The new Wii U console introduces the Wii U GamePad, a controller with a 6.2-inch touch screen that redefines how people interact with their games, their entertainment and one another.
Besides the exclusive 6.2” display, the new controller also comes with a gyroscope and an accelerator, speakers, a mic, an inward-facing camera, and a rumble feature. Adding these new additions to the classic layout of the controller (ZL/ZR buttons, L/R buttons/ A/BX/Y buttons, +Control Pad, and 2 analogue circle pads) will create the ultimate gaming experience while being attractive to both dedicated and casual video game players. Up to 4 Wii remote or Wii remote plus controllers can be used with the Wii U gaming console, and it is also backwards compatible with all accessories and games from its predecessor. The original Wii gaming system has already sold over 86,000,000 consoles worldwide, and broadened the audience for games. The Wii U gaming console is designed to further broaden that audience.
You mentioned you are selling the 3DS at a manufacturing loss following the price cut, will the same be true of the upcoming 3DS XL and Wii U consoles?