An image of the Nintendo Wii U was reportedly being circulated through Twitter even as the game manufacturer has yet to release the game console into the market.
The image of the Nintendo Wii U was reportedly posted through the Twitter account of a Traveler’s Tales QA tester. The image has since been deleted although some tech websites were able to save the image and were able to make a comparison with the previous version of the game console from Nintendo (TYO:7974).
The leaked image of the Nintendo Wii U showed that the game console feature analog stick controllers. In comparison the previous model feature circle pads. Using the stick controllers for the Nintendo Wii U would be better for the game console since it was more suitable for a number of shooter game titles compared to the circle pad. The leaked image also showed the start as well as the select buttons were positioned along the sides of the controller instead of the back.
The supposed Nintendo Wii U also featured some square buttons that were not marked as well as the Wii U brand.
The controller for the Nintendo Wii U also had a large-sized controller that featured a touchscreen, camera and motion detection. The small screen can also be used on the games being played on a television or can be used in place of a larger screen display. The near field communication or NFC capability of the controller of the Nintendo Wii U will also allow it to support mobile payment systems.
The Nintendo Wii U is expected to be unveiled by Nintendo during the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo or the E3, which is a major game exhibit that will be held in Los Angeles from June 5 to June 7. Industry watchers also expect the game console to be released into the US, European and the Japanese markets prior to the holiday shopping season.