- Ah Nintendo, the little games company that took off over the fence and hasn‚‚ā¨ôt looked back since. To say that Nintendo‚‚ā¨ôs recent success is surprising would be a massive understatement.
The have managed to tap into an audience that Microsoft and Sony can only dream of trying to reach ‚‚ā¨" it really is quite amazing.
Of all the big players, Nintendo is in the enviable position of not actually needing to worry about releasing a new console ‚‚ā¨" after all, when you‚‚ā¨ôre selling Wiis faster than stores can stock them, why bother spending more money on another console?
Having said that, we believe, given Nintendo‚‚ā¨ôs past hardware release trends, that a Wii 2 (or 1.5) may come sooner than expected- Nintendo Console Releases:
- Nintendo Entertainment System (1985)
- Game Boy (1989)
- Super Nintendo Entertainment System (1991)
- Nintendo 64 (1996)
- Nintendo Gamecube (2001)
- Nintendo DS/Lite/DSi (2004-2008)
- Wii (2006)
Sales since launch: NES: 61 million, Game Boy Family: approximately 200 million, SNES: 49 million, N64: 32 million, NGC: 21 million, DS Family: 77 million, Wii: 34 million
Predicted next move: 2010
Nintendo has shown that it‚‚ā¨ôs not afraid to tweak existing products ‚‚ā¨" just look at all the Gameboy...