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    The Nintendo Wii U, the follow-up to the monstrously popular Nintendo Wii console, launched in North America on November 18th 2012.

    E3 2011: Wii U Reveal Trailer

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    #1  Edited By rajkosto

    you asshole

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    #2  Edited By JetForceGemini

    I don't understand why they are showing what are essentially Wii games on it. Mixed messages aren't good. 

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    #3  Edited By linkster7

    Want one. Now.

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    #4  Edited By s0mah

    new controller to cost how much? OH WORD COOL SPOT ON THAT BITCH!

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    I like it. It should be good.

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    #6  Edited By ApertureSilence

    This ad essentially makes the Wii U look like a silly peripheral for the Wii.

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    #7  Edited By PrivateIronTFU

    Okay, you gotta admit, all that stuff is really cool.

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    #8  Edited By myniceicelife

    ok that looks pretty cool. hopefully they actually get games that are worth playing on the system that aren't just nintendo produced games.

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    #9  Edited By Bones8677

    Nope. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

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    #10  Edited By Lrawrl

    I'm very curious what the screen resolution on that thing is gonna be.

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    #11  Edited By LordCrom

    Mind...BLOWN!

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    #12  Edited By GioVANNI
    @Lrawrl: It's not HD, I know that much
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    #13  Edited By MysteriousBob
    @PrivateIronTFU said:

    Okay, you gotta admit, all that stuff is really cool.

    I don't have to agree with that.
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    #14  Edited By Orange

    I wonder how much different it will look by the time it launches...

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    #15  Edited By Junkion

    Bulky as hell but hella interesting!

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    #16  Edited By TadThuggish

    The name is the worst. It sounds like a Mad Catz peripheral circa 1999.

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    #17  Edited By thatdutchguy

      ​8========​=D (_(_(

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    #18  Edited By Bumpton

    That was actually surprisingly cool looking. Reading about it just doesn't do it justice. I think I officially went from "don't give a damn" to "cautiously optimistic."
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    #20  Edited By buhssuht

    so in nutshell, its DS + Wii + iPad

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    #21  Edited By cexantus
    @TadThuggish
    Because Vita is such a great name?
     
    Anyways, this actually looks pretty damn impressive.  This is perhaps proof that good or bad, Nintendo is the only ones that have balls to do something different in this industry.  God bless 'em for it.
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    #22  Edited By mr_tickles

    So stereotypical........Hernandez is on the mound.  
     
    I think this whole thing is weak sauce.  
     
    Nintendo brings out the wii and motion gaming is all the rage. Microsoft and Sony follow suit. Now Nintendo makes a console that focuses on the peripheral maybe not so much for motion controls, but including the monitor in the controller.  Essentially making a controller........a controller again. 
     
    Does this just mean that we are headed toward a larger handheld ala DSIXL that will communicate with a base station on your tv in the long run? 
     
    It's very reminiscent of airplay being used to push content from an Ipad to an Apple TV. 

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    #23  Edited By reson8er
    @vassie: Should be renamed the Nintendo Stopgap
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    #24  Edited By legionvsninja

    This thing looks incredibly uncomfortable to hold for any decent length of time.

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    #25  Edited By WilliamHenry

    Some of its capabilities are neat, but thats not enough to get me to buy this. Feel like I'm too old to care about this and I'm only 24.

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    #26  Edited By bonkers
    @thatdutchguy89 said:

    will sell like hotcakes to stupid people

    So I guess you'll be first in line then, huh?
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    #27  Edited By TiE23

    I want to shoot my self as many times in the head as I can while watching this video. The most utterly insane shit I've ever seen. I mean, this is like if you took the Balance Board, Vitality Sensor, PS Move, and Kinect, the 3D of the 3DS, and the Wiimote and put it into a single misguided wonder of technology.

    I mean, tilt controls and touch screens have their place... But 99% of the time I'm still playing games with a controller / mouse and keyboard.

    I don't want toys, I want games. I wanna play Battlefield, Assassin's Creed, Red Dead, Grand Theft Auto, Witcher. Not utter bullshit variety game packs. Sure, they'll have the one Mario or Zelda game that's just amazing... but I'm not going to buy into that if I only have those to look forward to.

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    #28  Edited By Zeemod

    Facepalm with the new controller!

