Wii will renew! Let’s welcome Nintendo Wii U!
After almost 5 years of the first Nintendo Wii release, it was about time for Nintendo to come out with a drop-dead new console! The 2nd Wii generation was announced at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) edition, it is to be released next spring and the name will be Nintendo Wii U. Because of early 2012 release, Nintendo is gaining Sony and Microsoft, as these two announced new generations launching in 2014.
What is Nintendo Wii U preparing for us?
First of all, Wii U is fully compatible with the previous generation’s versions, so you can still play Wii games and use Wii kits – this is great!
There will be a console – a controller screen, not only a controller:
- a 6.2” touchscreen tablet that allows the user to control motion (velocity and orientation)
- front-facing built-in camera, microphone and 3 menu buttons are included
- fully HD, 1080p
- HDMI onboard
- support for 3D games – but it seems it will not be the main focus
- wireless 802.11n Wi-Fi expected
The included camera allows you to make video calls or take photos – and then easily switch them on your TV for an even comfortable slideshow.
TV games vs. TV watchers
Wii U has resolved this issue! It comes with a new game experience which gives you the possibility to free your TV screen for someone who wants to watch TV and continue playing on your Wii U screen in an instant, almost immediately.
But Nintendo did not stop here! The new Wii U gives you the possibility to use both TV and the touchscreen tablet while playing games!
There is nothing mentioned about the price yet, but having into consideration the new controller, it is expected to be a bit higher.
And because Nintendo has something for everyone, core gamers have nothing to worry about – Wii U’s next generation console promises to be friendlier to them.