Coming in 2012, Nintendo’s next home console will deliver “deeper game experiences” that aim to offer “something for everyone.” And it’ll be called the Wii U! A variety of new controls will be made available by that crazy new controller with a 6.2-inch touchscreen embedded in it. Most importantly, you’ll no longer be tied to a TV to enjoy your home consoling action — the Wii U controller can handle your gaming session when the television is needed for other purposes, while a built-in front-facing cam will let you video chat from anywhere too. Notably, you won’t have to use the 6.2-inch behemoth if you don’t want too — the Wii U will be compatible with all current-gen accessories and software. Yes, your expansive Wii collection will play on the U version of the console as well. We’ve also seen some decidedly high-def visuals from Nintendo showing off the Wii U’s graphical prowess. See video of the unveiling after the break!
In line with what we’ve been hearing so far, some more specific information about the Wii 2′s innards have come to light. It will apparently run on a PS3-shaming AMD’s R700 GPU which IGN’s tipster says should sail right past Sony’s NVIDIA 7800GTX-based setup. (more…)
With all of the recent chatter about a new system coming from Nintendo next year, there’s been little-to-no mention of the competition. We’ve heard about how the Wii 2 — or whatever it may end up being called — will be announced at E3 in June, its touchscreen and camera-equipped controller, and how Rockstar may be on board to develop games for it. Whether or not every last detail about it is true, where do Microsoft and Sony stand with their respective follow-ups to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3?
he PSP Go might have been nixed, but Sony’s flagship console is still alive and kicking, with a fourth generation Playstation planned for 2014. The Playstation 4 or PS4, looks to be several years away, but with games just beginning to tap into its 3D capabilities, is anyone waiting to upgrade their PS3?