Wii U Video From Nintendo Press Conference E3 2011

Posted: June 7, 2011
Wii U Video From Nintendo Press Conference E3 2011
Satoru Iwata continues Nintendo's E3 2011, describing some key features of the new Wii U and its controller, equipped with a 6.2" HD screen. Reggie Fils-Aime also introduces a video showcasing the gorgeous new HD graphics on the system. Check it out!

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  • BlackDragon110

    To be honest, the annoucement of the WiiU (what a terrible name) left me with more questions than it did answers. I like the ideal of the table controller and it has some pretty cool features. It just doesn't seem as if though it's an intrecial part of the system. From what little info release, it's appears that only one table controler will work per system. That seems a little odd. We do know that the WiiU will be compatible with current Wii controllers, though there is the question of Gamecube controller compatibality but that seems unlikely as of right now. You can't really talk about the systems graphics because truth be told they were never actually shown to the public. It was great to hear alot of the big 3rd party games annouced for the system that will be there at launch. But with the launch some 5-6 months after those game are released on the other two consoles, they are really giving you alot of reason to wait for their release on the WiiU. In alot of repects, this annoucement is a fail for Nintendo. It's still early and with what we know so far, its still way too early to make any kind of judgements about Nintendo's new system.

    Posted: June 12, 2011 11:47 AM
  • blazervb

    If, and or, when the PS Vita has TV viewability, (I think it will), I see no reason to get a Wii Pew.
    Unless you like having a second more powerful Wii in your home.

    Posted: June 10, 2011 6:43 PM
  • G4DE

    I hope they change the name.

    Posted: June 8, 2011 9:42 AM
  • rrtycoon2

    From a pricing standpoint, I doubt this console will be all that expensive...probably 200-250, if that...the problem comes with the controller. We might be looking at something that's at the very least half the price of the console itself, or more. This pushes non-online multiplayer to the point of being prohibitively expensive (anyone going to shell out $300+ to have three friends come over to play?) and knowing how "non-online" Nintendo games tend to be...we'd better hope that they get some sort of real gaming network going, otherwise this (admittedly clever) system is going to become one massive price tag.

    Posted: June 7, 2011 9:36 PM
  • keyatzin

    Nintendo has been at this cross roads before, I hope they don't go down the same road, but they did say they are trying to "please everyone;" an impossible undertaking to be sure.
    I too had no idea what to make of it, since they kept choking when they should have said the word "console." It's an Ipad with analog sticks.
    They need a price point, and a strong line up, but I wont jump onto this bandwagon for a long time (not after last time). But for some reason Nintendo is expecting every Wii owner to switch over, and I don't see that happening, since most of their install base is casual.
    I really don't get why people are saying Nintendo won this year, they didn't show ANY Wii games. Not even a new trailer for Skyward sword. They showed 3ds games (half of which were remakes; none of which I care about) and tech demos (not real games) for Wii U.

    Posted: June 7, 2011 9:24 PM
  • SuperBassomatic76

    Interesting...the name is horrid (didn't think it could get worse than 'Wii'), and the controller looks massive. What about the price?

    Posted: June 7, 2011 8:17 PM
  • isirta42

    Will the Wii U be able to drive more than 1 Video controller? They never showed a situation where that happened.

    Posted: June 7, 2011 7:56 PM
  • clorin12

    This could be a complete game changer. I like how they let the other 2 console makers pick up the motion control after they started the trend and now they look at the Slate market and found a way to tap into that before the other two. I can see Sony going in this direction in a couple of years. Just as Nintendo changes how we play games again

    Posted: June 7, 2011 6:55 PM
  • PopReference

    It's Next-Next Gen and I wan't it. lol

    I really get it and it's definitly moveing with (maybe not ahead of) the gameing trends. What REALY needs to be addressed is Nintendo's online image, and it sounded like they may be working on it.

    Right now we just need to see more though.

    Posted: June 7, 2011 3:51 PM

    No. The controller looks uncomfortable, it is big and flat. And why are the sticks above the d-pad and buttons?

    Also no cool games announcements.

    Posted: June 7, 2011 3:43 PM
  • Goddhand

    Don't even act like you won't be standing on a line around the outside of the mall the second your little kid starts crying for the new Pokemon spinoff.

