Nintendo Wii U will feature IBM Quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and custom built AMD graphic card.
While we are still months away from its official release sometime in late 2012, Nintendo has officially announced Wii U specs. For those who are not aware, the Wii U is next generation gaming console which will replace its successful predecessor the Nintendo Wii.
Nintendo Wii U specs are revealed but it raises more questions than answers, because Nintendo has never been about specs and this time won’t be any different. The Wii U specs are improved and are more competitive against its main rivals but still falls short.
Nintendo Wii U specs:
General specs (for average users)
- Quad-core, 3 GHz PowerPC-based 45 nm CPU, similar to the Xbox 360
- Custom built AMD Radeon High Definition GPU
- It has 8 GB internal flash memory which is expandable via SD card or external USB storage
- Optical disk drive with support up to 25 GB high-density optical disks
- 2 GB of RAM
Nintendo Wii U ports:
- SD memory card slot
- 4x USB 2.0 ports
- Sensor Bar power port
- AV Multi Out port
- HDMI 1.4 out port
Video and audio standards (for experts):
- Up to Full HD video output and 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio
- HDMI 1.4 port supports stereoscopic 3D images
- Six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI
Nintendo Wii U GamePad Specs
- 3-axis built-in accelerometer and gyroscope
- Stereo speakers and microphone
- Front-facing camera
- IR sensor
- 6.2 inch resistive touchscreen (the one you push to make it work) with 16:9 aspect ratio
- Stylus included
- NFC (how it will be used?)
The Wii U console is capable of supporting two Wii U GamePad controllers, up to four Wii Remote (Plus) controllers or Wii U Pro Controllers, and other popular Wii accessories such as the Nunchuk, Classic Controller and Wii Balance Board.
According to reports, the Wii U games will support 60fps on 1080p resolution which is more than enough for most demanding gamers. I am very excited about Wii U specs bump and I am looking forward to review one of these beasts once it will be available sometime on late 2012.
The Wii U is still hard to compare with PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 in terms of hardware but I think that gameplay and console price is the most important aspect. It will be very difficult for Nintendo to repeat 1st generation success but Wii U concept and specs show that Nintendo thinks differently.
If you are gamer who needs outstanding graphics and latest technologies then Nintendo Wii won’t be for you but for casual games and for families on budget this will be a great option.
What are your thoughts about Nintendo Wii U specs and console in general?