Nintendo Wii 2 Release Date In 2011?

Could 2011 be the year of Nintendo in the world of gaming? They have managed to get the 3DS ready and pre-ordering for March ahead of its rivals Sony who aren’t expected to release the PSP2 (NGP) until later on this year.

As for as consoles go we feel that Nintendo really need to refurbish the Nintendo Wii, there needs to be a Wii 2 and preferably in 2011 as well. With careful timing and pricing if they were to release it towards the end of 2011 they could actually become the thorn in Sony’s side as it could dent the potential sales of the PSP2. Although they are different types of console (handheld and static) they both require that same thing that everyone uses… money.

The popularity of the Sony PlayStation 3 and the Microsoft Xbox 360 has soared in 2010 because of its wide audience appeal, great graphics addictive gameplay and fantastic titles. The Wii on the other hand appeals to a different type of gamer and a completely different audience.

The timing is all good for a refreshed console from Nintendo, according to an article written on Slashgear by Don Reisinger the Wii has sold extremely well in America. Nintendo’s figures say that in the U.S. alone they’ve sold 34 million consoles since its launch in 2006, which is pretty amazing when you look around at the competitors. The sales are beginning to decline and with the advancements in technology where it is moving towards 3D you have to wonder what Nintendo’s next move will be.

Is this an opportunity for Nintendo to move away from party games and get some serious titles in? Do you like the fact that the Wii is a party console? Let us know if you would like to see a Wii 2 in 2011 in the comments below.

  • 1st

    first

    • Zombrex

      Yeah, you're first, want a cookie?

  • psilas

    WOW, another inane psuedo article about the Wii 2.

    Listen, please just listen…

    ………..Don Reisinger is an idiot,people who think its time for a Wii 2 are idiots,plain and simple.

    These people CLEARLY have no idea about business and are the same twats who said the Wii would fail.

    PLEASE stop babbling about 'the time is right' etc. You clearly know nothing.

    The time for Wii 2 is when 'NINTENDO' say its time for a Wii 2, not some nobody like Don Twatfinger.

  • MikeyEnny

    I think the next home console from Nintendo is coming Holiday Season 2012. This year, I believe we'll finally get a Star Fox and F-Zero Wii to keep the Wii going for just a while longer. Also, we should get the long-awaited Pikmin 3.

  • anon

    2013 is when they will announce the next Wii.

  • Jeffrey

    i have a feeling its gonna cost like $400

  • ben

    i think it will be in 2012 with the 3DS this year

  • http://gamelead.co.cc ashraf_2003

    I think that Nintendo Marketing strategy is appearing from the 3DS, maybe they are going to aim for technical requirements like a better graphics and a better online support , and they are not going to release the Wii2 till 2012.

  • Nomad

    LOL! It's amazing how many times you read about what Nintendo should do and what they shouldn't. After all, Nintendo is THE MOST SUCCESSFUL gaming company and will always be that way. These articles/predictions keep surfacing all around the web and still…no announcement. Nintendo, like all other companies are hard at work on their next platform/home console and (for the record) will predict that it will not be coming out until sometime in 2013 (if we're even around by then) and it will most assuredly not be named 'Wii 2'. Anyhow, give Nintendo these upcoming few years to get things right and we will all be in for a HUGH surprise…Nintendo's very own '''''R E V O L U T I O N"'''

  • nate

    f yeah

  • Kat

    I just received a wii as a gift and am very disappointed that it can't play dvds as well as the games available are lame. My ps2, which I've had for over 5 years is better.

  • James

    2012-2013 is when it should come out no 2011 this is the year of the 3DS not Wii 2 if it dose come out this year IT WILL SUCK because it will be rushed Nintendo is in no danger they just realested a realy cool littel system y another this year it should be having great grafics,fake game guns,and a realy good online support my xbox original is better and so is the ps2 i think they have a long way to go to reach a platform like xbox 360 or ps3 like Nomad said i totaly agree with him but just saing the Myans just made alot of calenders and said were ready for the next couple thousand years were okay for now besides how will it end if it dose we thought it would end befor yes and did it no so y this time the history is the windo to the futer

  • Phil

    I think you will see the move away from home consoles and a move towards portable. The 3DS is pulling off some very impressive graphics 360 quality in your hand. The PSP2 is rumored to be as strong as the PS3 with a host of new and strong titles for it. Why waste time on remaking a console that does exactly what its supposed to do when they have a strong hand held in their line up?

  • http://happypeoplekill.blogspot.com Happypeoplekill

    I love Nintendo. They have never let me down. No, they dont have the titles or graphics of the PS3 or 360, but they have been exploring different areas of gaming and have been making breakthroughs that have changed what gaming even means. Technology has evolved because of Nintendo, and it will continue to. Dont rush them on a new system. When they are ready, they will blow our minds again. :)

  • Goomba

    I just hope they'll develop a new Paper Mario.

  • Sheshon

    I'm hoping for a new title in the Super Smash Bros saga

  • Cam

    I was at Gamestop the other day and the person who works there says it should be out by next summer in the US. (Spring for Japan)

  • Whippersnapper2

    ps4 and xbox720 will pwn wii2