Final Wii U Specifications Leak?

The final specifications for Wii U have apparently leaked online from Nintendo developer site Wario World. The details for the specifications were then passed onto VG Leaks who have published the information that was found on the developers site. Here’s what we can presume are the final specifications for Wii U.

CPU:

“Espresso” CPU on the Wii U has three enhanced Broadway cores

GPU:

“GPU7” AMD Radeon™-based High Definition GPU. Unique API = GX2, which supports Shader Model 4.0 (DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.3 equivalent functionality)

Memory:

Mem1 = 32MB Mem2 = 1GB (that applications can use)

Storage:

Internal 8 GB with support for SD Cards (SD Cards up to 2GB/ SDHC Cards up to 32GB) and External USB Connected Hard Drives

Networking:

802.11 b/g/n Wifi

Video Output:

Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i

Video Cables Supported:

Compatible cables include HDMI, Wii D-Terminal, Wii Component Video, Wii RGB, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV.

USB:

Four USB 2.0 Ports

 


412 thoughts on “Final Wii U Specifications Leak?”

      1. dont worry you can get a 128 gb sdxc card from best buy for $99 that gives you 136 gb of flash storage oh buy way gamers are running 128 gb sdxc cards in 3ds

    1. ONLY THREE! THEN HOW DOES IT RUN UNREAL ENGINE 4. MARK REIN SAID IT CAN HANDLE IT! THIS MUST BE FAKE SPECS ILL WAIT TILL THE SYSTEM COMES OUT.

    1. This a rumor too. Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.
      We have had like 7 leaks of wii-u with different specs. It amazes me that people believe any of these. It’s not hard to make up stuff and post it on the internet.

            1. Thank you! I’ve been waiting for someone to say that. People are just too stupid to go on their website and check. Yeah, it’s IBM based, this stuff is bull

    1. really? i see no real point in a console using usb 3.0. i mean hell there’s barely any point in using it for pc. i mean yeah it’s faster, but usb 2.0 is fast enough lol.

      1. Other than 3.0 being 10 times faster? If They’re gonna be cheap and and not include a hard drive, forcing me to store data on an external drive for Wii U, the least they could do is make it, I dunno, FASTER? Cheapo fucks.

            1. Nobody’s listening to you, Garlic. Nintendo says they want to make an affordable console. That’s why they use SD cards port on the control deck and Game Pad. There’s always an option for you to purcase SD cards (8 to 32 GB) and an external hard drive.

            2. yeah, nintendo’s cheap because they’re not forcing you to use there own special branded hard drives unlike microsoft and sony right? god, nintendo are such assholes for letting us use whatever hardrive we want arent they?

      2. Actually USB 3.0 is very important, because like you said it is faster and out perform USB 2.0 in speed.You are right about few PC are using it, but in the end future games are increasing memory storage.If Nintendo or other supporting 3rd party publishers in the future makes a game or multiple games that could be downloaded on the Nintendo Network that have 10-25GB or even high amounts of GB and have portable Hard Drives with Speed of USB 2.0, than you will have to wait hours to even download a game of 10GB.

        So………..USB 3.0 is very important for big storage games and its very convenient for consumers with Hard Dives of 1-3TB(Terra Bites) and USB 3.0 will catch up fast, because even some affordable Hard Drives have establish USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatible.

        1. ok look. when you actually use a usb 3.0 usb hard drive, you will only notice a very tiny difference in terms of speed. the only way to make sure that you’re actually getting a high speed is to use an ssd, usb 3.0 DOES NOT matter when it comes to external hard drives. again if you want a high speed hard drive, get an ssd.

      1. please explain because im not too tech savy but i know a thing or two. and this isnt much stronger than a ps3. i was hoping at least double the ps3 power.

          1. 3DS using that 2006 Pica200, lol.
            Vita using a 2010 ish SGX543MP4.

            Nintendo are the undisputed kings of dated, crappy technology in tandem with gimmicks. So they don’t have to spend $$$ on a future proof device.

            When the bitter truth rolls up and they (the fanboys) find out that the graphics won’t be up to par as much as they think, it’s the same 2006 retort! GRAPHICZ DUNT MATTUR HURR DURR!11 ITZ DA GAEMPLAY!111111111

            1. um yeah. graphics still dont really matter. some of the best games this generation came out on the wii exclusively. and look at the 3ds and the vita. the 3ds has some pretty damn good games on it, but it doesnt have as good of graphics as the vita. and the vita has what, 10 games total? and maybe 3 of them that aren’t just straight up ports are ok?

                1. does it matter? they’re still great games. all that proves is that the potential for awesome games was clearly there, but only nintendo really utilized it.

              1. Infinitely more better titles can be found on High definition machines; not the Wii.

                Stopped reading the rest since you’re clearly being an idiot. Educate yourself first, then reply to this.

                1. “more better” lol ok. and also. I NEVER SAID that all of the best games were on the wii. i said SOME (if you can learn how to fucking read) of the best games were on it. you are seriously a dumb illiterate fuck. i feel bad for your mother for finding out she was pregnant with you too late so she couldn’t get you aborted. i understand how much you love pretending to be a troll on this site, but it’s gotten to the point where you are no longer entertaining, and you’re just a flaming douchebag. if you seriously can’t stand nintendo THIS MUCH, then kindly fuck off.

                    1. well, it all depends on preferences. i mean look at day z for instance. its a mod for an existing game, yet it’s one of the most entertaining experiences i’ve had in a while. and same goes for minecraft. those games would never exist if it weren’t for the flexible nature of pc gaming. but then you have games on the 3ds like mario 3d land and resident evil revelations, that just wouldnt really be the same on other platforms and are both amazing games.

                  1. Talking shit when you get called out for the retard that you are. Classic.

                    You’re very well implying Wii U had much of meaningful exclusives beyond the same 12 titles many fanboys bring up. There are so few worthwhile titles to bring up on the device, that it’s utterly retarded to make it seem like the system was worth it.

                    It sucks, that’s the end of that. It never revolutionized gameplay, it never lived up to its hype, it never did anything meaningful for this generation. Although it did make sure that Microsoft would market the shit out of Kinect and steal a sizeable chunk of that market. Nintendo is running out of options, so they made the Wii U. An obvious show of desperation on their part.

                    So what the fuck are you going to do about it? Right, nothing.

                    1. omfg. do you even read? im talk talking about inovation or even teh systems AT ALL. im talking about how much of a worthless, retarded shit you are. you seriously have no clue as to what the fuck im talking about do you? obviously not, since for SOME reason, out of that rant, you STILL think im talking about the wii. you are seriously, one of the dumbest pieces of shit i have ever encountered on thie page, even the internet as a whole. you are in such denial that, rather confront what i’ve said about YOU personally, you just retaliate back to talking shit about the wii. you’re a pathetic piece, and i hope you die a slow and depressing death,of which no one will care about, seeing as you were supposed to be aborted.

                    2. And he continues to talk shit. Such is the dwindling IQ of today’s failed abortions. He can’t even reply to what was said, so he’s just going to talk shit instead. It’s the only thing you’d be able to do without getting thrown through a fucking window and onto the pavement. So continue on and pretend that you’re doing something special to defend yourself. You silly little keyboard warrior.

