THQ hints at a possible Wii 2 announcement in 2011

Wii A ButtonBrian Ferrel, THQ’s CEO, commented at a Goldman Sachs conference yesterday that he wouldn’t be surprised if he saw Nintendo reveal the Wii 2 sometime this year. As part of his response to an investor’s question about rising stock prices, he said:

We don’t expect new hardware any time soon from either Microsoft or Sony. It’s difficult on Nintendo – we’ll let them announce their new hardware.

He clearly said how he doesn’t expect to hear anything about a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox 720 anytime soon, but made a point of differentiating Nintendo from the two, implying that he believes a chance of Nintendo revealing their next-generation home console before the competition does.

Source: CVG

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  1. Ephesus

    I found an article on GamersMint with possible designs for the Wii2, dunno if you people already know.
    http://www.gamersmint.com/stunning-wii-2-designs-which-one-would-you-want-to-be-real/

  2. George Tirebiter

    Sorry, but I REALLY don’t think their console is quite literally going to be a WIi 2, and the console won’t be a physical update on the Wii design. They’ve never repeated a console design, even with the SNES, what could also be called the NES 2 (if not for that second version of the NES).

    • I’m pretty sure I made it quite clear on several parts of the site that I refer to the Wii’s successor as the “Wii 2″ only tentatively. I’m also quite sure that it won’t really have much to do with the Wii, and that it’ll have a completely new name and brand.

      The only problem is, there really isn’t much else we can call it at this stage. ;)

    • Ephesus

      Eh, knowing the “3DS” name is official, I assumed “Wii 2″ was also the console’s actual name. Though, the small number of search results on Google should’ve tipped me off. ;P

  3. wiiboy101

    wii 2 and wii hd are reference points not official names wh do people think wii 2 talk is saing that’s the consoles name

    k-board isses !!!

  4. Ryan

    I am really hoping to see an HD Nintendo system. Mabey now some of the 360-PS3 exclusives would start showing up. I just got a 360 slim…but whatever I would still be very happy if Nintendo made an announcement soon

  5. Wolvesgod

    they were right. XD