    Posted: June 7, 2011 3:17 PM
  • Mashpotaters

    I like the idea of having a mini display on your controller, much like having a display on your keyboard for stats and things, but the way it was emphasized that you can keep playing you game when the tv is on a different channel by looking at the 7 inch (rounding up) screen confuses me. I know they said that it would be up to the developers to determine how they want to use that feature, but the whole having a mini tv on your controller so you can play your console game as if you were using a handheld system puts me off. I wouldn't mind if developers decided to ignore that feature, and instead used the mini screen for a game map or something. That way I wouldn't have to pause the game and go to through the menu to look at a map.

    I think all they had to do was make a Wii that could graphically compete with PS3 and Xbox so that Nintendo could better share in the multiplatforms, and get some hardcore audience exclusives. The Wii U has me concerned though because it didn't seem to learn from the major flaw in what prevented the Wii from being part of the it crowd. The Wii's niche was the motion control, and now the Wii U's niche will be the controller. Whether that's enough to get it to compete with the other big consoles remains to be seen, but I really think that if they can utilize the mini display correctly they can pull it off. The whole being able to use the console without the tv because you can use the mini display is not a selling point to me.

    Posted: June 7, 2011 3:09 PM
  • TheBRADLeyB

    Yeah I'm not impressed at all... So Wii U is a controller for the Wii? or is Wii U the new console? I'm so confused...

    Basically it looks like Nintendo is just trying to turn itself another profit with 'hand held gaming' by disguising a DSi XXXXL - Lite 2D as a new console or controller.

    I know M$ and Sony do evil things for profits but how does Nintendo escape the harshness of Fanboys and Media?

    I mean there is the DS, the DSi the DS XL, DSi XL, DSi Lite, DSi Lite XL, DS WiiFU Poo. And I'm sure a bunch others I don't recall (and some I made up) and now Nintendo 3DS and it feels like honest to god every 6-24 months Nintendo has a 'new' Hand held up for sale.

    I don't know if they all can play the same games, but it wouldn't surprise me if they could because it's literally the same garbage with different packaging. It's like when you buy Pokemon but you get the Gold Version instead of the Silver or The Black instead of the White and eventually you'll have to buy the other version anyway because there is some god forsaken stupid reason for it.

    I think it's clear that Nintendo realizes Kinect is going to take over the new 'gimmick' of peripheral gaming and that anyone that doesn't move to Kinect will move to PS3's Move and so nintendo is trying to create the new fad to ride to huge sucess...

    Posted: June 7, 2011 3:00 PM
  • macross2012

    Not in the least.. If anything I am disguisted with the choice of controllers for this system. We are going for a high price controller that no one will buy.. This should be an Advanced controller and NOT the basic controller.

    This is garbage design #2 from Nintendo. 3DS was #1 and now this garbage.. Nintendo is really not making real gamers want anything from them anymore.. I am over them

    Posted: June 7, 2011 2:46 PM
  • miracledirt

    For me, Nintendo's E3 reveal was a letdown. Maybe it was because I let myself buy into all the Project Cafe hype leading up to the event, and then they didn't even discuss the console during the show. In listening to Reggie's G4 interview after the show, I understand that, for the immediate future, Nintendo's focus is their current console lineup and the new Wii U controller. It's hard to be excited about the controller at this point, because we don't really know how the controller will function WITH the new console. We were shown countless ways the controller can be used WITHOUT it, but it only left me with more questions than answers. I am excited that games like Arkham City, Assassin's Creed, etc, are in the pipeline for the new console. However, if the graphics from the videos are any indication, they aren't quite up to par with even the XBox 360. I know it's too early to tell exactly how it will look and function, but I was expecting Nintendo to get the jump on Microsoft and Playstation at this year's E3, announce their next-gen console and pencil in a release date, and start generating hype. Sure the Wii is the highest selling console on the market, but there's a large segment of old-school Nintendo die-hards that have been alienated by the creative direction the Wii has taken. I have a lot of gaming memories that span across multiple Nintendo consoles, but when I look at the future of gaming and see demos of games like Battlefield 3 on the 360 or PS3 and they look as near real as is currently possible, it makes me realize that without some significant adjustments, Nintendo will still fall to 3rd place in my demographic in the console war.

    Posted: June 7, 2011 2:46 PM