Rumor: Next Nintendo Console Coming at E3, Wii Price Cut Next Month?

14 Apr, 2011

The Big N has had quite a few rumors surrounding it as the summer season approaches. The most prominent of which is that an announcement for a new console is supposedly being planned for the company’s annual E3 Press Conference.

Citing “multiple sources”, Game Informer is reporting that a new, HD console will be revealed either at or before this year’s convention, the exact specifications of which are still unknown. IGN has since reported that the system will out-muscle its current high-def competition: the PS3 and 360, and is backwards compatible. Most of the sources are coming in from “trusted” names in various development circles, which have claimed to have already been shown the system by Nintendo. Little else has even been speculated on about the system, but according to a quoted anonymous source, its looking like this one may not be as reliant on motion-control as its predecessor.

“Nintendo is doing this one right,” said the source. “[It's] not a gimmick like the Wii.”

Gimmick or not, the Wii’s once industry-leading sales have plummeted consistently this year, paving the way for what many are terming “perfect” conditions for another price cut. According to Endgadget, that’s just what we can expect from Nintendo  next month, their report estimating the Wii to be dropped down to a $150 price tag on May 15th.

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  1. Keck282
    April 14, 2011

    Well we will just have to wait two long months to see if this is true or not. That and seeing what Sony has to show us at E3 about the NGP.

  2. Mats Paasche
    April 14, 2011

    I just hope Microsoft and Sony doesn’t think this means they have to rush us thowars the next generation of consoles. I think we still got a good 5 years to go with the current consoles.

    • Keck282
      April 15, 2011

      I hope so too, especially the PS3, cause that really does have 5 years left in its life. That and Sony is still recouping their losses from the initial loss of the machine. That and both Sony and Microsoft have their motion devices to support, so they need a few years for them to work before launching a new system.