Building on past talks with Forbes, in light of the announcement by Sony of Playstation Move at GDC, Nintendo of America's president Reggie Fils-Aime described the competitors race for motion as rather 'embarrassing'. He also re-iterated Nintendo's claims for not having a High Definition (HD) Wii system along with the need for innovation that would be necessary before they contemplate producing a new console, coupled with strong ongoing sales that show the Wii still has quite a lot of remaining life-span.
Do the coming of Xbox 360's Project Natal and Playstation Move mean that Nintendo should start thinking about their next console? Is it time for a Wii HD?
"For us high definition by itself is not the next frontier," Reggie Fils-Aime, president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America told Kotaku. "For us we need to provide a whole new compelling experience in our next generation."
And that moment won't be tied to an arbitrary lifespan for their current console, he added.
"When Mr. Miyamoto goes to Mr. Iwata and says. 'I have this great idea and I can't do it on the Wii,' that's when there will be a next generation console. What that includes we'll see," he said. "I think Mr. Miyamoto himself has said that he is very interested in a high-definition experience, but to be 120 percent crystal clear, HD by itself in our view is not enough to go for a new console past the Wii."
With both Sony and Microsoft jumping on the motion bandwagon, is Nintendo in danger of losing customers to these HD giants?