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Wii U Hardware

  • Released on Nov 18, 2012
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[edit] Background

Nintendo's sixth home console finally delivers high definition graphics while expanding the boundaries of typical gaming like its predecessor, the Wii, did back in 2006. It features a new touchscreen controller that can play in tandem with the Wii controllers which are still supported by the Wii U.

The Wii U is also backwards compatible with Nintendo Wii software.

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[edit] Hardware Info

  • Size: Approximately 1.8 inches tall, 6.8 inches wide and 10.5 inches long.

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.


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Wii U sales surpass 10 million units worldwide according to new Nintendo earnings report

It's been a long, bumpy road

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Philips reaches licensing agreement with Nintendo, resolving patent dispute

Lawsuits across four regions terminated as a result of reaching settlement

Dec 02 at 10:56am, by Leo Chan | 8 comments
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Nintendo posts nearly $100 million USD in loss despite Mario Kart's global success

Jul 30, 2014, by Leo Chan | 23 comments
Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata will continue ruling with an iron fist, as decreed by shareholders

Company shareholders re-elect Iwata as President and CEO at annual meet

Jun 27, 2014, by Leo Chan | 10 comments

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Release Dates
  • North America: Nov 18, 2012
  • Japan: Dec 8, 2012
  • Europe: Nov 30, 2012
  • Australia: Nov 30, 2012
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14 own | 3 want | 2 completed