IBM working with Nintendo again for next console

PC World reports, via NeoGAF: “IBM is working with gaming machine vendors including Nintendo and Sony, said Jai Menon, CTO of IBM’s Systems and Technology Group, during an interview Thursday. ‘We’re working with all of the game folks to provide our capabilities into those next-generation machines,’ he said.”

As a reminder, IBM supplied Nintendo with processors for both the GameCube and Wii. As NeoGAF notes, however, it sounds as though IBM is still in the bidding process with Nintendo, as opposed to having secured the contract, which would imply upcoming production.

Translation: Nintendo is obviously planning its next console, but it’s highly unlikely it’ll be ready within the next year or so. You know, console shelf life being lengthened and all that.