Nintendo Wii U Hands-on @CES 2012
We got our first hands-on look at the Nintendo Wii U, which is the companies latest home console coming out in 2012. With a new controller that sports an touchscreen. Approximately 5.3 inches high, 0.9 inches deep (not including buttons and other projections) and 9.0 inches long. The new controller incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch screen and traditional button controls, including two analog Circle Pads.
Size: Approximately 1.8 inches high, 10.5 inches deep and 6.8 inches long.
New Controller: Approximately 5.3 inches high, 0.9 inches deep (not including buttons and other
projections) and 9.0 inches long. The new controller incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9
touch screen and traditional button controls, including two analog Circle Pads. This
combination removes the traditional barriers between games, players and the TV by
creating a second window into the video game world. The rechargeable controller
includes a Power button, Home button, +Control Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons
and ZL/ZR buttons. It includes a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble
feature, camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, a sensor strip and a stylus.
Other Controls: Up to four Wii Remote™ (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers can be connected at once.
The new console supports all Wii™ controllers and input devices, including the
Nunchuk™ controller, Classic Controller™, Classic Controller Pro™ and Wii Balance
Media: A single self-loading media bay will play 12-centimeter proprietary high-density
optical discs for the new console, as well as 12-centimeter Wii optical discs.
Video Output: Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI,
component, S-video and composite.
Audio Output: Uses AV Multi Out connector. Six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI.
Storage: The console will have internal flash memory, as well as the option to expand its
memory using either an SD memory card or an external USB hard disk drive.
CPU: IBM Power®-based multi-core microprocessor.
GPU: AMD Radeon™-based High Definition GPU.
Other: Four USB 2.0 connector slots are included. The new console is backward compatible
with Wii games and Wii accessories.