Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says that a Wii Sports sequel isn't the inevitability you might imagine.

Speaking to Japanese blog 1101.com in an interview partly translated by GameSpot, Iwata says: "We're not closing our doors to the possibility of a sequel, but it's definitely not coming out soon."

Rumours of a Wii Sports follow-up have been doing the rounds since last December. The original game comes free with US and European consoles, and is sold separately in Japan.

Doing a quick sequel would undoubtedly be popular, but Iwata reckons that that's the "easy" route and that by taking it "you disengage yourself with the pursuit of true entertainment".

And of course it all ties in with Nintendo's grand plan to grow the market rather than simply pumping out sequels to diminishing returns. "Even if we make great products, if the number of new customers doesn't increase, it won't reach people," he says.

Besides, if they did a Wii Sports sequel then people would be less impressed by my bowling skills. So, good work.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (30)

About the author

Tom Bramwell

Tom Bramwell

Contributor

Tom worked at Eurogamer from early 2000 to late 2014, including seven years as Editor-in-Chief.

More articles by Tom Bramwell

Comments (30)

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading

Related

Wii Sports

Revolutionary?

Wii Sports Club launching Baseball, Boxing on 27th June

Whole collection available on disc 11th July.

Wii production to end soon in Japan

"We have made no specific announcements for Europe."

Wii Sports Club is Wii Sports mini-games in HD for Wii U

Download tennis, bowling etc from eShop for 9 each.