Scott Moffitt from Nintendo of America has reconfirmed that Nintendo will continue to support the Wii whilst the Wii U is on store shelves. Moffitt truly believes that both consoles can co-exist and states that there’s still an audience out there that haven’t purchased a Wii.
Will you keep the Wii after the Wii U comes out?
Yes. Most definitely. We sold 4 million new Wiis last year, and we think Wii still has a lot of life left in it. There’s a lot of parts of the expanded audience that still haven’t purchased one, and with the price becoming more and more accessible we think there’s a lot of runway ahead for the Wii. You made the point yourself, at least in the Western markets, when a new piece of hardware becomes available the consumers don’t all switch on day one to the new hardware. We’re still selling DSIs and DSI XLs and 3DS has been out since March. Yes, absolutely the Wii and the Wii U will both be on the market for a period of time.