Nintendo announced their new console “Wii U” to be launched in 2012.
The new Wii U should be able to satisfy anyone’s needs for entertainment. This will be possible through an interesting 6.2″ inch touchscreen pad that can act as a controller or as a screen, so bye-bye TV necessity.
Other Nintendo Wii U features include :
- front-facing camera for video chat
- internal SSD memory
- SD card for expansion
- USB ports for external HDDs (4 x USB 2.0)
- “proprietary high-density optical discs” up to 25Gb
- AMD Radeon HD CPU graphics
- IBM CPU for processing with embedded RAM
- and of course, everything will be High Definition (1080p).
The new Wii U will also be compatible with all current Wii console, games and accessories. But due to patent problems Wii U will not be able to play Blu-Ray and DVD discs which is a big disappointment. One would wonder how is then possible to read and play current Wii Games (as announced).
Even if one of the strong points of the actual Nintendo Wii console are design and movement, the next Wii U will be big and bulky. Also the new console will lack social-networking and free games. Because of these weak spots the Nintendo stocks are plummeting.
Some of the announced games are: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, Batman: Arkham City, an Assassin’s Creed game, Tekken, Dirt, Ghost Recon Online, Metro Last Light, Aliens Colonial Marines, N and Darksiders II.
Here is the demonstration of what will the Wii U be able to do:
Here is a short video of the graphics capabilities: