Nintendo Unveils Wii U at E3

After months of speculation regarding the new Wii, gaming insiders finally got a look at Nintendo’s latest video game console. The video game giant unveiled the Wii successor, the Wii U, at an E3 press conference today, a device Nintendo hopes will appeal to hard core and casual gamers alike.

"As an industry, what we haven't achieved yet is a platform that is equally satisfying for all players," said Satoru Iwata, president and CEO of Nintendo. "This is exactly what we intend to create with our new home platform."

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Gamers Await Reveal of Wii 2 at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3)

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3 for short, kicks off tomorrow in Los Angeles and gamers around the world are looking forward to three days of exciting new games and technology. However, one of the most anticipated events of E3 is the debut of the new Wii which will take place at Nintendo’s press conference on Tuesday (June 7).

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Nintendo to Slash Wii Prices

One week after announcing a Wii successor, Nintendo today announced that it will slash the price of original Wii by $50. Beginning May 15, customers can scoop up a $150 Wii in black or white, complete with Mario Kart Wii and a Wii Wheel. The original Wii kit included Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resorts games. 

However, the Wii price cut isnt’ the only exciting news for bargain hunters. Nintendo will also offer a collection of games for the low price of $19.99. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mario Super Sluggers, and Wii Sports are among the games the Japan-based company will mark down. 

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Wii Successor Coming in 2012

Nintendo put an end to months of speculation this morning when it announced plans to release a Wii successor sometime next year.

“Nintendo has decided to launch in 2012 a system to succeed Wii,” the Japan-based company said in a simple, three-paragraph statement. “We will show a playable model of the new system and announce more specifications at the E3 Expo, which will be held June 7-9, 2011, in Los Angeles.” Nintendo offered no other details about the new gaming system.

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