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Nintendo Wii U News, Specs and Games

Updated on February 10, 2013

Nintendo Wii U

Looking for the latest information about Nintendo's new console. Where this is the place for you. In this page you will get infos about the Wii U's controller, the games, the consoles and its release date. The page will get updated quite often in order to show the most recent news about the console.

Nintendo Wii U Release Date:

No release date has been given yet, but the console should be released somewhere between June and December of 2012.

Nintendo Wii U Console

Nintendo Wii U

Wii U

The Nintendo Wii U is Nintendo's follow up to the Wii. This brand new console is set to hit the shelves in the second half of 2012. The console made its debut during Nintendo's E3 Press conference in 2011. This new system will be able to play Hight Definition material and also introduces a brand new type of controller. The Wii U is backward compatible with the Wii and is said to have an improved online capability. Nintendo also announced that they would have something similar to the app store for the Wii U where players will be able to download games.

Unveiling Of The Wii U - Nintendo Press Conference - E3 2011

Wii U Console Specs

Wii U Hardware Technical Specifications

Processors

  • CPU: IBM Power Architecture-based multi-core 45 nm microprocessor based on the POWER7 architecture found in the Watson supercomputer
  • GPU: Custom-designed AMD Radeon HD[5] similar to the R770 chip

Storage

  • Internal flash memory, expandable via SD memory cards and USB hard disk drives
  • Slot-loading optical disc drive compatible with 12 cm "proprietary high-density optical discs" (25 GB capacity) and 12 cm Wii optical discs

Video

  • 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p or 480i, standard 4:3 and 16:9 anamorphic widescreen
  • AV Multi Out" port supporting composite video, YPBPR component video, S-Video (NTSC only), RGB SCART (PAL only) and D-Terminal (Japan only)
  • HDMI 1.4 out port supporting stereoscopic 3D images

Audio

  • "AV Multi Out" port. Six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI

Ports and peripheral capabilities

  • SD memory card slot (supports SDHC cards)
  • USB 2.0 ports (2 at front of console, 2 at rear)
  • Sensor Bar power port
  • "AV Multi Out" port
  • HDMI 1.4 out port

Nintendo Wii U Console Pictures - Wii U Console Photos

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Nintendo Wii U Controller

Wii U Controller

Nintendo Wii U Controller

The controller for the Wii U is a tablet with a touchscreen in the middle. The screen will be able to display the game instead of the TV, allowing the player to keep on playing even if someone else wants to use the television. Players will be able to play using touchscreen control, motion sensing technology, a microphone, a D-pad, two circle pads and the traditional a/b/x/y/L/R buttons. The Wii remote and Wii motion plus controllers also work with the Wii U, which give developers a wide range of choice in term of game-play possibilities. Two tablet controller can be used with one console and four Wii remote can be added to the mix, allowing a maximum of six players at the times.

Wii U Controller Technical Specifications

Wii U Controller Specs

Wii U controller Specs

  • 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyroscope
  • Speakers
  • Front-facing camera
  • IR sensor strip
  • Microphone
  • 6.2 inch (15.7 cm) 854Ã480 16:9 resistive touchscreen
  • Two Circle Pads and one D-pad
  • Stylus
  • Select, Start, Home, and Power buttons
  • Headphone jack
  • A/B/X/Y face buttons, L/R bumper buttons, and ZL/ZR trigger buttons
  • Controller sync button
  • Bluetooth
  • Built-in rechargeable battery pack

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Nintendo Wii U Games

Wii U Games

Games Coming Out On The Wii U

List Of Games Announced For The Wii U

Aliens: Colonial Marines

Batman: Arkham City

Darksiders II

Dragon Quest X

Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online

Killer Freaks from Outer Space

Lego City Stories

Metro: Last Light

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge

Pikmin 3

Project Cars

Project Nova

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online

Untitled Assassin's Creed

Untitled Battlefield

Untitled Dirt

Untitled F1

Untitled Mario game

Untitled Monolith Soft game

Untitled Rabbids

Untitled Super Smash Bros

Untitled Tekken

Untitled The Legend of Zelda

Untitled Retro Studios game

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Games From The Wii U Downloadable Content Store

Wii U Download

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      TwistedWiseman 5 years ago

      Mee too!

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      ImmatureEntrepr 6 years ago

      Very excited to see what this console looks like by launch time!

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