Nintendo introduced a innovative and exciting perspective in the gaming market when it debuted the Nintendo Wii. The Wii is highly interactive – physically and mentally – with gaming options like tennis (with WII compatible racquets), golfing like Tiger Woods (likewise with a compatible club) and dancing like Michael Jackson. All of this and more began the Nintendo Wii craze simply because it was the most family friendly gaming console, in that everyone from a five-year old to your grandmother could easily play.
However, the downside of the Nintendo Wii has been its inability to capture the fanaticism of the core gaming market – apparently predominantly male. It is in response to this, therefore, that Nintendo announced the forthcoming Nintendo Wii U last Tuesday, 07 June 2011 at the E3 in Los Angeles.
In the Wii U Nintendo has combined the best features of the Wii and DS by proving the user with a touchscreen-come-joystick functionality controller. This ensures a gaming experience significantly more titillating than before and than that offered by Playstation 3 and Xbox360 – which are now officially the Wii U’s direct competition.
A significant departure from the WII, the controller features a 6.2 inch touchscreen, a pair of analogue circular pads (not quite unlike BlackBerry trackpads), camera, an accelerometer and a microphone. This combination can only result in seamless interaction, even freeing the television set from everything deemed unnecessary. Indeed, it will be even possible to use the controller as a completely stand-alone portable console. This is truly exciting!
And, ultimately, the home console (above) has been given rather a boost in that it will be able to – finally – display high definition graphics, trusting Nintendo right back into the race in regards to pixels and frame rate.
As the 2012 availability date of the Nintendo Wii U draws nearer, more information will become available but we can already tell you that some of the game titles announced are:
Batman: Arkham City
Ghost Recon Online
Metro Last Light
Aliens Colonial Marines
Ninja Gaiden 3: Raizer’s Edge
The only technology giant left now to develop a truly innovative gaming experience is Apple, and what exciting news that would be!
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