Nintendo is Already Working on Their Next Home Console

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The Wii U isn’t too old (in terms of console aging) only being released back in 2012. Owners of Nintendo’s current home console have been treated with titles such as Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Mario Kart 8 with more awesome titles coming in 2015, but that hasn’t stopped Nintendo’s hardware groups from coming up with ideas for the company’s next home console (possibly seeing a release/announcement in 2017-2018). Here’s what Shigeru Miyamoto had to say about the console’s developments in a recent interview:

We’re focused on providing a robust line-up of Wii U software for next year. It seems like we’ve managed to do that this year and people are very happy with what we’ve done on Wii U. For the time being, our focus is on the Wii U hardware, but Nintendo as a whole has groups working on ideas for new hardware systems. While we’re busy working on software for the Wii U, we have production lines that are working on ideas for what the next system might be.

Nintendo has also begun brainstorming ideas for their portable systems as well, it seems. It was recently unveiled that they’d be teaming up with Sharp to create a handheld console with a free-form display.

What are your thoughts on Nintendo coming up with new console ideas in the middle of the current console’s lifespans?

Source: ABC News

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