Nintendo held a press conference today where they released some information about their company operations, the Wii, and DS as well. A few key points Mr. Iwata made were…
The Wii’s official price and launch date will be announced by September
Nintendo plans to supply 2 million DS units per month worldwide
Nintendo expects to sell through 16 million DS units by the end of the fiscal year, March 2007
“Although I will not call a certain sales goal for the Wii console, I can promise that we will reach sales clearly over those of the Gamecube.” Nintendo President Satoru Iwata (loose translation)
Mr. Iwata also stated that even if the Wii meets Nintendo’s sales projections, it will have little impact on Nintendo’s profit…as far as short term is concerned.
Pokemon will have wi-fi worldwide voicechat.
Shipping 4 million by the end of the calendar year (worldwide)
Pokemon Battle Revolution will be out a few months after Pearl/Diamond and will link with the DS game.
As long as we can reserve the Wii before September, it should be ok for everyone. The price of this system should not be a huge concern because it will be cost effective for all.