The news is out there.Â Apparently there have been reports that Nintendo is going to unveil a new console this year at E3, with the ultimate goal being to recapture the hardcore gaming market.Â Now, whether or not these reports turn out to be true, I think that this brings up a big question for the gaming world: should there be a new console?
To quickly answer my tease of a question, the answer is yes, for Nintendo.
I want to clarify my beliefs here; I donâ€™t think that we need an Xbox 720 or a Playstation 4, Iâ€™m totally cool with my 360 and the PS3 feels like itâ€™s still just starting to get good.Â The real thing here is whether or not Nintendo needs a new system, and I think that it is pretty clear that, yes, they do.
There is no denying that the Wii was a HUGE success, so much of one that in order to get across just how big of a success it was I had to go to all of the trouble of hitting the caps lock for a word.Â But the Wiiâ€™s future is undeniably limited at this point; both of the major system competitors have motion control now, hell they have better motion control, and thatâ€™s in addition to their more powerful systems, better graphics, and better games.Â Whether you like the Wii or not you canâ€™t deny that this generation of consoles, while successful fiscally, was not necessarily a renaissance for Nintendo software.Â There are great games on the system, some of the best games of all time are on the system (Mario Galaxy, Galaxy 2), but the truth of the matter is that I havenâ€™t played my Wii for a very long time.
So now with the competition matching Nintendo in the motion control department it would only make sense that they are going to create a new console to try and get back some of that competitive edge.