Wii U Specs


Nintendo has finally put out its specs sheet for the Wii U. It’s far from a definitive list, but I can’t complain about having extra oomph compared to the Wii.

Approximately 3.41 pounds (1.5 kg).

1.8 inches high by 10.5 inches deep by 6.8 inches long.

Wii U GamePad
The GamePad controller has a 6.2-inch, 16:9 LCD touch screen, as well as button controls and two clickable analog sticks. The buttons include a D-pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R bumpers, ZL/ZR buttons, Power button, HOME button, -/SELECT button, +/START button, and TV CONTROL button. The GamePad has motion control (accelerometer, gyroscope and geomagnetic sensor), a front-facing camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, rumble, sensor bar, stylus and support for Near Field Communication (NFC). It is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and has an approximate weight of 1.1 pounds (500 g).

Video Output
Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i output. Compatible cables for the Wii U are HDMI, Wii D-Terminal, Wii Component Video, Wii RGB, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV.

AMD Radeon High Definition GPU.

Wii U has an internal flash memory. It also uses SD memory cards and external USB storage.

Wii U and Wii optical discs.

Wii U is wifi enabled (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) and has four USB 2.0 connectors – two in the front and two in the back that care compatible with the Wii LAN Adapters.

Wii Compatibility
Nearly all Wii software and accessories are compatible

Audio Output
The Wii U uses six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI, or analog output via the AV Multi Out connector.

Markus Lai can be usually be found either a screen playing video games or a camera when not stuck in class or work. In his spare time, he writes for infendo.com and brokenfuse.com