Firstly, sorry I've been busy lately and haven't updated this blog, or my Simpsons image mod page http://thesimpsonsdiditalready.blogspot.com/
Now then, E3...the video game industries trade show...Nintendo.
Nintendo showcased the successor to their very successful Wii console, the Wii U.
I see this as a hybrid of the bottom half of a DS, with Wii controls, that communicates with a new Wii. I don't like the PSP, it's as bad as the Nokia N*gage as far as I am concerned...so therefore I am not favorable to this new concept. I understand that touchscreen technology is big, the DS and the Wii are both big fan favorites and that it makes sense in some people's minds to put all these together - But I just don't see anything in this.
In my honest opinion this could work so much better if the screen on the 'controller' was demountable from a controller caddy and you could take it with you to use as a tablet PC, of sorts without it looking like a big toy.
This is an image hosted at Wikipedia and shows the controller...thing. As you can see it has the same buttons as the Wii, with the "bottom half" look of the DS, and 3DS-like 'circle pads'.
Seriously what is this thing? It's not a 3DS, it's not a Wii - It's like a inbred Nintendo creation, which would be cool except for the fact these devices already exist, it's just that they have been mashed together.
I don't see how this whole release isn't just a few upgraded components and a better way for the Wii to communicate with the DS.
What do you think? Are my points valid, or am I acting like a douche?