E3: Nintendo's New Console Is: The Wii U

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Until I get my hands on it, I will not be forming an opinion on the new controller. Not to mention even if it was the holodeck developers have to make good software for it.

Though speaking as someone who doesn't own a TV, the streaming to the screen intrigues me. I have been a nintendo/pc gamer my whole life, but my wii fell into disuse so after I moved out of my parents I never got a tv. With hulu, netflix, etc. who needs one?

That just gave me another interesting idea. We can assume netflix will find its way onto this since it's already on the Wii. Could I stream different content to the TV, and multiple screens simultaneously? Not really looking for an answer to that question, as obviously no one knows, so it's just some food for thought.

Dr. McD:

Micalas:

TotalHobNob:
Let the "WiiU" jokes begin. :p

Call the Waaah-mbulance. WII U WII U WII U WII U

I wonder if Sony will be naming their next console the "Nnnnnng".

I laughed waaaaay to hard at that.

Selvec:
Finish this sentence. "An Ambulance goes..."

WiiU WiiU

You are a genius sir.

While the whole streaming thing might be nice, I don't really see this revolutionizing anything.

Also, that thing looks like an ergonomic nightmare.

I don't care how dorky the name is, the concept sounds awesome, and I very much DO WANT.

Jerome9157:

Arisato-kun:
I'm just gonna say Nintendo won E3. Third party support looks great and I'm pumped for the new Smash Bros.

Also get over the name people. What are you, 4?

so... nintendo won with an ipad rip-off and another mario game.

Nah Nintendo won with an interesting concept and the return of great third party support.

Oh and Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Do we have any info for how much this thing and the controllers are going to cost?

That controller. How am I supposed to hold it...

I sure hope that's just a working name.

So...
It's PS3 hardware (at least) with Wii peripherals and the bottom half of a (3)DS as a controller.

With the possibility of playing everything that was on the Wii, will be on ANY multi-platform this generation, in addition to their own first-party games (plus EA cooperation). Am I looking through some LSD-infused fog here, or does this thing have the greatest potential in the video game industry today?

Can't wait and see if Nintendo delivers.

Its looks silly. I'm kinda wondering if I should bother with this one for that reason. My Wii got little use and I'm wondering if this is going to improve things any. Nice ideas but a endless desert of lack of interesting titles. Oh Nintendo.

The thing looks awesome so far. Times like this I'm glad I am a Nintendo fan. I will be interested in seeing how Sony and Microsoft try to top this.

"Wii U"? Am I the only person who hears that in the voice of Mentok the Mindtaker?

Beta Controller is ____?, Remember the PS3 Batarang?

Also I have to admit its kinda odd seeing people insulting the console based on the looks of the actual hardware, who cares? Id play games on a perfect plastic copy of The blue waffle if they had mass effect 3. If the aesthetics of it hurt you so much You can just not look at it?

Anyway. The pad does look a tad big, but of its light enough i cant see much problems, The Xbox original pad and any ipad look as bad and i managed ok with them. TBH every point made will be forgotten if they Release Mass Effect 3 with a touch screen HUD.

I was hoping to use a DS or 3DS as a controller.
I was seriously impressed with the fact that they're now at the place the others were 5 years ago. I'm serious, I'm impressed. That says a bit too much about Nintendo, but oh well.
They have 3rd pary support and serious online, who cares that it's, like, the stupidest name evar?
I am worried about the grip though, it looks really uncomfortable to hold.

It's a white iPad. With HD gaming capability. And the traditional Nintendo mascots...

If I remember, there were versions of DSs that were going to have built in phones. And now they have some in-house touch screen technology...

My interest... you have it.

Why just why...

To be "different" i know some other brand that is "different" it is called Apple. Sure they are success at a price. While nintendo has the gain that it was relative cheaper this generation.. will this Wii U be expensive? Will it be to limited? Will it require special Wii Wireless Adapters to work with Wireless? .. something like that?

What will it be?

Not impressed in the slightest. I like my games to be, ya know, games? I could really care less about how sleek their new console is. It brings nothing really new or meaningful to the table that isn't already done by something else. Video calls? It's called Skype. Touch screen gimmicks? It's called an Ipad. Lame motion control minigames? It's called the Wii.

Stupid system, and I hope Microsoft doesn't feel the need to jump on the "we need a new console" bandwagon.

Selvec:
Finish this sentence. "An Ambulance goes..."

woooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOwooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...well they do near me anyway

KeyMaster45:
What shred of hope I had left for this console not being an unholy amalgamation of everything I have grown to hate about the Nintendo brand is now gone. Like the Wii I will not buy this....ever, I don't care what game comes out for it.

My god Nintendo, wtf happened to you? Just make a normal freaking console for once.

They tried that. Twice. N64 did ok, but still lagged behind Playstation. Gamecube got slaughtered by the PS2 and got edged out by the XBox. The -original- XBox.

One can only bash their head against a wall so many times before figuring out that it hurts. Why try to cater to an audience that ignores you when you can go after others?

Wii U is backwards COMPATIBLE with Wii and GAMECUBE !!!