                  2. Thank you…glad to see I’m not the only one fed up with coming to read news and constructive comments and having to read this prick’s whining, day in and day out…

              1. It is not a “better platform” by any means.

                Hardware wise, the Vita is in practically every way a person can imagine. The 3DS is only where it is because developers feel safe with the system that only mindless sheep will buy in excess.

                Following your logic, Wii was the better platform, because all you ever imply is sales, but guess what? It isn’t. The better platforms are the HD twins and PCs.

                1. “The 3DS is only where it is because developers feel safe with the system that only mindless sheep will buy in excess. ”

                  Meaning it has more (interesting) games, and therefore is the better system? Yes, you’re right.

                  If the Vita had the games the 3DS had, I would buy a Vita – but it hasn’t – so that’s all there’s to it.

                  1. “It hasn’t”

                    And you know this how…?

                    So do you think excess Mario and shitty titles that would be better off as low priced digital titles make for a better library?

                    The Vita hasn’t been on the market nearly as long and the library it has now absolutely obliterates the one the 3DS had at this very point last year. I’ll add a few months to that, and it’d still have nothing in comparison.

                    1. Lol, you make this easy for me, I only have to respond at the first thing you said (which was incorrect) because the rest you said was all there to back your original statement up.

                      How do I know? Hmmm… It sure was a pretty wild guess, saying the Nintendo games will not appear on the Vita.
                      ____________

                      On a side note; if the Vita will have a nice library (I’ll wait a year assuming there should be plenty by then) with more games of the quality of Gravity Rush and Persona 4, I probably will buy one, for now: I see absolutely no reason to do so.

                      Also I don’t understand why you spend your time on a website solely to bash Nintendo and its fans, even if my very comment is the reason you like trolling here, is it worth it? Do you have absolutely nothing better to do than to sit down and comment on a site of something you don’t even like? If that’s the case you’re a fucking pathetic loser.

                2. Surely the better platforms are the ones that the individuals choose – just because something is proven to be technically superior doesn’t truly mean anything, if the companies behind them don’t release anything that individuals might want. Not everyone wants ‘the best’, sometimes they’re good with just what they perceive is ‘good for them!’

                  1. Knowing that fellow, he was very well implying it was. You haven’t seen any of his other comments.

                    The 3DS is getting it’s support purely due to its sales patterns, developers are too chickenshit to take a dive and show their true talents on hardware that can do nearly everything better and demonstrate exactly how handhelds can hold their own against the mobile war.

                    The majority of 3DS releases are the same predictable Mario titles about 4 orso decent third party titles that are suited for retail, and the rest are literally stuff that’s fit for a digital download rather than full blown retail release. In fact, there are actually quite more mobile phone ports on 3DS than there are on the Vita. That’s a bit disturbing.

                    1. stop talking out of your sphincter you Anus breath. the 3ds has a lot of amazing games that are a lot lot lot more in depth than shitty mobile phone games , not to mention they are all in 3d .

                      once again , a spastic troll is a spastic troll…….

                      3ds has ten times as many games as good games as the shita .

                      i guess you will have to enjoy a gimped MGS HD collection with only 2 games in ‘QHD’ .

                  2. Haha, Aeolus, “more better” haha, what is this shit? hahahha. Give me one good reason why we should believe anything you say? You obviously just don’t like Nintendo, we get it, there isn’t any truth to your words, it’s just blind hatred. You think you’re lying to us well maybe… you’re lying to yourself? Really makes you think.

                    1. Now hold on – whilst his tone is aggressive, the point still remains….it’s already been revealed at this point to not be the most advanced of the three. Arguing this point is akin to continuing to bash your head against the wall – don’t, and remember that this is just about playing games you want, not about always being at the bleeding edge. Continuing to drag out that the console is the best isn’t an argument you will win – it’s simply not, but that doesn’t mean those who buy it won’t still enjoy whats released on it.

                      For the sake of it, you need to forget about the argument of graphics, gameplay, whatever else at this point…It’s all preference and personal choice out of what you want from your gaming experiences, and nothing more.

                    2. And he *or she…or pony?* is effectively summing it up.

                      I’ve owned my 3DS for nearly a year now and I am by no means impressed in the majority of the offerings so far. Played every game people have suggested, but besides KH (which honestly, feels like every other one) nothing stands out.

                3. no one is denying the vita is a superior system in terms of tech but they have very little to offer to make people purchase it. software sells hardware, if they can’t get more software this will be a flop. sometimes the powerful systems don’t always sell the most.

  1. Still going to be a generation back from the other two if their rumored specs are to be believed. 1gb of memory? The other two are looking at least 8gb of ram, but this should be fine to keep the first party games looking newish

      1. I think Aplication’s means games . 1GB available for game’s is good!! , but there must be some memory for the gamepad stream .
        I wonder if a developer decides to barely use the gamepad , can he utilize some extra memory?? . Like on the 3ds where capcom borrowed power from the 3ds’s second screen to use on the top screen .

    1. You really thin either Sony or Microsoft are going to break the bank with their new systems.. I think Sony already learned a lesson on that…

    1. Exactly :) and when you look at New super mario bros U. You can tell there is a graphics Difference cause you can see mario so clear and not pixealted on the Wii version. So summit is kept secret to be looking as good as it is shown

      1. That has to do with the resolution. Wii=480p, Wii U=720p or 1080p.
        You can make a game in 1080p that looks like an n64 game(very few polygons) but looks super crisp and clear.

  2. Sounds cool to me. Enjoy these quiet moments, before the parade of Aeolus and Ness clones come to try to damper everyone’s mood. Don’t respond to them under any circumstances. My inbox is always inundated with that crap. Leave luck to heaven.

    1. Quite right. Trolls like them need real lives. The only way to win with them is to deny a battle. Ignore them. I honestly don’t care much for specs since I don’t understand tech speak anyway and the Zelda Wii U visuals demo was enough for me to see the Wii U’s graphical potential. And I’m buying the console for the games, not the graphics.

  3. Espresso” CPU on the Wii U has three enhanced Broadway cores – it’s small but it packs a punch :P . I am fine with these specs , so it can outpeform a ps3 and 360 . All i needed to know . Even if by just a tiny bit .

    1. You’re satisfied with barely outperforming nearly decade old machines?

      …Jesus fucking Christ you fanboys have some LOW ASS STANDARDS.

      1. At least i am not a spastified hater like you . Niga please , i have had a 360 and a ps3 and a wii since the day they all came out .

        i will be buying a ps4 the day it comes out and i want it to be as powerfull as possible!!

        BUT all i want for my wiiu is for it to have noticeably better graphics than the current gen to acompany the quite frankly AMAZING controll options available on wiiu .

        just stop making a fool of yourself i know you just got back from the paralympics , but don’t take that out on us .

        I bet you were saying the same stupid things about the 3ds !!

        ”the ps vita is gunna be so much better , blah blah blah i am spastic”.

        your head is up your arse , you don’t know anything about gaming and you are a blatent 360 fanboy , GOOD DAY TO YOU SIR

        *gallops towards sunset on high horse*

          1. You are so proper your self “fucking” lol you are thr biggest loser in this planet nobody cares what you think, if you are so smart like you make yourself seem, then why dont you understand that?

      2. “6″ years =/= 10 years….
        and if three enhanced Broadway cores mean Power7 (like many rumours said), ok…

        by the way, true HD games only on Wii U or PC, live with that Aeolus “it starts talk crap” again…

        1. The 360 is almost 7 years old and I specifically said “nearly decade old devices.” Stay in school kid, reading comprehension isn’t your forte.

          And it can actually, POWER7 comes in a heap of configurations, so I wouldn’t be surprised if by “POWER7″ they were more or less referring to the 32MB EDRAM since IBM is known for their PR talk bullshit. Doesn’t have to be the exact chip, just features taken from them would be enough for them to say “lol we put Watson into it”.

          1. Idiot, xbox360 still hasn’t 7 years old, it has 6 years… Go study more moron, you can’t said that you have 15 if you have 14 years old, drone.

            and again, Aeolus “it starts talk crap” again…

            1. Nearly.
              near·ly/ˈni(ə)rlē/
              Adverb:
              Very close to; almost: “David was nearly asleep”.

              Synonyms:
              almost – near – about – nigh – well-nigh – all but

              Calling me an idiot when you can’t even demonstrate basic intelligence. That’s funny.

              1. Let me draw, since trolls do not attend schools. If you hasn’t 16, you can’t drive, so, doesn’t matter if you have 15 and a half, you will get screwed anyway. So, doesn’t matter all this crap that you keeps saying, xbox360 has 6 years and nothing that you said will change that, as the fact that Wii U is the first true HD home console.

                1. The 360 was unveiled on May 12th, 2005.

                  You are basing “age” off of how long they’re present on the market. The 360 for all of what it is, in 7 fucking years old.

                  Therefore, YOU ARE WRONG.

                    1. Don’t try to cover up your idiocy. The fact of the matter is Nintendo is late to the HD game. Very, very late.

                    1. The 360 was effectively finalized when it showed up; the Wii U was not, and seemingly still isn’t based on that previous headline on this very goddamn site.

                    2. RROD was a heatsink issue, and to this day 50% of users with the originals are affected by it. Not 100%.

                      I’m willing to bet their 360s very rarely did that, if at all. In any case, you’re still dodging the core of this argument. The Wii U is a late device. Deal with it.

                    3. Yeah, just like how finalized the Wii was with the overheating issues at launch involving Wiiconnect24 or the SSBB dual layered disc read errors.

                      Oh the hypocrisy.

    2. If it’s true what ibm said when they tweeted that it will use a power 7 chip, this rumour is fake as the p7 doesn’t use broadway and are available in a quad core as minimum

      1. Stop overanalyzing IBM, please. I don’t know why you feel PR talk is helping your case, it is not. People know what they tweeted, leaks are showing otherwise. Simple as that.

            1. I’m talking about the Wii U specs, you fucking jackoff!!!!! It’s says “Power-BASED”… not PowerPC. There’s a possibility the Wii U’s CPU is based on Power7, but there’s no official from the company itself at the moment.

                1. Let me elaborate on that, POWERPC IS NO LONGER USED SEPARATELY; NEWER POWER7 CHIPS ARE USING THE FULL SET OF INSTRUCTIONS FOR IT. BASICALLY, IT WAS “ABSORBED” INTO POWER CHIPS IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT.

            2. Aren’t you a mindless sheep? because you seem to be doing this because of few things:
              1. You troll because you think all the other people who troll will think you are cool.
              2. You have a poor family life so you choose to troll because you think you’ll get “friends” by trolling.
              or
              3. You are just another mindless Microsoft fangirl.. I mean boy who just follows the herd.

                1. moron, Power-Based =/= PowerPC and old PowerPC =/= newer PowerPC(read 7), what’s your fucking point? Of course, new architectures is based on old architectures, but this don’t change the fact the “Power-Based” might be the new Power7 CPU, understand now? Try again, moron…

  4. i wonder why this have been found on the Wario world site…Is there a legit reason? Will it be a new 3d wario game? God I hope so :3

  5. Gee, another rumour, must be legit.
    Short answer, its more powerful than current gen, we know that for sure, and it wont be as powerful as the ps4.
    Where does the caring come into this?

    1. the fact that we get one more year of ports then shitty and i repeat shitty 3rd party support which means we get one year of solid 1st party releases the next e3 is shovel ware. then the following year a GREAT 1st party game next year shovel ware then a decent game again.

          1. I duno, they have alot of third party at the moment. The N64 didnt get third party due to cartridges and the psone selling more, gamecube didnt due to overwhelming ps2 sales, and the Wii didnt due to power, but mainly the controller mapping, games wouldve been difficult. However right now, its got 25GB disks, perfect controllers, and good enough specs. Its solely depends on how powerful the ps4/720 are, although you need to remember developers getting more and more used to the tech, the graphics are going to get alot better, so it could even be level with ps4/720 at launch in that sense.

            Time will tell

      1. Bull, we have at least 3 more years of crappy ports. Even if the 720 and PS4 were released tomorrow there will still be 360 and PS3 games for at least another year or two. While Microsoft will probably be quick to kill the 360 (based on how quick the original XBox was discontinued), Sony will probably keep the PS3 around for quite a while. (They still haven’t discontinued the PS2 yet!)

        Just as the Wii had crappy ports of PS2 games, As long as the 360 and PS3 are still out, there will always be crappy ports for the Wii U with tacked-on controls.

    1. You’ve come to the wrong place to whine and bitch about it, maricon. This is My NINTENDO News… not news for graphic prostitutes. The Wii U have already shown great potentials… especially games like ZombiU, Rayman Legends, Nintendo Land, New SMB2 (a.k.a. New Super Mario World), Batman: Arkham City: Armored Edition, Assassin’s Creed III, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, and Aliens: Colonial Marines. Think about the future instead of just tech specs. Enjoy the games… especially games coming to the Wii U.

      Get N or Get OUT!!!!!

      1. You are my new hero. We need to rally together and get all these damn Nintendo HATERS the fuck out of here. GET A LIFE FUCKING LOSERS!!!

  6. Specs are mostly Irrelevant because:
    Nintendo haters will complain REGARDLESS. it could have a fucking Flux Capasitor, and they would still Troll.

    Nintendo Fans will buy it, regardless. We trust Nintendo. Let the Mobile Market consume the gaming market. It’s not impacting Nintendo sales, as they are supported by a nitch group of Nintendo fans. We’ll continue to live in our own little Nintendo Land. The rest of the world can participate and have fun, or continue bitching and being jealous of us.

    1. THIS GODAMMIT
      Even if nintendo made the most fucking powerful machine ever created by mankind, people would still fucking hate on it just because its nintendo.
      You CANNOT please everybody in this world no matter what.

  7. Pretty good. It will still be behind when the 720 and PS4 come out, but this sais DX10, and if the other two are ging to be DX11, then the wii U should surely be getting multiplatforms this gen! Itslike how a lot of pc games are scaled down for 360/PS3, now the ps4/720 games can be easily scaled down for wii U. This is good news, the only bad news would be the trouble of DX12 games on wii U, but that probably won’t happen soon.

  8. I like the idea of using all my Wii cables on the Wii U in the short term while I buy up nicer cables eventually, but man, that’s going to make it tougher to sell my Wii. Looks like I’ll have to trade it in. Maybe there will be $199 Wii is stripped down with No Cables, Cords, and minimal storage?

    1. You know an HDMI cable is only like $5 on Amazon. If you can’t afford a $5 cable, you probably shouldn’t be buying a $250+ game console plus games.

    2. yeh i bought a HDMI cable for £2.99 recently for my little brother , i also bought him a 28” HD television for £100 ………..

      i wouldn’t completely ruin your wiiu by using basic wii cables if i were U XD……

  9. Why the fuck do you care so much about specs, Shut up and stop wahhh wahhh all day about specs. All I care about is all the new fun games that will come and the damn controller. Fuck specs

    1. Fuck specs? Sure thing, fuck third party support too while you’re at it. They’re not going to waste their time scaling down shit like the Wii.

        1. Look at this standard issue excuse. As if sales guage system performance or “success”. Which is what you’re implying.

          Xbox outsold the Gamecube by the way, and it was more powerful hardware. I want to see your excuse for that.

          You also missed tons of “weaker” consoles that outright fell out of the market. Saturn, DC, etc.

          1. the dreamcast was a beast!!! (sarcasm) . My point is specs are not everything !!!! Take the Nintendo DS for example , It has a bigger library of better games than the psp . It’s games are more innovative and seem more tailored for console .

            so what happens if the ps4 makes sony go bust because it’s too expensive or whatever ??? what you gunna play , wiiu or ps4 ???

          2. Why would we need an excuse for the Xbox outselling the Gamecube? Sometimes something just performs better than something else. Simple as, don’t think we won’t accept that.

              1. the ps2 spit roasted the xbox , it’s always the case …….

                and obviously i know the xbox was the most powerfull of it’s gen……..
                people say things like ”well games sell better on ps3 than they do on wii” , mario kart wii = over 30 million , NSMBwii 25 million , wii sports – 79,000,000 (blowing faulse horn) .

                Cod only sells tons because people add the ps3 and 360 together like they are the same fucking platform .

                  1. Aeolus: “Then don’t preach predictable bullshit that the “Weakest console always wins”. It is not the goddamn case.”
                    Funny coming from you who always goes on how the most powerful console always wins, when that also is not always the case. Example, PS2 and GC. NDS and PSP.
                    Please just stop, you are only embarrassing yourself…

                    1. “I have said no such thing before. Stop putting words in my mouth you filthy, insolent, piece of shit.” Amir… are you having PMS and vaginal bleeding or something?

                    2. Aeolus: “I have said no such thing before. Stop putting words in my mouth you filthy, insolent, piece of shit.”
                      Lol, did I hit a nerve? Yes you have. You have a reputation here for making clear your view on how the machine with the superior spec sheet is the victor. You’ve made that clear many times…

                  2. ps2 was indeed weaker than the gamecube and powerfull xbox . by quite a margin.

                    ps2 had one advantage over GC though , disc size .
                    it was hard to fit a game of say , GTA san andreas onto a 1.5GB disc .

                    no shit though , F=zero GX , Windwaker , metroid prime 1 and 2 etc etc etc made the ps2′s graphics look like well , shit !!! .

                    ps2 =
                    CPU
                    64-bit[3][4] “Emotion Engine” clocked at 294.912 MHz (launch), 299 MHz (newer models)
                    Storage capacity
                    PlayStation 2 memory card (8 megabyte officially supported)
                    PlayStation memory card (128 kilobyte/1 megabit)
                    40 GB Hard Drive (add-on)
                    Memory
                    32 MB of Direct RAMBUS or RDRAM
                    4 MB eDRAM
                    Graphics

                    “Graphics Synthesizer” clocked at 147.456 MHz

                    Gamecube =
                    CPU

                    IBM PowerPC “Gekko”, 486 MHz

                    Storage capacity

                    Nintendo GameCube Memory Card (16 MB max. capacity)

                    Display

                    Composite video
                    S-Video (NTSC consoles only)
                    RGB SCART (PAL consoles only)
                    YPBPR component video/d-terminal (DOL-001 models only)*
                    *Requires the use of the Digital AV port, which was removed from later models

                    Graphics

                    ATI “Flipper”, 162 MHz

                    nuff said ….. the gamecube had better graphics , son ….

  10. So this is how they realise complete backward compatibility, by using a similar cpu design. So one core with one thread would effectively become a wii cpu. They could use a multiplier for the clock. So the wii had 729MHz, they would probably use 3 or 4 times the clock frequency for the wii u. So 2.2 or 2.9 GHz. That would make the wii u at least 9 times as powerful as the original wii (assuming that the core had only one thread). If they add multi-threading (2 per core) it would make it at least 18 times as powerful.

        1. IBM said it’s based on a power7. Warioworld says it is based on the broadway. Maybe they somehow married both designs. Nintendo confirmed backward compatibility, so they have put a wii cpu somewhere, if they don’t want to emulate all wii games…

  11. LMAO.

    Look at those specs, not even an overclocked 360, that CPU is more like an overclocked Gamecube with added cores and some EDRAM to get it somewhere.

    DX10.1/Open GL 3.3 equivalant R700 GPU? Yeah, it’s too bad not many games didn’t take advantage of that and still used DX9 instead.

    2GB ram it seems since 1GB is mainly for the OS, yeah, yeah. Still not good enough to last it a lengthy lifetime and a very likely scenario will be that this system will once again need watered down multiplatform titles because it is simply too weak to handle the future ones. Just like the Wii.

    Feel sorry for the poor suckers getting hyped over this, and inevitably laughed at by wise, real gamers who know very well that Nintendo is only banking on nonsense one-shot then it’s dead right after gimmicks.

      1. Denialfag in serious denial. Because similar rumors all going hand in hand together are obviously illegit!

        All of these fucking rumors with these kind of specs add up. Literally all of them. It’s that way for a reason if you’re too stupid to comprehend it. Just like the Wii, Wii U is having its specs surface near launch and the fanboys are trying to discredit them because they don’t want the truth.

        That fanboy is you, the biggest ass-kiss up there with Donzaloog, Unation, TheDragon, and every other retard singing the same tune to justify their late to the game product with no clear goal or audience.

        1. “All of these fucking rumors with these kind of specs add up. ”

          Despite the fact that they contradict each other.

          But, yeah, they add up because…!

          1. “contradict each other”

            If the rumor is sound bullshit like a 7000 series GPU, then yes, they would contradict each other. This however does not contradict frequent rumors and even the dev kit itself.

            Like it or not, Wii U is going to be weak shit and probably not even 2x a PS3. Embarrassing.

    1. WTF? have you seen the games being played and shown? you can actually see Mario s face on New super mario bros 2 instead of it being all pixelated cuz of being to small and bad graphics. Think somebody needs to get their head checked. LMFAO! Xbox had 512 ram and you dno the GHZ of the CPU. Talk about don’t know their stuff

      1. And wii has sold just under 100 million and where is xbox. all the way down to 67 million. I call that WANK! LMAO. all consoles are outdated. Xbox looks crap now

      1. “How can you overclock a CPU”

        I really hope that wasn’t a serious question, or you didn’t word that properly. For your sanity I hope so.

    2. yeh i agree Aelous , just like how the 3ds calnt keep up witht the vita right ???
      even though resident evil revelations looks like a fucking 3d vita game ??

      and the 3ds is shitting on the vita and is now the popular handheld console of choice ??? yep specs mean everything ‘to real gamers’ .

      *hit’s capslock* YOU ARE A FUCKING SPASTIC WHO DOES’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT GAMING .

      3DS >>>>>>>VITA WIIU >>>>>>POOPS4

            1. Asshurtlus… there’s a butt plug up your ass. If you quit being a fucking graphics whore and respect the company that saved the video game extinction of 1983 (Nintendo), you might be a much better and understandable person. Respect it!

                  1. “If it weren’t for Nintendo” Bullshit, like any other same company would have really let the market just fade away. Nintendo was quick to jump on the dead status. That’s all.

                    But fuck comprehension skills, you’d rather be a sheep.

                    1. Actually, if it wasn’t for Nintendo your xbox 360 wouldn’t be around. Nintendo saved the video game market from crashing down into the ground.

                      I believe the words “You got pwned” springs to mind.

            2. Dude, your 28, spend hours on a video game blog you don’t like, and sound like the biggest fucking nerd.

              Worry about your own (non existent) love life, will ya?

              1. Sure thing, stiff in-game models with no facial animation and a load of retarded lens flare looks far better. What’s funny is every character is basically a reskin of the other when it comes to animation.

            1. Dude Shut the fuck up!! Dummies like you get on my fucking nerves! I play all systems and love em all. But nothing compares to Nintendo. Deal wit that!!

          1. we should keep in mind that the nintendo 3ds basically rendering two images at once to create the 3d effect, basically halves its performance.

            if the games didnt all have to be 3d capable, the games would look much better. its still strong hardware. if nintendo ever wanted developers to start developing non 3d games for the 3ds. These games would look good enough in comparison to the vita to make the vita look extremely over priced.

    3. wii u will dominate no matter the power the gamepad will replace dual analog and nintendo’s first party will be magical wii u will win the 8th gen by holiday 14

      1. It will not, by any means. Microsoft will outright destroy Nintendo in the next-gen. Microsoft has been steadily creeping up the ladder for the “new guy” in the console market. They want the house of the future and they will gladly pay the $$$ to get it done.

        1. Microsoft? Destroy Nintendo? With what exactly? Their Windows 8 based (Shittiest User Interface EVER) next gen console and their Kinect 2.0? I love my 360, but Microsoft needs to really bring the big guns next gen.

    4. Wise, real gamers?? OMG, OMG, you are not serious right now, right? Hiding under the bridge to jump on this topic the second it dropped troll, and you and your buddies are wise, real gamers? Why? Wait, I know. Because you are so unequivocally intelligent that we could never possibly understand your brilliance, and thus are stuck with are deluded delusions of idiocy that a purchase of a new Nintendo system is a terribly horrible decision…thank heavens someone of your mental caliber has come here to save us all from our eventual hideous mistake of purchasing said ‘over/under clocked not even 2x as powerful 3 generation ago ps360wiicast system’. You truly are a savior to the lost, hopeless souls on this forum.

      LONG LIVE AEOLUS THE TROLL!

      …on a side note, its no wonder society as a whole is literally becoming dumber by the day, what with brain surgeons like you running around trying to tell everyone how their decisions are incomparable to the likes of mental midgets such as yourself…you make me laugh…

        1. Devastated by the truth…what truth? Your truth? ALERT! ALERT! Not only are the trolls holding up the bridges, but they are also holding onto the only shares of truth this side of the bridge in the countryside!

          Douche…I will get the Wii U system because 1)I like Nintendo, and I like Nintendo games. 2)I have had 7 Nintendo systems in my life, and you know how many of them broke? 1, and Nintendo replaced it for free, and that was the Wii, and that was because the first two years I had it, it was on nearly 6 hours a day while I was playing with friends, family, friends of the family, and even people I didn’t know who worked for my parents at the time, so understandable. So just on those two merits alone, of which neither Sony nor Microsoft have a leg to stand on, its worth it for me. My buddy had a 360 for like 3 months bragging about how awesome it was, until of course his RROD, which went on to happen 3 more times since he has owned it. I had a Gamecube I left outside in the rain accidentally overnight, and after bringing it in, plugging it in, and letting the fan run for about an hour, the system went on to play for another year and a half before I traded it in. Now thats value and reliability. And lastly, I can choose to own a Wii U at likely about half the cost of the likely next offering from the other two, with amazing graphics, and reliability standards unmatched in my experience, or I can buy the next offerings from the other two, with amazing graphics, sub-par reliability standards, and at twice the cost. Not to mention missing out on Nintendo games. Thanks for your truth douche, but I think I will stick with what I want. You can just keep hoarding your arrogance, ahem, ‘truth’ to yourself.

          Oh and everyone here owes you thanks. We do appreciate you holding up the bridge. Keep up the good work, troll.

            1. Probably has something to do with the fact that you read at a third grade level and comprehend about as much as a kindergartner…

                1. This coming from a self-absorbed tough guy sitting on the other side of computer screen…Don’t be upset because my intelligence overshadows your arrogance and incompetence…you will go on trolling wherever there is opportunity, because you are a fool who lacks any sort of social intelligence.

                  “A wise man always has something to say, a fool always has to say something.”

                    1. Whining? “Boo-hoo, the Wii is underpowered”, “It can barely do what a ten year old system can do”, “its a pathetic machine for babies and make-believe gamers”….

                      For all your posts, and especially the ones calling others ‘idiots’, and then following by posting definitions of words, perhaps you should look up ‘whining’, then come back and post that. But, since you are too incompetent to understand the definition anyway, and that you meet the criteria, I won’t bother holding my breath.

    5. graphics matter huh? play castlevania on ds (to name jut one great game on an extremeley outdated system). proves you wrong instantly. artwork and gameplay first. always.

    6. 1) It’s sad you are still on this site. You’re acting like a 5 year old.
      2) Either way I’ll still buy it for it’s exclusives. Plus the game pad intrigues me a little bit. And before you use the same old “rehashed” fanboy insult, I certainly ain’t. I prefer PC if anything followed by Sony.
      3) Why can’t you accept people like Nintendo? Is it seriously that hard for you? If they like it who are you to say otherwise? This is a Nintendo news site and of course it will be filled with fanboys. Any retard would know that. Also I’ve played all platforms and they all have their gimmicks. I don’t see why you trolls think it’s just Nintendo.

        1. No it doesn’t, because you’re implying the entire chip will be such, when they could very well be implying that features from POWER7 are present. Notably their higher EDRAM.

          You know what that’s called? PR talk.

          1. PR Talk, something Sony never does when talking about the PS4, but you keep linking the same article where Sony said ‘hurr ps4 will be far more powerful than wii u we wont make it till it can be like a billion times more powerful’, So, lol nope Hypocrite.

  12. Couldn’t care less for it. I don’t see why so many people barge about the specs being important, for gamers what matters is what the developers can do for us. Knowing about the specs doesn’t add anything to my life.

  13. To be honest, I’m going to be taken this with a grain of salt because I can’t see Nintendo making their specs low end and besides, almost every launch game seems to look like a modern PS3/360 games.

    I’m just glad to be getting a HD Nintendo console…. Haters gonna hate.

                1. Actually you are, since the majority of Wii games rely on that rubbish controller, and for the ones that allow you to use others, those are peripherals you have to buy, unless you still have a GC controller.

                  Gamers should not be forced to have an awkward experience and buy accessories to have a wheel they’re used to.

                  1. if a game were rubbish period. regardless of whether or not its because of controls. nobody is forced to buy them. There are plenty of good games on the wii either because or despite the controller.

                    if your argument is that every wii game is rubbish, then your just childish and clearly nothing more than just a troll. If you have a point thats one thing, but with arguments like those you just expose yourself as just a hater.

                  2. You WOULD resort to innuendo insults, child. Didn’t expect anything less.
                    Try again when you’ve got something better to say than relating a motion controller to a sex toy.
                    But first, try pulling that move controller out of your mouth.

          1. There’s not a single thing wrong with making casual games.
            They’ve brought in a LOT more revenue for the industry as a whole than the core market has in the past few years, and that’s an undeniable fact.
            Step down off your high horse before someone with the will to post good evidence of this knocks you off of it.

              1. Fake gamers are only concerned with graphics. You sound like the biggest fucking nerd. Playing a video game or the graphics is like watching a movie for the special effects.

              2. No, graphics whores are the cancer of this entire generation.
                You know what your kind has done?
                You’ve set dangerous trends in motion, trends that deny innovation while supporting developer mindsets that want to make games that are sparkly enough to capture the attention of the multitude of brain-dead, shiny-thing-loving raccoons out there in the graphics whore demographic.
                I can guaran-FUCKING-tee you that you’ve NEVER bought enough games to support studios the way that Casuals do.
                If anyone’s a fake here, it’s you, kid.

      1. What is seriously your problem? Aren’t you the one posting definitions of words? Because it’s kinda ironic how you don’t even realize that ‘gamer’ means “A person who plays a game or games, typically a participant in a computer or role-playing game. I get that you don’y like Nintendo, that’s fine! You do not have to buy any of their stuff. But going on a Nintendo news site and just spewing your hate is pretty sad, I hate this saying but honestly GET A LIFE! LEAVE IF YOU DON’T LIKE NINTENDO. Because if you keep coming back here, it means you must like Nintendo.

        “Hate is not the opposite of love, that’s indifference (not caring) hating something/one means you still care”

        I get like you like prefer the other consoles and that’s fine, but that doesn’t mean everyone else has to. And if you also care about graphics more, that’s fine too! But stop saying that everyone else has too. And the same for other people. If there where no graphics then you couldn’t play also, I personally think game play is more important but i do love good graphics also.

    1. You sir earn a mass total of…..

      +999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999holyshit its over 9 THOUSAND!! Internet Points.

  14. + Remember that there will be 4 next-gen consoles.
    If this Specs are legit, Nintendo WiiU is on par or maybe a little more powerful than Android-based console OUYA(which has a tegra3-4cores) and 1gb ram. So… we don’t know anything for sure; but Ouya already released their specs in Kickstarter.
    I love Nintendo, i will buy a WiiU, but now there will be more divided gamers in the world.

  15. Sincerely When people ask me if I’m gamer or not I say “I just like to play games” so they don’t put me in the same page as retards like you all are. Arguing for hours about idiotic things (than the specs, that nintendo, that sony, that microsoft, that fanboys, that trolls) geez get a life!

    That “nerd chapter” in Super Paper Mario was really accurate.

    1. I can agree with you on that. Some ppl just gotta argue about everything. A real gamer plays games that interest them and leave those that don’t interest them alone

  16. Man :/ I was really hoping Nintendo could pull something crazy and be ahead in the power department for a while.. I’m a huge Nintendo fan, but this is kind of a blow to me. I mean, I know the games will still be great… but really? 3 core processor, 8 GB internal memory, Usb 2.0 ports, etc. I bought a laptop a few months ago that outperforms this by a mile… And it still has issues playing Crysis 2 at highest gfx.

    Again, I know it’ll still be great… but part of me hoped that Nintendo would use current tech for once.

    1. Isn’t Crysis one of those high-end-for-standard kind of games, though?
      Taking something that usually requires a PC to run at its very best isn’t really a fair comparison to put consoles up against.

      1. Most gaming towers can run Crysis 2 no problem, and it’s running on XBox and PS3 to boot. It’s a nearly 2-years-old game. There is nothing “unfair” about asking why Wii U couldn’t run the game on higher gfx settings.

  17. Impressive compared to Wii, but the specs aren’t much better than 360 or PS3. This is a majorette concern of mine. If PS4 and 720 come out and run so much powerful engines that Wii U doesn’t support, then it will face the same problem Wii did and will get little 3rd party support (only carnival games and just dance)

    1. Microsoft is preparing the house of the future, they want your living room, your laptop, your cable box, your phone, your OS, everything.

        1. This Nugga dun no shit about gaming .

          Is it just me , or ar the ps3 and the wii far better than the shitty rip off , none exclusive xbox . I gave mine to my little bro , it’s a piece of shit .

          lets all play Alan Fucking wake and Halo in the dark and masterbate , ooh wait …………

      1. Niga pulease…………………. why are you sticking up for the worst company in gaming ???? At least sony have a bunch of fucking talented studio’s who make AWESOME games.

        the 360 is like a shit little pc with no fucking games. its a fucking toy .

    2. A huge power or graphics leap wouldn’t be in Sony or Micro’s best interest, if they want to keep people interested in their future systems.
      http://www.notenoughshaders.com/2012/07/02/the-rise-of-costs-the-fall-of-gaming/
      It’ll likely be a death wish, in fact, if you take the logical points made in the linked article into account.
      It’s a given that they’ll be at least a little more powerful than the Wii U.
      It would be dumb to assume anything otherwise.
      Even if Nintendo’s official stance is that it doesn’t directly compete with them, Sony and Micro seem intent on doing the opposite by directly competing with Nintendo.

      But it’s incredibly, INCREDIBLY, unlikely that the leap between Wii U and these other systems will be so big that ports or co-development of games to the Wii U will become a non-possibility.
      Gamers can’t afford a huge power/graphics leap and neither can producers in many studios.
      It just can’t happen, if the industry is to stay afloat.

        1. thats a different thing all together. 2d to 3d was a necessary step in videogames. In terms of possibilities in gaming, it was a revolution for the gaming industry. Inspiring new ways to play games and gameplay that wasnt possible before. It was needed for the industry to grow to where it is today.

          but this. This tech arms race; this isnt a necesity; and therefore could flop big time.

          1. I was implying “increasing costs”. A tune sung back then so loudly, but turns it out it wasn’t as drastic as people thought.

            1. thats what i was talking about too. The increase in cost due to the jump to 3d. The difference here though is that this jump in costs due to this spec race is hallow. Im not saying there cant be things that can be done in terms of design that can now be realized with more power, but for the most part this is about pretty graphics.

              because there is little you cant do with the computing power of these current systems if your not puming uber photorealistic graphics.

              3d on the other hand ultimately payed off because it brought something to gaming. and not just something new, something it needed. So people bought it up. It brought new ways to play, new genres, more creativity….blah blah…ect.

              ultra high specs though…doesnt bring enough to the table…people are just not likely to consistantly buy enough copies to always make these publishers and developers profit. Why? cause its hallow. Its not worth the investment to the consumer. We’re already seeing this sort of thing in this generation. How bad do you think things can get if the next gen has 10 times more power and developers are expected to push production values up to meet the capabilities of these new systems?

              and if they dont….how well are these new systems gonna sell?

        2. Cute how you’re now on damage control when you’ve called out others for doing the same, on top of accusing others of being fanboys when you’re still the same PC-ass-kissing spec whore you’ve always proven yourself to be.
          Get bent, bitch.
          You don’t have ANYTHING worth contributing here, and you never will.

            1. Doesn’t have any games? Or doesn’t have any games that YOU like. There’s a difference, learn it. Your opinion doesn’t mean fact.

      1. exactly. Its nice to have the link. But this should be common sense. Dont these people understand that going the route sony and microsoft are expected to go will probably kill the console industry.

        any real gamer could see the problem with this scenerio.

    3. i definitely share your concern. But with development costs already being too high for a lot of developers. And the jump in costs it would take to make use of the extra power the ps4 and 720 are rumored to bring.

      Im hoping there could be a scenerio in which nintendo becomes the base platform and things are ported upwards to the other consoles. There is no reason why that at the very least couldnt happen for the first year or two.

      with development studios closing down around the world because their games cant churn enough of a profit. It wouldnt make sense for developers to completely jump on the next gen systems and ignore the wiiu as a revenue stream. besides its far easier to port upward than it is to port down. If developers were smart, they would embrace the wiiu.

  18. Mmm these specs are rather tasty. And we have already seen what the Wii U is capable of, e.g Zelda HD demo, so we know we are gonna get great looking games from an also creative games company and good 3rd parties.
    Yeah the 720 and PS4 will most likely be more powerful, but I don’t really care, what did we expect? If I feel compelled to buy a PS4 or 720 and I have the funds, then maybe I will. I’m not gonna bitch all day on how this company is superior to the other like a child *cough* *cough* Aeolus *cough*

  19. I don’t care if it has these fancy “HDMI” cables and cores made out of food or streets. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, will compare the amazing masterpiece called Vextrex. Who needs a screen on the the controller when the system has a screen BUILT ONTO IT. I mean, the games even come with a plastic covering for it to enhance your gaming experience to stellar proportions!! There’s nothing I like better than a nice lukewarm can of soda and kickin’ back with Solar Quest. When I want something more hardcore, I turn off the system, change the cover and cartridge, and boot up the incredibly enticing Cyber Chase.

    You “drones” or “fanboys” (why is that the term used, I prefer “whippersnappers”) don’t need a Crapbox 360, Playfailshun 4, or Wii Poo when there are still working Vectrex machines in this day in age. Don’t even get me started on how it completely crushes Steam or the Mobile Gaming Market, that would require me to write a book. PCs aren’t able to handle the vigorous Motorola MC68A09 CPU running at the astounding 1.5 MHz. All arguments have now been destroyed. I’m right, you’re wrong, end of story.

    Let’s not forget that when I’m on the go, I don’t need some stinkin’ double screen overpriced piece of touch touch, I have my Tiger game.com. I see people giving me stares of amazement that I’m lucky enough to own such an amazing piece of glory. Playstation Vita? Pft, I bet it doesn’t have FIGHTERS MEGAMIX. You wouldn’t you believe how many people I’ve convinced to sell (both if possible) their Vita and 3DS when they hold it. 5 minutes in and I’ve had to restrain people from throwing it from the frustration they get when they are beaten by the well crafted AI that was programmed into the the cartridge. The people working at Tiger and their associates really do know how to make a great hardcore video game. Thank you.

    Too long; didn’t read? Allow me to sum it up for you:
    The Vetrex is the ultimate home video game console, only partnered by the glorious Tiger game.com for those who want gaming on the go.

    1. Shit’s legit. You’ve just won another customer. My 3DS can’t even being to hope to be a decent arcade simulator. As for the Wii U, I’ve decided to allocate the funds I saved for it to the Vectrex. The little screen on the controller doesn’t even come with overlays! What shit.

      Thanks for informing me about this. I just hope the others here listen as I have.

          1. ToB MaGuire… shut the hell up! You don’t know jack shit about Nintendo and you fucking know it. The Wii U DOES support true colors in games no matter what type of genre. Don’t believe us… check out the colors in Assassin’s Creed III, Rayman Legends, and Trine 2: Director’s Cut.

  20. The Wii U might have a hard time competing with the PS4 and 720… 1GB of ram… seriously? Is it POWER7 or PowerPC, because the rumored specs show that the CPU is gonna be weak.

    1. weak HAHAHAHAHAHAH BASED ON WHAT DONT COME IN HERE GAS OFF THEN LEAVE TELL US HOW ITS WEAK

      OUT OF ORDER EXECUTION VS INLINE OF X360 AND PS3 3MB CATCH EDRAM VS 1MB CATCH SRAM OF X360 AND 512K SRAM OF PS3

      PS3 HAS 1 SINGLE WEAK AS ZHIT POWER INLINE CORE WITH 512K CATCH

      WIIU HAS A TRI COREW POWERPC OUT OF ORDER CPU WITH 5 INSTRUCTIONS PER CLOCK AND 3MB HIGH BANDWIDTH EDRAM LEVEL 2 CATCH 2MB DEDICATED TO 1 CORE 512K TO EACH OF THE OTHER CORES

      the wiu cpu has more level 2 catch than ps3 x360 and wii and gamecube combined and its edram not sram so its at least 2x the bandwidth of sram powerpc 400 at 45 nm is 5 instructions per clock vs 2 instructions of ps3s cell and x360s xenon and broadway of wii

      if this cpu is 1.6ghz its at least 12 x wiis cpu power then ad sound processor and arm co cpu

      learnzzzzz yo self shit

  21. Folks this is only a rumour, Nintendo is not going to build “another” machine that will be obsolete before it even releases to the public. HD graphics and a T.S on a controller is not enough for a console releasing in 2012, Nintendo knows this or at least they should. The spec’s have to be exciting, and they have to have a clear advantage over the other next gens in at least 1 aspect.
    Use the Wii U controllers as an example, The Wii U has a clear advantage when you consider the user input devices and how they can be used to intereact with games to add a level of difficulty and a new skill dimension. Nintendo just needs 1 spec to be better then the rest, the cpu,gpu,ram etc.

    None of it will matter though(The controllers, the specs, the games) if Nintendo doesnt deliever on its online features, more specifically Nintendos Online-Multiplayer.

  22. So, a tweet by IBM (specifically IBMWatson) way back in June said that the Wii U would use the “same POWER7 chips”. So, I’m really not worried – and I’m taking this “leak” with a grain of salt.

    Even if the specs end up being exactly what’s written, it still won’t stop me from buying a Wii U at launch, so long as it’s decently affordable.

    I’ve always liked Nintendo’s first-party games because most of them are a ton of fun and amazingly colorful, even if they’re not the best from a graphical standpoint. There haven’t been many 360/PS3 games that have appealed to me as of late, and I’m not going to buy one of those systems just to play one or two games on them. I’m not a die-hard fan, because I totally respect and appreciate the advances that Sony, Microsoft, Epic, Crytek, and the like have brought to the industry.

