Nintendo ‘not yet serious’ about a Wii successor

Nintendo is not yet “thinking seriously” about a Wii 2 because the need from a software standpoint is not there yet, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime had said.

“… When the software developer comes forward with an idea that can’t be executed on the current platform, that’s when we start thinking seriously about the next system,” the exec told Forbes. “We’re not there yet, from a Wii perspective.”

For Nintendo, “technology is not an endpoint,” he continued. “Technology is an enabler for fantastic consumer experiences. So from a hardware standpoint, we are always looking at technology. But in the end, the technology has to enable a new, unique experience.

“So when people talk about high definition for the Wii console, our feedback is that that by itself will not create a brand new experience. Therefore, we’re not interested. What we have to push for are groundbreaking new experiences. Technology has to enable it, not to be a means all by itself.”