Nintendo Confirm Wii 2 After 66% Profit Slump

We have some exciting news for those of you who have taken an interest in news surrounding the Nintendo Wii’s successor. To the delight of all gamers out there we are pleased to announce that Nintendo has confirmed the Wii 2, and it will be with us next year.

We will get more details on the Wii 2 at the E3 event in June, according to reports from BBC News. The confirmation of the new Wii comes after Nintendo announced that their profits had taken a crash by 66%, so this is a clear indication that a fresh console needs to be launched besides the 3DS, which has not had the best of starts after its first month. This is the 2nd consecutive year that Nintendo has had a drop in profits.

We have few details about the new motion controlled console; however predictions are that it will get a huge graphics revamp with HD quality. Do you think there is room in there for 3D capabilities to go with the high quality graphics? Nintendo could also follow Microsoft by making the new version controller free just like the Kinect; although some gamers will like this, others will brand it a rip off of the Xbox version.

This announcement is likely to be a spot of good news for those suffering from the PSN outage. As far as we know Sony are still attempting to fix their online service after it was alleged to have been interfered with from external parties, or hackers in simpler terms. If you are looking to game and own a PS3, then why not check out our top 5 alternative gaming activities? It could be just what you need!

It will be interesting to see what the pricing is like on the “Wii HD”, as their original was reasonably priced at around £180. Nintendo has contributed their profit losses to a price cut in DS consoles and the strength of the Yen, as reported by Electric Pig. What new features would you like to see the Wii 2 or HD packed with? We want to hear from you readers on this so leave us your thoughts in the comments section below.