Nintendo showed off its next-generation system during their conference at E3 2012, the Wii U. Very little is known about the console itself, they focused more on the controller (officialy called Wii U GamePad) and games.
The new console allows the player to run their system and view the menu on the controller screen without having to turn on the TV. To reduce the console costs, the controller screen doesn't have multi-touch capability. There will be support for two Wii U GamePads per console.
Price and exact release date still not revealed, but Nintendo plans to launch the console by end of 2012 with an estimated price of $300 or more.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE WII U:
►4,57cm (height) x 17,7cm (width) x 26,67cm (depth)
►Resistive touchscreen with 6.2 inches (15.75 cm) and widescreen aspect ratio (16:9)
►Two directional analog and one digital
►Traditional buttons plus two analog and one called TV Control
►Accelerometer, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, vibration, camera, microphone, speaker and Stylus
►Accepts Wii games and accessories such as Wii Remote, including the Plus (up to 4)
►Wii U and Wii disks
►FullHD (1080p), as well as 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i
►HDMI, S-video and Wii cables
►Multi AV and HDMI port (6-channel linear PCM)
►Internal flash memory (amount not reported)
►IBM Multi-Core microprocessor
►AMD based GPU
►Four USB 2.0 ports and an SD slot
GAMES ANNOUNCED FOR THE WII U:
►Killer Freaks From Outer Space
►New Super Mario Bros. U
►Ninja Gaiden: Razor's Edge
►Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
►Ghost Recon Online
►Lego City Undercover
►Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
►Tank! Tank! Tank!
►Mass Effect 3