Nintendo Will Unveil New Gaming System At E3 Expo In June

As all of you probably know, Nintendo released the Wii in 2006 and saw astounding results. The thing sold almost 100 million units which is unbelievable and has both the PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 beat in total sales across the world. Just think back to every holiday season since the system dropped. You straight up could not find a Wii in stores or online, that is unless you were willing to pay three times what it was worth on Amazon or eBay, which I’m sure some lucky/rich kids got their parents to do for them.

Well, getting to the point, Nintendo has announced that the follow-up to the Wii is going to be officially unveiled this coming June at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles. For those of you who don’t know, the E3 Expo is the biggest and most prestigious trade show/event for video and computer games. You thought that Comic-Con was nerdy, but this Expo takes nerdiness to the next level.

The new Nintendo system has been kept pretty secret. All we know is it’s called “Project Cafe” and it will be backwards compatible with the Wii games and software.

This isn't confirmed...

What could potentially be a make or break for this system is the controller. Nintendo executives have stated it will be a tablet style controller that will have a 6-inch touch screen on it, along with the usual joysticks and buttons. This makes me think the controller is going to be huge and annoying to work with, which kinda sucks. The first thing that comes to mind is the old Sega Dreamcast controller, which had that little screen that served no purpose other than making it much bulkier.

... neither is this.

Now, although they will have a playable version of this system at the E3 Expo this coming June, it will not be available for purchase until some time in 2012. So don’t get too excited yet, you still have some time left until this mysterious “Project Cafe” comes out, but keep your eyes peeled for new information.

They promise more power, speed, and capabilities than both the PlayStation and XBox systems, so it has potential to be a real game changer (pun intended). We’ll just have to wait and see if the performance backs up the hype.

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