes crushed, as Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America CEO and President, has stated that it doesn’t necessarily have to come out next year.
“As we sit here today we’re saying the Wii has many, many more units to sell,” Fils-Aime commented to Kotaku. “After we’ve reached an installed base of 45 million here in the U.S., we can have a conversation about the next generation. ”
Posing the question as to whether Wii 2 is a must for the end of next year, Fils-Aime simply answered “No.”
Whilst he explained that Wii sales had peaked during the console’s third year on the market, Fil-Aime was keen to state that there are over 30 million Wii’s in homes across the U.S. and continuing sales are outpacing records previously set by the PlayStation 2.
Nintendo have introduced the 3DS as sales of their DS have begun to slow, yet we wouldn’t be surprised by a Wii successor to be revealed at E3 2011 for release in 2012. We hope, that is.