Nintendo unveils new Wii-U console

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Nintendo has just unveiled its new 2012 Wii-U console.  The new console will have a speedy IBM Power-based multi-core microprocessor, internal flash memory, HDMI and many new features.  But the main attraction of the Wii-U console would be the new controller.  The new controller has a built-in 6.2 inch touch screen along with the standard button controls plus two analog circle pads.  But that’s not all, it also includes a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble feature, camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, a sensor strip and a stylus.

That’s some super duper controller.  But you might ask what would it be used for?  Nintendo demoed a game which plays like hide and seek tagging.  The player with the new controller has a top down view of the map area and runs around and hides from the other 4 players with the regular Wii controllers.  The other 4 Wii controller players will be viewing on the tv screen trying to seek out their hidden friend.

The new controller can also act as a stand-alone gaming unit which makes it feel like a big screen gaming tablet.  Apple better watch out…gaming with buttons still trumps multi-touch screens.

It’s a pretty interesting way of gaming and I can’t wait to see how it is going to change the way we interact within the games.

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  • Tony June 9, 2011, 1:22 pm

    Thats pretty sexy and impressive of Nintendo to change up the game now that we are entering the 2nd decade of the millennium.

    The way sony are treating their customers, xbox and their outlook on future of gaming, and nintendo trying to catch up with the HD game. This era in games is going to be an exciting aventure.

    And those big kids will have to find something to bring when ZeldaOOT is out.

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  • James Goforth June 10, 2011, 7:24 am

    It’s nice to see Nintendo stepping up to the plate and trying to offer HD gaming soon. I have been a fan of the Nintendo consoles for years. Still love playing all the old Legend of Zelda games on the original Nintendo. Has there been any word on a esimated price for this?

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  • Jake - Wii U June 10, 2011, 11:53 am

    @James Goforth, the last I heard was $250, not sure if that has changed.

    Good post, I cannot wait tiil I can try this out, it looks amazing and it is fantastic to see HD graphics, that touchscreen is really something?!

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