Nintendo Reveals Project Cafe as Wii U
Wii's successor is no longer Project Cafe. It's now Wii U!
During the E3 2011 conference, Nintendo revealed that Project Cafe has been renamed as Wii U. The Wii successor is a white console with a six-inch touchscreen, two thumbsticks, camera, motion sensor, face buttons and base unit. Wii U features a roaming mode, wherein games are displayed on the touchscreen; and a fixed mode, where the controller outputs to a TV. In addition to this, Nintendo promises zero latency for this link.
Moreover, both screens can be used at once, although the touchscreen does not output in HD. However, HD is available when the controller is connected to a HD TV. As Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata said in E3 2011:
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“As an industry, what we haven’t achieved yet is a game platform that is equally satisfying for all players,’ said Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata. ‘Yet, this is exactly what we intend to create with our new home platform.”