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Nintendo: 'Jaws Will Drop' With Next Console

With the Wii console generating less revenue than in previous years, it's not surprising to see talk about the platform's successor. Speculation has ranged from a HD version of a Wii to one that includes 3D technology. At this point, Nintendo has remained unsurprisingly silent, slowly cranking up the hype machine with a comment here, a statement there.

The latest insight comes from Metroid co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto. Without providing specifics, he indicated that gamers will be in awe when the product finally hits the market.

"At Nintendo we always have the obligation to surprise users with a new game console," Sakamoto said in a recent interview. "We have never done what others have. We prefer to create something new that catches attention, and I think this will continue this time as well. Surely the new Nintendo machine will leave you all with your mouth open."

E3 2010 attendees were practically in that jaw-on-the-floor state after their hands-on experience with Nintendo's upcoming mobile platform, the 3DS. But will it change the mobile gaming market? That remains to be seen. Currently Apple is carving out a nice wedge, and Google's Android platform promises to steal its share as it matures. Sony is also beefing up its content delivery system for the PSP, and also supposedly plans to release a PSP-based phone in the near future.

Although the Nintendo Wii made its mark introducing gamers to motion controls, it wasn't exactly "jaw dropping." Not only will 3D and HD need to be a part of its next-gen formula, the company's "meaningful surprise" better be a whopper if the console isn't making an appearance for another three or so years.

  • screechy
    I don't care what you do Nintendo. Just give me HD and give me Zelda and Metroid and Mario. I'm tired of having to use dolphin.
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  • LATTEH
    can't wait!
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  • bdcrlsn
    Promises, promises...
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  • joebob2000
    "We prefer to create something new that catches attention", Sakamoto said; continuing "every fifteen years or so..."
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  • MrMooky
    Jaws will drop? Setting themselves up for a big let down making comments like that.
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  • tipoo
    RELYING SOLELY ON FIRST PARTY GAMES, WE WILL CREATE A MOTION CONTROLLED SYSTEM WITH THE PROCESSING POWER OF THE PS2! MUAHAHAHAHA THE WORLD IS OURS!!!1!
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  • TunaSoda
    Why is that? Are they actually going to produce a new console for a change? Not just stick a gamecube into another shell again?
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  • "We have never done what others have...."

    And there is your problem in the new generation. As an owner of both the PS3 and Xbox 360 there are things I consider non-negotiable when purchasing a new system.

    1.) Internal HDD of decent capacity
    2.) Internal Wi-Fi access (I have the Xbox slim to clarify)
    3.) GPU processor and RAM that can more or less kick out next gen look and feel with HD 1080 resolution


    I never bought a Wii and dont plan to. Unless the next Nintendo has something like the above specs, I wont buy into whatver they claim will "drop my jaw"
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  • maloney
    TunaSodaWhy is that? Are they actually going to produce a new console for a change? Not just stick a gamecube into another shell again?
    Not a fan of backwards compatibility? Lots of people actually liked playing previous PS1 generation games on the PS2. Why buy a new controller if the gamecube controller was compatible when needed?
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  • Trialsking
    Its a magically machine that will make your money disappear...and then your jaw will drop when wonder why you paid so much for it.
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