Nintendo’s Wii U Specs

The long awaited “Wii U” specs are available today on Nintendo’s website. The “Wii U” specs seem very promising but, it’s unknown if Nintendo’s new system will be able to compete with Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s XBOX 360, graphically. Because the system doesn’t come out until next year, we’ll have wait and to see if what the developers are saying is true, but by that time Sony and Microsoft will be releasing their next generation of consoles. Strangely enough, Ubisoft held an hour long conference behind closed door regarding the Wii U, this is something I expected Nintendo to do seeing how it’s their console, but you never know what’s gonna happen now a days.

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Technical Specifications

Size:

  • 1.8 inches tall
  • 6.8 inches wide
  • 10.5 inches long

Controller:

  • Built-in accelerometer, gyroscope, speakers, front-facing camera, microphone and a 6.2 inch and a 16.9 resistive touchscreen
  • Two Circle Pads and one Digital Pad
  • Stylus
  • Select, Start, Home and Power buttons
  • A/B/X/Y face buttons, L/R bumper buttons and Zl/Zr trigger buttons
  • Controller sync button

Other Controls:

  • 4 Wii remotes or (Wii remote Plus) controllers can be connected at once
  • Supports Nunchuk controller, classic controller and classic controller ProTm and Wii balance board.


Processor:

  • CPU: IBM Power Architecture-based multi core 45nm microprocessor

VGA:

  • AMD Radeon-Based High Definition GPU

Storage:

  • Internal flash memory, expandable via SD memory cards and USB hard disk drives
  • Single self-loading media bay will play 12cm “proprietary high-density optical discs” (25 GB capacity) and 12 cm Wii optical discs.

Ports and peripheral capabilities:

  • SD memory card slot (supports SDHC cards)
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports (2 at front of console, 2 at rear)
  • Sensor Bar power port
  • “AV Multi Out” port
  • HDMI out port

Video:

  • 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p or 480i. standard 4:3 and 16:9 anamorphic widescreen
  • “AV Multi Out” port supporting composite video, component video, S-video (NTSC consoles only), RGB SCART (PAL console only and D-Terminal (Japan only)
  • HDMI out port

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