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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.

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    DG991

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    #1  Edited By DG991

    Seriously?

    WTF?

    It's like a tablet, but like a hand held, but like a console... except it is none of these.

    I know they pulled it off with the Wii...

    but come on... u sheep aren't going to go out and buy this right?

    edit: This post was made right when I saw the console, I feel a little better about it now... still pending details like everyone else.

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    #2  Edited By Sticky_Pennies

    I'm more bugged by the name, but maybe I should just stop caring about names.

    Holy shit, though...

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    #3  Edited By Mr_Skeleton

    So many peripherals...

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    #4  Edited By RawknRo11a

    seriously, 'm flabbergasted...

    my head hurts just thinking about this craziness...

    wonder if they'll announce a price this year...

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    #5  Edited By Taklulas

    fail console is fail

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    #6  Edited By RawknRo11a

    @Taklulas: yo, you can throw imaginary ninja stars at your TV though... think about it...

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    #7  Edited By YI_Orange

    I bet all those sheep are gonna play games they enjoy too. What a bunch of idiots. 
     
    Seriously though, it doesn't seem that bad. Sure, there'll be plenty of gimmicky games that a lot of us won't want to touch but just like with the Wii I'm sure there will be enough games that are good in their own right to justify a purchase.
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    #8  Edited By Video_Game_King
    @Taklulas said:
    fail console is fail
    How? It hasn't even come out, yet. The name sucks, but you can't say much about the actual console. Still, this year's E3 is disappointing. Where are the super awesome games?
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    #9  Edited By novadth

    I feel like I don't "get" it

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    #10  Edited By PrivateIronTFU

    @NovaDTH said:

    I feel like I don't "get" it

    I know I don't get it.

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    #11  Edited By Concise

    I'm going to withhold judgment until I know more about it, but I'd say they still miss the mark if they're going to go for the hardcore gamer. I can't see this competing with the iPad, either--too toylike. Nintendo's "kitchen sink" approach to consoles is alwaqys so odd, but it's often worked for them in the past. The one issue with this product seems to be the way nobody seems to be able to tell whether its really a console or just a fancy controller.

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    #12  Edited By SMTDante89

    I'm not 100% sold just yet, but darn, what other developers are showing now, I'm impressed.

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    #13  Edited By onarum
    @DG991 said:

    Seriously?

    WTF?

    It's like a tablet, but like a hand held, but like a console... except it is none of these.

    I know they pulled it off with the Wii...

    but come on... u sheep aren't going to go out and buy this right?

    Yeah why would we want to get the most innovative console ever, that's crazy *rolleyes*
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    #14  Edited By Ghostiet

    I don't get it at all. And the name is the most baffling thing in recent memory.

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    #15  Edited By breadfan
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    #16  Edited By YoungFrey

    It's got actual controlls and a good number of buttons, which is good.  But I don't see a lot of value in that screen for a single player game.  It would be great for party games, players bluffing or playing cards, etc...  I hope they sell a screenless version you can use on most games. 
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    #17  Edited By RawknRo11a

    @Ghostiet: Nintendo loves their word-play!

    Wii = We

    U = You

    We, You... not really sure what they're trying to say... damn hippies...

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    #18  Edited By SMTDante89

    I guess they'll have great third party support and from what I'm hearing now, Online will be a huge thing this time.

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    #19  Edited By YI_Orange
    @YoungFrey: I imagine the second screen would act much like the DS' second screen in a lot of cases and just be there as a way to display your map or facilitate inventory management without you having to go to a seperate screen to open it.
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    #20  Edited By phish09

    How much do you think it will be?  I'm gonna predict that they launch it at $299.

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    #21  Edited By RawknRo11a

    @YI_Orange: seems to be the way most 3rd party devs will use it. unless they're gonna make a hell of a lot of party and minigame collections

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    #22  Edited By ReyGitano

    @PrivateIronTFU said:

    @NovaDTH said:

    I feel like I don't "get" it

    I know I don't get it.

    I wish I could get it. I feel old and out of date.

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    #23  Edited By CastroCasper

    I need to know more about it. There was a little white box in the demo, that I can only assume is the console itself. Does it play DVDs? Blurays? I wish they spent a little more time talking about the details, but I'll just have to wait till the bomb crew gets their hands on the hardware and then talk about it.

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    #24  Edited By DirtyEagles

    It seems like a culmination of everything gaming. I am looking forward to what it's capable of.

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    #25  Edited By The_Laughing_Man

    They kept saying "Controller FOR Wii U" Maybe that means there is a another part. 

