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Wednesday, 08 June 2011 10:05

Wii U controller is an indoor tablet

Written by Fuad Abazovic
Wii_U

“Portable gaming system” as well
Wii U controller is probably the biggest change on the Wii console for the future. It is essentially a 6.2 not-so-thin-tablet with a  touch screen that can help you in games.

It will act as a video calling device, help you browse the internet and even let you play the game after you turn on the TV to watch a game.  It’s a combination of analogue, motion sensors and a touch screen and it will make a console gaming more interesting, Wii U style of course.

We cannot help but notice that this is Nintendo’s way of delivering a tablet, that will need a console to power its engine. Another thing is that the battery might be an issue for such a device. We give it some 10 hours before you have to plug it in for charging. It also looks like you might be getting only one controller while the other players will rely on Wii motes from the current Wii generation.

Wii U mote will make some existing games more fun, as it ads more precision and you can target and catch a ball in baseball games for instance much more precisely. We see a lot of applications for this. We wonder what is the range of such a device and will it let you leave the living room and play it in your room.

With the introduction of HD gaming to Nintendo Wii U, graphics and games will get better and more competitive to the current Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Unfortunately, we are not sure whether the provided graphics is going to be enough to go after the real next generation.

You can check out the Wii U controller in action, here.

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+17 #1 Boomstick777 2011-06-08 10:34
The new Wii looks awesome, next gen controller, innovative design, lots of possibilities with the controller! HD Graphics (Finally) Backwards compatible with Wii software and controls. Great Nintendo 1st party games and decent 3rd party support this time around. Looks like a day one purchase for me. I think Nintendo will dominate with this new console..
 
 
+12 #2 dan 2011-06-08 10:44
No Nvidia chips inside it so Fudo is VERY negative. What a surprise.
 
 
0 #3 123s 2011-06-08 11:05
I dont feel it at all.
The controller looks ugly and old...small screen with a lot plastic around it...eww
 
 
-26 #4 Warrior24_7 2011-06-08 11:39
The console is innovating again and again, the PC...not so much.
 
 
+7 #5 123s 2011-06-08 11:51
Something perfect doesnt need to change, dats evolution for you.
 
 
+10 #6 sidje 2011-06-08 12:14
Quoting Warrior24_7:
The console is innovating again and again, the PC...not so much.





But of course.............only......could you remind me whether PCs end up using the consoles' outdated technologies or the other way around, because I can't seem to remember...
 
 
+11 #7 TechHog 2011-06-08 13:24
Like I always say, Nintendo + PC is the best gaming combo. This just proves that point further.

I would like to know how much more powerful than the current consoles it is, though. All that we know is that it has a "modern" GPU with Eyefinity support and that the CPU is probably based on IBM Power7.
 
 
-18 #8 Warrior24_7 2011-06-08 13:41
Quoting sidje:
Quoting Warrior24_7:
The console is innovating again and again, the PC...not so much.





But of course.............only......could you remind me whether PCs end up using the consoles' outdated technologies or the other way around, because I can't seem to remember...


Hmmm...you won't remember this either the minute you have someone help you read it but the console had unified shaders, didn't the 360/PS3 have a triple core/7 core/(way) CPU before the DOO DOO machine dropped their cripple core. They also had motion weeeellll before the PC copied it. :lol:
 
 
+15 #9 sidje 2011-06-08 13:55
Quoting Warrior24_7:
Quoting sidje:
Quoting Warrior24_7:
The console is innovating again and again, the PC...not so much.





But of course.............only......could you remind me whether PCs end up using the consoles' outdated technologies or the other way around, because I can't seem to remember...


Hmmm...you won't remember this either the minute you have someone help you read it but the console had unified shaders, didn't the 360/PS3 have a triple core/7 core/(way) CPU before the DOO DOO machine dropped their cripple core. They also had motion weeeellll before the PC copied it. :lol:







See, I realize you're desperate to get people to agree with you on this. Seeing how you're bent on it, I'd do you a favor and agree, but it would only make both of us wrong...
 
 
+6 #10 NickThePrick 2011-06-08 19:45
Quoting Warrior24_7:
The console is innovating again and again, the PC...not so much.


Its stupid to even look at it this way. Its the same technology after all. Or are the consoles not using CPUs, GPUs, RAM ect... ?
The only difference is that one is dedicated to gaming and limited to that, while the PC is open territory for anything and everything.
Choose what suits your needs and wallet best.
 

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