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Wii U

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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
N. America: November 18, 2012
Europe: November 30, 2012
Australia: November 30, 2012
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 ×4
  • 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 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. 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 ×4.
  • 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: allows communication with a community of both Wii U and 3DS owners
  • 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: "The 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

Pokémon games

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

Nintendo eShop games

Title Genre Release Cost
Pokémon Rumble U Action RPG 2013 $18

Retail titles

Title Genre Release Cost
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Versus fighting 2014 TBA

Via backwards compatibility

The Wii U can be used to play games playable on 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


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See also

References



Game systems with Pokémon games
GB (PocketGBLSGBSGB2) • GBCminiGBA (SPGBmGBP) • DS (LiteDSiDSi XL) • 3DS (XL2DS)
SNES (BS-XNP) • N64 (DD) • GCNWiiWii U
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