Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Nintendo Wii U - Brand New Console from Nintendo (E3)


As predicted by many of us, Nintendo did release some delicious new hardware titled the "Wii U". While our writers did not have a chance to actually attend the press conference, our colleagues over on Kotaku posted a great hands-on video, highly recommend watching it.


Today, Nintendo's Katsuya Eguchi, confirmed that the system's proprietary disc format will hold 25 Gigabytes of data. That is definitely an impressive size for, essentially, a handheld device. 


Overall, here are the technical specifications of the new Wii U console. 



  • High definition display,  1080p resolution ( HDMI output )
  • Internal flash-based media storage, upgradeable via USB and SD cards
  • Games ship on proprietary iDensity discs of unspecified, but "large capacity" (25GB confirmed)
  • 6.2" touchscreen on New Controller,  non-HD resolution
  • Games available as DLC
  • Compatible with Wii
  • Release date around April 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.
So what do you guys think? Will you get this console? Will you hold off for some reviews? Did this meet/exceed your expectations? Let us know in the comments below.

25 comments:

Lexle1 said...

It all depends on the price and if there are even any good games, looks amazing though.

minecraft129 said...

Umm... this one looks like an Xbox haha :P. Is this one going to have a blueray player yet?

Jon said...

nintendo entering the graphics war again? should be interesting

Heather said...

Definitely going to wait after it has been on the market for a bit, not to mention taking the price into consideration. Where is the video?

Jesse Crows said...

i really want one!!

t30 said...

can't wait to see one in action!

Jandro said...

I can't wait for it to come out! the controller looks awesome!

Alice said...

I'm confused, isn't what they showed at E3 just a new controler with fancy stuff for the Wii?
Multiple times it was called a controler but other times even a console, it seems no one actually knows what it should be.

icey said...

will def not get it cause i dont need it...i'm pretty happy with what i've got atm

Speedy Ed said...

oh wow, looks awesome :O

Astaroth said...

I wonder how well the touchscreen will implement itself. the game lineup is certainly impressive.

pepsi_lover47 said...

Dude i saw the new graphics for the Nintendo Wii U. I was shocked... then shocked.... then went into a paradigm shift. rofl

Japan =ALL Technology.

Anonymous said...

This has sineater1988 written all over it. Fucking casuals, gonna play the shit out of this though.

Zander said...

Great bloggin, friend!

Nevore said...

the handheld looks like a gam3egear

Collide said...

I like your blog op really nice :)

TDurdy said...

Wow, really cool blog. I love E3. Best expo evar.

Chris Hashemi said...

I'm holding off until I see that it's not going to become just another Nintendo gimmick. HD, that's great, but my 360 & PS3 have already been doing that for the passed 4 years for me. Nintendo's going to need to price the system right, and put out some solid, exclusive games before I'm interested.

vst.v said...

That looks so bad :(

wellpickedbooger said...

I'm really interested in the texture-mapping feature I heard a snippet about. I'm always one generation of console behind though, ha.

Benji Radman said...

I'm holding off my opinion until i see what it can do. Looks cool though :)

Pockets said...

Having two screens is always an RPG fan's wet dream.

AACoaster said...

1080p.. :)

Mike said...

This will either be really good or really bad.

Johnathan said...

Wow, that is very impressive looking!

I wonder how much it will cost

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