A video has surfaced on YouTube which purports to show the next generation Wii console - due to be unveiled at E3 in San Francisco next month.
Nintendo confirmed last month that it would demonstrate a playable version of the console – codenamed Project Café – on 7 June at E3. Now a video has appeared showing some one giving a presentation about the console with one of the units on show. The recording has obviously been done in secret and claims to be a private presentation of Project Café by a games editor. What we can see however is a woman pointing at a screen showing what could be a diagram of one of the new controllers for the new console. Reports had previously suggested that the controllers on the new Wii would have a 6in touchscreen and the diagrams on the screen in the video show a similar looking device.
At the bottom of the video a console can be seen which looks markedly different from the current Wii console, looking in fact more like an Xbox. Nintendo’s response to the emergence of the video was to call it “purely rumour and speculation” but interestingly didn’t say outright that it was a fake. Details of what Nintendo will bring to its new console are thin on the ground with the only concrete fact we know being that it won’t have 3D – at least according to President Satoru Iwata: “It’s difficult to make 3-D images a key feature, because 3-D televisions haven’t obtained wide acceptance yet.”
You will have to wait to see if this video is real or not but considering the big reveal is less than three weeks away, we’re sure you’ll be able to hold out until then, when we’ll be bringing you all the details.