Nintendo's next home console. The Wii U is Nintendo's sixth home console and the first Nintendo console to produce 1080p high-definition graphics, and features a new controller with an embedded touchscreen. The controller allows a player to continue a gaming session by displaying the game even when the television is off. The system will be fully backwards compatible with Wii, and Wii U games can support compatibility with Wii peripherals, such as the Wii Remote, Wii MotionPlus, and Wii Balance Board. It will not be backwards compatible with Nintendo GameCube media or peripherals.
Nintendo, the company who modestly started with their 8-bit NES has certainly evolved into a much more experimental company these days. The Wii brought dedicated motion control gaming to the living room, and the DS had gamers playing games on two screens. Nintendo can be thought of more as an innovator in that regard. The Wii U is Nintendo's latest console, and the first to take the plunge into HD visuals. Beyond the new console however, is the Wii U's controller, which is without a doubt the star. What was previously just secondary to consoles is now in the forefront, and will have gamers interacting with their console games in ways that were previously impossible. The console Quite possibly the biggest letdown of the Wii U is its console design. Not that it... Read Review