Wii U GamePad prototype unleashed by Nintendo

Japanese console and game developer Nintendo has provided a sneak peak to their second gen Wii console to provide excitement just days before the E3 opens its doors to the public.

In a video that was streamed online, Nintendo’s president, Satoru Iwata, showed features of their new Wii U GamePad.

The Wii U Gamepad features a 6.2 inch screen that displays maps and information to complement the game. It can also act as a touchscreen game board and can serve as a second monitor.

The demo also showed that the console can also serve as a television remote control and the built in screen can serve as a “social window” to enable individuals using the Wii U GamePad console to play against each other online.

Its predecessor, the Nintendo Wii, was a huge success as it changed the way individuals play games. Its motion-sensing controllers became a huge hit and paved the way for active gaming sessions.

Casual games, free or inexpensive games, that is played through smartphones or tablets have hurt the company and the gaming business per se.

According to Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter said, “The snack food type games thrive at the expense of casual games.”

“They have hurt the Wii and the DS badly and taken away the casual gamer,” he added.

Do you anticipate for the Wii U Gamepad, then?

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