Nintendo Wii 2: HD Touchscreen Controller Image – Concept or Reality

By Posted 18 Apr 2011, 05:42

We have previously told you about rumors suggesting that specs of the Nintendo Wii 2 will include an controller with a built-in innovative touchscreen, and now we have an concept image of the design to show you, which could be pretty close to what Nintendo unveils at E3 2011 in June.

Just to refresh, we are hearing that not only will the Wii 2 be more powerful than the Xbox 360 and PS3, but it will also feature a touchscreen controller with built-in motion control, with sensitivity on par at least with Sony’s PlayStation Move device.

IGN has come up with a pretty nifty design based on these ideas, and it gives you a great idea of how the device may turn out to be, check it out below:

As you can see, the picture shows a rather large touchscreen slapped in the middle of the controller, and if IGN’s report is accurate – this may turn out to be a 6-inch screen we’re dealing with. Not only that, but this screen will be touch supported and will have a HD resolution! Underneath the screen we also we the Project Cafe codename which is floating around, and included dual analogue sticks and shoulder buttons.

Immediate questions now, are whether this touchscreen controller will include ‘multitouch’ support for greater control, wireless connectivity via Bluetooth and Infrared, and what type of battery system will actually power the thing.

What we want to know from you though, is whether you think this touchscreen controller is a good idea or not, or just an unneeded gimmick that is unlikely to benefit the gaming industry. Do you think the image above is an accurate mockup, and would you consider buying one?

As always, we’ll inform you when we have fresh details on the Wii 2.

  • Guestorb

    Hideous!

  • interested

    third person on the main screen, first person on your controller?

  • brendan

    totally impractical and expensive ><

  • gamer12

    simply very different, but probably jus another gimmick. who knows? nintendo always knows how to get things done.

  • Kendal

    Everyone thought that 2 screens would never work on a handheld. Everyone thought that a motion wand that you shake around was just a gimmick. They all had their reasons, oh, yes, an endless slew of reasons. And they were all wrong. Again and again. The DS is the biggest selling video game system of all time; the Wii has held close to 50% of the home console market by itself for most of this generation! So everyone ends up eating their words. Nobody here is smart enough to second guess Nintendo. I think they have another winner on their hands and I would be a fool (like the fools of the past) to call this a "gimmick". I can't wait to get mine!

    • bob b

      their 50% of home console market is mostly 6 year olds playing with their virtual, low polycount dogs.

    • bob b

      their 50% of home console market is mostly 6 year olds playing with their virtual, low polycount dogs.

    • bob b

      their 50% of home console market is mostly 6 year olds playing with their virtual, low polycount dogs.

    • bob b

      their 50% of home console market is mostly 6 year olds playing with their virtual, low polycount dogs.