Nintendo Wii U Hands-on @CES 2012

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[ad#ad-1]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.

 

FACT SHEET

 

Launches: 2012
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
Board™.

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.