Serial underpowered console releaser Nintendo is rumoured to be preparing to debut their next gen console at the forthcoming E3 in June.
The internet is rife with the usual rumours and idle speculation, the main rumour floating around is that it will be more powerful than the Xbox 360 and the PS3....well you would kind of hope so seeing as the the Xbox is knocking on its 6th year of release!!
Considering the Wii is little more than a Gamecube with wifi and wii-motes, Nintendo are so far behind in the HD console race that its almost embarrassing. I dont play with my Wii too often, mainly because the decent games are so few and far between its difficult to break away from Black Ops or Red Dead long enough to try them out.,yeah yeah theres the usual Mario kart, galaxy, world games but surely they can only drag these out for so long, Resident Evil 4 was alright, but i also had that on the Gamecube...any difference really...ermmmm...no! (even the blurred non HD graphics are pretty much the same).
Nintendo faces the difficult choice of either trying to aim their new console at the hardcore gamers of the xbox and ps3 and of their own yesteryear or the current crop of casual family gamers that have bought wii by the shed load. Im pretty sure we all know where they will go....casual all the way...
Also pricing will interesting, seeing as Nintendo likes to sell its consoles at a profit (unlike the loss making xbox and ps3) so making a high end new console and selling at a profit could see a scary high retail price.
Anyway i'll put my speculation hat away.
Oh, i have a 3DS...well my lad does, i cant say im amazed by it as of yet...again waiting for some decent games to arrive (possibly the worst line up of launch day games ever?). We have Splinter Cell (shit) and Lego Star Wars 3 (alright but nothing amazing).