Nintendo E3 2011 press conference live stream

With the Wii on its last legs and a less than stellar 3DS launch, Nintendo has much to prove this year. While the Wii’s likely swan song Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is sure to make an appearance, and the 3DS should have some nice new software to see, including a fully 3D Super Mario adventure, that’s not the big news. What everyone will be watching for is the first glimpse of Nintendo’s new home console, codenamed Project Café. The shroud of mystery will finally be removed today at this very press event that we’ll be live streaming right here! How can you possibly resist watching?

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  • Hipopapotamus - June 7, 2011 9:18 p.m.

    Wow what a disappointment, only on new 3ds game announced and weird control- FUCKING SMASH BROS!!! I'm impressed with the 3rd party support and all but i already have an xbox to play hardcore games on, and i dont think ill be picking one up to play a strange lego gta clone, and will play smash bros on by 3ds
  • GamingBear - June 7, 2011 6:23 p.m.

    One last comment from em, despite what your opinion is on Wii U, its got people talking, just like the original Wii. Can Microsoft and sony say there conferences got people talking on the level that nintendo has, I doubt it
  • DrJanitor - June 7, 2011 5:59 p.m.

    Sorry, last time, but for a picture of the new console proper if you're interested.
  • DrJanitor - June 7, 2011 5:56 p.m.

    Also, Lego City Stories is your big game announcement for this system. Really? Lego? It better turn out to be a Lego-style GTA or I'm gonna be pissed!!
  • GamingBear - June 7, 2011 5:49 p.m.

    "So here they are: the console itself will run in full HD, via HDMI, but the touchscreen isn't HD. The console has internal Flash memory which can be augmented with "SD Card or USB solutions". It will play optical disks and downloadable content, and will be backwards-compatible with Wii software. And it will launch some time between 1 April and 31 December 2012." taken from uk newspaper article
  • EliteBouncer - June 7, 2011 5:49 p.m.

    It is a new console. There are pictures of it all over IGN right now. And I'm hella excited for this. I love Nintendo games, I'm excited for a system that can play Nintendo games as well as third party games from other systems and developers (Arkham City). And I have a 3 year old at home who love watching Toy Story and Dora. It will be amazing to be able to play some Arkham City on my Wii U (hate that name) on the controller while not having to disrupt the whole house. Beautiful. I'm on board.
  • bluscorp - June 7, 2011 5:48 p.m.

    Well. I, like a few others on here, am let down. I am genuinely intrigued by Wii-U, and that EA are backing them with Battlefield. But i was so looking forward to actually wanting to own an Nintendo console, and then they killed my dreams. I certainly didn't think I'd be more interested in the 3DS than the new home console. I'll be waiting for Sony to say that i can do the same with the PS Vita and my PS3, which it should be able to do.
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - June 7, 2011 5:45 p.m.

    Somehow I feel like this was somehow simultaneously the best and worst of the 3 conferences. I found it way more interesting and less painful than MS or Sony's, but I'm also not as excited as I should be. Nintendo's in a weird place where they're putting all their effort into their new console, and don't have anything real to demonstrate yet. I feel like they shouldn't have shown this this early, but they had to, as they have nothing else to show. They also don't have the 3rd party support for their current console to keep me excited about their games this holiday. There's a lot of potential here, but right now that's all it is.
  • Ariaka - June 7, 2011 5:45 p.m.

    Console? You call that a console? It's more a frikking new controller, if it were a console, you wouldn't have to hang around the Wii to use it, would you? It's either a really bad choice in terminology, that Regi should have caught, or they're being completely seedy in their use of terms. I'm thrilled for the 3DS and a new Smash Bros. game for it, but hearing them try to pass the Wii U off as a console, makes me wonder what the hell someone was thinking. It's just a shiny new controller... Damn, I really was hoping for a proper GameCube successor, and this is worse than sucks.
  • SuspendedIrrelevance - June 7, 2011 5:42 p.m.

