Nintendo of America’s Cammie Dunaway put to rest any rumors of a new Wii (Wii HD) yesterday at the Nintendo Summit in San Francisco. According to Dunaway, “I don’t think it’ll [Wii 2] be any time soon”.
In the recent months rumors have been rampant about the possibility of the Wii HD. Various sites have been reporting this or that about speculations on the new hardware. The fact of the matter is that Nintendo is in no hurry to release any new hardware until their Wii system surpasses the current reigning king, the Playstation 2.
“Even though our installed base it, at this point, 5 million households larger than the PS2 was at the same point in its lifecycle, Wii still has a lot of room to grow.”
According to Dunaway, there have been about 50 million PS2s sold in the US to date. Currently the Wii is hovering around the 27 million mark. It would seem that Nintendo of America doesn’t want to speak about their next system until the Wii has sold another 20 million or so.
That being said, Dunaway did have this to say about Nintendo philosophy, “Part of Nintendo’s heritage is to always be looking at innovation, and to always start working on the next hardware every time we launch a platform, so we’ll have it ready when the time is right.”