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Nintendo is stepping into the next generation of game systems, which is a cross between the current gen and a concept we've never seen before. The Nintendo Wii U is the company's first high-definition game system, and its graphical power rivals the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 . But its best feature isn't the ability to compare favorably to 7- and 6-year-old game consoles. Its big selling point is a huge, tablet-like controller that combines the motion controls of the Wii, the physical controls of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and the touch screen of the Nintendo 3DS . This gamepad signals not only a step in Nintendo's console evolution, but a curious and bold twist on gaming conventions. The Wii U is bursting with potential, but it will take some time before we'll know if that potential will be fulfilled. Editor's Note (1/4/2013): With the launch of Nintendo's TVii entertainment feature, we have reevaluated the Wii U and have adjusted its score from 3.5 to 4 stars to reflect this addition. The review has been updated with a summary of TVii's features. First, the basics: The Wii U is available in two versions.
With the Wii and its Wii Remote controller, Nintendo reaffirmed its ability to innovate... and win over the public, making the world of video games accessible to a much broader consumer base. But to a certain extent this also meant leaving the hardcore gaming community behind, due largely to a lack of backing from third-party publishers and skimpy technical specs. Six years later, the Big N is back with a new, more technically proficient console that supports high definition graphics and proves the company's savvy once again with the world's first touchscreen controller. While the general public is still clearly in the firm's sights, this time Nintendo appears to be returning to the serious gamer. Let's see if the Wii U has what it takes to meet the demands of two groups with very different desires. Resembling an outsized portable console, the Wii U GamePad is a sort of hybrid touchscreen tablet/game controller. But don't be fooled: while the touchscreen means the GamePad can be used as a standalone device without a TV, it won't function without the console, because that's where all the processing takes place. So it doesn't actually work as a portable device (see exceptions...) since you have to keep a wireless connection between it and the console.
Nintendo's 2006 Wii console was a runaway success, catapulting the venerable Japanese company back to the top of the gaming pile with its super-accessible gameplay and appealing price tag. Fast-forward six years, however, and the world of console gaming is very different, with the casual crowd finding fun with smart phone and tablet apps, even as long-time gamers remain glued to their more complex Xbox 360 and PS3 machines. Can the Wii U rock the world of gaming once more, or has Nintendo's quirky approach to hardware hatched a lame duck? And does this shiny box of tricks deserve a spot beneath your telly? Read on to find out. The Wii U is available now in two versions: the £248 basic pack, which includes 8GB of storage, and the £299 premium pack, which has 32GB. If you're an occasional gamer who had fun with the original Wii, or thinking of buying the Wii U for someone who's not that into games, you should think carefully before handing over your cash, because this new system is considerably more complex than Nintendo's last effort. Instead of waving a wand and tapping a small selection of buttons, the Wii U asks you to wrap your mitts around a fully tooled-up controller, as well as mastering tapping a touchscreen and keeping an eye on two screens at once.
Nintendo is stepping into the next generation of game systems, which is a cross between the current gen and a concept we've never seen before. The Nintendo Wii U is the company's first high-definition game system, and its graphical power rivals the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 . But its best feature isn't the ability to compare favorably to 7- and 6-year-old game consoles. Its big selling point is a huge, tablet-like controller that combines the motion controls of the Wii, the physical controls of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and the touch screen of the Nintendo 3DS . This gamepad signals not only a step in Nintendo's console evolution, but a curious and bold twist on gaming conventions. The Wii U is bursting with potential, but since some key features aren't yet enabled, it will take some time before we'll know if that potential will be fulfilled. Editors' Note: While the Wii U is available for purchase, at the time of this writing, the console is missing features including TVii and support for multiple gamepads. Nintendo plans to launch the TVii feature in December, and individual gamepads will not be available for sale until 2013. We will reevaluate the Wii U when these features are added. First, the basics: The Wii U is available in two versions.
I love my Nintendo Wii. I'm basically unbeatable at Wii Tennis and can hold my own in Wii Bowling (though my six-year-old nephew beats me pretty handily). My family's Wii Fit has been well-loved, and I've saved the world more than a few times in Call of Duty. Nintendo's simple, low-res, get-up-and-play console has been a huge hit, outselling both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 and taking over my family like I never expected. Now Nintendo's back with the Wii U, hoping to bolster its offering and preemptively outshine whatever Microsoft and Sony are up to next. The Wii U comes with upgraded graphics and processing power, but true to form it's all about a gimmick: the GamePad. Like the 3DS did with portable games, the Wii U's GamePad adds a second screen to the gaming equation, which Nintendo hopes will lead to more immersive, fun, and interactive games. It's no stretch to say the Wii revolutionized how we play video games. Can Nintendo do it again? Let's find out. Video Review Console Time to clear a spot in your home theater stack. The Wii U's console is a hefty piece of machinery, a glossy black (or white) rectangle that may or may not slide neatly next to your TV. It's surprisingly large — it weighs about 3.5 pounds, and is nearly 11 inches from front to back.
