Coming in 2012, Nintendo’s next home console will be called the Wii U! A variety of new controls will be available thanks to that new controller with a 6.2-inch touchscreen in it. And you’ll no longer be tied to a TV to enjoy your gaming action. The Wii U controller can handle your gaming session when the television is needed for other purposes. That’s a great feature by itself. A built-in front-facing cam will let you video chat as well.
You won’t have to use that large 6.2-inch controller if you don’t want to, the Wii U will be compatible with all current-gen accessories and software. Your Wii collection will also play on the U version of the console as well.