The Wii U isn't due until 2012, but interest in the new console is starting to come from unexpected sources. Valve's Gabe Newell recently talked about how the Valve model might fit nicely with the Wii U.
"Wii U seems to be a lot more powerful than the previous generation," Newell told Joystiq. "It sort of fits better into the scalability in terms of graphics performance and CPU performance, so I think it'll be a lot easier for us to fit into our scalability model."
Newell also said the company has "always loved Nintendo." The Wii wasn't a great fit for Valve titles, but since the Wii U is at least on par with the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Newell says "it's a lot easier to look at the Wii U and have it fit within that framework." Who knows? Maybe one day, you'll be able to play fetch with Dog on the Wii U's controller screen, while mowing down Combine on your TV.