According to an investors note (below), Nintendo will be releasing the newest console in 2012. There will be a playable version at E3 this year, June 7, 2011. Of course, the multiple rumors surrounding the system are still floating around. So, we’ll have to be content with those until Nintendo sets us straight.
To whom it may concern:
Re: Wii’s successor system
Nintendo Co., Ltd. has decided to launch in 2012 a system to succeed Wii, which the company has sold 86.01 million units on a consolidated shipment basis between its launch in 2006 and the end of March 2011.
We will show a playable model of the new system and announce more specifications at the E3 Expo, which will be held June 7-9, 2011, in Los Angeles.
Sales of this new system have not been included in the financial forecasts announced today for the fiscal term ending March 2012.