A new console doesn’t appear overnight and it takes many years to develop one. The Wii U has been on the market for about 2 years now, so it is logical to assume that Nintendo already are working on their next generation of consoles.
Nintendo has posted a new job offering for a Lead Graphics Architect in the system-on-chip architecture group who will work with the group responsible for consoles. This could very well be the first official sign towards this, especially considering that the job-offer is mentioning consoles and not hand-held devices.
In the past Nintendo has sourced their talent in the home region of Japan, but this new job offer is listed in the US instead. Maybe it is an attempt to bring in new blood with new ideas, simply based on the origin of the new employee. The Wii U hasn’t been a big hit and only sold moderately, maybe it’s time to bury the hopes for better sales. Even Super Smash Bros won’t change the sales figures by much.
It will however be some time before we see an announcement or get any real information about the next generation consoles from Nintendo. This is mainly due to two reasons, they don’t want to betray the customers who did purchase the Wii U and secondly the job offering sounds like the project still is in very early stages.
We’ve had rumours earlier this year about a new Nintendo console named Fusion, but that rumour was denied by Nintendo. So the new console is nameless so far, but that doesn’t stop us from speculating on possible names. What would you call the next generation Nintendo console? I for one would like it if they returned to the NES naming as the new consoles do so much more than just playing games.
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