Nintendo Wii U Will Be Arriving In 2012

During a Forbes interview, Nintendo COO Reggie Fils-Aime said that the Wii U would be arriving after April 1, 2012. The product will be sold simultaneously with the Wii, DSi and 3DS in the market. Until the original Wii stop being supported, major Nintendo consoles will still co-exist in the market.

The Wii U will be a combination of an HD console and a unique handheld controller with touchscreen. It is also compatible with older Wii games and the HD graphics and high-speed processor brings Nintendo back to high-end home consoles.

Although the new device will be touchscreen, Fils-Aime said the Wii U is not a “tablet” but a new new way of interacting with new and familiar games. For instance, users can send a currently running game from the TV to the controller.

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