Japanese gaming console maker Nintendo has been going through a rough phase ever since its latest Wii U failed to catch up to the likes of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.
Although there are a couple of big budget games already planned for next year, it seems that the company has dashed its hopes on the revival of the Wii U.
Instead, Nintendo has confirmed that it is working on the sequel to the Wii U. The next-generation home console is already on its way, says Nintendo manager, producer and designer Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto.
"We're focused on providing a robust line-up of Wii U software for next year. It seems like we've managed to accomplish our aims in this year itself and people are very happy with what we've done on Wii U," explained Miyamoto to the Associated Press.
At the moment, our focus is on the Wii U hardware, but Nintendo as a whole has groups working on ideas for new hardware systems."
"While we're busy working on software for Wii U, we have production lines that are working on ideas for what the next system might be."
The company also talked about the upcoming Zelda game that is set for 2015 launch. The new title could revive the interest of consumers in the dying Wii U home console.
"One of the main things we wanted to do was go back to the open-world concept of the original Zelda games and design it by keping that in mind. That's really the direction the team is going in, At this point of time, we've brought back Link's horse, Epona, and his bow and arrow, but what we've decided is really fun is being able to freely walk around this world and choose what you want to do and how you want to explore."
"I can't talk much about it, but one of the things we're working on right now is that, as you play, the world will change and be affected by what you choose to do."
It won't be too surprising to that say Nintendo needs some kind of magic to regain its lost market share in the console business. Nintendo has already lost a whooping $750 over the past few months. Analysts believe that Nintendo has no choice but to launch a new home console to re-gain its lost position in the gaming industry.
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