EA dubs Nintendo Wii a 'legacy platform'
Wii 2 on its way?
EA has described Nintendo Wii as a "legacy platform", a console that picks up dust on the shelf along with the likes of the PS2 and the original Xbox, while HD consoles rule the show.
The Wii has seen a decline in sales over the last year, and with Microsoft's Kinect and Sony's PS Move taking motion-controlled gaming into the HD realm, the Wii has been steadily losing ground. However, according to market watcher Strategy Analytics, the Wii still outsold its HD rivals in 2010 .
Speaking to IndustryGamers, EA Games head Frank Gibeau said: "Legacy platforms like PS2 and the Wii have dropped off significantly … [but Nintendo] is going to come back at it."
Referring to the Wii 2, Gibeau said: "When you look at Nintendo, for a while there, it was all about the Wii being the biggest entertainment platform ever and capturing the mass market, and it faded away. Now, they’re coming back with a second act."
Wii like to move it, move it
According to investment house Sterne Agee, we could get a glimpse of the Wii 2 at this year's E3 Expo  in June, with a product launch expected early next year.
Nintendo may be playing catch-up graphically with the HD consoles of today, but is it fair to lumber the Wii with the likes of Sony's PS2? What are your views? ®