Nintendo Wii U Controller and Display

Wii U Launching After April 1st, May Stream Video To Controllers

The Wii U still has a lot of unresolved questions, such as how users will play games with two new video controllers at one time when only one is supported for the systems first games (this has been answered, but not to the liking of many users). Another big question mark regards when the system will debut. According to reports the Wii U will arrive in Q2, 2012, possibly around April 1st.

Reggie Fils-Aime, the president of Nintendo of America, recently spoke with David M. Ewalt at Forbes and revealed that both the Wii and Wii U will be sold side-by-side when the new system is revealed, that games as we already knew will be playable on just one video displayed Wii U controller (the other player must use an old-fashioned WiiMote and Nunchuck) and that the system could technically stream videos to the portable remote screen, such as content from a Netflix account.

In Fils-Aime’s own words, the system won’t launch until “After April 1st.”

Hopefully supply keeps up with demand this time around since 200% markups is annoying and bad form during the holiday shopping season.