Nintendo Wii U WILL be coming ‘this holiday’
by mikepaul | on June 5, 2012
Confirming what we have all thought for a long time, Nintendo has announced that the Wii U will be shipping this 2012 holiday season. The next-gen, touchscreen friendly console doesn’t have a price yet, but I’m sure that will be coming along shortly.
If you haven’t heard the buzz, the Nintendo Wii U is the followup console to the wildly popular and innovative Nintendo Wii.
The Wii U is an upcoming video game console by Nintendo, and is the successor to the Wii. The system was unveiled during Nintendo’s press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011 on June 7, 2011, and is expected to be released during the fourth quarter of 2012 in North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. The console has been described as belonging to the eighth generation of video game consoles.
The Wii U is Nintendo’s sixth home console and the first Nintendo console to produce 1080p high-definition graphics, and features a new controller with an embedded touchscreen. The controller allows a player to continue playing certain games by displaying the game even when the television is off. The system will be backwards compatible with Wii, and Wii U games can support compatibility with Wii peripherals, such as the Wii Remote Plus, Nunchuck, and Classic Controller Pro. It will not be backwards compatible with Nintendo GameCube media or peripherals.
Here’s some video of the Wii u, courtesy of The Verge:
So, what do you think? Will you be standing in the crazy lines during the holiday shopping season to get one of these things? Do you remember how crazy it was a few years ago when the Wii was released? I DO! It was complete and total CHAOS!
Leave your thoughts below, maybe you’ll guess the right price for the launch!