CES Archive

The Wii U controller isn’t final

While the Wii U console itself has been finalized, there’s a chance that the Wii U controller isn’t. Industry Gamers, who spent some time with the console at CES, had this to say: Though Nintendo didn’t confirm that the controller design is final, we definitely feel they are close to a finished product. “Not confirmed” […]

Developers are now working with final Wii U dev kits

At CES, Nintendo told IndustryGamers that third-party developers “have already received final [Wii U] devkits”. If the development kits have been finalized, I can’t imagine the final retail unit being too far off – which we’re going to be seeing at E3 in less than five months.

[Video] 7 minutes of Chase Mii and Battle Mii footage

Some great new footage of the Chase Mii and Battle Mii demos has surfaced, which offers the best look we’ve had at those two demos yet. They’re embedded after the break.

Reggie confident in Wii U’s power, but HD alone is “not enough”

Interviewed at CES, Reggie spoke a little on the philosophy behind the Wii U. He’s confident that the console has the graphical prowess to hold its own against its future competitors, but really wants to focus on creating new experiences with the touchscreen controller. The big innovation with the Wii U is the controller and […]

[Video] Tokyo Street “Panorama View” Demo

Back at E3, Nintendo showed off a special, private Wii U tech demo that demonstrated the new controller’s gyroscopic sensor. Often referred to as the “Tokyo Street Demo”, the word about it spread but Nintendo refused to let anyone record footage of it. The veil on this elusive demo (officially titled “Panorama View”) was finally […]

Wii U to launch in second half of 2012

The rather unremarkable news of Nintendo’s attending CES to show the E3 2011 Wii U demos all over again has been floating around the ‘net for a few days. However, a statement the company released when asked by Joystiq for clarification on what exactly they’d be showing revealed that the console is due for launch […]