wii u e3 2011 Nintendo confirms Wii U for 2012, may have more features

Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii U, the successor to its highly successful Wii gaming console, will be released by the end of this year, and some reports suggest it might come with more features than previously expected.

Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii U, the successor to its highly successful Wii gaming console, will be released by the end of this year, and some reports suggest it might come with more features than previously expected.

 
The company's president, Satoru Iwata, confirmed today that Japan, Europe and the US will all get the Wii U before the end of 2012, allaying any fears that gamers might have had about potential delays. The release window given is between June and December, but we likely won't see it until around late October or November, to capitalise on the Christmas season sales.
 
The producer of Street Fighter X Tekken, Yoshinori Ono, said that the Wii U prototype shown off at last year's E3 event is “not a reflection of everything this console is able to offer.”
 
Ono was careful about revealing too much, for fear of Nintendo sending assassins his way, but he did say that one of the features is “something different” to the Kinect and similar accessories.
 
wii u e3 2011 Nintendo confirms Wii U for 2012, may have more features
 
He added that the possibilities of the Wii U will be so unique that it will be difficult to show them in advertising on the product box and in gaming magazines, suggesting that they will need to be seen to be believed.
 
Another source suggested the Wii U would be twice as powerful as the Xbox 360, which will allow significant improvements on the somewhat cartoon-like graphics Nintendo has employed on the Wii to date.
 
From what we've seen so far, the Wii U looks impressive. If it has some secret features that are not yet revealed then it could blow away the competition and put the company back on the road to high profits after it recently revealed an expected 45 billion yen operating loss for 2011.
 

Source: CVG