• Wii U , 05.06.2012

    Nintendo’s E3 conference is over and they have provided an update of the specification of the machine, though disappointingly, they do not divulge much information about the Processor or Graphics chips, though we will find that out when its released and someone decided to rip the machine apart, here are the specs, followed by miscellaneous information, images and games:

     

     

    Wii U Features

    In addition to introducing new ways to play, Wii U also offers users a variety of non-gaming features to enhance the overall experience.

    • Miiverse: Miiverse is a brand-new network communication system that lets gamers from around the world share experiences, discuss games and discover new content. Using their personalized Mii character, players enter Miiverse and see games, applications or entertainment content that either they have interacted with recently, expressed interest in learning more about or that their friends are using or discussing. From here they can challenge their friends to play together, ask a question about a difficult level or discover new elements of their favorite games they never knew existed. After a notable achievement or other share-worthy moment, players can pause their game or application and seamlessly post messages to the Miiverse community.
    • TV Remote: The Wii U GamePad controller may also function as an infrared TV remote, whether users are watching TV or playing a game.
    • Near Field Communication (NFC): The Wii U GamePad has the ability to communicate wirelessly with objects that are held above it. This allows for a variety of interesting new possibilities for games and activities.
    • Nintendo eShop: The digital storefront for Wii U will be available at launch and offer a variety of content for people to download and enjoy. Consumers will also be able to purchase and download select games that are also available at retail stores.
    • Video Entertainment: Nintendo is working with Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and YouTube to bring video experiences to Wii U that will take advantage of the integrated second-screen experience. Additional details will be released at a later time.
    • Video Chat: Using the built-in camera of the Wii U GamePad, people can communicate with other Wii U owners in real time.
    • Internet Browser: Wii U comes with a browser that lets people with a wireless Internet connection surf the Internet from the comfort of their couches.

    And now for a few images:

    Finally, here is a list of games:

    • Nintendo Land
    • New Super Mario Bros U
    • Pikmin 3
    • Wii Fit U
    • Wii U Panorama View
    • SING
    • Lego City Undercover
    • Project P-100
    • Game And Warrio
    • Aliens™: Colonial Marines
    • NINJA GAIDEN™ 3: Razor’s Edge
    • Just Dance 4
    • Darksiders 2
    • Assassin’s Creed® III
    • Batman™ Arkham City Armored Edition
    • New Super Mario Bros.™ 2
    • Luigi’s Mansion™: Dark Moon
    • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
    • ZombiU

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  • 23 Comments

    1. stuck?
      06-05-2012
      06:53 PM
      1

      Looks pretty neat. Were they intentionally trying to rip off M$ with those 2nd controller pads?

      I will definitely be buying one, for the New Mario games solely

    2. Persian McLovin
      06-05-2012
      06:58 PM
      2

      Looks really nice in that black finish...regards to the games they showed though, it was kind of underwhelming to be honest, I mean "NEW Super Mario Bros. U"? Not much looked new to me...

    3. blackmath
      06-05-2012
      07:09 PM
      3

      What is with the name? What will the next one be called.....Wii U Mii? How about I C U P? I was hoping that they would go back to Revolution.

      And the LAN adapter is optional? The things they do to cut costs...

    4. MajorDisaster
      06-05-2012
      07:13 PM
      4

      Nintendo's keynote was a let done for me I was hoping for better game announcements and Reggie keep saying there wasn't enough time to explain everything yet he didn't really explain anything.

      I thought the video they should of the buttons and whatnot was pathetic I mean yeah we know what Y, X, B an A keys are Reggie thanks.

      I probably will buy this for my daughter If she wants it though.

    5. GregoryRasputin
      06-05-2012
      07:15 PM
      5

      Originally Posted by blackmath
      And the LAN adapter is optional? The things they do to cut costs...
      That's the way it was/is with the Wii

    6. stuck?
      06-05-2012
      07:17 PM
      6

      [MENTION=118561]Persian McLovin[/MENTION]

      It's just a remake for the Wii U. They should be releasing a New Super Mario Bros Wii U 2 (whew, mouthful) later on down the line.

