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Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« on: June 07, 2011, 12:56:02 PM »

Nintendo's new console featuring a touch screen controller unveiled!

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/26593

Nintendo's new console is called the Wii U, and features a touch screen controller. "It can change the way you play personally, and change the way you interact with your friends." The controller features a 6.2 in screen, coupled with a standard control pad. The controller gives gamers the options to make video calls, use motion controls, microphone, camera, and even the ability to share information from the controller itself. The console will hit stores in 2012.

The system supports up to four Wii Remote connections in addition to the Wii U controller. All Wii peripherals are supported on the Wii U, including the Nunchuk, Classic Controller, and Balance Board.

The system itself will make use of 12 cm proprietary high-density optical discs, and will support Wii discs. It will support 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i resolutions for video output via HDMI, S-Video, component or composite cable.

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Re: Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2011, 01:19:12 PM »
So is the controller the actual system or is it something that we have not seen yet? Over all it was a very nice reveal and I am very excited about the potential of the system. Although I would have prefered the system to be called Super Wii or simply Wii 2. Perhaps Wii U is just a working title similar to Revolution?
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Re: Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2011, 01:22:26 PM »
The controller is just the controller. The system itself looks like a Wii with rounded edges. There weren't any good shots of it during the presentation, thus the controller.
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Re: Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2011, 01:25:59 PM »
Stream is better then WiiU
God what a horrible Name.
Lets all just refer to it as the N Stream

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Re: Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2011, 01:29:12 PM »
I agree. NStream it is.

much better than Wiiu

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Re: Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2011, 01:50:49 PM »
I remember the same thing happened when they first came out with the name Wii.
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Re: Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2011, 01:52:28 PM »
It was either this or Wii 2. And Wii 2 would've been safe and boring.


I wonder how light or heavy the controller is. I have concerns about the balance of it when using the twin sticks and triggers.
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Re: Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2011, 01:57:07 PM »
It's like Nintendo got together and said, How can we create an even more awful name?

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Re: Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2011, 01:57:25 PM »
Well yeah and no one would of probally batted an eye at the name either.

http://kotaku.com/5809482/the-is-the-first-picture-of-nintendos-new-console-the-wii-u

Here is a pic of the console itself.
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Re: Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2011, 02:01:42 PM »
Well yeah and no one would of probally batted an eye at the name either.

http://kotaku.com/5809482/the-is-the-first-picture-of-nintendos-new-console-the-wii-u

Here is a pic of the console itself.
Hey, Look its the 360 Mini...  Do Nintendo Hardware designers even try anymore.
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Re: Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2011, 02:03:01 PM »
Updated the story with some of the system specs from Nintendo's press fact sheet.
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Re: Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2011, 02:05:27 PM »
Those are interesting.  I hope it stays in the resolution you say you can support unlike the PS3.  I'm curious by that  controller comment because it sounds like you can only have 1 WiiU controller.
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Re: Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2011, 02:10:03 PM »
I don't mean anything specific by the comment, just that the spec sheet says "Supports up to 4 Wii Remotes", and the demo had them in addition to the Wii U controller. No mention of # of Wii U controllers supported explicitly.
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Re: Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2011, 02:15:57 PM »
I must admit I feel nothing good about this new console.  Nintendo was right to make the Wii and it payed off.  Making a 360 with a screen in the controller makes no sense, since the 360 lost out to the Wii.

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Re: Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2011, 02:37:31 PM »
It was either this or Wii 2. And Wii 2 would've been safe and boring.

They could have called it Wuu  (pronounced WoooooOoo!!!)

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Re: Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2011, 03:08:50 PM »
Nintendo should have named it Streamcast then watch the internet implode.

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Re: Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2011, 03:22:05 PM »
Wii would like to play.  With U.

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Re: Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2011, 03:43:18 PM »
WiiU might be the worst name of anything ever but that controller looks so good. Shame Ninetdno didn't do a very good job of unveiling the console. It felt a little lackluster and there was no decent original software.

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Re: Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2011, 03:54:36 PM »
The name is not bad at all, better than PlayStation. I don't like the controller though, at least based on the pictures I have seen.
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Re: Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2011, 03:58:22 PM »
Well I'm glad it supports HD but what's the CPU and the RAM and stuff like that?  We need to know that.  We got burned last time so we need to know that.

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« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2011, 04:06:45 PM »
Do you need to know that? All that technical jargon might as well be in a difference language to 95% of people buying the console. You know it's more powerful than current generation consoles. Specifics would be nice, but they're not need to know info.

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« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2011, 04:09:00 PM »
Well I'm glad it supports HD but what's the CPU and the RAM and stuff like that?  We need to know that.  We got burned last time so we need to know that.
Do you need to know that? All that technical jargon might as well be in a difference language to 95% of people buying the console. You know it's more powerful than current generation consoles. Specifics would be nice, but they're not need to know info.
Though I would argue that real time footage in action, that can be proven real time, is something that is needed.
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« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2011, 04:12:18 PM »
I agree. The best we have is that WiiU is capable of running current generation software and that it was ported over because no company is going to remake the game just for WiiU, just like they weren't willing to do that on Wii for the most part.

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Re: Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2011, 04:15:47 PM »
Sounds interesting, but its too early before i can form an opinion.

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Re: Nintendo Reveals Wii U Coming in 2012
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2011, 04:43:29 PM »
IBM sent a press release about the hardware processing. You should be able to see it in press releases, and there's a news story in the pipeline about it now.


1up's Jeremy Parish has a nice Youtube vid up about the Wii U controller, as well.
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