Nintendo has named its next Nintendo console ‘Wii U’.
The new system was revealed at E3 with an emphasis on the console’s new controller which will feature a 16:9 6.2 inch touch screen in addition to a tradition button layout including shoulder buttons and dual analogue control.
Wii U’s controller also features an accelerometer and a gyroscope, a rumble feature, an inward-facing camera, a microphone and speakers.
The Wii U console, which currently resembles something similar to the Wii, is capable of up to 1080p HD output.
Wii U will allow content from the console to be streamed via both the TV and the controller.
For example, if a family member wants to watch TV, you can display your game on the controller.
The Wii U controller can also be used in conjunction with the TV adding touch screen controls to console games.
Wii U will be backwards compatible will Wii software and hardware supporting Wii Remotes, Balance Boards and more. Gamecube compatibility was unconfirmed.
"Wii U redefines the structure of home entertainment by fundamentally changing
how the TV, the game console and the Internet function and interact together," said Nintendo President Satoru Iwata.
"The experience enabled by Wii U and the new controller takes players deeper into their games, while reaching out wider than ever before to be inviting to all kinds of gamers."
More news on Wii U is expected to drop this week.
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