Wii U [GO/ER]
June 8th, 2011 by Dan

Project Café now has a “real” name, kids: Wii U. The video above will explain just what it is while simultaneously confusing the hell out of you with respect to just what this thing is.

I have a lot of faith in this idea. It’s ridiculously cool and it could have tons of potential, but I’m just scared that, despite its ability to handle the current generation of games, it’s going to be left in the dust as the competition shifts generations too. I guess I don’t have to worry about that until 2012 (EDIT: good catch, Dave), but that’s my only real Wii U concern. All I want now is to be able to play it already.

EDIT: Actually, my biggest question has to do with the system’s online capabilities. Will Nintendo hamstring the system again or will it open up like Microsoft and Sony?

2 Responses  
  • Min writes:
    June 8th, 201115:19at

    This looks pretty amazing. Much more practical and less gimmicky than the wii-mote, so hopefully it’ll have much higher longitivity than the wii.

    The big question I think is the price point. That looks expensive as hell. I’d expect each of those controller to be $100-200. The base system is probably close $400.

    • Dan writes:
      June 8th, 201115:21at

      Nintendo’s been saying that games shouldn’t/won’t require four Wii U remotes and that the old wiimotes are compatible with the Wii U.

      Iwata has also said that the system will definitely not be $250, which is what the old system launched at. Considering the 3DS was $250, I’m predicting a price point between $300 and $350, but I can see it hitting $400

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