Nintendo Direct pre E3 2012 conference
On this site you can watch the latest Nintendo Direct as Global President Satoru Iwata reveals new information about Wii U before E3 2012.
What have been said:
I. New gamepad (as Satoru Iwata named new controller)
It's similar to prototype, back cover is more ergonomic (that prototype). Slide pads has been changed to analog stick which has ability to be pushed and get new abilities (?).
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II. NFC Reader/Writer
Unknown button is now known - it's NFC Reader
III. TV Control Button
New feature - you will be able to operate TV with gamepad (on/off, changing channels, ect.)
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IV. Social functions - Miiverse
When you are using Wii U you will be able to ask other gamers to help you, chat, video-chat and so on...
(notice that there is black Wii U)
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V. Nintendo Network
Network service similar to PlayStation Network and Xbox Live that will be used on Wii U and others Nintendo consoles (3DS and...)
VI. Wii U Pro Controller
For "true hardcore" players - very similar controller to xbox one.
So - is Wii U interesting one ;) ?