Nintendo has confirmed the Wii successor console is well underway, but will not talk about it at all for fear of it being ripped off.
Nintendo boss Satoru Iwada confirmed that a successor to its wildly successful Wii console is under development – however, he refuses to part with any details out of fear that the competition will swipe the idea:
“Unfortunately, the history of entertainment is also the history of imitation.
If a superb idea comes out, and it’s something you can’t protect with a patent, it will be copied immediately.”
He goes on to talk about the importance of “surprising” consumers – this and his secretiveness seem to suggest the successor may be more than just a Wii with upgraded hardware.
Previously Nintendo has been keen to point out that the Move and Kinect are mere copies of its Wiimote – though considering how long it took Microsoft and Sony to come out with them, they hardly seem to pose a major threat.