What's the Wii U?

What's the Wii U?

 

For those that know and love their Wii console, it may be time to upgrade. Rumors are flying about the Wii U, the unique tablet and console hybrid unit that is likely to hit the market some time in 2012. True to form, there is not a lot of information about from Nintendo itself regarding when it will be providing the new system or what it will hold, but some experts say that it will be easy to find out about it soon enough.

The Wii U is likely to be at the next Consumer Electronics Show in January of 2012. By being there, many of the country's top gamers and reviewers will be on hand to give it a try. That is sure to impress those who are waiting and wondering what steps the company will take to compete with PlayStation and the Kinect in the coming months.

The Wii U was first announced at E3 in June, but limited information was available about it. There was no public presence when the company held meetings at International CES. CES takes place in January from the 10th to the 13th and is sure to be an all eyes open type of event.

Interestingly, Nintendo has generally not been at CES events in previous years. It is good to know that the company will have some type of presence this year. That may mean that it does have something to announce, even if it is not in its final form just yet. Are you excited about the Wii U? Will you purchase one this year?