Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Nintendo’s Plans Are “Unreal”, Controller To Feature HD Screen

Whatever Nintendo does has to be revolutionary. Whether it’s the Super Nintendo of old, or its latest console, the Wii – it has to be different. In fact, although you may not like the Wii that much, (I don’t) the console’s changed the game forever, forcing Sony and Microsoft down a route they thought was futile, but now, both Kinect and PS Move are selling millions – thanks to Nintendo.

But the Wii’s lost steam, and analysts have been calling for a new console from the legendary gaming company for months. Will it happen? It’s basically confirmed for an E3 2011 reveal, and as news surface, we’re learning more about the console. We already know it’ll be more powerful than PS3 and Xbox 360, but what we didn’t know is how excited developers who’ve seen it are about the system. I mean, who wouldn’t? The hardware’s spotting an HD screen on its controller. What Nintendo’s forging is “unreal” says one source.

“Publishers are already planning launch titles and it’s all very exciting,” said another source to CVG. “The hardware is even more powerful than current HD consoles and backwards compatible with Wii. The controller will be all-new and has a HD screen on it.”

Nintendo’s commented, saying it doesn’t comment on “rumor and speculation”.

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  • Sole Survivor

    I’m really pumped for E3 now. Nintendo’s about to steal the show yet again! First it was 3DS and now its’ this! Awesome. Can’t wait.

  • Ghost250

    screen on the controller, thats stupid

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    Lol. I’ll wait and see what these guys are doing, but I must admit I’m looking to see what it’s like. I miss me some Mario, and refuse to buy a Wii. Would you purchase a new Ninty console, Ghost?

  • Ghost250

    yeah id have to see the games first, if its anything like the 3ds i wouldn’t buy it. 3DS = biggest disappointment this year

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    You bought the 3DS, right? Hated it I guess….Shame. But then again it’ll still sell big. I’m not buying the 3DS…. I’m waiting on NGP.

  • Ghost250

    its not even real 3D its just depth, waste of money if it wasn’t for resident evil, zelda, and star fox i woulda sold it already

  • Joseph Garrett

    HD screen on the controller. I suppose that could be used for menus and stuff, a touch screen inventory screen on the controller could be cool.

    I’m gonna wait until I see it before I pass judgement. No way it can be as revolutionary as the gamecube….

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    @Ghost: I haven’t seen it in action, but I’ve always wondered what exactly the thing looked like.

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    @Joe, yeah, I’ll wait and see how it turns out. But all-in-all this is exciting stuff. Might I go back to my first love? We’ll see. I’m still suffering abandonment issues…

  • Brandon Keck

    Idk. I’m Kinda skeptical about this. Nintendo usually builds their consoles pretty cheap so they can make more profit. The Wii and 3ds have been the most expensive ones at $249. If all this info is true it’s definitely gonna be at least $299. Maybe even $349. I’m not sure about the hd screen on the controller either. Lol imagine how much their gonna cost. I can see the cracked screens already haha.

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    Yeah – many controller replacements going forward then. But rumors are far and wide, we’ll see come E3~

  • ExclusivesMostly

    I must say If the rumors are true, color me IMPRESSED!!!

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    I’m really intrigued by all this. No lie here.

  • nick

    the screens not for viewing menus, its actually for streaming games from the system to the controller and use it as a portable gaming unit.
    not a bad idea!
    thats one thing sony should do with the NGP!
    instead of having to buy new controllers, just use your handheld to control the ps3.
    only problem being it has no 2nd shoulder buttons, but besides that id be perfect!

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    Nintendo means business.

  • nick

    how cool would that be!
    come home pick up the controller and play your game, then when you need to go out just transfer everything over to the controller and continue playing it on the go.
    then once your back home again just transfer everything back and off you go again!
    what more could a man ask for!?

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    Eternal life?