Not expected until late 2012, Nintendo's kept the gaming public in the dark on the Wii U's tech specs. What kind of processor and how much RAM? Any boost in graphics? New intel suggests the Wii U's CPU is actually similar to the five-year-old Xbox 360's, but with a few mushroom power-ups elsewhere.
At E3, I waited nearly two hours to play Nintendo's Wii U. It was worth every leg cramp. Most fans thought they'd be playing the console by at least summer, but it looks like it won't come out until the 2012 holiday season.
The house that Mario built's always been a step behind the curve, but no more. After a dramatic price cut to the four-month-old 3DS, Nintendo's revealed its plans to offer downloadable content (DLC) and micro transactions through its eShop for the glasses-free handheld and the upcoming Wii U console.
Whenever new game hardware is released, there's always the possibility that backward compatibility will get cut and all those old games will be rendered useless (unless you keep the old consoles). The still-fresh Wii U can play old Wii games, but not GameCube ones, but there might be hope for gamers looking for nostalgic replays!
Nintendo's Wii U stole the show at E3, but Nintendo downplayed its technical prowess, opting to place focus on the console's tablet-like controller instead. We know the Wii U can do HD graphics at 1080p resolution, but now we know it can support 3D games too.
Nintendo's next-gen console, the Wii U, has a big old screen on its controller. It's already known that it'll be used for playing games, but it could also be used to play video, such as streaming movies from Netflix.
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: