With rumours flying about like mosquitos on a hot, humid summer day, Shigeru Miyamoto himself admits that a Wii successor isn't a matter of whether it exists, but "a matter of when" Nintendo will officially unveil the device.
Speaking with Edge magazine, Miyamoto said, "Don't ask! Even when the Wii launched we were developing new hardware, work on 3DS had already started. It's a matter of when we announce it."
"Please wait. Be patient until we decide," he said when later asked if an announcement was planned for E3.
An image of Project Cafe had leaked out to the scrutiny of the public eye earlier yesterday and rumours that the system will outperform both the Xbox 360 and PS3 are persistent. It'll be an interesting E3 this year, to say the least.