Nintendo: No Wii successor any time soon

US boss says Wii "has a long run ahead of it"

Nintendo has no plans to release a new home console any time soon, according to the president of the company's US arm.


"We believe the role of a new console, a new system, is to bring great new entertainment ideas to life. We launched (the Wii and DS) those systems when we had great ideas that would benefit either from a touch screen or from a Wii remote," Reggie Fils-Aime told Reuters.

"We will consider the launch of new consoles when we have got great new entertaining ideas that can only be done with a new console. As we sit here today the Wii console has a long run ahead of it, (the DS too).

"At some point we will launch the DSi here in the Americas. So as we look at the near term for us its all about maximizing the opportunity with the (Wii and DS)."

Fair enough. The Wii's selling like hot cakes, so why would Nintendo announce that it's planning on releasing a successor any time soon?

Still, we bet it's working on one behind closed doors, or perhaps a Wii HD upgrade.