The new Wii U features a large controller, almost the size of an iPad, complete with a built-in high-definition touchscreen that detects motion and interacts with the television screen.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata explained at the presentation, "Up until now, home console games had to occupy the TV screen in order to be played. The new controller for Wii U, with its 6.2-inch screen built in, means you won’t need to give up your gameplay when someone else comes in the room and wants to watch a TV program."
New York Times reviewer Seth Shiesel described his experience testing the Wii U as "great fun" and points out, "The real question is how Nintendo and third-party developers will use the system to create games that consumers can’t even imagine right now."
The new Wii U will be available between April and December of next year. It will be compatible with current Wii games. New versions of "Smash Brothers" and "Dark Siders II," among other games, will be created for the Wii U system. The price of the Wii U has yet to be revealed by Nintendo.
Will you and your family purchase the a Wii U?
What new gadgets are on your wish list?
Can some on e provide me the details specs of this device? And in what way is it better than a PS3?
This is the first time I'm hearing of it. I'd love a Wii. Especially for fitness. Wish list: a portable DVD player and an e-book reader.
The Wii seems geared to kids and non-gamers. I prefer to do my gaming on the PC or the Playstation 3. I doubt we'll be buying it when there are so many options better suited for our gaming tastes.
It doesn't look interesting to me but then again neither did the original Wii. The games I like to play are better suited on a Xbox 360, which I have, or a Playstation 3.
We have a Wii and hardly ever use it. There is no way we will purchase a Wii U (in the near future). Both my kids are still pretty young. However I am interested to see how much they will be charging for it.