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Wii U
ウィー・ユー Wii U
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The Deluxe Wii U console
Release dates
Japan: December 8, 2012
N. 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 ×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.

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

Nintendo eShop

Nintendo eShop titles

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

Virtual Console games

Virtual Console games are old games that were originally released on past consoles, and have now been re-released on the Nintendo eShop. They can be downloaded after being bought.

Title Genre Original system Original release VC release
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Pinball Game Boy Advance 2003 2014

Via backwards compatibility

Running in Wii Mode, the Wii U can be used to play games playable on the Wii.

On game discs

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

WiiWare games

WiiWare
Title Genre Release Cost
My Pokémon Ranch Virtual Life 2008 1000 Wii Points
Pokémon Rumble Fighter 2008 1500 Wii Points
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon (WiiWare) Dungeon crawler 2009 1200 Wii Points


Virtual Console games

Title Genre Original release VC release Cost
Pokémon Snap First-person rail shooter 1997 2007 1000 Wii Points
Pokémon Puzzle League Puzzle 2000 2008 1000 Wii Points
Super Smash Bros. Versus fighting 1999 2009 1000 Wii Points


Gallery

Cameos

External links

References



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