We sure hope Toyota is cooking something special up for its next-generation minivan, because it's certainly been a long wait. While most cars and minivans go six years between generation, the 2020 Toyota Sienna represents year nine since it was completely redesigned. Sure, there was a significant overhaul a few years ago and constant updating (including some for this year), but the competition has been completely redone, and it makes a difference. The Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacifica are more refined, more advanced technologically and have better safety ratings. Even the Kia Sedona, which is no spring chicken itself, is fresher in certain respects.
Now, despite being long in the tooth, the 2020 Sienna still provides plenty of distinctive elements that keep it relevant. Its second-row seat slides further than most, providing exceptional comfort for adults and teenagers. Its unique all-wheel drive option. Its SE trim level that is arguably the most engaging minivan to drive. In other words, don't write it off completely, but make sure to shop around.
Nintendo's online gaming service was originally pegged for a release in 2017 but it was later delayed. Nintendo then earlier this month confirmed that the service would be launching in September 2018 instead where it will see gamers pay $4 a month to access the service, or $20 a year if you buy a year's subscription outright.
It doesn't seem like a lot of money, but given that these days we tend to be subscribed to many services, it is more money out of our wallets. However Nintendo claims that it will be "worth the wait". The company's optimism was revealed during an investor Q&A (via IGN) where Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima and managing executive officer, Shinya Takahashi revealed their plans for the service.