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2017?

yes 200 54.35%
 
no 77 20.92%
 
see foolish answers 90 24.46%
 
Total:367

I'm thinking FY17 is when we'll see something, but it won't be released until FY18. They'll drop software support in FY17 to focus on the launch titles for the next console, like they did with the Wii in 2011 for the Wii U launch in 2012. Unless this QoL platform really takes off and provides them with the resources to support Wii U and develop for the new console at once, that's how I see things going.

I'm really glad to hear they're not selling the hardware at a loss anymore! That's one step closer to the next price cut, you know! If Mario Kart 8 takes off, it should give them the profit they need to coax them into another cut, maybe even this holiday for Smash. And that mobile app for Mario Kart should help extend the legs a bit, since it'll help with exposure.



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Pavolink said:
Looking at this I cannot see how people can say Nintendo confirmed no new hardware until 2017-2018

"Iwata: we are preparing for the next hardware generation as always, when will it release? Difficult to declare"

"Iwata: not hopeless or at a loss in coming up with something new, but until existing users are satisfied, we cannot release next hardware"

This could go in both ways.


I'm confused over what goes on in your head. 

Those are pretty clear and complementary statements.

Let em spell it out for you: We are developing new hardware always, (as is Sony and Microsoft as they always dabble in R&D). We will be ready to release the next system in time, wich is after when our fans are satisfied with the current generation hardware.

Theres no two ways about this. Iwata mentioned years, not year. This means no Nintendo system will come out until 2017 the earliest. What exactly are you trying to say?



Didn't he also say that they weren't releasing any new handhelds any time soon, about 8-12 months before the 3DS released? These are mere words and if things don't improve significantly, there is no reason not to replace the Wii U within, say, 2016, especially if their plans of tandem software development for two simultaneous platforms are to come to fruition.



End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

Mummelmann said:
Didn't he also say that they weren't releasing any new handhelds any time soon, about 8-12 months before the 3DS released? These are mere words and if things don't improve significantly, there is no reason not to replace the Wii U within, say, 2016, especially if their plans of tandem software development for two simultaneous platforms are to come to fruition.


The device was announced in March 2010 and released March 2011. So I don't think he said that.



burning_phoneix said:
Mummelmann said:
Didn't he also say that they weren't releasing any new handhelds any time soon, about 8-12 months before the 3DS released? These are mere words and if things don't improve significantly, there is no reason not to replace the Wii U within, say, 2016, especially if their plans of tandem software development for two simultaneous platforms are to come to fruition.


The device was announced in March 2010 and released March 2011. So I don't think he said that.


Nah, there was something, I can't seem to find a link. And I meant before the 3DS was announced, small slip-up there. They denied any replacement for the DS not long before the 3DS was announced. They also denied a new 3DS model a few months before the 2DS was officially revealed;

http://nintendoeverything.com/nintendo-denies-wii-u-3ds-rumors/



End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

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I found GCN to be Nintendo's nadir.

They butchered Zelda, 3D Mario, and Starfox, overcomplicated Mario Kart, and Melee's one of the most overrated games in existence. Metroid Prime 1 & 2, RE4, and Twilight Princess were awesome, but they had superior Wii versions.





                
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Mummelmann said:
burning_phoneix said:
Mummelmann said:
Didn't he also say that they weren't releasing any new handhelds any time soon, about 8-12 months before the 3DS released? These are mere words and if things don't improve significantly, there is no reason not to replace the Wii U within, say, 2016, especially if their plans of tandem software development for two simultaneous platforms are to come to fruition.


The device was announced in March 2010 and released March 2011. So I don't think he said that.


Nah, there was something, I can't seem to find a link. And I meant before the 3DS was announced, small slip-up there. They denied any replacement for the DS not long before the 3DS was announced. They also denied a new 3DS model a few months before the 2DS was officially revealed;

http://nintendoeverything.com/nintendo-denies-wii-u-3ds-rumors/

They didn't outright deny the 3DS XL they just said that Nikkei's report was not based off things announced by Nintendo, was full of mistakes and is nothing more than conjecture. Nikkei might have got the larger 3DS right, but car navigation, karaoke and books for the Wii U? Very interesting!

I wouldn't be surprised, though if they had to deny something because someone made a lucky guess, especially when the report came less than a week before the E3 presentation.



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Pavolink said:
Looking at this I cannot see how people can say Nintendo confirmed no new hardware until 2017-2018

"Iwata: we are preparing for the next hardware generation as always, when will it release? Difficult to declare"

"Iwata: not hopeless or at a loss in coming up with something new, but until existing users are satisfied, we cannot release next hardware"

This could go in both ways.


I'm confused over what goes on in your head. 

Those are pretty clear and complementary statements.

Let em spell it out for you: We are developing new hardware always, (as is Sony and Microsoft as they always dabble in R&D). We will be ready to release the next system in time, wich is after when our fans are satisfied with the current generation hardware.

Theres no two ways about this. Iwata mentioned years, not year. This means no Nintendo system will come out until 2017 the earliest. What exactly are you trying to say?

I agree until that point. The later is just lies just as how they were ready for HD development (struggling until now) and there won't be droughts after launch, and after E3 last year (and there were droughts after launch and after last holidays).

They are ready to launch a new console and they will see when, not when you say you are satisfied. It could happen tomorrow or in ten years. I don't know where you get the 2017 date. That's just speculation.



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Pavolink said:
trestres said:

In Japan, it's different. This was FY2013, as it went from April 2013 to March 2014.

I see. Still the possibility is there as FY2016 was mentioned in the OP.

No, trestres is wrong. Nintendo's fiscal year that just ended was 2014, so now it's already FY2015 for them. Meanwhile, Sony counts their fiscal years differently, so the same timeframe in calendar terms is one fiscal year behind (Sony is in fiscal year 2014 right now).



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