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Nintendo Wii: The Wii 2 Will Surprise People Says Nintendo President

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has told investors that the successor to the Nintendo Wii is currently in the works and will inevitably surprise consumers once it’s announced.

Satoru Iwata also mentioned that the company has kept completely silent on the project due to the natural fear of its competitors stealing the unique ideas behind the forthcoming console.

“We are of course studying and developing the next console to Wii. However, there is a big difference between studying a product and announcing what it is and when we will release it,” added Iwata. “I am afraid to say that the history of entertainment is also the history of imitation. A great idea will promptly be copied unless protected through patents.”

“At the same time, it is really important for our business to positively surprise people. Will you be surprised by our completed product if we told you how it is surprising three years in advance? Therefore, we basically disclose information on our products as late as possible. We believe this is the best approach for the entertainment products we are developing. Again, we are planning the next products for Nintendo’s continuous growth, but we cannot tell you what, when and how we will release it here. Thank you for your understanding.”

– Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata

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  1. “Will you be surprised by our completed product if we told you how it is surprising three years in advance?”
    2013… I’ll be waiting.

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    1. i think they are making it seem farther away than it really is to boost wii sales this christmas. most nintendo consoles have been consistently 5 years apart meaning that the next console should be coming out sometime around thanksgiving of 2011. if i had to put an exact date on it i would say i t wilol be coming out November 20, 2011

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    1. I hope for that too. However, since Microsoft seems to refuse to add one to the Xbox, and since Sony partly own Blu-Ray, I wonder if it’s even possible for Nintendo to get a Blu-Ray player? I would think that it would help Sony, but it would also hurt them….perhaps alot.

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  2. @DivinexLight Lol, that’s kinda what I thought.

    Seriously though, I hope he just randomly picked three years so we don’t have to wait that long. i would LOVE for the “Wii 2” to be announced at next years E3, and then released by Christmas. I wonder what the control scheme will be this time? I know that it’ll still be backwards compatible for Wii games, which would also mean that it’s backwards compatible with Gamecube games (because some Wii games allow for the use of Gamecube controllers / Classic controllers). So, I wonder if it’s beased on the Wii-Mote, but enhanced in some way?

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  3. It probably will be something completely new, so no Wii2. What will be the next step after motion controls and 3d? perhaps holographic projections that put you literally in the game? Or a system that lets you control stuff via the signals from your brain? I love Nintendo for this! Because I know it will work better than the stuff we are all asking for. They create needs, instead of just fulfilling existing ones.

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    1. Holographic projectory games seems like fantasy, and I really doubt it. I really expect to see an upgraded OS Interface with features allowing you to customize the menu dashboard, and layout isn’t just a set of channels onscreen. Support For DVD/Blu-Ray movies, Media Storage, ect and probably a whole lot of other new features.

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  4. They don’t want to give out info because they know that those hypocritical representatives at Sony would be the main ones using their ideas. I currently wait for the “psp3D” to be announced lol.

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    1. Totally agree with you. At least Microsoft tried something different than Wii with Kinect when entering the motion-based gaming, but Sony? They don’t have any shame whatsoever, they completely copied Nintendo’s controller set up with Move. Sure, Move’s has a camera that tracks orbs, but Move is basically the Wiimote/Nunchuck set up all over again. No innovation, only imitation.

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  5. From what I recall, back when the Wii was first released, Ninty stated they were already working on Wii 2. I forgot who, but someone big in Ninty said that they were looking into motion capturing gamers. Not like Kinect (more like Kinect 4 :P). As I remember it, it was explained that there would be cameras surrounding players in a room, and the cameras would motion capture players and put them in their entirety inside the game. With this, they’d use no controller at all. Remember, this info was released back in late 2006/early 2007.

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  6. will notbe happy myself until I can step into a Ninteno-branded holodeck and actually ‘be’ Mario playing the game in virtual 1st person. Now that would be cool…

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  7. How will it surprise me? It better be twice as amazing as the 3DS. Here’s a list of what it should have:
    HD support
    HD graphics
    Surround Sound
    Motion Control
    A Music Channel
    Customizable Menu
    At least 80 GB of space
    Memory Cards in case you run out of space
    Small load time
    Great online
    A new SSB game with tons of characters and great online
    A new Mario kart game with tons of characters and great online
    USB slots
    SD card slots
    Double layer game discs
    The ability to port over old WiiWare and Virtual Console games
    A Shop Channel
    A release day game to show what it can do

    That is all. It’s asking a lot, but they have to keep up.

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    1. Hopefully they’ll have a larger demo service for games, so we can try them out on the console. If we like them, we can order them through the console and get it delivered to home!

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  8. wait is it going to come out in 3 years or earlier cuz i cant wait that long the wii sucks so badly when compared to xbox 360 and playstation 3.We need a wii as earlier as 2011 in november cuz i cant live in this world when playstation move is making the wii look like trash is eathier coming early or me moving to sony cuz im cant wait any longer!!!

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  9. “Will you be surprised by our completed product if we told you how it is surprising three years in advance?”

    This says nothing about a release-date in 2013, but that they have been working on it for 3 years… -.-

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  10. All that I ask is for the same great games, HD and better Graphics, because the Wii has great games with the fact that it’s the weakest console in this generation, I can’t imagine what they can do with the same great gameplay and adding the best graphics. That would close the mouth of those PS3 and 360 fanboys

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  11. Nintendo always takes the slow and steady approach and heres the thing… IT WORKS! All those other companies (Especially Sony) are always rushing to get you the latest technology even if you cant use it yet. The thing that bothers me most about gaming nowadays is that the consoles are becoming all-in-one home entertainment centers. I buy a console to play games, sure all those other things like built in blu ray and mp3 players are nice, but Sony and Microsoft always concentrate mostly on the latest technology. This technology should all come with its time when were ready to use it, but always getting this new tech out prevents them from concentrating on the actual games. Nintendo is like a ray of hope to me that video games wont suck in the future and that consoles will actually be for gaming and not built in home theaters.

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  12. I really think Nintendo are on a roll. The 3ds looks very good for a handheld. I wouldn’t doubt if Nintendo are making their own High Definition Optical disc for the next system that runs off DVD technology. That way 3rd party developers can store more data on top of High end graphics. Nintendo could also have the wii controller be compatible with the next one and just release a traditional controller with it. Those are 2 things that could possibly happen on the next console. Nintendo can appeal to the hardcore market too and pull more 3rd parties to their console by allowing them the option of high-end graphics or gameplay or both. That is just my opinion but who knows in time it could happen.

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  13. I love nintendo, and I can tell you that I had every nintendo console ever built, and no nintendo console was so behind in graphics like wii, I would like for the next console to have much better graphics that the wii has, HD support is the very least, and by the way who cares what sony and xbox 360 does I will wait for the next nintendo to come and wow me, because I know they allways do.

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  14. right some commonsense regarding a Wii 2

    hybrid gaming and or a hybrid console

    wii 2 could be a 3DS-XL wii 2 hybrid a system that bridges handheld and home gaming together games built for both systems and games that cross link between the 2 systems in multi play /game share/internet link etc

    so you share between the 2 systems and play ether portable or HD TV and even cross platform plus media and 3D movies etc it will be A 3DS COME WII 2 HYBRID HARDWARE

    OR THIS SAME AS ABOVE BUT NOT HYBRID HARDWARE

    so wii 2 plays wii games wii 2 games BUT CROSS LINKS AND HYBRID PLAYS GAME WITH 3DS IN THE SAME WAY I SAID ABOVE BUT IT DOESNT ACT AS A 3DS-XL AT ALL ONLY A HD 3D WII PLUS WII 1 PLUS HYBRID SOFTWARE

    obviously theres wiimote 2 nunchuck 2 and a new censer bar with maybe web cam 3d cam etc

    games can be linked up cross played etc taking gaming forward yet agian

    people banging on about HD/3D/BLURAY SIMPLY HAVE ZERO IMAGINATION STOP QUOTING OBVIOUS SHIT AND TRY THINKING LIKE A GAMER

    NOT A SONY FAN WOMAN

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    1. Hey! good thinking. I don’t doubt that Nintendo is going to consistently reinvent the industry. I like the idea of bridgeing the handheld with the console.

      I have one word…

      Visor

      … who needs a television anymore?

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  15. right some commonsense regarding a Wii 2

    hybrid gaming and or a hybrid console

    wii 2 could be a 3DS-XL wii 2 hybrid a system that bridges handheld and home gaming together games built for both systems and games that cross link between the 2 systems in multi play /game share/internet link etc

    so you share between the 2 systems and play ether portable or HD TV and even cross platform plus media and 3D movies etc it will be A 3DS COME WII 2 HYBRID HARDWARE

    OR THIS SAME AS ABOVE BUT NOT HYBRID HARDWARE

    so wii 2 plays wii games wii 2 games BUT CROSS LINKS AND HYBRID PLAYS GAME WITH 3DS IN THE SAME WAY I SAID ABOVE BUT IT DOESNT ACT AS A 3DS-XL AT ALL ONLY A HD 3D WII PLUS WII 1 PLUS HYBRID SOFTWARE

    obviously theres wiimote 2 nunchuck 2 and a new censer bar with maybe web cam 3d cam etc

    games can be linked up cross played etc taking gaming forward yet agian

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  16. anyone saying HD needs there heads testing / anyone saying 3D tv needs there heads testing THOSE THINGS ARE SO OBVIOUS IT AINT EVEN FUNNY

    the question being asked as you fail to even notice is what is wii 2 what will it be so stop quoting bluray its meaningless stop quoting HD its meaningless stop qouting 3DTV its meaninglesss

