New Wii Console Confirmed

Nintendo confirmed they will release a new game console in 2012 and it will be announced and playable at E3 in June.

In a company statement Nintendo said; “We will show a playable model of the new system and announce more specifications at the E3 Expo, which will be held June 7-9, 2011, in Los Angeles,”

Rumoured to be codenamed Project Cafe, the Wii’s successor is supposedly “significantly more powerful” than the Xbox 360 and Sony’s PS3. Rumours also tell us that it will support backwards compatibility with current Wii software.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told Bloomberg News, “We would like to propose a new approach to home video game consoles” with the Wii successor. He added, “It’s difficult to make 3-D images a key feature, because 3-D televisions haven’t obtained wide acceptance yet.”