New Nintendo console in June? It's about time

Kotaku is reporting that Nintendo might be dialing up the awesome (finally) in preparation to debut a new console this year at E3 – a console that will apparently leapfrog both the Xbox 360 and PS3 in performance. And that wouldn’t be half bad – while the Wii was a smash hit upon its debut, who cares about motion controlled gaming now? You? If it’s you, I’m sorry.

The Wii is sadly on its last legs; third party development is weak, motion control is dead(ish)… hell, the Wii doesn’t even have a hard drive or HD Out. These things do not a viable console make, and if the rumours are true, Nintendo’s about to get serious. If they can revolutionize gaming as they’ve done so many times before (Gamecube notwithstanding), it should be a very exciting June.

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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  • I think we would have accepted “It’s about Tiime.” <- see what I did there? Also, the Gamecube was definitely an under-appreciated system. It's good to see Nintendo moving away from the current Wii model. It's served them "well-ish" for the new demographic that they're roped in, but they're neglecting their core and maybe a new system will reinvigorate that relationship.

  • The Wii was cute but it’s about time Nintendo got serious. I can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeve

  • Anonymous

    Oooooooooooo I’m looking forward to seeing this 🙂

  • Dontbenosey

    I traded my wii in for an xbox 360 but we miss Mario games. Looks like I’ll be trading the xbox back for this new console!

  • Anonymous

    The next generation upcoming Nintendo WII is more powerful than current PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in terms of hardware and graphics. I like the Nintendo price point policy. They offer the best gaming console in affordable price so they are able to sell more than 72 million console worldwide.

  • The next
    generation Nintendo will possibly take the trend to the marketing world and to
    the gamers taste as well, every time I check the internet there is always a latest
    design game box and games for the gamers. It’s really essential to have a new software
    and hardware for every gaming device.