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Tuesday, 26 April 2011 11:43

Wii2 to be playable at E3

Written by David Stellmack


Nintendo confirms 2012 calendar year launch
Nintendo Japan is now officially confirming via a press release that the new successor to the Wii will be shown at E3, and surprisingly enough, it will also be playable. Exactly what you will be able to play on the new console isn’t clear yet, but the fact that it has been confirmed to be playable is big news ahead of E3.

The brief press release besides the new console’s playability also suggests that it will not make its way to retailer shelves till calendar year 2012, which is what we have suggested all along.

The company does not confirm any of the specs that we have been telling you about, but our sources tell us that they have to have something to talk about at the press conference. Sources tell us that Nintendo took the unusual step of confirming the rumors of a new console ahead of E3 because the leak was so widespread; and there simply was too much misinformation floating around. In addition, it is believed by our sources that Nintendo wanted to take advantage of all of this buzz and keep things at a fever pitch till the console is officially shown at E3.

David Stellmack

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+7 #1 Boomstick777 2011-04-26 12:47
Looking forward to seeing what this thing can do, next gen Resident Evil, Zelda and Goldeneye and im sold.
 
 
-1 #2 TechHog 2011-04-26 12:47
The fact that it'll be playable at this year's E3 pretty much confirms a Q2 2012 launch, imo.
 
 
+4 #3 thematrix606 2011-04-26 14:43
Quoting TechHog:
The fact that it'll be playable at this year's E3 pretty much confirms a Q2 2012 launch, imo.


Did you have to reach deep in your ass for that?
 
 
+10 #4 TechHog 2011-04-26 14:50
Quoting thematrix606:
Quoting TechHog:
The fact that it'll be playable at this year's E3 pretty much confirms a Q2 2012 launch, imo.


Did you have to reach deep in your ass for that?

Between the rumors strongly pointing to a June and the fact that Nintendo doesn't usually have their consoles playable at the event they are first unveiled at unless the launch is only about a year or less away, it's a valid conclusion.

Better question: what's stuck up your ass?
 
 
-3 #5 thematrix606 2011-04-26 15:05
Quoting TechHog:
Quoting thematrix606:
Quoting TechHog:
The fact that it'll be playable at this year's E3 pretty much confirms a Q2 2012 launch, imo.


Did you have to reach deep in your ass for that?

Between the rumors strongly pointing to a June and the fact that Nintendo doesn't usually have their consoles playable at the event they are first unveiled at unless the launch is only about a year or less away, it's a valid conclusion.

Better question: what's stuck up your ass?


Why would it take them an entire year before they release a console they have playable and working?

P.s. Speculation leads to high oil prices and bankruptcy for businesses, do you really wanna go down that road? :)
 
 
+6 #6 TechHog 2011-04-26 15:17
Quoting thematrix606:
Why would it take them an entire year before they release a console they have playable and working?

P.s. Speculation leads to high oil prices and bankruptcy for businesses, do you really wanna go down that road? :)

Because the games have to be finished, they need to build up stock to avoid the shortages they had with the Wii, and they probably want to focus on the 3DS this holiday season. Also, this system isn't included in this fiscal year's (April 2011-March 2012) earning forecast but is confirmed to launch next year, so Q2 2012 (April-June) is the earliest possible release timeframe. I'm hoping it'll launch ASAP, but I know that I'm probably being too optimistic.

P.s. lol
 
 
+3 #7 TechHog 2011-04-27 02:07
So, my first comment gets downvoted, and then my two later comments which explain reasoning get positive votes. lol wtf
 
 
-18 #8 Warrior24_7 2011-04-27 02:59
Quoting TechHog:
So, my first comment gets downvoted, and then my two later comments which explain reasoning get positive votes. lol wtf


You're an idiot dude. Take another markdown just for being stupid!
 
 
+9 #9 TechHog 2011-04-27 03:08
Quoting Warrior24_7:
Quoting TechHog:
So, my first comment gets downvoted, and then my two later comments which explain reasoning get positive votes. lol wtf


You're an idiot dude. Take another markdown just for being stupid!

lol
 
 
-1 #10 thematrix606 2011-04-27 08:24
Quoting TechHog:
So, my first comment gets downvoted, and then my two later comments which explain reasoning get positive votes. lol wtf


Welcome to the interwebs, where humanity just dies a little bit everyday :)
 

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