To most, it would seem like the Wii would be pretty much done and ready to give up it’s mantle to the Wii U. But according to an email from Nintendo, the little white box still has some life to it.
An email from NintendoLife user AD3Supa asks the question about support for the Wii after the launch of Wii U later this year:
With Wii U coming out later this year, will Wii no longer receive new Channels or Wii Updates?”
And Nintendo Customer Service replies with a detailed response to AD3Supa’s concern:
Thanks for writing. We appreciate your sharing your concerns with us. Please note that I have documented your comments and will make them available to the appropriate departments within Nintendo to use as they see fit.
With the announcement that a new home system is planned for release in 2012, it’s too early to say how this may affect the future of the Wii console. However, it’s important to point out that Nintendo and its licensee partners have over 100 new titles in development. These will be added to the existing library of over 1000 games (not including WiiWare or Virtual Console games) already available for Wii. It’s also common in the video game industry to continue to support older hardware once its successor has been released.
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So yeah, I’m genuinely curious to what Nintendo has up it’s sleeve, especially if they have a heavy hitter like Pandora’s Tower in store for us or an old IP re-envisioned in a creatively cool way!