Rumor: More info on touch screen controller in "Wii 2"?

Nintendo is still officially staying silent about the features of its next game console but now a new report from the Japanese news organization Nikkei claims to have more info on the console, specifically about its controller. The console is expected to be shown next week at Nintendo's pre-E3 press conference on Tuesday, June 7.

Nikkei's report, as translated by Andriasang, claims that the controller will indeed have a touch screen as part of its features as previously stated by other Internet spawned rumors. The touch screen could in fact be used as a separate game console but there's no word on if there will be separate games made for the controller. Attached to Nintendo's main console the touch screen will allow users to control game characters just by touching the controller's screen. The report claims that the screen will be six inches in size and will include a rechargeable battery as well as a camera.

There have been a ton of rumors and speculation about Nintendo's next console. It's been called "Wii 2" and "Project Cafe" in the press but so far Nintendo has yet to officially give a real name to the consoles. Rumors have put the graphics level higher than the current levels of the Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles. Other rumors have said the console will have support for HDTV resolutions, an 8 GB Flash drive for storage and a disk format that will hold 25 GB of data. Nintendo has said the console will come out sometime in 2012.

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I just hope the rechargeable battery is removable at all. I mean... Imagine, replacing the whole controller because of a faulty battery.... (I know tampering would be a choice..., but come on!)

I don't understand why they just won't include a blu-ray drive. Yes they would have to pay a licensing fee, but at least it would give the device one more feature to sell. Since Nintendo has never shown a motivation to have an online streaming video service like Microsoft, it would be nice if they recognize that consumers would like to have some other form of entertainment other than complete gaming. No sense in having an HD hdmi system with disks that can store 25GB, but can still only play dvds.

If the system truly does only have 8GB of internal storage, I hope they at least include the ability to add more storage or something. If that's not even an option for the future that tells me their online plans for gaming, downloads, etc aren't really going to compare with Xbox or Playstation.

oh yeah one peeve, VOICE ACTING, i'm tired of reading. It's damn 2011 let's get some people speaking in these games.

Non-Active-Account said,
Yeah no joke. 2-4 full games and bam out of storage all ready. No way this console will last 4 years.

I can't see them only offering 8GB in 2011.

macrosslover said,
oh yeah one peeve, VOICE ACTING, i'm tired of reading. It's damn 2011 let's get some people speaking in these games.

You better put a quantifier of QUALITY voice acting. There's plenty of ****ty voice acting in games done by hobos off the street. Nothing ruins a game completely more than half-assed voices. Given the choice between no voice and **** voice, I'll gladly take no voice anyday. Thank god for some games originally made overseas leaving their native language track intact.

This may be Nintendo's last console if they really put this out. I just don't see it selling good after a year. A lot of people learned from the wii's hype. I must admit I fell for it also. I really wanted this console to work but I just can't see it happening. Yes I know it's not even out yet.

I can see the screen being smashed while playing things like Super Smash Brothers, pun intended. I've seen some people get pretty darn upset at games and throw their controllers. A controller with a screen would last about a week with most people.

What the heck. I hope this rumor is really, really false. "Oh, let's put a 0.3mp camera in the controller and then give it 1999 webcam effects like "WARP" and "BEND"! Haha they'll love it! Also let's make it touch screen so we don't need to use buttons anymore. Super Smash Bros. would be great with a touch screen."

Lol, sigh.

Kondrath said,
What the heck. I hope this rumor is really, really false. "Oh, let's put a 0.3mp camera in the controller and then give it 1999 webcam effects like "WARP" and "BEND"! Haha they'll love it! Also let's make it touch screen so we don't need to use buttons anymore. Super Smash Bros. would be great with a touch screen."

Lol, sigh.

+1 because I prefer actual buttons to touch as it is far easier and more practical, not really buying into the touch screen controller thing...

SteelToast said,

+1 because I prefer actual buttons to touch as it is far easier and more practical, not really buying into the touch screen controller thing...


Let's wait and se...