We don't know the price of the just-announced Wii U console from Nintendo. We don't know the release date. We don't know the technical specifications (asking Nintendo employees about what's in the hardware, or even the resolution of the screen, has proven futile). What do we know? That Nintendo doesn't want to make this system about technology alone.

What Nintendo is showing to the press is a series of proof-of-concept experiences designed to show what the hardware can do. We're already sold.

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