In una recente intervista con la rivista giapponese Famitsu, Satoru Iwata, presidente Nintendo, ha dichiarato che la prossima console casalinga sarà retrocompatibile con il software GameCube.
'It will be able to use the games already created in the previous generation. And it is something that will work. Side performances and graphics, one reached today a kind of limit with a quality which is already close to realism and it will be difficult to still much better do. The role of Nintendo is thus to study other ways in order to improve the experience of the player.'