Official Nintendo document confirms 2012 Wii successor launch & playable E3 showing

This is it. All the rumours we’ve been hearing over the past few days finally come together now. A PDF posted on Nintendo’s own investor relations site has confirmed two things: the Wii’s successor will be revealed at E3 2011, and it’ll be launched next year. Here’s a screenshot of the doc:

Nintendo PDF screenshot

German translation after the break!

I noticed some traffic coming from Google Translate, of people trying to translate this article into German, so I’m going to do all of you German-speakers a favour and translate the above note into German properly. It might not be perfect, but it’s better than anything Google Translate will give you.

Nintendo Co., Ltd. hat entschieden, 2012 ein System zur Ablöse der Wii, welche die Firma insgesamt 86,01 Millionen Mal zwischen der Einführung 2006 bis Ende März 2011 verkauft hat, zu veröffentlichen.

Auf der E3 Expo, welche vom 7. – 9. Juni 2011 in Los Angeles abgehalten wird, werden wir ein spielbares Modell des neuen Systems zeigen, und mehr Spezifikationen ankündigen.

Verkäufe des neuen Systems wurden in der heute vorgelegten Finanzprognose für das Geschäftsjahr, das im März 2012 endet, nicht inkludiert.

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  1. Wow, reminds me of when the 3DS was announced via a PDF too. Damn, I’m going to have to start saving for the Wii 2 now. I’ll probably have a job by then anyway, which should make things easier!

  2. Play4Fun

    Hell yeah! *Weeps*

  3. Gonna start saving up for this! For the 3DS it was simply a matter of how long I could last without spending it; this one is going to take a lot of time though, if the $400 rumors are to be trusted.

  4. Josephus

    Again, a great article. I always love to read this blog, as every bit of information worldwide of the wii´s successor seems to can be found minutes to hours later on this page.
    Surprising lots of germans used the google translater on this (since most young germans understand english very well), and even more surprising, you translated it for them. That´s what I call an exemplary dedication for your readers.
    And although I surely made an english error in this lines myself, I take the liberty to translate the upper text more correctly into german:

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    • Thanks for the love. I’m glad you enjoy reading my blog so much. I try my hardest to post news quickly and do things to make the blog as enjoyable as possible for everyone that reads it. Sometimes, that means translating the occasional blurb into German. :P

  5. Josephus

    Ok, strange. Here it is:

    “Nintendo Co., Ltd. hat entschieden, 2012 ein System zur Ablöse der Wii, welche die Firma insgesamt 86,01 Millionen Mal zwischen der Einführung 2006 bis Ende März 2011 verkauft hat, zu veröffentlichen.

    Auf der E3 Expo, welche vom 7. – 9. Juni 2011 in Los Angeles abgehalten wird, werden wir ein spielbares Modell des neuen Systems zeigen, und mehr Spezifikationen ankündigen.

    Verkäufe des neuen Systems wurden in der heute vorgelegten Finanzprognose für das Geschäftsjahr, das im März 2012 endet, nicht inkludiert.”

    • Thanks! I’ve replaced my translation with yours, Josephus. Seeing yours made me realize just how rusty I really am on the German language – you don’t really get to speak it that often up here in Canada. :P

    • Josephus

      Never mind ;)
      I was impressed you ARE familiar with the german language at all. Maybe you should try “Nehrim: At Fate´s Edge” for an exiting refresh ;) , though I don´t want to get too off-topic here.

      *Harrumph* On topic: I find it odd Nintendo explictily says that the sales of the new system are NOT included in the forecast (until March 2012). Wouldn´t you only point this out if the system was going to start selling WITHIN the forecast? Otherwise you wouldn´t have to mention it.
      Could this mean Project Café´s release can be expected somewhere in early 2012?

      I hope someone can follow my train of thought.

    • Sorry for the late reply, Josephus. ^^;

      I used to live in Switzerland when I was little, and have kept up with German classes ever since I moved to Canada. Just wrote the Deutsches Sprachdiplom II exam in January, actually. I really could use a great German book to get me back into the language, though, so I’ll definitely look for Nehrim: At Fate’s Edge when I’ve got a little more time.

      Yes, on topic again, that’s exactly what I thought at first, too, but Iwata gave us some confirmation shortly after this announcement that the console is coming after April.