While Nintendo is being careful not to rule out the possibility down the line, comments made by company president Satoru Iwata are making it clear that Wii U is less about the "we," and more about "you." As in only you getting to play with your fancy new Wii U controller.
More proof that Nintendo still does not "get it" — Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has confirmed everybody's worst fear: the Wii U will once again be a gimped box. It will not be able to play DVD or Blu-ray discs. What a huge shame.
There's no doubt that Nintendo stole the show at last week's E3 with its new 6.2-inch touchscreen Wii U controller. Without providing much on the actual Wii U console itself, gamers have been left in the dark as to how powerful it is. A new report says the Wii U is 50 percent more powerful than a PS3/Xbox 360.
Nintendo doesn't like to talk specs. Instead, they like to talk experiences and feelings. Those are all fine and good, but come on, we wanna see some numbers! Well, here they are:
Nintendo just unveiled it's new console, dubbed the Wii U. As rumored, it will deliver 1080p HD graphics with a new tablet-like controller that features a 6-inch touchscreen smack dab in the middle of it.
A sneaky developer was getting an early look at Nintendo's next console, which is set to be unveiled in couple of weeks at E3, and he managed to take a video showing a rough idea of what we've got in store.
This is so sad. Gaming blog Kotaku has it on good authority that Nintendo's next console, the Wii HD (tentative name) will not include a sizable hard drive in the same line as Sony's PS3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360 consoles. If true, games on demand will be out of the question on the Wii HD.
There you go. Straight from the horse's mouth: Nintendo will be launching a Wii successor in 2012. You now have the rest of this year to save up your pennies and prepare to hand it over the company that gave the world Super Mario, Zelda and Metroid.
Concrete hardware details are drifting in concerning the Wii HD. The new Nintendo console is rumored to have a controller with a touchscreen and dual analog sticks. There is also said to be an updated Wii Remote and Nunchaku combo as well. Aside from the controller, we don't know squat about the console. IGN says it does.
The next Nintendo console, casually called the Wii 2 by speculators (or Wii HD — it changes every week), is expected to be announced this June at E3. The big selling point, as people hear it? A controller that features a 6.2-inch touchscreen right in the middle.