Nintendo’s new console is called “Wii U”

So after tonnes of speculation it has been revealed at the 2011 staging of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) that the new console from Nintendo will be called the “Wii U”. The actually console was not shown as most of the focus was on the new revolutionary control that is the highlight of the Wii U.

Tablet x Controller

I’m not sure how I can explain what the Wii U controller is in a simple sentence, but I’ll try. If a tablet computer and a video game controller had a baby it would be the Wii U controller – a gaming joypad with a 6.2 inch screen, complete with cameras, dual analog sticks, cameras, buttons, speakers, accelerometer, backward compatibility with the Wii games + hardware and more. Some of the game titles announced include Darksiders II, Dirt, Alien Colonial Marines, Ghost Recon Online, Metro Last Light, Tekken, Ninja Gaiden and more.

In this age of big screen TV’s Nintendo finally will support HD games and though the specs for the Wii U has not been released it’s power is comparable to the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 and should be able to run similar and ported games. A few tech demos were shown to highlight the new gameplay possibilities of the Wii U but I must say I am still quite unsure about this new system, but then again many were unsure about the Wii and Nintendo went on to sell gazillions of them prompting Microsoft and Sony to try to replicate that success with the Kinect and Move. Will the Wii U fail? Only time will tell – it should arrive sometime in 2012, lets follow it’s rise, or fall and everything in-between here on

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