Rumors have been running pretty rampantly of late that Nintendo will be releasing a Wii HD or some other updated version of the console soon. However, U.K. marketing manager James Honeywell thinks the Wii has a long life in Britain and abroad.

“We’ve been really pleased with Wii and how it has performed. It’s the market leader in the UK by some margin. I think it has been proven really that it is Britain’s favorite home console with a huge install base,” said Honeywell. “But obviously as you reach a certain level things perhaps might slow down, but again we’ve got a really strong line-up, we’re really proud with what we’ve achieved in getting it into so many homes, and we’ve have a strong campaign for promotion this year and think it will continue as a strong viable format.”

“I guess we haven’t made any announcements recently because we’ve been concentrating on the 3DS launch, but there are still lots of games to come, he teased. I’m sure you’ll see at this year’s E3. For anybody who has a Wii, they can rest assured that we’ll be bringing some fantastic new experiences to them.

Source: CVG