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Nintendo Unveils High-Definition Player to Succeed Aging Wii

Nintendo Co. unveiled its first high-definition video-game console, to be used with a touch-screen control pad, as the company prepares to replace its aging Wii and defend its lead against old and new rivals.

The world’s largest maker of video-game players plans to begin selling the WiiU next year, Nintendo said today at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. The motion-sensing device, using a proprietary optical format for games, will be able to play all game titles made for the Wii, said Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo America.