    WHAT IS THE CUNSUMER HOOK THE DEVICE OFFERS IS THE QUESTION HD AND 3D ARE OBVIOUS UPGRADES NOT SELLING POINTS

    jesus wake up and think like a gamer

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  17. i hope that the original wii won’t be outdated i love my wii i don’t want to buy a new console. and the best if the wii CAN play wii 2 games it would be awesome plzzzzzz reply

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  18. Wii 2= Next Nintendo System.
    Not a Rehash,Get that Through your Head.

    But Anyway,I Hope the Wii 2 will have Native 1080p Resolution,Fantastic Graphics and Perhaps Blu-Ray (Unless Nintendo Develops Their own Disc Format)

    Either that or…VIRTUAL REALITY

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  19. HD, steamworks, cloud and lower loading times would be excelent… :D

    It seems than nintendo is waiting as always, so they wouldn`t launch the console until everything it`s fine… the wii 2 (hope it wouldn`t be its real name) would kick the other consoles asses, just like when SEGA started developing a lot of useless console add-ups (just watch AVGN`s video about it).

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  20. ok now if the japanese say youre gonna be surprised then whatever they got planned must be freakin amazing!! Im thinking full HD, bluray, virtual reality or something

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  21. if you look at the release dates of major nintendo consoles you will notice that they are all consistently 5 years apart. the nintendo wii was released in 2006 leading me to believe the new console will be released in 2011 around thanksgiving. i think nintendo is trying to make it seem like it’s farther away so they will get more wii sales this christmas

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  22. I hope they do something good. I’m sad to say it, but there isn’t a wii game yet that I’ve actually enjoyed playing long term. I’m a lover of all things Mario Kart, and I couldn’t stand the Wii version.

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  23. With the new release of the x-box kinect I really hope that they will develop something that can also be added to our exsiting unit. I will not buy a whole new unit to get just one new upgrade. We have held out in hopes that this will happen, we will see….Otherwise my family will be change to the x-box and trading in our wii.

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  24. I think they were actually talking about the 3DS, because they wouldn’t want Microsoft to make a portable or Sony making a 3DPSP. Because the 3DS has so many features that would surprise. And they announced that in 2008, 2 years before the 3DS is announced. But I may be wrong.

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  25. The only evolutionary step nintendo could make is to have the next nes be a virtual machine. They could use an enchanced design of the nunchuk, with more buttons, for both hands. And a hmd to display the 3d graphics without glasses or an expensive tv. The tech is there. They just have to put it together.

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  26. ngp needs 3d capability to completely wipe out 3ds. otherwise, im buying that 3ds. 3d with no glasses is way more interesting than hd portable games with no 3d at all(even with glasses). the games are just copies of ps3 games in a portable system(works for people like me who don’t own a ps3(xbox rocks)). but im not giving up $400 (like snotty rich people) for something like this( even with hd). 3ds will win. it has a brand new gimmick( thats what’s so awesome about nintendo. always something brand new. ngp is just a port of ps3 games.

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  27. the new wii2 should have better graphics than the ps3 and the xbox 360 combined. and they should release a game like halo for the wii2 except it should have mario killing aliens, not master chief, in super, crystal clear, detailed, fine graphics. that would be the badest of the asses.

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  28. I think nintendo will really surprise us. Nintendo should try something diffrent though, i mean mario and metroid games are awsome but thats getting old. and they should make mario games different instead of just saving peach. the wii 2 should have a brand new controller sheme. the wii mote and nunchuck didnt work to play with some games. I dont care if wii 2 does not have hd graphics. I still play the snes and say some of those games are better than the newer ones since its the gameplay that matters not how it looks.

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  29. yo i just got a wii right and i gotta say i love how the motion control keeps you in the game…..no more sayin it was the controler fault for shootin your teamates. i konw im late but i grew up on nintendo and sega…..sega lacked good quality games, where nintendo dominated on making great quality games and stickin to the basics…..yes i do believe the wii 2 should havd the lastez technology cuz if not then we a just have another wii but as far as game play and controles nintendo is the best ever……..shame on ps3 and xbox360 bullies!!!

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    1. Welcome to the wonderful world of Wii! Don’t forget to pick up Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2, Zelda Twilight Princess, Smash Brothers and Donkey Kong Country Returns!

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