An email from NintendoLife user AD3Supa asks the question about support for the Wii after the launch of Wii U later this year:
With Wii U coming out later this year, will Wii no longer receive new Channels or Wii Updates?”
And Nintendo Customer Service replies with a detailed response to AD3Supa’s concern for the support of the Wii:
Thanks for writing. We appreciate your sharing your concerns with us. Please note that I have documented your comments and will make them available to the appropriate departments within Nintendo to use as they see fit.
With the announcement that a new home system is planned for release in 2012, it’s too early to say how this may affect the future of the Wii console. However, it’s important to point out that Nintendo and its licensee partners have over 100 new titles in development. These will be added to the existing library of over 1000 games (not including WiiWare or Virtual Console games) already available for Wii. It’s also common in the video game industry to continue to support older hardware once its successor has been released.
Nintendo of America Inc.”
I’m definitely interested in seeing what Nintendo has in store for the Wii, especially one of the few heavy hitters I can think of that isn’t here just yet is Pandora’s Tower. Well time will tell what those 100 games will look like and I hope there’ll be a couple of gems in there!