We’re only a few years into the lifespans of Nintendo’s newest gaming system (the Nintendo 3DS is three years old, while the Wii U is two), and Nintendo has already confirmed that it’s working on whatever will come next.
While speaking with the Associated Press, Shigeru Miyamoto was asked about if Nintendo is already thinking about new hardware. Miyamoto offered that the Wii U’s software comes first, but that the team is already at work on what’s next.
“We’re focused on providing a robust line-up of Wii U software for next year. It seems like we’ve managed to do that this year and people are very happy with what we’ve done on Wii U. For the time being, our focus is on the Wii U hardware, but Nintendo as a whole has groups working on ideas for new hardware systems. While we’re busy working on software for the Wii U, we have production lines that are working on ideas for what the next system might be.”
It’s no surprise that a gaming console manufacturer would already be at work on their next console with their latest only years old, but it is certainly interesting that Miyamoto confirmed that this was the case so openly in an interview.
Nintendo likely won’t reveal its new system for a few years, but one has to imagine they’ll take what’s worked with the Wii U and throw that against what hasn’t in order to create something better. At least, that’s what one would hope.
We’ll have more on whatever Nintendo has in store for gamers next as it comes.