I didn’t expect any of the tech specs to be released for the Wii U, but I was wrong. Nintendo released them moments after the end of their press conference, and you can find them after the break.
Launches Holliday 2012
Question is….which one? :P
Probably Christmas or near the Thanksgiving holiday.
Fourth of July
Groundhog Day, of course.
If you watch the Nintendo Press Conference Reggie says that Nintendo Land will be released with the launch of the WiiU, and he says it will be released “this holiday” so I think it’s in the Summer XD
It’s been Groundhog Day for months, and it’s still not out yet! :[
Generally speaking, “holidays” means around Christmas.
well it gives no numbers
Nintendo is really losing it..
Where are the system specs!? :(
I mean you can’t tell the power of a computer ‘s CPU by saying “It’s a IBM standard CPU, a Intel/AMD!”.
Seriously.. Then don’t release a specs list.
If they want it to be kept secret don’t come up with this shit. 0_o
Has Unreal Engine 4 been confirmed yet?
it will probebly not support it, with the kind of graphics we’ve seen this morning. Pikmin 3 had sub 360 graphics. Well it’s wait and see but i’m not holding my breath this time.
Comparing a game to the general graphics of another console is dumb to do. ZombiU’s graphics were pretty nice if you ask me.
I was under the impression that even the new Playstation and Xbox won’t properly support Unreal Engine 4 either so this is no big deal.
Unreal Engine 4 is designed for the current top of the line PC graphics cards which will be at LEAST a generation above what any console will use.
Just look at the size/power consumption/cooling on those cards. The top of the line is always too power hungry and runs too hot to put in a compact console.
Nobody wants a home console that consumes 300W, sounds like a tornado, takes up 50-100% more space than the original PS3 and costs twice as much as the PS3 did at launch.
That is what it would take to build a console on top-end hardware.
It is a big deal, because when the PS4 and Xbox 720 do support Unreal Engine 4.. it will make “hardcore” gamers go like shit.
(Some hardcore gamers think it’s all about the graphics.)
(Some hardcore gamers think it’s all about the graphics.)
I just can agree with you, Wii U as yo support Unreal 4 engine because 720 and PS4 will.
And i will had that it’s not just the gamers that think this way it’s a lot of the developpers too.
Sorry wrote too fast should have read:
I just can agree with you, Wii U as to support Unreal 4 engine because 720 and PS4 will.
And i will add that it’s not just the gamers that think this way it’s a lot of the big developpers too.
so it does support 2 gamepads!
Yes, as was mentioned at E3.
It didn’t state which specific CPU and GPU it was using. Maybe in the future when people rip it apart.
IBM PowerⓇ-based multi-core processor.
AMD Radeon™-based High Definition GPU
@miiworld2 Those are not specifics.
Media : Wii and WiiU optical disc.
No love for Gamecube? :(
that the wiiu won’t support gamecube discs is known for like already 1 year…
I’ve heard some GameCube games will eventually be available on the eShop. So… that’s something. Two-generation backwards compatibility is a bit much to ask for at this point, I think.
Gamecube Titles Will Be Available Via The Virtual Console
Those aren’t true specs no numbers. I’m so disappointed with nintendo right now
SPECS With out Numbers
When does Nintendo release actual specifications? Not in a long time. Even the Wii Wikipedia page has unofficial numbers. They’re probably completely correct… but they were never released by Nintendo.
not gonna lie to you guys,
i thought nintendo was gonna win e3, but this e3 was really dissapointing
they started well with pikmin 3 and mario and then they messed everything up with wii fit and all that crap
seriously the few games they showed for the 3ds seem more awesome than the majority of titles coming to the wii u( although castlevania doesnt look that great and so does that mickey game)
i was so impressed when they revealed the 3ds for the first time because they showed so many games for it, but the wii u best games are mario, pikmin, ports and 3rd party titles you can get in any other console
am i the only one feeling that way?
That had to be the worst E3 presentation I have ever seen. What were they thinking? A rehashed Mario game with old timey graphics? Why would anyone (who is not a hardcore Ninty fan) buy this thing? For 3rd party games that are already on other systems? For a clunky faux-ipad (that you most likely already own)? I’ve been a dedicated Nintendo fan my whole life, but I’m glad I don’t have any stock in them. I’ll be saving my money and waiting for them to go third party after this.
The day they go 3rd party is the day I stop being a gamer.
Sure, I love Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, Kirby, Metroid, F-Zero, and all Nintendo’s other franchises; But I’m not gonna use MS’s or Sony’s garbage to play those games.
I seriously don’t know what the crap you’re talking about. You obviously never saw Microsoft or EA’s presentation, and art style =/= to graphics, which you think is. There’s always the more classic-looking controller and maybe some people can’t afford a $500 console, and the Wii was good enough.
I have to admit, I didn’t like the E3 press conference today, but that doesn’t mean it’s the worst. The Microsoft conference was the worst one.
If you don’t have any stocks in Nintendo anymore, then why are you here wasting time complaining when you can invest in your time on hardcore Playstation and Xbox games blogs and move on.
i respect your opinion but you obiviuosly need glasses new super mario bros had wonderful graphics and if you paid intention instead of telling yourself it was bad over and over you could see some new elements which doesnt make it rehash. while pikmin 3 didnt have holy shit graphics they werent sub xbox 360 cause there awsome you should compare the graphics look on par with some thing like prototype and your supposed to think is this game supposed to look real i mean its not based on the real world (it doesnt even have humans) and your not a nintendo fan ive seen gloom and doom and bad predictions before but your just outrageous and they wont be going third party anytime soon sooooo yea
sonys was the worst i mean god of war acension and the last of us was all they had going for them (that wonder book sucked)
Is my eyesight bad, or did Nintendo upgrade from POWER7 to POWER 8 architecture for their main CPU? O.O
The picture David put up there of the tech specs is too small and blurry for me to read.
But where it says CPU, I think it says IBM POWER8-based multi-core processor.
It could say POWER6, but I wouldn’t think of them to nerf the system like that. It was originally going to be POWER7, but I think they might have upgraded to POWER8.
No it says IBM Power®-Based multi-core Processor. :)
Are you blind? Lol, it’s just “®” or (R) symbol.
Never mind, I zoomed in. It just says IBM POWER®-based multi-core processor
Ack, me and my slow responses. :x
STOP MAKING SHIT UP CHILDISH FOOLS THERE NO MENTION OF 1234567 OR FREAKING 8
@dont douch me out ever again
All I did was misread a blurry image. No harm done.
Now go ahead and bitch a little more why don’t you?
disappointed with nintendo big time …
the graphics aren’t way ahead of ps3 and 360 from what was shown !
the mario game looks the same as all the others except for the background which is a bit more detailed ….
no proper specs ….
no major 1st party titles that blew mii away…
so is that the final look for wii u?
CLEARLY THERE NOT THE SPECS THERE THE OUTLINE SPEC THAT WE ALL ALREADY NEW ABOUT MONTHS AGO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
theres nothing there just released its all months and months old IBM we know that AMD/ATI GPU yeah we know that
PRETEND TO GIVE US SPECS TO GET CLICKS TO WATCH A ADVERT THAT PAYS YOU MONEY SCREW U WII U BLOG
It tells me there’s no optical out and that there’s no ethernet port.
That’s something new.
It is an official spec sheet.
Yep, no ethernet is really weird.
Why? Its more or less identical to the Wii except with a few more USB ports and HDMI.
As such, I didn’t expect ethernet.
Well the Wii did use an adapter for eathernet, and WII Use Wi Fi
(I love puns ;D why does everyone hate them?
what does look better Pikmin 3 or The last of us preview. I think Nintendo put a foot up their mouth with their E3 presentation. They should have wow us . Instead the shown the same thing has every year, THEIR OLD IP.
I think that the rumors from March were not to far fetch. It’s probably not a lot more powerful the 360 and PS3.
Nintendo needed Unreal 4 to be at leat a little bit future proof against the 720 and PS4. I’m not sure if the U will be a good Buy (not pun intended but it’s still funny).
And they should not have return to the graphics use for the mii games. They are Fugly to the max. I didn’t like them with the Wii and i eill never like them on Wii U.
It has been confirmed a billion of times that the WiiU is more powerful that the 360 and PS3. How can you compare Pikimin with The Last of Us? That is really stupid, Pikimin 3 looks great how it is, it doesn’t need super realistic graphics to make the Pikimin look realistic, they said a year ago that they were going to still use Mii graphics for their Mii games. They show a lot of great games, but they didnt show everything, we just have to wait like everyone else. If you dont like i then dont buy it, just rant like everyone else because they didnt show ultra violent and crappy FPS games that everyone wants instead of real games like Nintendo have been making since the 80′s.
dude I totally agree with you, why does everybody like franchises like Cod and Counter-Strike when they could be enjoying classic Nintendo fun :(
its unique thats the thing the cartoony look allows more options note how sonys avatars dont star in any games other than ps home
Disappointing to see the screenshots from Lego City Undercover in 720p, I really had my fingers crossed for some 1080p love.
That said while polygon and texture wise it doesn’t look like anything the PS3/360 couldn’t match, the lighting looks much superior. It makes it look much more like real lego blocks.
You also have to consider this is showing the Wii U outputting slightly better graphics than the 360, on launch games. Its taken the 360 how many years to get this good? I think it shows some breathing room on Wii U.
Overall I think its as powerful as everyone thought, better than current gen but nowhere close to what the next Playstation and Xbox will be capable of. BUT, the gap won’t seem as large as chances are they will be pumping 1080p whereas they can aim for 720p to get similar results on the Wii U.
I really REALLY wanted the Wii U to pump out 1080p kick ass graphics as much as the next person. But if this is the price of it being affordable, I’ll take it. I think the versatility of the Wii U controls will make it well worth it.
didnt they already say it was 1080p they just hadent used it yet to save time
I was talking more about appeal and most importantly the WOW factor. Sorry but Pikmin 3 doesnt look better than 360, it look a little bit better than the gamecube (sorry but’s it’s true). For the Mii i was looking at something more in the avatar (360) kind of treatment.
And Wii U is not a current gen console, it’s suppost to be next-gen.
At the conference i would have like Nintendo to showcase more hardcore (even if i don’t like the name) game. Compare AC3 graphics on wiiU compare to the others, same thing for batman and so on.
to have graphics that good in the beggening your missing that big picture it is on par with 360 and ps3 IN THE BEGGINING you need glasses if you see some kind of bad difference
ive seen enough wow with the controler physics your just being unpleasable and looking for reasons to complain
Why are you complaining as soon as there is a contrary opinion? Is this site only for fanboys? I’m writing because I AM a serious Nintendo fan, and I feel terribly let down.
I feel neutral. Regardless, I am going to buy a Wii U on launch day, but E3 neither made me more anticipated, or less anticipated. Just the same as I was pre-E3.
why the annoucnments arent over you want to be let down
has anyone thought that this had to be the WORST Nintendo conference and has anyone changed their mind about getting the wii u cause im still thinking about it
Didn’t change. And Sony, Microsoft had both far worse conferences in the past…
people are looking for reasons to complain while it wasnt the hest e3 the wii u is still epic but there isnt one
This definitely was NOT Nintendo’s worst E3.
E3 2009 was Nintendo’s worst. (Wii Music and Wii Vitality Sensor being the spotlight of the presentation? Complete disaster…)
When is that dumb vitality sensor going to come out?
or they just cancelled it.
It was agood one hardware speaking but the software part let me down a lot. They didn’t show AC3 proprerly, no new IP from 2nd and 3rd Party. Geez not even Simcity.
is ghost recon online still coming to the system or was it cancelled
Am I the only one who could see a custom made chips in this system (So they couldn’t show numbers)?
no Ethernet is not weird at all GROW UP this is the wifi era that nintendo clearly joined before the so called core machines you want Ethernet go get the box the wii version will do
nothing core about a earther net its a un necessary cost WITCH YOU ALL ALREADY KNOW SO STOP FAKE COMPLAINING….
its not power 7 its not power 6 its not a x360 cpu or a cell
ITS CLEARLY VERSION 2 OF BROADWAY CPU MULTI CORE SYSTEM ON CHIP AS wiiboy101 has already told you guys OVER AND OVER
system on chip 3/4 broadway 2 cores gpu and edram
It’s not version 2 of the Broadway CPU. Broadway never had a 2nd generation.
The CPU is using IBM’s POWER architecture (Most likely POWER7), and it is a CPU found inside IBM’s own supercomputer, “Watson”.
You don’t know shit. Have a nice day.
LOL AT DUMB FUK ABOVE NO VERSION 2 OF BROADWAY DUMMY TWIT
GO TO WII U GO.COM WIIBOY1O1 HAS FULLY EXPLAINED THIS powerpc 32bit cl/broadway cpus are now 45nm system on chip with a 128bit ring bus powerpc 400s powerpc 468fp clearly NEXT GEN VERSIONS OF BROADWAY AKA POWER PC CL IBM CLEARLY WENT SYSTEM ON CHIP 45NM WITH THE BROADWAY CPU FAMILY OWNED FOOL
8 cpus can fit on 1 system on chip and 3/4 can fit in the same physical space as 1 broadway cpu
P.S THE LEAKED SPECS AT GONINTENDO CLEARLY SHOW A TRI CORE BROADWAY WITH BIG LEVEL 2 CATCH
lol. I can imagine giving this spec sheet to one of my customers who wants a new computer.
So here you go sir, this one has an Intel processor and motherboard, Kingston RAM, Western Digital Hard Drive, and Microsoft operating system!
CHILDISH F**K WIT THESE ARE PRODUCT SPECS THAT EVERY MANUFACTORY PUTS OUT FOR EVERY DEVIVE THEY MAKE
PSP HAD THEM VITA HAD THEM IPAD HAD THEM DS HAD THEM WII HAD THEM
YOU CHILDISH WANKER NINTENDO NEVER RELEASE THE INDEPTH SPECS YOU IDIOT
THE BITS WE WANT WILL LEAK SOONER OR LATER
I CAN IMAGING GIVING THESE SPECS TO A COMPUTER CUSTOMER WELL CONSIDERING THIS IS HOW PC WORLD SHOW SPECS YOU JUST GOT FUKKING OWNED
I don’t think this guy is angry enough. If you want anybody to listen to you, “dont douch me out ever again”, you need to calm your panties.
Hey! I’m also 6.8 in. long, I wonder how big the disc slot is.
I hope that “this holiday” is the summer.
All of you fanboys need to suck it up and stop being in denial against everything bad that is said towards nintendo,makes this site very frustrating.
But there are also allot of fanboys of Sony and Microsoft that cant wait to burn shit to the ground.
Where’s the specifics on the CPU and GPU? That’s what lots of us want to know!
oh yea Nintendo time