Nintendo Wii U images and specifications
Here she is... isn't she beautiful? :) It's the new Nintendo Wii U console. Today @ the E3 Expo Nintendo unveiled their next generation console called the Wii U and it looks awesome! The Wii U is expected to launch in 2012. The Nintendo Wii U is approximately 1.8" tall x 6.8" wide x 10.5" long. The Wii U looks very similar to the Wii with nicer rounded corners. Nintendo also decided it was time to super size the controller. The Wii U controller has a built in 6.2", 16:9 touch screen. The Wii U controller includes (2) two analog Circle Pads. The Wii U controller screen gives you a second window into the video game world. The Wii U controller is rechargeable and has the following buttons: Power button, Home button, Control Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons. Is that it you say? Heck no! The Wii U controller includes a built-in accelerometer & gyroscope, camera, microphone, speakers, rumble, sensor strip and a stylus.
Scroll down below the Wii U picture to see the specifications.
- CPU: The Nintendo Wii U is powered by an IBM Power®-based multi-core microprocessor.
- VIDEO: The video output will include HDMI, component, S-video and composite. The Wii U resolution supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i.
- AUDIO: Audio output uses AV Multi Out connect and Six channel PCM linear output via HDMI
- STORAGE:The Wii U has built-in flash memory (not sure how much yet), and the option to expand with a SD memory or external USB HDD.
- MEDIA: Nintendo decided to go crazy by creating a 12-centimeter proprietary high-density optical disc, but it'll still support the 12-centimeter optical disc.
- MISC: (4) USB 2.0 connector slots.
- COMPATIBILITY: The Wii U is backwards compatible with Wii games and Wii accessories.
The Wii U is also backwards compatible with Wii Remote, Wii Remote Plus, Nunchuk, Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro and Wii Balance Board.
Games announced with launch: Smash Brothers, Battlefield 3, Batman: Arkham City, Assassin's Creed, Ghost Recon Online, Darksiders II, Dirt, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Metro: Last Light, Tekken, Ninja Gaiden 3, FIFA 12, Madden 12, Driver, Lego City Stories
Nintendo probably spent millions on securing their nextgen console from being jailbroken/softmodded by the homebrew community. *Hopefully* they'll embrace the homebrew community and allow Wii U owners to do as they please with their hardware. Judging by their new 3DS terms of service, it's doubtful they'll go that route.