      Maybe the wii will actually stand it's own against current/next-gen systems. I've always liked Nintendo's products.

    7. concretecork
      06-05-2012
      07:22 PM
      7

      I will not be standing out in the cold wet weather ovenight over the Christmas holidays if there is a shortage because my son will probably not play this one either. Spoiled brat! LOL

    8. lviv73
      06-05-2012
      07:40 PM
      8

      You call that specs?lol
      We already knew all this.No cpu,gpu,ram,vram sound chip specs at all,but I cant blame ya because this sceene been dead and you .eed something to write about.

    9. GregoryRasputin
      06-05-2012
      07:47 PM
      9

      Originally Posted by lviv73
      You call that specs?lol
      We already knew all this.No cpu,gpu,ram,vram sound chip specs at all,but I cant blame ya because this sceene been dead and you .eed something to write about.


      Could you write back in English, then perhaps i will be able to respond properly....

    10. Cheesethief
      06-05-2012
      07:48 PM
      10

      The CPU in this thing is an updated Cell Broadband Engine (wiki IBM Power7).... It is more powerful than the one in the PS3, but it is still based on an outdated CPU architecture (the PS3's Cell).

      This thing, as I have said before, is closer to the current generation of consoles than the upcoming generation it claims to be a part of.

    11. chuchutranny
      06-05-2012
      08:08 PM
      11

      The lineup will improve with time and I believe it will turn out to be a pretty decent console in its own right, but it'll likely suffer from the same issues as its predecessor (meager third party support, droughts, and infurior hardware compared to other nextgen systems). Unless you're fine with the usual pitfalls of owning a Nintendo home console, I wouldn't recommend picking one of these up.

    12. JOshISPoser
      06-05-2012
      08:45 PM
      12

      Will anyone be looking at their tv screen ever if you can just look at the (huge) gamepad? I mean, i hope they don't have problems where you look down to do something on the screen and then look up and find yourself dying...one of the game demos on g4, the girl didn't look up at the big screen once, just kept looking down. I like having big screens...i hope everything doesn't go portable like predicted.

    13. Persian McLovin
      06-05-2012
      09:14 PM
      13

      Originally Posted by stuck?
      [MENTION=118561]Persian McLovin[/MENTION]

      It's just a remake for the Wii U. They should be releasing a New Super Mario Bros Wii U 2 (whew, mouthful) later on down the line.

      Maybe the wii will actually stand it's own against current/next-gen systems. I've always liked Nintendo's products.
      Where did you hear it as a remake?

      http://uk.ign.com/games/new-super-ma...u/wii-u-135584

      "New Super Mario Bros. U is a new, side-scrolling adventure featuring Mario, Luigi, Toad � and your Mii character! Now's your chance to step inside the Mushroom Kingdom and explore new worlds, new power-ups and new ways to play."

      There's also an interview on IGN with one of Nintendo's head designers and they're also pushing this is a new release, not a remake (here) which pretty much sums up my point...there isn't enough from what I've seen to make this appear as a new game, just looks exactly the same as New Super Mario Bros. Wii and comes across more as an expansion pack or DLC. This is fine (to an extent) on the same generation of hardware but this is meant to be the start of the next generation of consoles...not very innovative so far and the majority of people watching that gameplay vid wouldn't be that convinced to buy a new console for it as it does in fact look the same game from 3 years ago running on hardware from 6 years ago.

      This doesn't mean it's all bad though as I love Nintendo products too but I just feel as though they haven't been doing as much innovating with their software compared to their hardware in recent times.