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    #26  Edited By AnimalFather

    does it have a box???
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    #27  Edited By redbliss

    I just dont know who would want to use that to play shooters or other games. The controller is so wide, and it doesnt have any grips or handles. Weird. Also, price was glaringly absent.

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    #28  Edited By WickedFather

    Where can I sii this monstrosity?

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    #29  Edited By Lemmycaution217

    I already accept the name. I just want to see the actual console.

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    #30  Edited By MisterMouse

    I think they aren't showing the actual hardware yet... just the controller... which I feel is a horrible decision. No specifics at all.

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    #31  Edited By mechakirby

    I don't understand what it is... At first it just looked like a Wii peripheral. Then they were talking like it's also a new console... Then they were showing games that definitely can't run on the Wii. Now I have no idea what's on. What the hell is this thing? 
     
    Is it a controller that will be compatible with the Wii AND a new console that they just haven't shown yet?

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    #32  Edited By mrfluke

    please dont kill me mods.this is just too perfect to post right now XD

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    #33  Edited By jacdg

    @SlashseveN303 said:

    @PrivateIronTFU said:

    @NovaDTH said:

    I feel like I don't "get" it

    I know I don't get it.

    I wish I could get it. I feel old and out of date.

    I'm pretty young, and I don't get it.. it's pretty cool from a technical standpoint, but I don't think I ever want to use something like this.

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    #34  Edited By AnimalFather

    Does it have a box or is the ram pcu in the controller? did they show the box?
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    #35  Edited By DetectiveSpecial

    That was completely pointless. We have absolutely NO information about this console, aside from the controller. Most of the footage was from trailers for other systems. I don't understand.

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    #36  Edited By Patman99

    WiiU? More like PiiU.... am I right?

    But seriously I dont know what to think about it. It looks like a controller but they said it was a console but it looks like you need your Wii to use the WiiU... So how is this a new console if you need another console to play it? I think it is just a new controller rather then a new console.

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    #37  Edited By GuyIncognito

    What the hell is it?  I'm watching the conference right now (on gamespot) and I have no idea what it is.  Is it just a bigger NGP?

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    #38  Edited By NickL

    How much is that controller gonna cost?

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    #39  Edited By Rebirth1337

    Can someone tell me wtf it is? Is it a controller or a handheld?

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    #40  Edited By EuanDewar
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    #41  Edited By Bubbly

    There is a picture of the new console (yes console) on Kotaku.

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    #42  Edited By strainedeyes

    If you only own a Wii, then this is for you.

    If you already own a 360/PS3 and a Wii, I don't see the point.

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    #43  Edited By Brendan

    Yep, you guys are the smart, forward thinking ones. You saw one press conference, little details, but everyone who will buy this is an idiot.

    Or you could just keep a level head and wait to see what other people who have used it think, more specific details of the platform, and what games are coming out on it. That's the smart thing to do, but I don't think the internet can handle that.

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    #44  Edited By HowDire

    @mrfluke said:

    please dont kill me mods.this is just too perfect to post right now XD

    You Sir are a Hero.

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    #45  Edited By UlquioKani

    they have caught up with current gen but is this a little late. Maybe Sony and Microsoft will hold back their next consoles now that they know they are not behind like they probably expected. Some of the stuff shown like being able to use inventory on the screen and playing some of the simpler games on the small screen seem like good ideas.

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    #46  Edited By captain_clayman

    just imagine how crappy regular games will be.

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    #47  Edited By onarum
    @phish09 said:
    How much do you think it will be?  I'm gonna predict that they launch it at $299.
    yeah that's very likely, though I wouldn't be surprised if it went for 349, also those controllers must cost almost 100 bones a piece.
     
    @Not_A_Stalker said:
    I don't understand what it is... At first it just looked like a Wii peripheral. Then they were talking like it's also a new console... Then they were showing games that definitely can't run on the Wii. Now I have no idea what's on. What the hell is this thing?   Is it a controller that will be compatible with the Wii AND a new console that they just haven't shown yet?
    sigh... no, it's a new console that will have a new controller and is compatible with wii peripherals... seriously was it that hard to understand: I felt they were pretty clear about it.
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    #48  Edited By DG991

    They can innovative all the want, but if this doesn't do a higher resolution of gaming then what hardcore audience are they aiming for?

    Everyone is so confused...

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    #49  Edited By Soap

    Easily the worse name ever.

    EVER.

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    #50  Edited By Sayishere

    @HowDire said:

    @mrfluke said:

    please dont kill me mods.this is just too perfect to post right now XD

    You Sir are a Hero.

    OMG LOLOLOLOLOLOL

    You sir are amazing.

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