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Japanese gaming major, Nintendo has said that it will launch a home console in 2012 to succeed the industry leader Wii videogame system.
The so-called "Wii 2" reportedly carries a codename of "Project Cafe," and might ultimately be called the "Nintendo Stream." Nintendo has said in a statement that it will preview a playable model of the "Wii's successor system" at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles in June.
Nintendo's Wii game system, which was launched in 2006, emerged as the market leader replacing Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360. It pioneered the motion-sensing controllers that attracted a new array of users to the gaming system. Sony and Microsoft also introduced motion sensors last year to compete with Nintendo.
Nintendo is also facing competition from a new range of competitors and it aims to offer new technological improvements to remain a leader in the gaming industry. Custoemrs have been complaining about the lack of edge graphics on the system and the ocmoany might address that in the new version.
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said that as handheld game machines become more capable, living-room consoles will need to offer an experience only found at home, where games are played on large screens viewable by several people at the same time.