today that it will be releasing a successor to the Wii system, and it will be on display at the E3 Expo in
Nintendo Wii is a home video console that features a wireless controller called
the Wii Remote, which can detect movement in three dimensions. This form of
gaming revolutionized how consumers interacted with video games by allowing
users to move along with characters on the screen. The Wii launched in November
2006, and broke the record for best-selling console in a single month in
isn't the case anymore. Nintendo has had to compete with other consoles like
the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 from the start, but since the Wii's release,
Sony and Microsoft have released motion-detecting accessories of their own. In
September 2010, Sony launched the PlayStation Move for PS3, and in November
2010, Microsoft launched the Kinect for Xbox 360. Both feature motion-sensing
game controllers and webcams much like the Wii.
addition to increased competition, the strength of the yen has affected
Nintendo's profits as well. According to reports, Nintendo has "large cash
deposits and other assets in foreign countries," and when these deposits
and assets are converted to yen for net figures, Nintendo loses a lot of money
because the yen is so strong while other foreign currency remains weak.
October 2010, Nintendo reported a $24.7 million net loss. Now, the video game
giant is reporting a quarterly profit of 12 billion yen, or $146 million USD,
which is not so great since Nintendo reported a profit of 59.9 billion yen last
to the consolidated results for the fiscal year
ending March 31, 2010 and March 31, 2011, net income is down 66 percent for the
quarter. The operating profit fell 52 percent from 356.8 billion yen to 171.1
Nintendo is staying optimistic thanks to the recent launch of the Nintendo 3DS. In fact, the company expects to see an
annual profit climb of 42 percent on the
new gaming device. In its first week, Nintendo sold 400,000 3DS systems.
are very satisfied with this start and we look forward to the momentum that we
will build on Nintendo 3DS with the launch of the E-shop, the launch of the 3D
trailers for Hollywood movies and the launch of 'The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina
in Time' in mid June as well as the launch of Netflix later on in the
summer," said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America president.
Nintendo has even more to look forward to with a Wii successor due to launch in 2012.
for the details of exactly what it will be, we have decided that it is best to
let people experience it for themselves at E3," said Satoru Iwata,
Nintendo CEO. "So I won't talk about specific details today, but it will
offer a new way of playing games within the home."
successor will be available on display at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles,
California from June 7-9.
quote: Which is fine...they can foam all they want. Nintendo will be laughing all the way to the bank.
quote: You say the money is in casual gaming, but the math doesn't support your opinion. The SALES might be in casual gaming, but MS and Sony still have all the money.
quote: I think it would be foolish to argue that Nintendo is in 'dire financial shape', but dropping from a multi billion dollar quarter to barely staying in the black is not exactly amazing news either.
quote: While I grin in my convertible M3.
quote: The mere fact that they have chosen to release a new console already shows me that the Wii is on the decline.
quote: the entire lifespan of the console is what matters
quote: And how many people are still playing their Wiis as opposed to allowing them to collect dust in a closet?
quote: but not everyone wants to go back to Intellivision and play the same plumber that's literally been around longer than many of its fans
quote: I'll take my Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear, Fallout
quote: ever other awesomely epic game
quote: sick and tired of the never-ending flood of FPS games
quote: and you seriously think FPS is the only type of game out there ?
quote: if you are so sick and tired of doing the same thing. I suggest you can just go ahead and end your life at this moment.
quote: As a human we all repeat the same kind of task pretty much everyday.
quote: Considering that there are more people who would play Wii Bowling than Halo 3, I'd guess the bowling is more "epic" to most people
quote: Nintendo so totally blew the doors off Microsoft and Sony in this round it's not even funny...what is funny is the rabid "real gamerz" that still foam about how "stupid" the Wii is - despite, or probably because of, how wildly it outsold the 360 and PS3.
quote: ...on the other hand, the runaway success of the Wii has clearly demonstrated that the largest segment in the market doesn't give a rat's ass about FPS games.
quote: While I haven't counted, all I can say is that the Wii game section at the store appears to be roughly as big as the selection of games for the 360/PS3.
quote: Well, I am glad I don't buy consoles based on sales.
quote: saying that it will be considerably more powerful than the Xbox 360(6 years old this year), & PS3(5years old this year), aint saying much
quote: Considering they've been milking the same franchises for the last 25 years
quote: Multiple sources tell IGN the console - dubbed Project Cafe - will be "significantly more powerful" than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and be backwards compatible with current Wii software. The console will also utilize a new, tablet-shaped controller. Sources say it will have a 6-inch touch screen display, dual analog sticks, and has the ability to stream content directly from the console.