The New Logo
This is the new logo for the upcoming Nintendo system. Be sure to let us know how you feel about the Wii U name in the comments section.
The Wii U Console
Here's the console in its entirety. There's a small Wii-like base station that wirelessly transmits video and data to the tablet portion.
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Tablet With Stylus
Not much was mentioned regarding stylus support beyond the above image. With the DS/3DS platform being a good indicator, the Wii U should put a stylus to proper use.
With the side angle we can see the trigger buttons on the back. With the added grip this controller will be easier to hold than most tablets.
The Wii U I/O
There's plenty of connectivity on the Wii U, including a front-facing camera, microphone, accelerometer and gyroscope.
Like every other Nintendo console, the Wii U is backwards compatible.
Interfacing with the Tablet
Nintendo says there is no latency between the tablet and the base station, so throwing ninja stars into the screen should be quite effortless.
Wii U Shooter
That's a massive gunsight, and this part of the Wii U video shows that peripherals will be a major component of the Wii U ecosystem, just like they were with the original Wii.
Wii U with Wii Fit
Nintendo execs specifically mentioned that the Wii U tablet could communicate with the Wii Balance Board wirelessly.
StarFox 64 on the 3DS
This doesn't have much to do with the Wii U...but we thought StarFox 64 on the 3DS was too awesome to ignore. That along with MarioKart, Luigi's Mansion 2 and a slew of other games are coming to the 3DS before or during the 2011 holiday season.
The PlayStation 3DTV
Sony officially unveiled a PlayStation-branded 3DTV at E3 2011. This 24-inch 1080p LED-backlit display can be used as a 3D display with your PS3, and will retail for only $499. The display has a built-in subwoofer, too.
The display will ship with 3D glasses, a copy of Resistance 3, and a six foot long HDMI cable.
Resistance 3 in 3D
Resistance 3 is going to be a watershed 3D title for Sony and the PS3, hence the bundle and the press conference attention.
The PlayStation Vita
The NGP has a new name: The PlayStation Vita (or PS Vita). Sony announced that the handheld will ship for this holiday season for $249 (WiFi only) and $299 (WiFi and AT&T 3G).
Thin and Light
The PS Vita is wide, but it's easily thinner than a 3DS, and is significantly lighter, too. So light, in fact, that you might forget it's in your pocket!
Touchpads and Multitouch
That isn't just a fancy pattern; the back of the PS Vita is a touchpad, which works wonderfully along with the multitouch OLED display.
The top - especially the buttons - reminds us of the iPhone 4 a little.
PS Vita Menu
The Vita is 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5 mm, and it's very light (no specific weight known). We do know the internal specs, however, which are headlined by a quad-core ARM CPU and SGX543MP4+ graphics.
PS Vita Touchscreen
There's no sign of a stylus with the PS Vita, but your finger will do just fine.
Wipeout 2048 on the PS Vita
We're big Wipeout fans, going all the way back to the franchise's PSX roots. This new version will be a PS Vita launch title, and will have some cross-platform functionality with Wipeout HD on the PS3.