Nintendo Wii U Specs

Posted June 7, 2011 by Noah Glaser in Nintendo Wii U News

During Nintendo’s press conference they were a tad bit vague on details about the actual WiiU console. However since the conference has ended, they have released more information including specs for the Nintendo WiiU.

The launch date for the WiiU is set for sometime in 2012. Most likely mid to late year.
The console will be about 1.8 inches tall, 6.8 inches wide, and 10.5 inches long.

The new controller, which is what Nintendo dedicated their press conference towards, features a 6.2 inch, 16:9 touch screen screen. In addition, the controller will also have more standard gaming controls with analog pads. The controller will also include a power, home, + control pad, a/b,y,x buttons, and shoulder buttons. It is also reported to have a recharge pack.

What really sets this controller aside from the rest on the market is that it has a bulitin accelemrometer, gryoscope, rumble pack, camera and mic, stereo speakers, a sensor strip, and a stylus.

The WiiU will also be backwards compatible and support the use of the Wiimotes and many of its applications including the Wii balance board.

The WiiU will sport a self loading disk tray that will play 12 cm high density optical disks as well as the Wii disks.

Now one of the most important highlights is that the WiiU will finally get Nintendo in on the HD train. The WiiU will support 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i. It can use HDMI cables, component, S-Vid, and composite.

The audio output will be done through an AV multi out Connector. Six channel PCM linear through the HDMI.

The Nintendo WiiU’s storage will be done through an internal flash memory and expanded memory space through the ability to use SD cards and USB sticks.

The CPU is an IBM powered multi core microprocessor.

It will also feature 4 slots for USB cables.

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Noah Glaser is a web marketing and social media expert that specializes in the gaming industry. When he is not writing articles for one of his blogs, he is at home playing his favorite Legend of Zelda games.

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    Although the Wii U was announced, it has yet to be relaseed. Anyways, to answer your question: Yes, there will be Wii games made post console release.There is no definite answer as to how long it will continue, but production of past generation consoles usually continues for a few years after the next console is relaseed. The Nintendo Gamecube, the last generation home console from Nintendo, continued to have games developed for it until 2008, which was 2 years after the Wii’s release. The Wii could continue being a secondary console, as Sony has done with their PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 consoles, however it’s up to Nintendo. If you would like a speculated answer, then i would guess that game production would end in 2015 at the latest for Wii games. It may be sooner considering the lack of good titles relaseed for the system, however, this is just a guess. I could be right, wrong or be completely wrong though. Nonetheless, i hope this answers your question,~Barolb

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