Wii successor to be ‘thoroughly vetted’ before decided upon

It should come as no surprise to anybody that Nintendo, along with the other platform holders, is already thinking of the next generation. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has confirmed that a Wii successor is in production as we speak. Iwata added, however, that current plans aren’t necessarily indicative of what the future may hold for Nintendo’s hardware.

“The hardware team started work on the next thing as soon as they were done with their previous project, but what they think up doesn’t necessarily become a product,” explained the Nintendo boss. “We only turn something into a product after it’s been thoroughly vetted inside the company. We’re not at a point where we can give specifics, but of course we’re working on it.”

Where will Nintendo takes its hardware designs to next? The next step would be mind-controlled videogames, and now that I’ve decided this is definitely what Nintendo is working on, I will disappointed — bitterly — by anything less.

Jim Sterling