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Verge score: 7.0

The successor to Nintendo's Wii game console, the Wii U expands upon its predecessor's penchant for natural interactivity by including a full touchscreen on its controller. In addition, this is Nintendo's first console with HD support offering resolutions up to 1080p.


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 18, 2012
  • Price at launch: $299.99


  • Codename: Cafe

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  • Width: 6.8 inches
  • Depth: 10.5 inches
  • Height: 1.8 inches
  • Color: Black, White
  • Exterior surface: Glossy


  • CPU brand: IBM
  • CPU speed: 3 GHz
  • GPU brand: AMD
  • GPU model: Radeon
  • GPU ram: 32 MB
  • RAM: 2 GB


  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • 802.11n frequencies: 2.4GHz


  • Supported resolutions: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i

Audio / Video

  • Audio / Video output: HDMI, Component, Composite, S-Video
  • Controller connection: Wireless, Wired
  • USB: 4


  • Internal storage: 32 GB, 8 GB
  • User upgradeable: Yes
  • External memory: USB mass storage, SD, SDHC


  • Game media: Disc
  • Online multiplayer: Yes
  • Online store: Yes
  • Backwards compatibility: Wii


  • Power supply: External


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