Rumor: New Nintendo console to debut at E3 2011

Wii successor

It’s been less than five years since Nintendo released the Wii back in late 2006, but the company may be ready to unveil its next console in the very near future.

Game Informer is reporting that multiple sources have confirmed Nintendo’s plan to reveal the Wii’s successor at this year’s E3, or perhaps even sooner. Those same sources say the company is showing publishers the system so they can begin developing titles.

The one noteworthy feature being reported is the fact that the console will be capable of running games at HD resolutions, a first for Nintendo. There are conflicting statements as to how powerful the system will be though, with some saying it surprasses the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3’s graphical capabilities.

No other information about the console has been revealed such as backwards compatability or Wii branding, but some people are already sold on the new console. One anonymous source said, "Nintendo is doing this one right," and added that it’s "not a gimmick like the Wii."

None of this has been confirmed by Nintendo yet, and when asked about the reports the company stated, "Nintendo does not comment on rumors or speculation."

If this does in fact turn out to be true, then it seems pretty obvious what the biggest headline at a very exciting E3 2011 will be.

[Game Informer]


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Author: Anthony LaBella View all posts by
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