Wii U Is Nintendo’s New Console, Here’s What We Know So Far [Update]

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Nintendo just unveiled their new console, the Wii U, well kinda as they focused more on a new interactive tablet looking controller for it. The controller has a screen, is fully compatible with the Wii, and allows you to move gameplay seamlessly from the TV back to the controller itself.


Wii U Controller

The controller is NOT the Wii U console. As far as we can tell we didn’t actually see the Wii U console itself. We do know that the Wii U will support 1080p HD. We also know that the Wii U console will not be available until Holiday 2012, that’s right we are over a year away from the console’s actual release. No word on a price point yet or any real detail on the console and specs. Nintendo said they don’t really focus on the specs, they focus on the experience.


Wii U is presumably unit underneath TV

That is all we know at this point, stay tuned.


The Wii U is the new console that includes a controller with a 6.2-inch screen (seen above).

In single-player games:

  • The new controller can display information on its screen that does not appear on the TV.
  • The information and viewpoint can also change in the new controller based on the orientation of its gyroscope.

In multiplayer games:

  • The player using the new controller can have a different experience than those looking at the TV. This will offer a wide variety of competitive and cooperative opportunities.

In addition to the 6.2-inch screen, the new controller also features an accelerometer and a gyroscope, a rumble feature, an inward-facing camera, a microphone and speakers. Adding these features to the Classic Controller button scheme – two analog Circle Pads, +Control Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons – will enable a breadth of game-play experiences while appealing to both casual and dedicated video game players.

Wii U combines motion-sensing game play with the ability to support full HD graphics. Each Wii U console will be partnered with a new controller and can also use up to four additional Wii Remote™ or Wii Remote Plus controllers. The system is also backward compatible and can play all Wii games and use all Wii accessories.

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