Nintendo will not launch new hardware until current owners are satisfied

Rumors have been circulating that Nintendo is planning to reveal a new console at E3 this June. At last week’s meeting with investors, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata said that the company is considering new hardware and has a ‘clear idea’ in mind for the direction their next console will take.

“Once we launch a new platform, we naturally start to prepare for the next one,” Iwata said. “As it takes several years to develop a single platform, if you ask us whether we are preparing for our next system, then the correct response will be that we are always developing new hardware.”

download Nintendo will not launch new hardware until current owners are satisfiedIwata revealed that although it is a long-term process, Nintendo is not at a dead end for ideas. There are no firm plans for a release window as Nintendo is not finished with the 3DS or Wii U.

“I of course believe that launching new hardware will not produce good results unless we first make sure that those who have already purchased our platforms are satisfied. We will continue to work hard to ensure that consumers who already own our platforms are satisfied, and make sure that people will continue to see great value in our software,” he said.

Source: Official Nintendo Magazine

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AJ has had a lifelong passion for videogames first spurred by Pokémon Gold and continuing ever since. These days, he mostly games on PC but never leaves home without his 3DS. AJ is currently studying and playing video games at Michigan State University.


  1. HellDrifter says:

    Guess it’s gonna be a long time before Nintendo launches new hardware, then.

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