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Nintendo Wii U: Release date in 2012, official specs of super console

Nintendo has just announced at E3, that the Wii successor will now be known as the Nintendo Wii U. We have the important first specs for you now, letting you see what the device can do, and also details on when it will be available.

As previously speculated, the controller for the Wii U will feature a large touchscreen in the center, combined with a camera located at the top. The controller resembles a tablet device but features two analogue sticks, a d-pad with standard Nintendo buttons, a microphone and the start, select and home buttons that you usually see on a Wiimote controller.

The display screen built into the controller will be a 6.2-inch touchscreen enabled display, which has full support for multitouch features and also motion control like the WiiMotes. The device will also have support for an included accelerometer and gyroscope as well – basically it can do everything. Oh, we forgot to mention that it can also bring up a web browser and make video calls too, we’ll be bringing full details on this aspect when we get it.

So when is the thing out you ask? At somepoint in 2012 according to Nintendo, obviously no specific release date yet, but no timeframe either which is the only downside from the unveil.

We’ll be bringing you full analysis on the Nintendo Wii U very shortly. For now, give us your immediate reaction to the console? Can it take on the Xbox 360 and PS3?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Kerr1710
Kerr1710

Hope it will play the old games that you get for the wii

Billyburke35
Billyburke35

i know dude i to am excited fot i have 500 dollars in my wallet and im 13 years old so you are not the ownly one man

Emilyallred7
Emilyallred7

i am so gonna buy one if its like 200 bucks i have like 100 dollars now i have to earn more money NOW
 

Emilyallred7
Emilyallred7

i am so gonna buy one if its like 200 bucks i have like 100 dollars now i have to earn more money NOW
 

turkialhomoud
turkialhomoud

MAN!!  I cant wait 4 this I’m 2 excited guys, I’ll kill myself if i’ts going 2 b out of stock!!!!

Ian Morgan

i think people are missing the concept of what the tablet controller does it seems to be invented to enhance the gameplay even more i like the idea of as a targeting device or for catching and also the use of it for golf with the original wii remote

but as normal it has to be tested first for any proper criticism

Anonymous
Anonymous

i hope nintendo allows more than one control because it would make many people want thier system because think of all the possibilities u can come up with i mean they need to start trying here ever since they took rare out it was bad enough they didnt make the awsome games they made back then but now this i mean give me a break we need more features dont just go with one option but many such as lets say super smash bros strife were to come out and were all stuck with having to use a 3ds to… Read more »

Justice T. Poudrier

hmm I’ll have to wait and see the prices …. I hope they develop something like a PS3 controller or something…

Justice T. Poudrier

hmm I’ll have to wait and see the prices …. I hope they develop something like a PS3 controller or something…

Russell Gorall

Welcome to 2005. That controller seems pretty gimmicky, it’s Nintendo so it will sell initially well, I just can’t see third party developers getting on board. I don’t think they have even said if it will play DVD’s, much less Bluray. I just get a flash of looking at it ten years from now and thinking how it was a bad idea. No attached HDD, either, that is pretty much saying that their DLC market is not there.

Mike Tsiliclis

 Finally Nintendo pays attention to the true gamers and boosted the hardware up to par. Can’t wait to see next gen versions of classic titles like Mario, Zelda, Starfox, F-zero, Zelda made to appease the original gamers of the era when those games were first introduced, not todays little kids and casual/social adult gamers that have no background in gaming. The controller is absolutely ridiculous though, nintendo needs to take after the xbox 360 controller, or just bring back the gamecube controller, nintendo had it right the first time before trying to demographic. Listen to your hardcore fans!

slammr28
slammr28

Glad to see Nintendo finally has a system to compete with the PS3 and 360, but not entirely sold on the Tablet Controller.  I hope they design another smaller controller for hardcore games too.. one with triggers perhaps.  I have a 3DS and touch play works well in some games.  I will definitely get this system for the novelty.

slammr28
slammr28

Glad to see Nintendo finally has a system to compete with the PS3 and 360, but not entirely sold on the Tablet Controller.  I hope they design another smaller controller for hardcore games too.. one with triggers perhaps.  I have a 3DS and touch play works well in some games.  I will definitely get this system for the novelty.

Travis

What’s the point in such a big touchscreen? You play it on a TV, right?

Travis

What’s the point in such a big touchscreen? You play it on a TV, right?

Travis

What’s the point in such a big touchscreen? You play it on a TV, right?

Kinected Gamer

I don’t like how clunky it is, I think it’s great for nintendo fans, but I don’t think its for me.

Martin King

Why all the negatives. I don’t think Nintendo will price themselves out of the lucrative family market.  It is HD at last. Can’t wait!!

Martin King

Why all the negatives. I don’t think Nintendo will price themselves out of the lucrative family market.  It is HD at last. Can’t wait!!

Thiago Serra
Thiago Serra

Damm This Sucks.. Each controller will cost like a portable system? And this size.. I doubt Nintendo can fit a good hardware on this small case.

Thiago Serra
Thiago Serra

Damm This Sucks.. Each controller will cost like a portable system? And this size.. I doubt Nintendo can fit a good hardware on this small case.

TFSL

fail 

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