The Wii U isn't doing so well at the moment as the console is currently trailing behind both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in sales. It could be the reason why Nintendo is already thinking about a new console, and Mario could be a launch title if all goes according to plan.
Shigeru Miyamoto, the top game designer at Nintendo, talked briefly about the company's plan for the future. For now, Nintendo is focusing on the Wii U, but that is not stopping the hardware designers from bouncing ideas back and forth about the next console.
"...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," says Miyamoto. "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."
Not much has been said since Nintendo is in the early stages and probably have no idea what it needs to do in order to win back all the gamers it lost to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Nonetheless, Miyamoto did mention that with the new console, gamers could see a different kind of Mario game.
From our assumption, the company might be working on new ways to innovate, and we are happy about that. Be truthful here, Nintendo is the only hardware maker that is not afraid to bring new hardware ideas to the table, and we have to give credit to the company even when it fails.
"From early on, I wanted Mario to be that character in the digital world, so that with each digital evolution, he was there to usher in the next era. I think that maybe when we release the next hardware system, you can look forward to seeing Mario take on a new role or in a new game."
We are very much interested to see what Nintendo's next video game console would look like; both on the outside and on the inside where the software is concerned. We expect the company to come with all guns blazing since it is being eaten alive by Microsoft, Sony, and developers.