Successor to Wii announced

The successor to the Wii has been announced by Nintendo of America. The announcement came on April 25th 2011 and was received as follows:

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Re: Wii’s successor system

Nintendo Co., Ltd. has decided to launch in 2012 a system to succeed Wii, which the company has sold 86.01 million units on a consolidated shipment basis between its launch in 2006 and the end of March 2011.

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.

Sales of this new system have not been included in the financial forecasts announced today for the fiscal term ending March 2012.

Although no additional details have been released, rumors coming from Nintendo employees include high-definition graphics, motion controls and a handheld touch screen. Less trustworthy industry sources have even indicated that the system’s rumored codename, “Project Cafe”.

We will find out in June at E3 just what the future of Nintendo gaming holds in store for us.

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