Wii U Specifications Released (Official)


Here we have it, from Nintendo themselves. Please discuss in our comments thread below.
  • Launches
  • 2012
  • Size
    • Approximately 1.8 inches tall, 6.8 inches wide and 10.5 inches long.
  • New Controller
    • The new controller incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch screen and traditional button controls, including two analog Circle Pads. This combination removes the traditional barriers between games, players and the TV by creating a second window into the video game world. The rechargeable controller includes a Power button, Home button, +Control Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons. It includes a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble feature, camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, a sensor strip and a stylus.
  • Other Controls
    • Up to four Wii Remote™ (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers can be connected at once. The new console supports all Wii™ controllers and input devices, including the Nunchuk™ controller, Classic ControllerTM, Classic Controller ProTM and Wii Balance Board™.
  • Media
    • A single self-loading media bay will play 12-centimeter proprietary high-density optical discs for the new console, as well as 12-centimeter Wii optical discs.
  • Video Output
    • Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI, component, S-video and composite.
  • Audio Output
    • Uses AV Multi Out connector. Six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI.
  • Storage
    • The console will have internal flash memory, as well as the option to expand its memory using either an SD memory card or an external USB hard disk drive.
  • CPU
    • IBM Power®-based multi-core microprocessor.
  • Other
    • Four USB 2.0 connector slots are included. The new console is backward compatible with Wii games and Wii accessories.
    Comments
    3 Responses to “Wii U Specifications Released (Official)”
    1. Luke says:

      It’s a shame it doesn’t play Gamecube games but maybe they will now appear on the store as downloadables?

      Like

    2. Teto says:

      I agree with Luke….

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