Long awaited ‘Nintendo Wii U’ is on its way and will soon be in your hands. What is Nintendo Wii U? Well, it is a video game console by Nintendo, and a successor to the Original Nintendo Wii.
The system was unveiled during Nintendo’s press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011 on June 7, 2011, and was expected to be released in the holiday season of 2012.
Nintendo Wii U:
Nintendo unveiled that the new console belongs to the eighth generation of video game consoles. It also revealed the official images of the ‘Nintendo Wii U’.
Here are some images of the so-so-cool console:
1. The Main Console (has a standard console shape and design)
3. The Controller Again (Woah…we can play on it as well !!)
By looking at the New Controller I can say, ‘It offers a lot more’. According to the details made at the time of announcements, the Wii U Controller will have 6 inches wide display and will include a built-in microphone, speakers, gyroscope, accelerometer, rumble and camera.
All processing is done on the console itself, but the output can be displayed either on a TV, the controller, or on both simultaneously. Isn’t that cool?
Another cool feature of the ‘Nintendo Wii U’ is that it supports ‘Backward Compatibility’. Hence, Wii U will support Wii Games and at the same time other peripherals like the Wii Remote, Wii Balance Board, etc.
This console will have an IBM Power-based multi-core microprocessor and an AMD Radeon based High Definition GPU. The console will have internal flash memory, as well as the option to expand its memory using either an SD memory card or an external USB hard disk drive. It will offer connectivity support for at least 4 Wii Remote controllers and video outputs up to 1080p and 1080i.
Although this looks quiet impressive, Nintendo has already mentioned that there could still be some ‘Last Minute Changes’. Another important point everyone would like to know is whether Nintendo will also decide to lock games to accounts and whether they will allow used games to be played or not?
Only time will answer all our questions. All we have to do now is wait for the Wii U to hit the store shelves!!
Here are some screenshots of the ‘Mario Game’ developed for the Wii U.