Now that Nintendo's already peeled back the curtain on the Wii U and Wii U GamePad, what will the company announce at its E3 press conference tomorrow morning? Japanese newspaper Nikkei is reporting that Nintendo is going to grow its 3DS handheld with larger screens. Pricing for the Wii U in Japan is also outlined.
If a report from the Nikkei is to be believed, the new 3DS handheld will have a 4.3-inch screen, an increase from the current 3DS's 3.53-inch display. That's .1-inches larger than the DSi XL's screen!
Mind you, we're talking about the top screen and not the bottom one. The Japanese newspaper goes on to say that it could launch in Japan, North America and Europe this summer.
A larger screen 3DS already? Nintendo usually tends milk its handhelds out with different colors until every last gamer has bought its devices, before it either shrinks them or grows them. A larger 3DS is not out of the ordinary as Nintendo has learned from the enormous DSi XL that there is quite a market for those who desire larger screens.
Also of interest in the Nikkei's report is that it believes Nintendo will retail the Wii U for about 30,000 yen, which is about $384. Rounding up or down, Nintendo could sell the Wii U for either $350 or $400 in the U.S. The last part of the report says that the Wii U will have an app store that'll distribute non-gaming content such as e-books and roughly 10,000 karaoke songs.
We'll know for sure what's what tomorrow morning. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, as we'll be posting live Instagram pics of all the happenings from Nintendo's E3 press conference.