Arisato-kun:

Jerome9157:

Arisato-kun:
I'm just gonna say Nintendo won E3. Third party support looks great and I'm pumped for the new Smash Bros.

Also get over the name people. What are you, 4?

so... nintendo won with an ipad rip-off and another mario game.

Nah Nintendo won with an interesting concept and the return of great third party support.

Oh and Kid Icarus: Uprising.

a sequel to a twenty year old game?

And all nintendo has done is introduce concepts which the xbox 360 and ps3 have had for half a decade, they haven't "outdone", they've caught-up. very late.
people should stop treating nintendo as the paralympics of gaming, nintendo has the potential to seriously rival consoles in its generation, not just former generations, its a near-certainty that when the ps4 or xbox 2 (3?)come out, they would overshadow nintendo's product.

"Good news: The Wii U is backwards compatible with all Wii games."

Is there any chance it wouldn't be? Nintendo knows how to look after its console (Well usually) and making it not backward compatible would just be ..well..like focusing your console only on playing blue-ray disks.

Not to be fan boyish but

My predictions
I give Microsoft and sony three years before they copy this
gonna last a while before new sony and ms comes out
good games but gonna be flooded by crap ware it is just to gimmicky
it does not rely seem innovative
gonna stick with meh 64 and 360 and ps2 for a while atleast t

Like the Wii, it will amount to absolutely nothing if it doesn't provide actual games to play.

Really. What in the fuck did I have to play on my Wii after Brawl? No More Heroes 2 aaaand...that was it. In the long term, my Wii has proven to be completely useless.

I have no confidence in Nintendo or their products insofar as to provide me with entertainment.
Though it's always amusing to see which direction Nintendo is taking their business, for yucks if nothing else.

So, does backwards compatibility with the Wii mean the same for Gamecube?

dragongit:
But its just a wii, with new graphics and an Ipad to play with.Its like Nintendo really isn't trying anymore, if their naming convention is to be an example.

Not to pick on you specifically, but people saying things like this really annoys me -_- Oh water phh it's just like oxygen but with hydrogen. Xbox 360? phh just xbox with better graphics and a smaller controller. TVs? ahh that's just radio but with paintings. see what I mean it sound so jerky and I don't think most people are jerks =/

The name strangly did not bother me, their controler will be interesting it will all come down to cost, controllers cost a fair chunk as it is, Ill just see how this plays out when it launches, but Ill probably buy it but that means Ill also have to buy a HDTV...............sigh this is getting expensive

also the graphical update and controler with compareable button layout to the ps3 and xobx360 means cross platform titles will no longer just mean 360 and ps3 the next Modern warfare will probly be the same on the WiiU at least untill 2015 when soney and Microsoft realease their new consols

PhunkyPhazon:

Selvec:
Finish this sentence. "An Ambulance goes..."

My thoughts exactly. The system itself (And game line-up) looks spiffy, but I really hope they change the name. The Wii may have sounded silly, but WiiU is just awkward to say.

Cheer up, the Wii was originally called the "Nintendo Revolution" but Nintendo changed it, Hopefully it'll be the case for this.

What is it with nintendo and naming things terribly!?!?
The Wii U?
I understand the "You" part, but why not call it the Woo? I'm calling it the woo, now.
On the other hand, it does look kinda cool.

WEE WOO WEE WOO.

Hehehe.
Anyway, that actually looks kind of awesome. I mean, I'm sure it's going to catch its share of flak for the weird design, but it seems like it's sort of an all-in-one kind of thing, which will be cool.
Oh, and more flak will probably be caught for the name, too.

please say it still takes gamecube controlers!

As long as the neither the motions wiggle or waggle appear this seems really interesting.And at least it looks kinda like a normal controller.But its a little big don't you think Nintendo?

Ashbax:
FUCK. I was hoping for a real console, like a gamecube 2.

your avatar fits surprisingly well for that comment

Jabberwock King:
So instead of coming out with an actual "new console" they come out with what is more appropriately described as a peripheral meant to compete with Microsoft and Sony's system upgrades. It makes a lot more sense than what I was thinking would happen. Nintendo gets to release new hardware without exposing themselves to being severely outclassed by their rivals next console. It's good to know that I don't have get this thing to play Skyward Sword, as I would have skipped out on it otherwise. Guess I'll have to wait a little longer for the death of Nintendo by their own incompetence, oh well.

Edit: Wait, I know that this new controller has HD graphics, but does this mean that the Wii itself still puts shitty graphics on my TV?

No, there's a new base unit as well

Atmos Duality:
Like the Wii, it will amount to absolutely nothing if it doesn't provide actual games to play.

Really. What in the fuck did I have to play on my Wii after Brawl? No More Heroes 2 aaaand...that was it. In the long term, my Wii has proven to be completely useless.

I have no confidence in Nintendo or their products insofar as to provide me with entertainment.
Though it's always amusing to see which direction Nintendo is taking their business, for yucks if nothing else.

Darksiders 2, Assassin's Creed, Batman Arkham City, it's now a current-gen console

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