Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wii U

Continuing from my last post, I will give  detailed overview of the Nintendo Wii U. To begin the Wii U was first unveiled at E3 2011 just last week, so this information could possibly be subject to change but the console is excepted to released sometime in 2012, not very much more info on the release date is available, but when it is I'll inform you. The Wii U is capable of producing 1080p high definition graphics, which is a huge step up from the Wii. However Nintendo will be dropping the backward capability for Nintendo Gamecube games, which is hunky dory if you own a Wii or Gamecube, that's about all the info I have on the Nintendo U, here are the specs, taken from wikipedia, and maybe subject to change...

  • Internal flash memory, expandable via SD memory cards and USB hard disk drives[1]
  • Slot-loading optical disc drive compatible with 12 cm[57] 
  • "proprietary high-density optical discs" (25 GB capacity) and 12 cm Wii optical discs
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 out port
  • Controller:
    • Built-in accelerometer, gyroscope, speakers, front-facing camera, microphone
    •  and a 6.2 inch 16:9 resistive touchscreen
    • Two Circle Pads and one Digital Pad
    • Stylus
    • Select, Start, Home and Power buttons
    • A/B/X/Y face buttons, L/R bumper buttons and ZL/ZR trigger buttons
    • Controller sync button
    • "AV Multi Out" port. Six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI


  1. Idk I wasnt realy a WII fan, so Im not looking forward to the WII U, nice blog though.

  2. Can't wait for this system. Hope to hear updates about it from you. Following.

  3. I'm not a Nintendo fanboy, but I do like their stuffs. I hope this will not be a disappointment!


  4. I have really liked Nintendo (more of a Sony fan) that much, so I'm not really that impressed. Still interesting, though.

  5. Seems like the more proprietary stuff they add to their consoles ( all this motion business)the less 3rd party support they'd get, though nintendo pretty much survives on 1st party content anyway. Good post!

  6. Wii U offers some great features.
    still im not sure i will buy it.
    some games look amazing and i think at some point the controls are very special and cool to use!

  7. I'm really looking forward to what this console actually can do. Haven't bought nintendo stuff for years but I'm not prejudice.

  8. personally, I won't buy this wii either, but if someone gives me one, then... yeah, Ill probably play it for older games like guilty gear, but all the ideas they have now a days, have been done before...

    DS = Old dual screen game and watch..
    Wii U = Gamecube with gameboy advances pluged in

  9. I have hope on nintendo, but mabye i will give it a good time before buying one.

  10. AMD's gpu? wow, sounds halfway decent. with both processors, hopefully it doesnt overheat much

  11. I'm afraid I don't quite see it's a more powerful Wii that has an interactive screen built into the controller?