Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed that Nintendo are in the early stages of creating the next wave of consoles to be released. Miyamoto mentioned in an interview with the Associated Press that 2015 will focus on providing more software for the Wii U whilst also having groups work on new hardware systems.
We’re focused on providing a robust line-up of Wii U software for next year. It seems like we’ve managed to do that this year and people are very happy with what we’ve done on Wii U. For the time being, 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 the Wii U, we have production lines that are working on ideas for what the next system might be.
In October, Nintendo began hiring a Lead Graphics Architect to work towards creating new hardware and future consoles, however there are still many unknown details as to what to expect and when the release date will be. Interestingly, Miyamoto also explained how popular character Mario may be ushered into a new role within the next hardware system.
Will the next major Mario game be released on the next Nintendo console system? The full interview with the Associated Press can be found here.