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The prospect of a new console launch is always fun, especially when Nintendo's 'Project Café' has to follow an experiment both so successful and divisive as the Wii. I've been running a feature on my new blog remembering the best overlooked Wii games, and will be doing more articles on what we might be able to expect from Café closer to its E3 reveal. I'm also wallowing in my cracking run of form for predictions: in February 2010, in only my fourth Cblog post, I hit the nail on the head in anticipating that Nintendo's next console would make its first appearance at E3 2011. More recently, for Flixist, when the news broke that Quentin Tarantino was making a Western with Franco Nero, I nailed my flag to the mast for a new Django. Lo and behold, Django Unchained. Seriously, they pay Pachter for this?
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has stated that the new console is being released because the Wii has lost the ability to surprise people. Café will launch sometime in 2012, giving it an expected two year head-start on the next PlayStation and Xbox, both of which are supposedly for release in 2014.
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