Nintendo Wii U

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

Verge Review

I love my Nintendo Wii. I’m basically unbeatable at Wii Tennis and can hold my own in Wii Bowling (though my six-year-old nephew beats me pretty handily). My family’s Wii Fit has been well-loved, and I’ve saved the world more than a few times in Call of Duty. Nintendo's simple, low-res, get-up-and-play console has been a huge hit, outselling both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 and taking over my family like I never expected. Now Nintendo's back with the Wii U, hoping to bolster its offering...

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Basic Specs

Codename Cafe
Controller connection Wireless, Wired
External memory USB mass storage, SD, SDHC
Game media Disc
Backwards compatibility Wii

Tech Specs

Also Known As...
Codename Cafe
Hardware
Width 6.8 inches
Depth 10.5 inches
Height 1.8 inches
Color Black, White
Exterior surface Glossy
Performance
CPU brand IBM
CPU speed 3 GHz
GPU brand AMD
GPU model Radeon
GPU ram 32 MB
RAM 2 GB
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
802.11n frequencies 2.4GHz
Audio / Video
Supported resolutions 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
Ports
Audio / Video output HDMI, Component, Composite, S-Video
Controller connection Wireless, Wired
USB 4
Storage
Internal storage 32 GB, 8 GB
User upgradeable Yes
External memory USB mass storage, SD, SDHC
Software
Game media Disc
Online multiplayer Yes
Online store Yes
Backwards compatibility Wii
Power
Power supply External
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