Wii U Final Console Design at E3 2012

28 October 2011
Posted by:
Satoru Iwata holding his baby, the Wii U Controller

The final Wii U console design will be seen at E3 2012 next June revealed Nintendo President Satoru Iwata.

The Wii U was first officially revealed at Nintendo’s Pre-E3 2011 Press Conference this past June, where the system and it’s unique tablet controller were shown for the first time. No official games were shown (just third-party titles were announced), but a number of demo’s were given by Nintendo that showed off the unique features the system supports, like how the Tablet controller, with its own screen, can allow gamers to see a “second window”, or a new perspective or viewpoint, on the action happening on the TV screen. And how you can switch from playing on the TV to playing on the controller.

  • Hot Galleries

    Miranda Lawson Cosplay

    Miranda Cosplay

    Tifa Lockheart Cosplay

    Tifa Cosplay

    Tomb Raider Cosplay

    Lara Croft Cosplay

    Pokemon Trainers Hilda & Rosa Cosplay

    Pokemon Trainers

  • But since E3, we’ve heard nary a peep from Nintendo about the Wii U. Now we know that we still won’t hear final details on the system until well into 2012. Which means that a system launch for Wii U is likely not going to happen until the Summer or holiday 2012.

    Iwata also stressed that Nintendo has learned many lessons from the launch of the Nintendo 3DS (which didn’t go as planned, and the system’s sales have lagged; made worse by a lack of strong exclusive games) and thus will be ready to make sure the Wii U is a success when it launches next year.

    To quote:

    “As we learned a bitter lesson with the launch of the Nintendo 3DS, we are trying to take every possible measure so that the Wii U will have a successful launch.”

    Looks like the Nintendo 3DS will remain Nintendo’s focus for the foresable future, well into next year. Which is a good thing because the 3DS needs that support. Nintendo will help it in huge measure this year with hot holiday titles including Super Mario 3D Land on November 13th and Mario Kart 7 on December 4th. Followed by Resident Evil Revelations, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Super Smash Bros. Universe (working title), Luigi’s Mansion 2, Animal Crossing 3D and Paper Mario 3D and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance all scheduled for early next year.

    The Wii U meanwhile will replace the current-gen Wii, which will be going out in style with this holiday’s AAA title and Nintendo’s biggest game of all time, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. As well as the recently launched Kirby’s Return to Dreamland.

    Here’s the presentation of the Wii U from E3 2011.

    Via IGN

    Share:

  • Gallery Slider

    Final Fantasy XV Cindy Images

    Meet FFXV's Cindy

    Nintendo E3 2016 Zelda Booth

    E3 Goes Zelda CRAZY!

    The Last Guardian Screenshots

    The Last Guardian Preview Gallery

    Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Screenshots

    Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Goes HD on PS4

    Tales of Berseria Screenshots

    Tales of Berseria's Revealing Reveal

    Gravity Rush 2 Screenshots

    Gravity Rush 2 To Be SHOCKING Finale

    Gears of War 4 4K Screenshots

    Gears of War 4 Looks Badass In 4K!

    Xbox Onesie Model Photos

    Xbox Onesie Models Photoshoot

    Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Screenshots

    DOA5: Last Round - Who's Best Dressed?

    Life Is Strange Fanart Artwork Gallery

    Life Is Strange Fanart

    Final Fantasy VII Remake Screenshots Gallery

    Cloud Returns!

    Bravely Second Images

    Bravely Second Sees The Return of...

  • Wallpaper Favorites

    Mortal Kombat X Wallpaper

    Mortal Kombat X Wallpapers

    Grand Theft Auto 5 Wallpaper

    Grand Theft Auto 5 Wallpapers

    The Witcher 3 Wallpaper

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Wallpapers

    Dragon Ball Xenoverse Wallpaper

    Dragon Ball Xenoverse Wallpapers

    DmC: Devil May Cry Angels Wallpaper

    DmC: Devil May Cry Wallpapers

    Metal Gear Solid 5 Wallpaper

    Metal Gear Solid 5 Wallpapers

  • About the author

    Josh Romero By Josh Romero: He is a lover of videogames, as well as metal music, Gilmore Girls, chatting, social networking, Phoenix Suns, reading, writing and many other nerdy things. Read his posts here and connect with him on Youtube.

