- Ah Nintendo, the little games company that took off over the fence and hasn't looked back since. To say that Nintendo's 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 - 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 - after all, when you're selling Wiis faster than stores can stock them, why bother spending more money on another console?
Having said that, we believe, given Nintendo's 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's not afraid to tweak existing products - just look at all the Gameboy...