Gamers will get another early look at the Wii U as Nintendo brings the hardware to CES 2012. Announced at E3 2011, the Wii U is the next generation console from Nintendo that features a touchscreen controller, as well as full 1080p high-definition graphics.
- VIDEO: Wii U Concept Trailer
While a prototype was shown at E3 2011 in conjunction with the announcement, we still haven't had a chance to see the full capabilities of the device, and hopefully what's show at CES 2012 will give us some more insight into exactly what the Wii U can do.
CES, or the Consumer Electronics Show, is held every January in Las Vegas, and showcases the latest and greatest hardware and gadgets. While gaming usually has some sort of presence there, it's usually centered around peripherals, with Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo sitting out the show to get ready for the gauntlet of gaming related events that begin in the spring; however, Nintendo's decision to bring the Wii U to the Mecca of hardware shows the company's confidence in its next generation console.
Plus, we get a chance to play with it, because starting January 10th, we'll be at CES 2012 in full force. I hope I can use the touchscreen to throw a parrot onto some else's television screen.