Six years after launching the revolutionary Wii gaming console, Nintendo have announced the launch of their next gaming system, the Wii U.
Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto unveiled the Wii U today, saying that it was always part of Nintendo’s plan to develop a console equipped with a controller which comes with its own dedicated screen.
“This independent screen changes the importance of gaming machines, which have always relied on a screen,” he said.
“There will be no need to wait to power on your TV to weigh yourself in Wii Fit, and because you can use the sub-screen simultaneously it will change the way you watch television in the livingroom.”
Yes, that means that you don’t have to wait until the television is available before playing your favourite games. Furthermore, you can even take the entertainment to other areas of your house, as long as it is in range with the Wii U console.
The Wii U certainly has the ability to redefine living room entertainment just like the Wii did, and with 23 titles – including the ever-adorable Pikmin 3, New Super Mario Bros and Batman: Arkham City – expected to hit stores within the year, Nintendo may have found a winner in its latest piece of hardware.