No Wii 2 until 45 million US sales

"Wii has many, many more units to sell."

Bored of your Wii? Ready for Nintendo to reveal its next home console? Well, bad luck – the platform holder wants to sell another 15 million units in the US before it unleashes new hardware.

Gregarious Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime told Kotaku there were no plans to launch a 'Wii 2' next Christmas.

"As we sit here today we're saying the Wii has many, many more units to sell," he explained.

"After we've reached an installed base of 45 million here in the US, we can have a conversation about the next generation."

Earlier this week Reggie revealed that Nintendo's white wonderbox has moved around 30 million units in the Land of the Free so far, so we're a way off yet.

Clearly, if you want a new console from Nintendo you're going to have convince your American chums to open their wallets. Go on, off you go.

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