This article was originally published on November 20, 2012.
All new Nintendo Wii U GamePad controller released on November 18, 2012 with cool new features. Wii U combines the features of touch and button controls with two analog sticks to provide a new gaming experience.
A rechargeable lithium ion battery powers the Game Pad controller. The two analog sticks on the both top ends of the game pad control provides an extra degree of control required in complex games. These analog sticks also acts as a buttons themselves.
Built in camera and microphone can also be used to voice and video chat with friends. Other input buttons include a +Control Pad, L/R sticks, L/R stick buttons, A/B/X/Y buttons, Power button, HOME button, -/SELECT button, +/START button, and TV CONTROL button.
The Wii U console has a built in open source software. Every time you turn on the Wii U console, Mii characters from all over the world greets and updates you with Wii U community’s popular games in WaraWara plaza.
|CPU||IBM Power®-based multi-core processor|
|Size||Approximately 1.8 inches high, 10.6 inches deep and 6.75 inches long.|
|Display||4.7 inch super LCD 2 touch screen with Gorilla® Glass 2|
|GPU||AMD Radeon™-based High Definition GPU.|
|Weight||Approximately 3.5 pounds (1.6 kg)|
|Storage||Internal flash memory (8 GB with the Basic Set; 32 GB with the Deluxe Set) for data storage. Supports external USB storage.|
|Media||Wii U and Wii optical discs.|
|Network||Wireless (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) connection. Four USB 2.0 connectors – two in the front & two in the rear – support Wii LAN Adapters.|
|Video Output||1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i|
Compatible cables – HDMI™, Wii Component Video, Wii S-Video Stereo AV & Wii AV.
|Audio Output||6-channel PCM linear output via HDMI connector or analog output via the AV Multi Out connector.|
|Wii Compatibility||Nearly all Wii software and accessories can be used with Wii U.|
|Software||Open source software. Broadband connection required to use most built-in software applications.|