The new Wii U™ console introduces the Wii U™ GamePad, a controller with a 6.2-inch touch screen that redefines how people interact with their games, their entertainment and one another.
November 18, 2012
$299.99 *MSRP for Deluxe Set
Approximately 1.8 inches high, 10.6 inches deep and 6.75 inches long.
Approximately 3.5 pounds (1.6 kg)
The Wii U GamePad controller removes the traditional barriers between games, players and the TV by creating a second window into the video game world.
It also offers a new way for viewers to engage with their favorite entertainment. The GamePad incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio LCD touch screen, as well as traditional button controls and two analog sticks. Inputs include a +Control Pad, L/R sticks, L/R stick buttons, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons, ZL/ZR buttons, Power button, HOME button, -/SELECT button, +/START button, and TV CONTROL button.
The GamePad also includes motion control (powered by an accelerometer, gyroscope and geomagnetic sensor), a front-facing camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, rumble features, a sensor bar, an included stylus and support for Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality.
It is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and weighs approximately 1.1 pounds (500 g).
The Wii U console is capable of supporting two Wii U GamePad controllers, up to four Wii Remote™ (or Wii Remote™ Plus) controllers or Wii U™ Pro Controllers, and Wii™ accessories such as the Nunchuk™, Classic Controller™ and Wii Balance Board™.
Wii Remote Plus Wii U Pro Controllers
The new console features a compact design that will make it a natural addition to any home entertainment setup.
IBM Power®-based multi-core processor setup.
AMD Radeon™-based High Definition GPU.
Wii U uses an internal flash memory (8 GB with the Basic Set; 32 GB with the Deluxe Set) for data storage. It also supports external USB storage.
Wii U and Wii optical discs.
Wii U can be connected to the Internet via a wireless (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) connection. The console features four USB 2.0 connectors – two in the front and two in the rear – that support Wii LAN Adapters.
Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI™, Wii Component Video, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV.
Uses six-channel PCM linear output via HDMI connector, or analog output via the AV Multi Out connector.
Nearly all Wii software and accessories can be used with Wii U.
Wii U utilizes specially designed power-saving features to lower its energy consumption.
The Wii U console includes open source software. For more information, click here.
*MSRP: Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual price may vary. See retailer for details.
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