New Controller:Approximately 5.3 inches high, 0.9 inches deep (not including buttons and other projections) and 9.0 inches long. 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 Controller™, Classic Controller Pro™ 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.
GPU:AMD Radeon™-based High Definition GPU.
Other:Four USB 2.0 connector slots are included. The new console is backward compatible with Wii games and Wii accessories.
New Super Mario Bros. Mii
Ninja Gaiden 3
Pikmin 3 [No screens yet]
No screens for all of the following: 2 Days to Vegas 2014 Aliens: Colonial Marines Untitled Assassin's Creed game Batman: Arkham City The Darkness II Dirt Killer Freaks from Outer Space Lego City Stories Metro: Last Light Super Meat Boy Marvel Pinball Super Smash Bros. (working title) Tekken Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online Untitled Rabbids game Untitled The Legend of Zelda game Untitled Ubisoft sports game Untitled THQ game Untitled THQ game
*videos shown not played on Wii U, games are confirmed for Wii U however
The Wii U
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The goal of innovation is to serve every player — then though each brings to video games an individual appetite, a personal passion and a distinct gaming history,”
Disc storage is 25GB Single Layered, Double/Dual Layered is 50GB. (Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the original Wii is double/dual-layered.
Wi-Fi has a possibility of making a big turnaround allegedly. Face chat was a shown feature in an E3 Video
Supposedly what we have for downloadable content at this point would be the ability to download a number of GameCube games and WiiWare.
The HD will be 1080p if you connect through an HDMI port on an HDTV via HDMI Cable. The original Wii only had 480p, about the equivalent of an old DVD.
Nintendo has also announced that the Wii U will be able to support 2 Wii U controllers at the same time.
The Wii U is allegedly going to have a significant increase in it's RAM, pitted against it's predecessor.
Wii U will have it's own drawing studio built in, as seen HERE
I am sure there are a lot of details that can be added so I wouldn't mind a little of help on this one. This forum isn't the most active ATM though so just getting the basics are good.
Also, you can use this thread for an information source and a discussion thread.
So, general thoughts/impressions/opinions/general discussions are all welcome here!
EDIT 1: October 11 2011- Added info "Wii U Supposed Increase in RAM" EDIT 2: October 7th 2011- Added info "Software" to Hardware Screenshots section EDIT 3: October 7th 2011- Added info "Wii U will have it's own drawing studio built in, as seen HERE EDIT 4: October 7th 2011- Added Screenshot EDIT 5: October 7th 2011- Added video: THIS EDIT 6: October 8th 2011- Added info "Nintendo has also announced that the Wii U will be able to support 2 Wii U controllers at the same time."
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Jun 26, 12 at 5:46pm
I really don't quite know where to start to update this...... Where can I find all the E3 Wii U info in the E3 thread here...... Don't wanna dig through 30 pages of Sony and shit till I can find Nintendo.
That sounds right. When was it last year? I don't remember it being in Summer. But maybe it was, I dunno really.
Nov 10, 11 at 2:23pm
Nintendo never reveals official specs, we'll have to wait on the rumor mill or for someone to actually get a system and take it apart. What we will see is the final aesthetic form of the console/controller, how many controllers it will really support, and most importantly see some real games being played on the thing. Price and release date is a bit more iffy, if its coming late summer/early fall then they'll probably tell us and if its coming closer to the holidays I imagine they'll hold off and have a specific conference in October for that info.
Nov 10, 11 at 4:10am
i thought it was always in june, that must just be me, but i dont doubt that they will reveal some of the wii u specifications at the conference
Nov 10, 11 at 3:18am
They used to hold it in late May, but after the show died those couple of years they started back up in June.
Nov 10, 11 at 2:45am
Zuidy: No, it's always been June for the most part.