    • Anonymous

      This is going to be EXCITING.

    • Very exciting! I wonder if it will look any different and if the final tech specs will be revealed?

      I mean, how powerful will this HD console really be? The GameCube was the powerhouse of the previous console generation, so I wonder how this next-gen will turn out.

    • I want one, now. 😛

    • supermcawsomevill

      You maby be right lzarvo. Our Wii games are playable on the Wii u but Nintendo has already confirmed two game for the Wii u (Super Smash bros 4 and The Legend of Zelda Wii u). I heard that on the shop channel for the Wii u we can buy GameCube game. If nintendo don’t have any good GameCube games such as Super Smash bros melee, The legend of Zelda The Wind Waker, Naruto Clash of a ninja 2, and 007 Nightfire on the Wii u shop channel I’ll be mad.


    • Popular Galleries

      Morrigan Aensland Cosplay

      Morrigan Cosplay

      Uncharted 4 Cosplay

      Uncharted 4 Cosplay

      Assassin’s Creed Liberation Cosplay

      Assassin's Cosplay

      BioShock Infinite Cosplay

      BioShock Cosplay

      Queen of Blades Cosplay

      Queen of Blades Cosplay

      Kasumi Cosplay

      Kasumi Cosplay from DOA

      Chun-Li Cosplay

      Chun-Li Cosplay

      Bayonetta Cosplay

      Bayonetta Cosplay

      Fallout 4 Cosplay

      Fallout 4 Cosplay

      Life Is Strange Cosplay

      Life Is Strange Cosplay

      Harley Quinn Cosplay

      Harley Quinn Cosplay

      Quiet Cosplay

      Quiet Cosplay

      15 Fairy Tale Ideas for The Wolf Among Us Season 2

      15 Fairy Tale Ideas for The Wolf Among Us

      Lilith Cosplay

      Lilith Borderlands Cosplay

      Samus Aran Zero Suit Cosplay

      Top 3 Best Samus Cosplays

      Cortana Model In Halo 4

      Cortana's Halo Series Evolution

      Portal 3 Cosplay

      Portal 3 Aperture Science Cosplay

      One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Cast

      One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Characters

      Ibuki Cosplay

      Ibuki Street Fighter Cosplay

      Prince of Persia Cosplay

      Prince of Persia Cosplay

      Super Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS Characters List

      SSB4 Character List

      Dragon Age Inquisition: Vivienne Cosplay

      Dragon Age 3 Cosplay

      Injustice Gods Among Us Characters List

      Injustice Characters List

      Soul Calibur 5 characters list. Artwork of new fighter Natsu

      Soul Calibur 5 Characters List

      Soul Calibur: Lost Swords Characters List

      Soul Calibur: Lost Swords Characters Art

      Lightning Returns Cosplay

      Lightning Returns Cosplay

      Deus Ex: Human Revolution Movie photo

      Deus Ex Fan Movie Actors

      Sage Mears Picture

      DmC: Devil May Cry Cosplay

      Killer is Dead Cosplay

      Killer is Dead Cosplay

      Aerith & Zack Cosplay

      Aerith & Zack Cosplay

      Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Characters List

      Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Characters List

      Dynasty Warriors 8 Characters List

      Dynasty Warriors 8 Characters List

      Zelda and Link Cosplay

      Zelda & Link Cosplay

      Yuna & Tidus Cosplay

      Yuna & Tidus Cosplay

      Funny Original 151 Pokemon Art Gallery

      151 Pokemon Art

      Ada Wong Cosplay

      Ada Wong Cosplay

    • Recent Comments

    • Latest Poll

    • Archives