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Nintendo Wii U Specs

Nintendo Wii U

Nintendo Wii U

The Nintendo Wii U is the first entry in the eighth generation of home video game consoles. It is the successor to the Wii, released on November 18, 2012 in North America, and is scheduled for release on November 30, 2012 in Europe and Australia, and December 8, 2012 in Japan.

Nintendo Wii U Specs

Processor:-The processor used is IBM Power Architecture-based multi-core processor with AMD Radeon as Graphic processor. It has built onto die eDRAM cache.

Memory: – It has a memory of 2 GB DDR3-1600 memory modules. 8GB or 32GB (Deluxe (NA)/Premium (EU)) internal flash memory, expandable via SD memory cards up to 32GB and USB hard disk drives up to 2TB.

Optical Drive: – Slot-loading optical disc drive compatible with 12 cm “proprietary high-density optical discs”

Video: –    1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576i (PAL only), 480p, 480i, standard 4:3 and 16:9 anamorphic widescreen HDMI 1.4 out port supporting stereoscopic 3D images.

Audio: – It has AV Multi Out port. Six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI

Features on Nintendo Wii U

The Nintendo Wii U is as much about the controller as it is the console with an inbuilt 6.2-inch touch screen. The controller can be used to display HUD info, for mini-games using the motion control, or just to mirror what’s happening onscreen in real time. It has modern controls that are a pair of thumb sticks, four action buttons and four rear triggers. With the introduction of 1080p HD gaming and internal flash memory upgradable via SD or USB and downloadable content to be available through an online store.

Near field communication: Wii U Game Pad has the near field communication chip (NFC), which allows users to import content from supported devices by placing the device on the Wii U Game Pad. This chip has the ability to write information on items which can be used as a means of transferring information. You can also make wireless transaction using supported credit cards by placing the credit card on top of the Wii U GamePad.

Nintendo Network: Nintendo Network for Wii U provides the means for online multiplayer; video chatting using the Wii U Gamepad’s inbuilt camera, as well as digital downloads. Nintendo Network on the Wii U uses a user account system much. If a user wants to add patches, add-ons, and expansions for games he can make use of eShop. Milliverse is an integrated social network system integrated into the Wii U’s system and games accessible all the time. It allows users to chat with one another through text as well as through video using the Gamepad’s inbuilt camera. The Wii U contains a web browser that allows users to browse the web on the Gamepad or the television screen.

Pros:

  • Online play is very smooth.
  • External hard drive support.
  • Interesting Multiplayer
  • 3-D Compatible

 Cons:

  • Taking away full GameCube
  • Lack of pushing for triple A future titles to be on Wii U
  • Gamepad battery life of 2-4 hours

Verdict

Nintendo Wii U console has a revolutionary new touch screen controller, precision motion controls, full HD graphics of 1080p, a new world of play styles and gaming possibilities. It has a wireless touch screen controller; a pleasure playing casual games with its motion control and backwards compatibility, while appealing to the hardcore gamers with Wii-beating HD visuals. Wii U is backward compatible with all Wii peripherals. You can still use Nintendo Wii2 for all the Wii games you bought years ago.


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