At the E3 conference on Tuesday, Nintendo introduced the Nintendo Wii U which is the company's next-gen home video game console.

The new product is equipped with a revolutionary touch screen controller, precision motion controls, and full HD graphics to give users a whole new experience in home video gaming possibilities and play styles.

During the conference, the company exhibited the new game controller and described the different ways in which it can be used. The controller incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch screen and traditional button controls, including two analog Circle Pads. This interesting combination eliminates the traditional barriers faced by players between games and the TV by creating a second window into the video game world. The controller also enables users to run other Nintendo games and also make voice calls.

Although certain market analysts feel that the device provides only a tethered experience in comparison to the facilities offered by tablets, it is beyond doubt that the device has brought hardcore video gaming to a new level.

Besides this, the rechargeable controller also has an in-built accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble feature, camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, a sensor strip and a stylus.

The new console is also the company's first device that supports high-definition graphics with advanced graphic processors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Nintendo is ahead of the curve for once, Reuters quoted Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter stating. It can do anything a tablet can do and people might be asking, why can't my iPad 2 do this kind of gaming too?

Although, the device has its own internal flash memory, there are additional options of expanding its memory using either an SD memory card or an external USB hard disk drive. Specifications mentioned on the Nintendo official site also mentions that the new Wii U can also be connected to four Wii Remote controllers which includes Nunchuk controller, Classic ControllerTM, Classic Controller ProTM and Wii Balance Board at one time.

Check out the exclusive Nintendo Wii U launch pictures and videos from the E3 conference below: