Nintendo’s a little swamped right now. According to some words Reggie Fils-Aime had with IGN, they’re having trouble fitting in the Wii at this time. With releases like the 3DS in Japan, the coming worldwide 3DS launch, and Pokemon Black and White; the Wii just doesn’t have much coming out in the following months. It’s a little worrisome for onlookers when we see that the only two titles coming out for the Wii are Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and a new Kirby game. However, Fils-Aime qualmed these worries by mentioning that they’ll have some announcements come E3 regarding the Wii and Nintendo in the future.
So, again, should we be worried about the Wii? According to Reggie, we definitely shouldn’t. He mentioned that the Wii, and other Nintendo products, are the only consoles that break three year sales plateau that tends to appear in this industry. Nintendo consoles peak or continue to sell past this plateau and only now is the Wii starting to slow down after years of phenomenal sales. After speaking on the impressive 35 million units sold, Fils-Aime boasted that “The Wii is doing great”. He also mentions that Nintendo intends to keep the Wii unique from Sony’s Motion controller and the Microsoft Kinect by continuing to put out first party software and experiences that you can only get on the Wii, like Skyward Sword.
It’s looking like this might not be the last gasp of air for the Wii, but I suppose we’ll have to sit in the calm before the promised storm of E3 announcements and excitement.