    14. Mr.ListerTheSisterFister
      06-05-2012
      09:26 PM
      14

      Originally Posted by lviv73
      You call that specs?lol
      We already knew all this.No cpu,gpu,ram,vram sound chip specs at all,but I cant blame ya because this sceene been dead and you .eed something to write about.
      I don't know who you're speaking for, but not everyone here is lumped in with your "we". I can't stand seeing these people that are just miserable ******s for the sake of being miserable. How hard is it to not read the article if it isn't relevant to your interest? Speaking for MYSELF, I think it's cool info as I don't have the time to follow up with all these new releases, so thanks for posting this thread.

    15. mrBear
      06-05-2012
      09:40 PM
      15

      Controller is pretty big. Will need to invest in a beerhat now since I cant hold the controller while drinking!

    16. stuck?
      06-05-2012
      09:51 PM
      16

      [MENTION=118561]Persian McLovin[/MENTION]

      That's what I meant by a remake. Poor choice of words though, as remake would imply they are redoing everything. I did mean it, as more of a port for the new Wii-U but with added features not present in the Wii version.

      Kind of looks like a half and half from the videos. I'll buy it, I'm a sucker for the Mario franchise.

      Super Mario Galaxy was a great experience in a new Mario game. Not a sidescrolling adventure like the other one's but it offered new things. Now that I'm saying this, I just bummed myself out that this isn't a brand new Mario game

    17. Persian McLovin
      06-05-2012
      10:08 PM
      17

      [MENTION=116222]stuck?[/MENTION] lol same here, I agree with you. I have full faith in Nintendo for the inevitable new Super Mario game though...the progression they always make from the NES/SNES games to Super Mario 64 to Sunshine to Galaxy 1+2 is fantastic so I'm very curious and eager to play the next game!

    18. evlspcmk
      06-06-2012
      02:17 AM
      18

      anyone else looking at the WiiU touch pad thingy and thinking that it would make a bad ass portable game cube?

    19. lonewolf88
      06-06-2012
      03:36 AM
      19

      The controller with the screen in it does look pretty cumbersome, when you consider that the Wii is a "kiddie" console (mainly), how the heck are kids going to manipulate that controller?

      I wonder why they have kept CPU & GPU specs under wraps, its making me think this is not a powerhouse of machine, but only time will tell I guess.

    20. V6ser
      06-06-2012
      04:38 AM
      20

      WOW,

      Anyone here saw the totally new Wii U controller they said?

    21. CaelThunderwing
      06-06-2012
      05:38 AM
      21

      The Pro Controller.. its them pulling a sony. (but this i guess was in their rights when the PS1 was introduced [if you look at the history of the PS1) they just swapped the YBAX buttons w/ the 2nd analog Stick , Changed the Xbox Button to the Home , Select/Start is - & + and added the Power button and Controller Icon indicator. ohh and changed the Xbox360 only spefic Controller charger cable port at the top to MicroUSB.

      i Smell a Lawsuit with Microsoft coming! unless i see better titles comming out im not going to bum rush for this and likely wait for a price drop.

    22. marty370
      06-07-2012
      07:48 AM
      22

      All the games looked average at best. That tablet is far to bulky. Also bet it pricey, with poor specs. Thats the usual Ninty way.

      Rumour: Seems Ninty plan on delaying chat messages and Censoring them, hardly real time chat then is it.

      http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/e3-20...delayed/097615

    23. lviv73
      07-07-2012
      05:04 PM
      23

      Originally Posted by Mr.ListerTheSisterFister
      I don't know who you're speaking for, but not everyone here is lumped in with your "we". I can't stand seeing these people that are just miserable ******s for the sake of being miserable. How hard is it to not read the article if it isn't relevant to your interest? Speaking for MYSELF, I think it's cool info as I don't have the time to follow up with all these new releases, so thanks for posting this thread.
      Cool info?We already knew all that.
      We knew that AMD is making video card etc..What we dont have is ram,video card specs,cpu specs etc...

      Who cares if i know that AMD and IBM making GPU an CPU?I still dont know CPU and GPU specs,therefore this information has very little use to anyone who is interested on how powerful this system wil bee.