Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Nintendo Unveils Wii U console with a joystick touch

The Japanese Nintendo unveiled Tuesday, June 7, Los Angeles, U Wii, a new home console features a touch screen controller designed to replace the Japanese manufacturer in the race against the PlayStation 3 and XBox 360. Main innovation of the Wii U, presented at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the high mass annual video game, this large white handle is equipped with a touchscreen of 6.2 inches (16 centimeters), about third smaller than the screen of the Apple iPad (9.7 inches).

The "pad" connected to the console via a wireless connection, also includes a front camera to be able to interact with other networked users. More classic, this controller is equipped with several game buttons, a directional pad and analog sticks. Incorporating a touch screen offers new opportunities for users, such as the possibility of having a menu of options when they play on a big screen television or enjoy the ergonomics specific touch screens.

Other interests: to continue to play by tilting the screen image to the main screen of the controller. "You do not need to leave your party when someone comes into the room and want to watch television," said the boss of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, at the presentation of the console at E3. RECLAIMING THE "HARDCORE GAMERS" Wii U must take over from the Wii, released in late 2006 and sold over 86 million copies, but now technically obsolete by the PlayStation 3 (PS3) from Sony and XBox 360 Microsoft, come play on his land by offering turn motion detectors.

Nintendo also aims to revive the market players "hardliners" who had abandoned the Wii console easy to use family, targeted at both young and elderly and women, while preserving public . The Japanese group said that several video game publishers, including Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, THQ and Square Enix already working on titles for the Wii U.

"Looks like Nintendo has heard the voice of players" hardcore "," responded co-founded the game publisher Irrational Games, Ken Levine. Nintendo did not indicate at what price would the Wii sold U, whose launch is planned for 2012.

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