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Wii U

Platform(s): WiiU
Genre: Hardware
Publisher: Nintendo
Release Date: 2012

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Nintendo Confirms Wii Successor For 2012

by Rainier on April 25, 2011 @ 8:22 a.m. PDT

Nintendo confirmed recent rumors that it is working on a successor to the Wii, scheduled for launch in 2012. Wii U includes a controller with a 6.2-inch screen. Adding a second screen to the living room creates a multitude of new video game experiences while offering families a variety of options to customize their entertainment.

The first details are expected to the unveiled at the E3 conference in June according to the statement,  “We will show a playable model of the new system and announce more specifications at the E3 Expo, which will be held June 7-9, 2011, in Los Angeles.”

Recent rumors pegged the new console to be as powerful, or slightly better, as the current PS3/X360, and a touch screen controller.

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