Nintendo, the classic gaming company, is launching it’s very first high definition gaming console on November 18 in the US, and December 8 in Europe and Japan. This is the first major game console to launch in years, and is allowing Nintendo to really catch up to Sony and Microsoft with the implementation of High Resolution gaming. It was over 7 years ago that the first high resolution consoles were released, but it seems Nintendo has a lot more options here on out with the huge bloom of new consumer technology available today.
The original Wii became extremely popular, with classic game titles that make Nintendo consoles true Nintendo consoles. But the main fallback was the lack of HD resolutions. The Wii gained its popularity through a new way of playing, motion sense control. While the original Wii controller was not that advanced, it introduced a whole new, intuitive way of gameplay.
The Nintendo Wii U offers a range of new features:
- High resolution gaming will allow you to play those classic games, as well as brand new Nintendo games in a much more appealing high def resolution. More realistic games, clearer and more visually pleasing menus and more. This is probably where the original Nintendo Wii really fell behind.
- Bigger storage options! Up to 32GB.
- A new controller. The Wii U GamePad allows for asymmetrical gameplay. This means two or more people can play the same game but experience them differently. Players are also able to turn the TV off completely and play the game on the GamePad, which also includes a touch screen. The GamePad acts more like a tablet than a controller!
- Live television will now be able to be viewed on the Wii U. Nintendo TVii is the service announced by Nintendo which will be integrated into live tv watching. The service lets users select favourites and send them to other Wii users on the network in the form of suggestions. Families will also be able to create different profiles to prevent young kids from watching unwanted content.
- The service also allows for Live TV recording, which can also be viewed on the controller.
- Integration with social services like Facebook and Twitter.
- Better storage. The Nintendo Wii U will be released in an 8GB version, with a deluxe version at 32GB. There is a price difference of only 50 dollars between the two.
- Support for SD memory cards and external USB hard drives.
- Multi Core Processor and AMD Radeon based High Def GPU.
To be released November 19, 2012.
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