Games, my darling, finally some news for us, the game lovers! Hopefully, a prank is not played on us and you will understand in two seconds what I am talking about. Nintendo COO Reggie Fils-Aime declared the Wii U would come on the market after April 1, 2012. Is he kidding? I don’t think so.
Wii, DSi, and 3DS will also remain on the market and will be enjoying a wonderful coexistence with the Wii U. Until when? According to the interview that Fils-Aime gave to Forbes, the main Nintendo consoles would maintain this simultanous life together until they stop supporting the aging original Wii.
Since we are more interested in the future than in the past, let’s go over what we should be expecting from Wii U. All the features were announced at E3 this year and they include an HD console and a unique handheld controller with touchscreen.
More specifically, it will come with a 6.2-inch touch screen and two circle pads, a directional pad, face buttons, a camera, a gyroscope and an accelerometer. The touchscreen also includes some multimedia features as drawing and browsing the Internet. The console will feature either an SD memory card or an external USB hard disk drive, plus 4 USB 2.0 slots and is fully compatible with Wii games and accesories.
Just to make sure everything is clear, Fils-Aime emphasized that Wii U is not a “tablet” (in case there were any confusions). However, you should consider it a new way of interacting with new and familiar games. That means that when your children will be enjoying their new console (for which they really love you, daddy), you can send the game from the TV to the controller so you can watch your favourite team in a match or your wife can relax with some “Cougar Town”.