We've been playing the same old Wii since 2006, which makes the calls for Nintendo to create a new Wii - Wii HD! Wii 2? Wii-As-Powerful-As-The-Xbox-360!?! - about... four years old. As recently as last November, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime was telling Kotaku that it wasn't time to talk about a new Wii yet.
Nintendo's next console, the Wii U, has got us excited. It combines the best parts of the Wii with the graphical power of the other consoles and throws in the most insanest, ridiculously awesome controller we've ever played for good measure. But I'm sure you guys have questions. Here's what we know about the Wii U so far.
It looks like the product of a fevered fanboy wetdream. A 6.2-inch touchscreen, surrounded by dual analogue sticks and oodles of buttons. Like the portable hardcore gamers wish Nintendo made. But it's the most incredible controller ever.