    I'm gonna dive in with the first stupid-name joke! Wii-U... At Six! *tumbleweed* Anyway... yeah, apart from the horrid-sounding name, lack of any kind of display of actual technology (apart from 10 seconds of new Zelda in the opening montage, and a probably pre-rendered bird, although f*** me if it's not), it sounds like it could be interesting. Maybe. I think we have plenty of material for that 'aaaand there it is' disappointment Brett mentioned on T-Dar.
  • Bailey000 - June 7, 2011 5:39 p.m.

    So no new awesome console to bring Nintendo back !? Serious let down ...
  • PimplesInYourAsstista - June 7, 2011 5:37 p.m.

    Am rather excited for this. Seeing as the only real saving grace for Microsoft and Sony at this point were their exclusives, now that third parties are (hopefully) going to be making games for the WiiU (a stupid name, really) I can't see the other two companies making much of a splash with their new consoles. 'Look guys, really pretty Halo/Gears/Uncharted!' isn't much of a compelling argument for dropping what will no doubt be a shitton of cash on their new systems. Obviously, it depends on how well third party developers take to it. Theres a lot of potential, and I'm excited, but we'll have to see. Also, THE CONTROLLER ISN'T THE FUCKING SYSTEM. There is going to be a console, christ. They likely didn't show it because it hasn't be finalized.
  • QWERTYCommander - June 7, 2011 5:34 p.m.

    @db1331 I usually think you're a negative douchebag, but god dammit I agree with you.
  • LSZ - June 7, 2011 5:34 p.m.

    I just don't know the target market for this thing. The hardcore Nintendo gamer who has stuck by his Wii and maybe people who haven't bought a console yet this gen (depending on the price). Is there going to be any reason for a current PS3 or 360 owner to even consider this, apparent, marginal upgrade? I know it's very early but I don't see it.
  • DrJanitor - June 7, 2011 5:34 p.m.

    I can't remember exactly what was said but the dude was talking about it being 'absolute' and I thought it was going to be called the Nintendo Absolute! A little bold but I thought it rang out to the hardcore gamers. Shame that they had to include 'Wii' in there, though. I also agree with MyCoolWhiteLies - there was nothing really mind blowing about it. They spoke passionately about it's potential then didn't really show anything to wow us. I certainly think it's interesting, and the idea is improving the more I think about it, but talk about having my hopes smashed almost as soon as they started talking about the system... Not nearly as excited as I should be right now!
  • barniebo - June 7, 2011 5:34 p.m.

    Well, looking at the potential of the Wii U it could be great, and definately like the backwards compatability of games and peripherals. Also, could the Wii U = PS3 + PSP2 (Vita)?? This could lead to cross platform games coming out (for Nintendo and Sony at least) that are actually quite good, as costs would be shared and thus more would be worthwhile to create. Of course, shovelware would be released for both as well, but you can't have everything! Also, I know I'm not the first to say it, but the name!! Wii U = Pee-ugh!
  • GamingBear - June 7, 2011 5:33 p.m.

    Its obviously still in the early stages of being developed for so they can't show too much, but its promising I think they might be onto something here and the fact it can be used for existing systems and yet it is a whole new system to in itself thought still unsure if it is the actual console as well as controller or what - confusing :s best show for me out of the three
  • Z-man427 - June 7, 2011 5:27 p.m.

    What the hell? That's not a new console. It's another damn peripheral.
  • ShadowMan - June 7, 2011 5:27 p.m.

    so confused... why would they show just the new controller, running on the previous system?? that is SO retarded, hate the name as well, the analog sticks are in the wrong place and in two years the system will be dated... IDIOTS!
  • Yaro - June 7, 2011 5:26 p.m.

    I'm guessing they didn't show the console itself, because the shape isn't final..? Not sure about the analog circle pads...the position...and the fact they are NOT sticks. Love the concept though. Good luck, I like innovation.