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Wii U specs list revealed

Wii U specs list revealed
Following an E3 press conference that was relatively light on hardware revelations, Nintendo has confirmed a fuller spec list for its forthcoming Wii U games console, confirming 1080p output and multi-core processor
Following an E3 press conference that was relatively light on hardware revelations, Nintendo has confirmed a fuller spec list for its forthcoming Wii U games console, confirming 1080p output and multi-core processor
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Following an E3 press conference that was relatively light on hardware revelations, Nintendo has confirmed a fuller spec list for its forthcoming Wii U games console, confirming 1080p output and multi-core processor
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Following an E3 press conference that was relatively light on hardware revelations, Nintendo has confirmed a fuller spec list for its forthcoming Wii U games console, confirming 1080p output and multi-core processor
Following an E3 press conference that was relatively light on hardware revelations, Nintendo has confirmed a fuller spec list for its forthcoming Wii U games console, confirming 1080p output and multi-core processor
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Following an E3 press conference that was relatively light on hardware revelations, Nintendo has confirmed a fuller spec list for its forthcoming Wii U games console, confirming 1080p output and multi-core processor

Following an E3 press conference that was relatively light on hardware revelations, Nintendo has confirmed a fuller spec list for its forthcoming Wii U games console, confirming 1080p output and multi-core processor.

Alas, though being touted as a completed specs list in some quarters, ambiguity remains, with the specifics of both the CPU and GPU still wanting. Still, here's the specs run-down as it stands at the moment:

  • Dimensions: 1.8 in. high x 10.5 in. deep x 6.8 in. long (4.57 x 26.67 x 17.27 cm)
  • Weight: 3.41 pounds (1.5 kg)
  • CPU: IBM Power-based multi-core processor
  • GPU: AMD Radeon-based HD GPU
  • Storage: Internal flash drive, SD cards and external USB storage devices are supported
  • Media: Optical discs (both Wii and Wii U format)
  • Connectivity: EEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, four USB 2.0 ports supporting Wii LAN adaptors
  • Video output resolution: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p or 480i
  • Video output connectivity: HDMI, Wii D-Terminal, Wii Component Video, Wii RGB, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV
Following an E3 press conference that was relatively light on hardware revelations, Nintendo has confirmed a fuller spec list for its forthcoming Wii U games console, confirming 1080p output and multi-core processor
Following an E3 press conference that was relatively light on hardware revelations, Nintendo has confirmed a fuller spec list for its forthcoming Wii U games console, confirming 1080p output and multi-core processor

It's reported that nearly all Wii games and peripherals will be compatible with Wii U.

Earlier this week Nintendo revealed the Wii U Pro controller, a controller extremely reminiscent of the XBox 360's, suggesting that Nintendo is taking dedicated and hardcore gamers rather more seriously this time around.

4 comments
Jon A.
This could be the first of the true next-gen systems, or it could be marginally more powerful than an XBox 360.
If it launches at the price point for the Wii, probably the latter.
No mention of Blu-Ray compatibility?
Yudi Sahputra
How is this a spec list? CPU: IBM Powered? Sounds more like a suppliers list.
johnweythek
So it has a box that sits next to your tv too? I'm so confused by this thing. I only JUST got my PS3, mostly for gran turismo and fighting games. I hope the other consoles aren't going to respond to this too quickly (red rings of death, or whatever shape or color they pick next and a PS4 with nothing to play on it).
Charles Bosse
While the new Wii U games look very nice, it seems like they are essentially playing into the computer interface. How (other than requiring the use of a tablet) does Nintendo plan to stand out in a field they are already years behind on?
Make no mistake, it would take Sony about 10 minutes to write the software "update" that would make the Vita work as a tablet with the PS3. Nintendo has, for years, had a software advantage, but they slowly lost ground with the Wii. Now Steam has better software than any "platform", and consuls have less new technology every time a new one comes out.