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Nintendo has been pretty hush, hush about the Wii U’s hardware. They even went as far as hardly discussing or showing it at E3, and mainly put the focus on the console’s next-gen controller. Now one week later, more and more details have started to emerge about what’s under the Wii U’s hood. We’ve decided to take a little bit of time and go over what we know so far.
It’s the Sunday after E3 and two big announcements seemed to soak up all the attention of the showroom floor and gamers across the globe. The PS Vita was first to bat and Sony showed a strong campaign for their next-gen handheld. Not to be outdone by the competition Nintendo took stage last and officially revealed their upcoming console efforts. Both platforms look extremely promising and a tidal wave of developers have promised support for both. We’ve spent our share of time with both and have our impressions, but we wanted to ask you. If you could get your hands on a completed retail version of either system, games and all, which one would it be? Be sure to vote and leave a comment letting us know what led to your decision.
Aside from a terrible name, the Nintendo Wii U came off as pretty impressive. However there were a few things that we noticed that got our attention. The Wii U console itself was hardly shown during Nintendo’s announcement videos. Most of the focus was on the system’s unique controller and the way it interacted with the console and doubled as a display when within range of the Wii U. Nintendo has a history of taking advantage of gimmicks and the tablet-like controller looks mighty suspect, but after soaking up some action with the tech demos on the showroom floor, we couldn’t help but be intrigued. The big N stayed pretty mum regarding actual hardware specs, but their closing video showed multiple game developers pledging their support for Wii U and praising it as a new and exciting platform. We’d also like to note that some of the games announced for the future console are scheduled to release late this year and early next year on both Xbox 360 and PS3. Could this be a hint that we’d see an early 2012 release for the Wii U, in order to stay on par with its competition? Take a look at the things to come for Nintendo’s step into the HD realm. Wii U support lineup video after the break.