Nintendo's US marketing boss Cammie Dunaway has said that we won't see a successor to Wii for a while.
"That being said, part of Nintendo's heritage is to always be looking at innovation and to start working on new hardware as soon as we launch a platform, so we'll have it ready when we think the time is right."
An earlier answer offered additional insight into Nintendo's attitude to hardware. "At the end of the day people don't care about the technology, they care about what you can do with it," Dunaway remarked, "and I think that no one's better than Nintendo and being able to create these kinds of immersive experiences that consumers love."
The Nintendo exec also commented on Ubisoft's recent decision to refocus on PS3 and Xbox 360. The French publisher had referred to the PS3 and Xbox 360 as "the two consoles which are expected to see sales growth in games for gamers in 2010".
"I think that they're always juggling resources and juggling their choices," Dunaway said of the Ubisoft comments, before detailing the Wii and DS installed bases: 27m Wiis in the US, 67m worldwide, 30m DSes in the US, 125m worldwide.
"You just can't ignore those installed bases, and I think that smart developers, smart publishers will continue to put a focus on developing for our platforms," she said.