Nintendo Wii U Tech Specs Revealed

Since its announcement, Nintendo’s upcoming console, dubbed the Wii U has remained somehow an enigma because of the ambiguity of the number of statements from various developers regarding its true power. Some people insist the console is 50% more powerful than current generation hardware, while others state the Wii U is just on par with what you see nowadays.

Nevertheless, Nintendo has released some tech specs for Wii U earlier today on its website, given a more accurate approximation of the console’s actual performance. Behold, the specs:

Technical Specifications


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


  • 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, 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.


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


  • AMD Radeon-Based High Definition GPU


  • 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


  • 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

Source: The Game Fanatics



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