NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 03: (L-R) From People magazine, Emmet Sullivan, from Fast Company Magazine, Dan Macsai, and from People Style Watch, Sara Gaynes play the SEGA 'Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll' for The Wii at the launch party at the Hiro …
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NEW YORK (AP) - Nintendo says the successor to the hit Wii console will arrive next year, but isn't saying anything about what the new system will do.
The Japanese company says will show a "playable" model of the new console at the Electronic Entertainment Expo from June 7th to 9th in Los Angeles.
Nintendo Co. has sold 86 million Wiis since it launched in 2006. It caused a splash with its innovative motion-sensing controller, a setup since copied and elaborated on by the other major console makers, Microsoft Corp. and Sony Corp.
Also Monday, Nintendo said its annual profit dropped for the second straight year as sales declined.
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NASA's Curiosity rover has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars, which scientists say could have been a perfect spot for tiny primitive organisms to flourish if they ever existed on the red planet.