Wii U

Nintendo’s Wii U Detailed: Supports HD, Play Games On TV Or Controller

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    Want to know about Nintendo’s new Wii U console and controller? Here’s a few quick facts to clear up any confusion before we move on to the big specifications sheet:

     

    • The controller sports a 6.2” touchscreen.

     

    • Yes, you can play games on both a TV or on the controller.

     

    • It will be compatible with all Wii controllers, including Wii Remotes, Nunchuks, Balance Boards, and Classic Controllers.

     

    • The console will include internal flash memory for storage, but you’ll also be able to plug in an external hard drive.

     

    Launches: 2012

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

     

    New Controller: 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.

    Other: Four USB 2.0 connector slots are included. The new console is backward compatible with Wii games and Wii accessories.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.




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