Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Up-to-date Wii U info

Last Updated: 06/11/11 @ 5:14PM
Note: I'm not well-versed in technical system specs so please comment below with any corrections that I need to make along those lines. Or, any links to new rumors or confirmations.

  • Name: Wii U
  • ETA: Spring/Summer 2012 (source)
  • Supported Software: Wii U (25GB iDensity discs) and Wii games
  • Supported Controls: 1 Wii U controller, 4 Wiimotes, Nunchuks, Classic Controllers, Balance Board.
  • Wii U controller specs:
    • 16:9 6.2" single-touch screen
    • Dual circle pads
    • 1 d-pad
    • Buttons: A, B, X, Y, L, R, ZL, ZR, Select/-, Home, Start/+, Power
    • Front-facing camera
    • Stereo speakers
    • Microphone
    • Gyroscope
    • Accelerometer
    • Rumble
    • Sensor strip
    • Stylus
    • Possibly max of one per console. Not sold separately.
    • Rechargeable battery
  • Price Point: ~$250-$350 (source)
  • Processing: IBM Multi-Core Processor and "More powerful than PS3" according to THQ (can't find source though!)
  • Internal Storage: 8GB flash memory
  • External Storage: USB HDDs, SD cards
  • Resolutions: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
  • Connections: HDMI, component, S-video, composite, 4 USB ports

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