After placing third in a console generation with the GameCube, Nintendo showed that it was no longer willing to compete strictly on software with the 2006 launch of the Wii. The platform proved a phenomenon thanks to its motion controls, ease of use, and low price point, and while it may not have held sway with core gamers for long, the Wii showed that Nintendo could still work wonders with innovation.The Wii U is the next step, and like its predecessor, it's something different from the pack. A brand new standalone console, the Wii U may initially offer graphics power comparable to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, both of which have been on the market for several years, but that's not its main selling point.What sets the platform apart is its focus on the new Wii U GamePad, a large amalgamation of a traditional controller and a tablet, featuring a 6.2-inch touch display that can work in tandem with what's being shown on your TV.It's the center of the Wii U experience – a single, wireless input device that includes a bit of everything.
The Wii U is the first new video game console in six years and the sixth console Nintendo has ever made. It comes freighted with heavy expectations. It more or less starts the next generation of consoles, one that will see a new Xbox and PlayStation late next year, and therefore it needs to seem like some sort of a leap forward. It needs to signal whether it will likely be another phenomenon like the Wii or just a passable role-player like the Nintendo GameCube. Nintendo isn't going anywhere, but the question is how far the next Wii can go. Here is a machine that is as powerful as an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 and introduces a radical new way to play home console games: with or even simply on a twin-stick, motion-sensitive, camera-enabled controller that contains a 6.2-inch touchscreen. At the very least, we've got a bold new player on the scene. Consoles are hard to judge on their launch day. Developers usually need a lot of time to get used to the hardware before they can make their best games on it. The machine you can get on day one is therefore a vessel of potential, but seldom the conveyer of an instant masterpiece. Consoles are also no longer static. They evolve through firmware updates, gaining new functionality by the month and year.
Delivering graphics on par with the Xbox 360 and PS3, can Nintendo's successor to the Wii succeed based solely on the promise of its unique GamePad?And so it begins. The next generation of console wars has begun, and Nintendo is proudly standing out in front, holding the smoking gun after firing the first shot. The Wii U has arrived, despite the long and bewildering path it took to get here. When it was first unveiled at E3 2011, the Wii U sparked a fair amount of uncertainty over what it even was, at least at first. Was it a new controller for the Wii, or a new tablet of some sort? Would it be a powerful new system to rival the next Xbox and the PlayStation 4, or an update to the Wii that brings the console in line with the current gen? Nintendo's press conference did its job, though. It had people talking. Since that initial unveiling, we have been given plenty of hints as to what to expect from the Wii U. Nintendo is still concealing the technical specs, but it's fair to assume the Wii U will be more powerful than the Xbox 360 and the PS3, but not by a huge margin. It's going to take some time to see the system's true technical potential as developers learn how to get the most out of the new hardware, rather than just hastily port over existing games.
For Nintendo, the company's new home console represents the ultimate gamble by going all in on a console focused around a tablet controller, the GamePad, and a launch library primarily composed of titles that already or will be available on existing platforms like Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Competition seems to be coming in stereo for Nintendo, having to battle with the casual mobile crowd (iPad, tablets, smartphones) and the hard-core consoles alike. With such a volatile gaming market, does the Wii U have a legitimate place? Perhaps. Because for the first time, a Nintendo console is not only about the games. The Wii U promises to change the way we interact with video content and our televisions. So how does it plan on doing so? Through a series of partnerships and apps that will consolidate media information and present it to users in a way that is supposedly easy to understand and navigate. This initiative is Nintendo TVii, a highly ambitious free service that connects live TV, streaming services, and TiVo DVR into one package. Unfortunately, I can't give you any real world hands-on impressions of TVii, because Nintendo has not yet activated it.
Nintendo has unveiled a brand new games console at this year's E3 gaming conference. It's called the Wii U, and it's a new home console with a peculiar tablet-style controller that you grip with two hands. It succeeds the company's existing Wii console, and while we've not yet had the benefit of a hands-on with the Wii U system, we've collected all the specs and information here for your perusal, so read on for all the facts, and our thoughts. There's no precise release date for the Wii U yet, but it'll be launching at some point between April and December 2012. Here's how it works. There's a brand new console that very much resembles the current Wii -- a small, white, rounded box that'll fit snugly into your home AV setup. Unlike the current Wii, it's capable of outputting video in HD via HDMI, so the Wii U could -- judging by some of the demos on show -- offer games as visually impressive as those on the Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3. The new console stores everything on internal Flash memory which you can boost using an SD card, or a USB stick. It plays optical disks, and is backward compatible with Wii games, so your collection of Wii titles won't become obsolete.
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