Nintendo has confirmed that it won’t reveal a new console at this year’s E3 but do you think they should?
Numerous reports last week suggested that Nintendo were planning to announce a new console at E3 but the company denied the rumours on Friday. The 3DS has done pretty well for itself but even that fell far short of Nintendo’s estimates for the last fiscal year while the Wii U didn’t even sell half of the company’s original projections for the period.
Nintendo has made losses for the last three years now and while it has huge cash reserves – more than enough to compensate – investors like to see returns on their investments and in a bid to diversify, the firm is now involved in the Japanese health market.
It’s highly unlikely that Nintendo would have had enough R&D time for a successor to the Wii U but given the extreme difficutly faced by the console, do you think a new announcement would have been just what Nintendo needs?
Part of the company’s problems no doubt come down to the fact that many – including a huge number of Wii owners – are simply unaware the Wii U even exists and some have advocated for the console to be rebranded the Wii 2. Keeping in mind that Nintendo will once again not have an E3 press conference, what announcements do you think they can make to revitalise their games business?