Nintendo announces Wii U, awesomeness ensues

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While we were unable to go to E3 this year (you can blame that on the 5,000 mile divide) we’re still able to follow the multiple reveals via the series of tubes we call the internet. One of the biggest announcements to come out today was the Wii U, Nintendo’s successor to the massively successful Wii. The Wii U features a 6.2-inch touchscreen in the middle along with the traditional buttons and d-pads that consoles have. The unit will have an accelerometer, is totally backwards-compatible with old Wii titles and has built-in camera that allows some facetime-esque chat functionality. A neat feature is the devices’ ability to continue a game on the touchscreen when someone uses the TV that’s being used. Speaking of TVs, the Wii U will beam the game images straight on to your boob-tube without the use of wires, and will be in HD. There’s so many gameplay possibilities with the new console that it’s really hard to begin to fathom, but if the Wii is anything to go by, it’s probably going be awesome and fun.

Source: Joystiq