Nintendo Announces the Wii U

Well, there were a lot of rumors about the next Nintendo console, and we heard it would be revealed at E3.  They certainly did deliver a bit of a surprise with the new Wii U.

At the E3 Expo, Nintendo introduced a new paradigm for video games and home entertainment: Wii U, a new console that includes a controller with a 6.2-inch screen. Adding a second screen to the living room creates a multitude of new video game experiences while offering families a variety of options to customize their entertainment.

Previously, video games played on a home console have been confined to the TV and offered identical viewpoints to each player in a multiplayer environment. Furthermore, watching TV and playing console games have been completely separate experiences. The new controller removes these boundaries, creating a more dynamic and fluid gaming and entertainment experience.

While the controller looks like a more conventional controller, the giant 6.2-inch screen really sets it apart from other controllers.  It will use Wii Remote and Wii Remote Plus controllers as well.  This could definitely create some unique experiences in gaming.  Hopefully we’ll find out more about the games this week at E3.

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