Wii U Hardware Specs Released

I told you I was going to try and get you guys as much information as I could, and now you have it.  Please keep in mind that these are initial specs and Nintendo is not known for revealing their cards too early.

Release
2012
Size
46mm x 172mm x 268mm
New Controller
6.2 inch, 16×9 touch screen. Rechargeable. Includes power button, two slide pads, Home button, d-pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons, ZL/ZR buttons, accelerometer, gyro sensor, rumble feature, camera, mic, speaker, sensor, touch pen.
Other Controllers
Wiimote (or Wiimote plus) — can have up to four connected simultaneously. Compatible with all Wii controller and input devices, including Balance Wii Board, Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro and Nunchuck.
Media
Uses 12cm high density optical disc meant for the new hardware. Can also use Wii 12cm optical discs. (No idea the capacity of the new discs.)
Video Output
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i. Compatible with HDMI, component, D, S-video and composite cables.
Audio Output
Can output PCM linear 6ch from AV multi out or HDMI
Capacity
In addition to built-in flash memory, memory can be expanded through SD card and external USB drives
CPU
Multi core processor based off IBM Power series
Other
Includes 4 USB2.0 ports. Backwards compatible with Wii games.

We know it doesn’t answer all your questions, but it’s a good start.  As more information breaks I’ll be sure to keep you all updated.

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