Wii U Impressions from CES 2012

11 01 2012

On Tuesday, Nintendo gave Associated Press a sneak peak at their next system iteration, the Wii U at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The video below includes Nintendo of America Executive Vice President Scott Moffitt explaining a little about the device, while showing off the device in action with multiplayer games.

The device on its own appears to be similar to a tablet, but as explained in the video, offers up a personalized screen for multiplayer integration. Players can apparently get their own screen on the Wii U controller, in addition to their own split piece on their television of choice with which the game is playing on.

The controller itself is fairly large with a touch screen, what appears to be an IR receiver on the front, two analog sticks, a d-pad on the left side, a four button layout on the right hand side, various pause, start, and home buttons on the front, and two sets of bumpers on the back of the device.

The Wii U seems to be self sustaining on its own, so the thought of using it on a television screen with an apparent “home base” device seems a bit redundant. However, more features remain to be seen, which the company has promised to reveal at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo  in June. 

After seeing this, are you more or less interested in the Wii U? Let us know in your comments below!

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