The Nintendo Wii is losing momentum and now Sony and Microsoft are catching up to it's global sales numbers- what is a company to do? Announce a successor? Nope.
At least that's what Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime would have us believe. Kotaku recently did an interview with the Regginator and he pretty much killed the idea of a 'Wii 2' for next year. Still, the pressure is going to be on for Nintendo if the Wii comes out on the bottom or even in second place this Holiday season. When you consider the amazing reception that Kinect is getting (and PS Move isn't doing badly either- just not as well), a borderline Holiday for the Wii might not be much of a stretch.
In my opinion, if Santa is packing Kinect's and Move's instead of Wiimotes this year, I would expect an announcement of some out of Nintendo kind by e3. Talk is cheap and Fils-Aime isn't going to say anything about a new Nintendo console right before the biggest selling season of the year. To do so would be foolish and that's one thing he isn't. Wait until after the quarter 4 numbers are in, then we'll see what 2011 will bring.