I received an email from Nintendo announcing the new thing called the WiiU....and i really dont understand what it is?..............
Is it a Console by itself to play wii games on the go......or something you connect to the Wii?
Please reply soon:D
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Message was edited by: NOA_TECH_ZEKE
No. You have to have the Wii U turned on the tv to use the controllers which is what I think you mean by the portable part of the Wii U. (Although you can leave it on while other people are watching tv and the controllers will still work as said at the Nintendo E3 Press Conference.) so therefore it is not portable so you can't play it in the mall or in a car. Sorry!
to furter explain what was stated above, yes the WiiU is a game console. it is backwards compatible with wii games, wii remotes, nunchucks, classic controller, balance board, etc... however, it is an entirely new system, so it will have new games that are in a much higher resolution (1080p to be exact!) and will not be released until after March 31, 2012 according to nintendo. and just to clarify, the controller can NOT be used by itself. it runs off of the console and the game inside of it. however if you're close by to the console, and you wish to display what's on the t.v. on the contoller, you may.