Nintendo on new Wii: 'don't think it'll be any time soon'

If you were hoping to get a little more mileage out of Nintendo's Wii, which doesn't really take advantage of the modern home theater, then Nintendo has some bad news for you. In an interview with GameSpot, Nintendo's Cammie Dunaway talked a bit about how the company sees the console right now, and, when asked if a new Wii was on the way, she replied, "I don't think it'll be any time soon."

Somewhat appropriately, it's become the new PlayStation 2, a console that still sells today, and sells well in some markets:

I don't think it'll be anytime soon. Even though our install base is, at this point, five million households larger than the PS2 install base was at the same point in its life cycle, it still has a lot of room to grow. If you think PS2, there's been about 50 million sold — Wii close to 28 million sold — so it says to me there's still a big audience out there that we can access with Wii. We'll have it ready when we think the time is right.

What is the right time for Nintendo? Mario only knows. With the largest install base in the next gen biz, though, it's probably a shrewd move to continue catering to the whole of it for as long as possible.

GameSpot, via CrunchGear