At its media summit in America yesterday Nintendo once again reiterated Nintendo's stance that either a Wii HD or Wii 2 is nearing release.
I don't think it will be any time soon,” Nintendo of America's executive VP of sales and marketing Cammie Dunaway told Gamespot when asked about the mystery hardware.
Analysts have repeatedly predicted the impending arrival of either w Wii successor or an updated version of the current console, and while Nintendo has spoken of its ongoing Wii developments it has also moved to rubbish reports that a new hardware release is nearing.
However, Dunaway was prepared to discuss Nintendo's thinking behind what direction new hardware will take when it eventually materialises.
Part of Nintendo's heritage is to always be looking at innovation and to start working on new hardware as soon as we launch a platform, so we'll have it ready when we think the time is right.
At the end of the day people don't care about the technology, they care about what you can do with it and I think that no one's better than Nintendo and being able to create these kinds of immersive experiences that consumers love.”