There have been rumors in the past that Nintendo is working on a successor to the Wii U system, a console which hasn’t been doing particularly well as of late. The rumors suggested that the company was working on a brand new system which has since been denied, although if a recent statement by Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto is anything to go by, we know that Nintendo is looking into it.
The Wii U isn’t doing so well at the moment as the console is currently trailing behind both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in sales. It could be the reason why Nintendo is already thinking about a new console, and Mario could be a launch title if all goes according to plan. Shigeru Miyamoto, the top game designer at Nintendo, talked briefly about the company’s plan for the future. For now, Nintendo is focusing on the Wii U, but that is not stopping the hardware designers from bouncing ideas back and forth about the next console. “…For the time being, our focus is on the Wii U hardware, but Nintendo as a whole has groups working on ideas for new hardware systems,” says Miyamoto. “While we’re busy working on software for the Wii U, we have production lines that are working on ideas for what the next system might be.”