The Wii U is the next instalment in Nintendo’s arsenal in the gaming world, and the second generation of the Wii console. The console’s appearance does not differ greatly from that of its predecessor; it includes a new curved design with the inclusion of the sync button on the face, now hidden away behind the SD card cover.
Nintendo have also caught up with Microsoft and Sony and are now including Full HD 1080p to give gamers a high quality display. So what’s different from this Wii to the old? Well with the development of the motion controller that could involve gamers physically in the games, Nintendo would need to step up their game competing with the likes of the Kinect and Move alike, and I don’t think they will fail to disappoint.
The new controller sees the splicing of a Wii motion controller and the DSi. The controller has a 6.2 inch touch screen with camera that gives additional functions in game to the combination of motion controller and traditional gaming buttons. The camera will also allow for video calling. With multiplayer action, the screen also gives gamers alternate views to what is displayed on screen to give that additional angle. Also with gamers will still be able to play the console on the screen without the use of the television, perfect for families who have to share the living room. It is great to hear that the Wii U will also be backwards compatible with all existing Wii titles and controllers alike, which if like me you like to still play your older games you will be able to thanks to the backwards compatibility feature, things that really lack in other systems.
The Wii U can support up to four motion controllers in addition to the Wii U controller to increase the multiplayer experience. With the announcement the console will be released in time for Christmas 2012, with no Xbox 720 or official word on the Playstation 4 will this be the number one selling console for 2012? With an estimated price tag of £399 only time will tell.