    At this point, I’d rather buy a Wii U, which will probably have at least fifteen titles that I’d be willing to play over and over (plus all the old Wii games which I still play), even if it is inferior graphically.

    1. IBM SIAD NO SUCH THING FOOL THEY SAID WATSON TECH INSIDE WIIU

      THERE TAKING EDRAM IBM EDRAM ITS ON GPU 32MB AND CPU 3MB THERES NO POWER 7 ITS A POWERPC 400 WITH BROADWAY-FIED CORES LIKELY CLOCKED AT 1.6GHZ

      1. Don’t believe in rumors, Audie Doggy. Nintendo have NOT confirmed the Wii U’s CPU is PowerPC. According to Nintendo.com/wiiu , it is Power-BASED. They haven’t said a freaking thing about PowerPC so your reply is invalid. End of story.

  23. my only real dissapoint ment with the wiiu so far is there not being an ethernet port.

    i love my nintendo games. but i also love my fighting games; and this pretty much kills the wiiu in terms of being a legitimate home for hardcore fighting games.

    that is unless there are usb ethernet adapters that could do just as well….but with it being usb.2.0 i doubt it.

    1. and what’s the trouble with using wlan?
      the latency difference between lan and wlan (provided you’re using a good router) is absolutely not noticeable for a human being
      http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/powerline-wireless-networking,2470-10.html
      furthermore the amount of data that has to be transferred via lan for a multiplayer game to work is very low (a couple KB/s usually).. any wlan connection can handle that.. and even usb 1.0 bandwidth would be plenty however it can be that usb introduces much higher latencies than either wlan or lan which would make any usb connection insufficient

  24. that’s exactly the same bullcrap we’ve heard about a couple weeks ago and it’s still just as contradictory

    i’m not going to believe a word of it

  25. Aeolus is right.

    We should demand more from Nintendo.

    More information on the new console, proper specs worthy of a 2012 console, and finally…

    A PROPER CONSOLE NAME.

    1. nintendo doesn’t release detailed specs
      you can demand that if you want but it won’t happen

      personally i couldn’t care less about what the console is called
      it could be called dildo-fun-park and i’d still consider buying it

      oh and don’t say “aeolus is right”
      that will only encourage him to spout even more nonsense

    2. Lets just get this straight…Aeolus is NEVER right. Not because the mama’s boy doesn’t necessarily bring up valid points occasionally, but because he comes on here with his ‘holier than thou’ opinions and spouts them as the be all, end all of gaming. Everyone of his observations would be correct, yet he will forever be wrong, and a blight to the pages of MNN.

      FAIL.

  26. HERE WE GO AGAIN HARDCORES WANTING OUT DATED TECH IN THERE CONSOLE

    CRAPOUT DATED PADS AND NOW ITS HARDDRIVES AGAIN LITTLE NON SECRET U WANKERS NEED TO LEARN HARDDRIVES ARE FREAKING 1950S TECH U WANT 1950S TECH IN YOUR CONSOLE SERIOUSLY THATS DELUDED

    FLASH DRIVE IS NEW GEN AND LOADS/STREAMS DARN FASTER THAN A HARDDRIVE HARDDRIVES ARE SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWW CHECK OUT ANY PS3 HARDDRIVE VS FLASHDRIVE AND LEARN SOMETHING

    HARDDRIVES ARE OLD HOT HEAVY OUT DATED AND SLOW I DO NOT WANT NEAR MY WIIU

    FLASH DRIVE IS COOL SMALL AND DARN FAST I DO WANT IN MY CONSOLE NINTENDO HAS USED FLASH FROM N64 DAYS SO GET USED TO REALITY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THE CPU IS EXACTLY WHAT IV SAID IT WAS FROM YEARS AGO A POWERPC 400 WITH BROADWAY-FIED CORES IM GUESSING @ 1.6GHZ AND GPU @ 800 ISH

  27. 1GB ram for games would = ps3 and x360 and wii combined x360 512mb – the OS ps3 512mb -OS wii 88mb – OS tiny amount of ram

    1gb would be = to the game ram of all 3 correct gen consoles combined then ad in the 32mb edram thats 3x x360 i think theres more to the ram like fast ram etc maybe 2 ram pools like wii and gamecube

  28. These rumored specs are bogus.
    Nintendo’s site says the CPU is an IBM Power-based (not PowerPC based) multi-core processor.
    The “Broadway” core is a modified PowerPC 750CL.

    Don’t buy the rumor!
    Wait a few days!

    1. wronggggggggggggggggggggg IBM CLEARLY MARKET BOTH POWER AND POWERPC UNDER THE POWER registered trade mark U GOT OWNED BY IBMS TRADEMARK AND POWER SYMBOL

      ITS POWER then that little r as in regestered trade mark the POWER ibm is for both power and powerpc and also powerpe

      power 6/7 are power series gekko broadway and esspresso are powerpc and xenon and cell are powerPE inline crappy cores E class is the stripped back dog shit series LOL X360

      POWER ibm cobers all 3 range of cpus SORRY DUDE

  29. I can confirm this rumor is true, but the CPU info is incorrect.
    Article states 3 cores, it actually has 4 and they run at a shallow 972MHz. It’s the same architecture as Wii and GameCube but vastly improved. Clock speed isn’t everything tho, certainly not these days and who knows how powerful it really is aside from the clock speed.
    The graphics card is sick however, it supports tessellation and 6x MSAA.
    Memory is spot on, so is the 32MB EDRAM.
    The gamepad itself is also packing a CPU, but no details on that yet.

    Let me just tell you this: This machine is vastly more powerful than any console on the market atm and it’s going to rock. You’ll hear everything I said confirmed in the coming days =)

    1. your wrong about the 4th core

      its 3xpowerpc 400 series broadway-fied they run the wii code for back play

      the 4th core is starlet 2 (starlet was a arm 9 in wii) starlet 2 is a ARM 11 likely at a much higher clock speed likely running OS as well as back ground tasks like

      4th core is a ARM CO CPU 5th core is a dedicated DSP sound processor

      xenon of x360 is 3xcore inline simple cpu for cpu and io and os and sound

      wiiu has 3xcore out of order cpu a arm co cpu and a dedicated sound dsp 5xcores vs xenon 3xcpu 1 xco cpu 1x sound/audio chip

  30. TAKE THE FOLLOWING AS FACT

    cpu powerpc 400 series (replaces 750) broadway type instruction cores GX GX2 nintendo api

    3xcore SMP simultaneous multi processing 3x out of order threads 1 per hardware core

    5 instructions per clock vs 2 instructions for cell xenon and broadway

    3mb catch is part or fully IBM EDRAM and is very much a custom high bandwidth catch

    4to1 2to1 data compression real time decompression

    runs on gx 2 nintendo multicore api

    clockspeeds this family of cpus is rated at 1.6ghz to 2.0ghz and peak bus speed is 800mhz

    likely system speeds are 1.6ghz cpu and 800 bus and 800 gpu again mhz

    3to1 balance gc and wii im guessing a tighter 2to1 for wiiU as a 3to1 would be a 600mhz bus and gpu and a 1.8ghz cpu that weakens the bus and gpu nintendo will aim for MAX BUS AND GPU cpu clock is irreverent to xenon cell its VASTLY MORE EFFICIENT

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