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The Xbox 720 will not be shown or released this year

There have been a lot of rumours and rumblings about the Xbox 360′s successor. We haven’t reported on most of them since this is a Wii U blog, after all, but this particular one is worth pointing out because it’s great news for the Wii U. According to Bloomberg, Microsoft plan to launch the Xbox [...]

Runescape might come to the Wii U

  Mark Gerhard, CEO of Jagex, is enthused about the possibility of bringing Runescape to the next generation of home consoles. I think they [Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo] will open up their platforms a bit more, liberate them a bit more. It’s just a matter of time. But we’re well placed to be on all [...]

Xbox 720 to be revealed at E3? EA denies it.

If the latest rumours are to be believed then it seems that Microsoft is gearing up to challenge the Wii 2 at E3. The website Develop Online has been told by a source that EA has the successor to the Xbox 360 and is busily getting to grips with it. “Quite often when new consoles [...]

Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 not coming until 2014

When are Microsoft and Sony going to come out with their eighth-gen systems? Not in time to stop the Wii 2, industry sources say.

Capcom Europe COO wants “single-format future”

Sick of the console wars? You’re not the only one; David Reeves hates them as much as you do.

Reggie hints at Wii price drop, but does not denounce Wii 2

Reggie Fils-Aime hints in an interview that Nintendo’s ready to drop the Wii’s price should its sales slow down. However, he did not specifically denounce the possibility of a successor. Could we be looking at the next PlayStation 2?

Wii 2 to launch before Xbox 720?

An analyst (and it’s not Pachter this time) has good reason to believe that Nintendo will beat Microsoft to launching a next-generation home console.

Pachter: Wii 2 set for 2011 reveal, will be backwards-compatible

Michael Pachter no longer thinks Nintendo’s in trouble, and has adjusted his outlook on their future accordingly.

THQ hints at a possible Wii 2 announcement in 2011

THQ’s CEO sees reason to believe Nintendo may announce the Wii 2 this year.

Pachter: “Wii 2 will be as powerful as PS3 at best.” (and here’s why)

Many people think that Nintendo will one-up the current HD consoles in terms of sheer horsepower with the Wii’s successor. Here’s Pachter’s well-backed opinion to the contrary.