Nintendo is the clear winner at this year’s E3 with the introduction of its Wii U console as well as an innovative new touchscreen controller. For years, Nintendo has been blowing Sony and Microsoft out of the water by going after the casual gaming market. The original Wii was a runaway success despite the fact that its low-powered innards only allowed for outmoded SD video and somewhat blocky graphics. The Wii U will change that, offering full 1080p HD video and markedly improved graphics. That alone would make Nintendo a winner, but there’s more.
I’ve already told myself I’m not allowed to buy a Wii U, but I’ve got over a year to reconsider.