Report: Nintendo to show Wii U at CES

Monday, 19th December 2011 12:09 GMT By Johnny Cullen

CNet’s reporting that Nintendo is to bring Wii U to CES next month, six months ahead of a previously-planned re-reveal at E3.

CNet writer Jeff Bakalar says the company is to bring the new console to the event in Las Vegas, the first time it’ll have a new product on show in 17 years.

Before you get too excited, however, remember that last year it was thought Nintendo would show 3DS at CES. That was debunked by the show’s organiser, CEA, after reports.

The story also follows recent speculation that Microsoft is set to drop, in some form, announcements regarding the next Xbox.


Nintendo unveiled Wii U at E3, mainly focusing on its tablet controller, leading to confusion that it was the console itself. There will be a base console along with the controller.

The company has said it plans to re-unveil the console at next year’s E3 in LA ahead of its launch later in 2012.

EA, Ubisoft, THQ, Namco, Codemasters and Tecmo Koei are some of the third-party publishers to pledge its support for the hardware.

CES takes place between January 10-13.



  1. Moonwalker1982

    very interesting! I honestly hope they will succeed with this. I mean….i miss the days of having a Nintendo console that has both ‘hardcore’ games and the typical Nintendo games we all know and love.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. ManuOtaku

    #2 the sad thing is the last “hardcore” console (in terms of graphics) from nintendo sold badly, the gamecube was really a great console, with and incredible controller and with really good games, i hope the Wii U mix the great things of the wii and the gamecube, but if we look at the history of the last generations, we can say that one thing keeps happening, the less powerfull console will end up dominating its respective gen, so i dont think graphics matter all that much in the battle for each gen, iam only askingfor the wii U to have real 1080 p and + 60 Hz, if nintendo can achive this, well IMHO they will do good in the next gen too.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Moonwalker1982

    I can agree with you on that. Even when a new Xbox and PS come out, whenever that is. With much better graphics than now, and the Wii U ‘falling behind’ with the graphics, it shouldn’t have to matter. As long as they bring great exclusives to the Wii U, and keep doing so, even when the new Xbox and PS are out.

    Look at Zelda, definitely impressive for Wii, but compared to what 360 and PS3 offers, the graphics are not a shocker, not at all. But the gameplay is awesome, and that counts for alot. So i definitely also think a inferior console, in terms of graphics can succeed. As long as it keeps getting some great games.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Sini

    wtf is a re-reveal

    #4 3 years ago
  5. ManuOtaku

    a re-reveal is a stammering person trying to say reveal

    #5 3 years ago
  6. DSB

    What I really like is that they added a VHS slot.


    #6 3 years ago
  7. HeavyD-Love

    @4. It’s when you fuck up the reveal like Nintendo did. Not only is their system a mistake (IMHO), but so was there reveal! LOL

    Hopefully they have someone else besides that arrogant prick Reggie this time…

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Moonwalker1982

    I actually hope for a surprise, please let them show something more interesting than at last E3. Cause that was very underwhelming.

    #8 3 years ago

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