    Kind of neat technical and aesthetic components here but I am no way seeing the "more adult Wii" component and "more hardcore fan base" appeal. Their marketing strategy doesn't appear to have changed. Good for them ($$$) but sad for me :'(

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    #29  Edited By dougmansion

    I want so badly to believe this will be great after being a little burned by the Wii. We'll just have to see what there is to offer as we get closer to release.

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    #30  Edited By bkbroiler

    Looks cool, but don't really care about it at all.

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    #31  Edited By RobertOrri

    I WANT TO BELIEVE!

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    This explains it all. Click here if it doesn't animate.

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    #34  Edited By ItBeStefYo

    Next gen my ASS!

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    #35  Edited By oldenglishc

    As someone who hasn't turned on my WII two years, this still looks kinda bad ass. 

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    #36  Edited By kcd_22
    @MurderByDeath:  yeah i fell asleep during the conference and woke up part way through this video and thats literally what i thought. it looks like some new thing for the wii, not the new wii. it wasnt until i talked to a friend afterwords that i was told that it was the new console. I think that this video does not show the unique parts of what this console is trying to be, not to mention a terrible name
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    #37  Edited By jozzy

    So, if you want with two players, do you need to buy two of these things? I don't get it, their new console is a handheld/console hybrid?

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    #38  Edited By xogxgunnz

    This is gonna be awesome! Taking your controller on the go is an idea I'm surprised hasn't been done earlier.

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    #39  Edited By Piranesi

    Their messages seem to be all over the shop on this - is it enough of a jump for the hardcore but not enough for parents to shell out the dosh all over again?

    The adverts look like it is just a tablet screen for the current Wii, playing similar looking games and using the same controllers.

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    #40  Edited By ThePilgrums

    @TiE23: Someone's gruuuuumpyyyy. ;)

    Anyway, this will sell gangbusters to the Wii crowd... IF they can set it apart in their heads. People already think the 3DS is just a DS with 3D and not a hardware upgrade. Unless they market this thing just right, people will think it's just a Wii with a tablet. That could spell DISASTER for Nintendo.

    As for the "hardcore"? No chance in hell will this win them over. A 360 controller this hulking thing isn't. The name alone would probably turn them away. Nintendo is kidding themselves if they think this will win 360/PS3 gamers back.

    Looking forward to seeing the price and included peripherals.

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    #41  Edited By Branthog

    Like I've said before, this seems to gimmicky. My problem isn't with the hardware. I actually think it's kind of cool in an insane sort of fantastic way. My problem is that they probably won't have anything on the console that I WANT TO PLAY. Or, rather, nothing that I want to play that I won't prefer to play on one of the other consoles. So far, Nintendo's only real content (except on the DS) has always been "another mario... another zelda... another mario... another zelda" with a lot of shovelware mixed in from third parties. I'd like to see them get out there and stop making a career out of just the same two franchises. Then, maybe I'd be stoked for this.

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    #42  Edited By Chalian

    i don't even.........
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    #43  Edited By reddwarf42

    @xogxgunnz said:

    This is gonna be awesome! Taking your controller on the go is an idea I'm surprised hasn't been done earlier.

    You can't take it anywhere. It has to stay in range of the console.

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    #44  Edited By s-a-n-JR

    If I can take a dump while still playing a game I was playing on my TV, THEN THIS WILL BE THE GREAT CONSOLE OF ALL TIME.

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    #45  Edited By OsvaldoMoreno

    O_o...

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    #46  Edited By Frank_Mann

    Yawn... Pass.

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    #47  Edited By AngriGhandi

    Glad to see Nintendo are still whimsically insane.

    Now we just need to find out if their willy wonka madness pad can run crysis or whatever

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    #48  Edited By nasie

    I'm just gonna say.. no. I want to like it. But I honestly can't say I'm excited.

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    #49  Edited By jackperry

    I was unsure about this but now...I am definitely intrigued.

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    #50  Edited By nickux

    I feel like I should be excited but without seeing some games, price, clear release date, etc. it's hard to care. I feel like we've been here before when the Revolution was first announced. It seemed so amazing at the time. And it was, in some ways. But when I look at the Wii collecting dust I get this "fool me once" kind of feeling. I want to believe but for now I'm just skeptical. I'm sure Nintendo will prove me wrong and take my money in no time.

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