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Wii U
ウィー・ユー Wii U
Wii U console.png
The Deluxe Wii U console
Release dates
Japan: December 8, 2012
North America: November 18, 2012
Europe: November 30, 2012
Australia: November 30, 2012
South Korea: N/A
Technical specs
  • Size: 1.8 inches high, 10.5 inches deep, 6.8 inches long.
  • Weight: Approximately 3.41 pounds (1.5 kg).
  • CPU: IBM PowerⓇ-based multi-core processor
  • GPU: AMD Radeon™-based HD GPU
  • Storage: Internal flash memory, SD Cards, USB Devices, Wii (U) Optical Discs
  • Networking: Wireless (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) connection, USB 2.0 connectors x4
  • Backwards Compatibility: Wii Accessories/ Games
  • Audio: Uses six-channel* and analog output*
  • Video: Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. HDMI (3D stereoscopy supported), Wii D-Terminal, Wii Component Video, Wii RGB, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV
Related information
Console generation: Eighth generation
Pokémon generations: IV*, V*
Console type: Home
Colors:
White
Black
External links

The Wii U (Japanese: ウィー・ユー Wii U) is Nintendo's upcoming home game console for the eighth generation of video games.

First officially announced during the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 of 2011, the Wii U (previously referred to as Project Café) is the successor of the Wii and is backwards-compatible to all Wii games and controllers. Being somewhat a combination of the Wii and the Nintendo DS systems, the console features a 6.2-inch touch screen-capable controller equipped with a camera, called the Wii U Game Pad. In addition, the console is capable of playing games at 1080p with a 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio. Its handheld counterpart is the Nintendo 3DS.

Technical specifications

  • Size: 1.8 inches high, 10.5 inches deep, 6.8 inches long.
  • Weight: Approximately 3.41 pounds (1.5 kg).
  • CPU: IBM PowerⓇ-based multi-core processor.
  • GPU: AMD Radeon™-based HD GPU.
  • Storage: Internal flash memory.
    • External Storage: SD memory cards, USB storage.
    • Game Storage: Wii U and Wii optical discs.
  • Networking: Wireless (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) connection, USB 2.0 connectors x4.
  • Backwards Compatibility: Most Wii accessories and games are compatible with the Wii U.
  • Audio: Uses six-channel PCM linear output via HDMI® connector, or analog output via the AV Multi Out connector.
  • Video: Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI (3D stereoscopy supported), Wii D-Terminal, Wii Component Video, Wii RGB, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV.

Features

  • Miiverse
  • Nintendo Network
  • TV Remote: The Wii U GamePad can be used as a regular TV remote
  • Near Field Communication (NFC): Can communicate wirelessly with objects above it.
  • Nintendo eShop: "he digital storefront for Wii U will be available at launch and offer a variety of content for people to download and enjoy. Consumers will also be able to purchase and download select games that are also available at retail stores." ~ Nintendo. eShop was also used in 3DS.
  • Video Entertainment: Hulu Plus, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube
  • Video Chat: Uses front-facing camera of GamePad to have video chats with other Wii U owners.
  • Internet Browsing

Miiverse

"Miiverse is a brand-new network communication system that lets gamers from around the world share experiences, discuss games and discover new content. Using their personalized Mii character, players enter Miiverse and see games, applications or entertainment content that either they have interacted with recently, expressed interest in learning more about or that their friends are using or discussing. From here they can challenge their friends to play together, ask a question about a difficult level or discover new elements of their favorite games they never knew existed. After a notable achievement or other share-worthy moment, players can pause their game or application and seamlessly post messages to the Miiverse community.[1]"

Pokémon games

All releases listed are the year in which the Japanese version was released.

Via backwards compatibility

The Wii U can be used to play games playable in the Wii.

Title Genre Release
Pokémon Battle Revolution Battle simulation 2006
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Versus fighting 2008
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Action-adventure 2009
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond Action-adventure 2011


Gallery

See also

References

  1. Wii U E3 site


Game systems with Pokémon games
GB (PocketGBLSGBSGB2) • GBCminiGBA (SPGBmGBP) • DS (LiteDSiDSi XL) • 3DS (XL2DSNew 3DSNew 3DS XL)
SNES (BS-XSGBNPSGB2) • N64 (DD) • GCN (GBP) • WiiWii U
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