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Discover an exciting new way to enjoy home entertainment with Wii U, Nintendo's next home console. With a revolutionary new touch screen controller, precision motion controls, and full HD graphics, a whole new world of play styles and gaming possibilities is on the horizon. The time is coming to truly expand your idea about what a game console is—and can be.

Size
Approximately 1.8 inches tall, 6.8 inches wide and 10.5 inches long

New Controller
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.

Other
Four USB 2.0 connector slots are included. The new console is backward compatible with Wii games and Wii accessories.
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i'm so excited!
posted over a year ago.