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Developers Finally Reveal Wii U Specs

Wii U will be powered by a CPU which features three IBM Power PC Cores, an AMD series 7 GPU and 1GB of memory available to games. The console’s CPU is apparently formed of three IBM Power PC cores of an undefined clock speed, though reports suggest this to be lower than the Xbox 360 and PS3. The developers also say that the machine has 1GB of RAM available to games which is approximately twice that of the Xbox 360. The GPU is a custom AMD 7 series, supporting shader type 4 and DX10 type features, with embedded eDRAM.

“Wii U has a powerful GPU with more oomph than the rivals – and is more modern in architecture and shader support, which may come in handy later on.”

“The CPU on the other hand is a different question. We are not limited by it but some other games might suffer from it. Still, because of the GPU, I expect most multi-platform games to look the best on Wii U, even if the difference might not be huge sometimes.”

492 thoughts on “Developers Finally Reveal Wii U Specs”

    1. I like how the word ”reports” should have been a link, but instead it’s just the ”r” of that word.
      Just for those who read the article quickly and wanted the link.

          1. I;m sorry did you say something not pertinent? Because this is around the thousandth time an idiot has sad something like that. OOOH, they said that about NES, Wii, and more. Use logic. The PS4 and Durango? Oh I’m sorry, I forgot Sony was to busy copying Wii U and than Microsoft made a copy Tablet. Oh wait, they ARE.

                1. You can also use your smart phones and such for this. Which everyone has now adays and the tablets already exsist too.

          2. That Patcher man is the silver fox of the swollen puss of youth!!! Savor his moist sweat well!!!! The mystic Tony Stark is so prock the pasta of sultry encounters for misty waterfowli!! Do it sultry fake regginator gracing my magnificent man gaze!!!! I’m so sultry for you. Odiorne loves you fake Reginald!!! So hawt! Kiss kiss fall in love my love!! What a sultry maiden! Link!!! LINK!!! Harvest that youthful man!!! He wants it!!!!! Stop it!!! Stop that Cornish hen!! I love you. Yes. Drink the Lipton soup with me lover. NARUTO UZAMAKI!!! Come to me sweet man!!!! Let me taste the sweet Sakura man heat. You love me. Yes. Adam levigne kissed you well I see!

    2. this is good news. much better graphics will come on this than ps3 and 360. dx10 type features , 1 gig of ram etc. this means games will be able to run at 1080p no problem due to 1 gig of ram.
      i am excited for these specs.

      if anyone is wondering , how is this thing going to look when maxed out ???

      go and watch the e3 2011 zelda HD tech demo. those graphics are leaps an bounds ahead of current gen .
      these specs also mean the wiiu is going to be CHEAP about $280 £269
      spmething like that.
      please xbox and ps fans. YES WE KNOW THE PS4 AND 720 WILL PROBS BE TWICE AS POWERFULL OR MORE. (and i will buy a 720 or a ps4 hands down) .
      but this is great news for nintendo fans.
      the console has BETTER graphics than current gen and supports this awesome new gamepad etc.
      the future of gaiming = wiiu + ps4 or 720 + pc + 3ds + vita . nuff said .

      1. “Wii U has a powerful GPU with more oomph than the rivals – and is more modern in architecture and shader support, which may come in handy later on.”

        this means the wiiu is next gen. every tech nerd will tell you the GPU is a lot more important than the cpu.
        its widely known the wiiu has a Dedicated sound chip which means the sound will not be sapped from cpu.

        i personally am very happy with this. this sounds like a great console!!

        we all know PC’s have BY FAR the best graphics.
        the next gen will boil down to exclusives and features . not just horse power.

              1. it says 1gb of RAM available to games. it doesnt say its being sapped by the gamepad.

                i have had a ps3 and a 360 and a wii since launch day’s. and my laptop is more powerfull than your ‘gaming pc’ .

                you are poor , you have never had a girlfriend and most importantly you are sad cus you are always hating on nintendo.

                i am personaly happy that these specs CONFIRM that the graphics of wiiu will looks considerably nicer than this gen,
                the END.

                obviously i will buy a ps4 or 720. probs a ps4 considering the 360 had a TINY amount of exlusives this gen.

                get a life you fukking troll piece of shit.
                i wish i could see you in person and just anihilate your troll ass. piece of shit.

                wiiu is better than ps3/360 . happy ????

        1. i apolagise for saying vita. i played one today and the analogue sticks are the worst sticks ever invented in gaming. you have no control with them and they feel like they are going to fall off.

          EPIC FAIL.

          1. Vita sticks aren’t designed for fatasses with sausage fingers, it’s meant for people who don’t live in their basement with Nintendo products.

            1. i am perfectly lean and healthy , tall and good looking.
              6ft3 @ 15 stone.

              the vita’s sticks are absoloutly apauling. sorry i played one TODAY and the sticks just feel awful. they feel like they are made out of plastic milk bottle , they hardly move and you have 0 precision/control over your game.

              the sticks issue completely put the final nail in the coffin of the vita for me. it was embarasing.


              1. Oh I agree with you, I was playing Uncharted and I have to tell you those analogs weren’t comfortable at all. The hardware itself feels right and screen is great, but I’m blowing my money on Wii U man. Maybe I’ll get PS4 in the future who knows, but XBox is a no-no for me. And I have to agree that Aeolus or shall I say Siegfried needs to get laid; just chill out a bit and don’t be all uptight man, sheesh. Tomorrow is another day even if Nintendo still exists.

              2. That Patcher man is the silver fox of the swollen puss of youth!!! Savor his moist sweat well!!!! The mystic Tony Stark is so prock the pasta of sultry encounters for misty waterfowli!! Do it sultry fake regginator gracing my magnificent man gaze!!!! I’m so sultry for you. Odiorne loves you fake Reginald!!! So hawt! Kiss kiss fall in love my love!! Breastfred ash Ketchum!!!! What a sultry maiden! Link!!! LINK!!! Harvest that youthful man!!! He wants it!!!!! Stop it!!! Stop that Cornish hen!! I love you. Yes. Drink the Lipton soup with me lover. Those twin sticks will savor your lust well. We be some smokin Hitachiinggirls!!! Take biotin every day! It makes your hair very lustful for Mel Gibson. Cody odiorne. Data mah name lovers. The Ketchum needs to be breasssstfed!!!!! Do it!!! Hurry!!! He’s hungry!!!!!! I love him. He’s hot.

            2. i have my own apartment aswell btw. packed full of furniture nd technology of all kinds. current gen consoles , retros spanning the entire history of gaming and many other cool things.

              you are the troll who rents a room of his grandma arent you ????

            3. I’m very disappointed in you. I told you to take out the garbage and throw out all those old mountain dew bottles in your room, and as usual, the house is a mess and your rooms stinks. You really need to prioritize mister. Take a shower and please do SOME of the chores i put on your list?

            1. i never new it was a problem!!!! vita fanboys saying ‘the hardware is perfect!!!” ITS NOT!!!. those analogues are poorly positioned and they feel beyond rubbish and cheap.

              everything else is spot on .

              but i would rather have 2 psp circle pads, than those shitty lose fidley sticks.

          2. idk where you are getting that from… by far better then that cramping slider pad that the 3DS has. I bet you that if the systems had the opposite sticks you would be praising it on the 3DS.

            1. gtfo allison. the 3ds’s one circle pad is better than a vita stick yes. when you ad the CPP its a lot comfier.

              the vita’s sticks are pathetic . and you know it.
              also the fukking console has no games at all. so stop praising it.
              it doesnt even compare to the 3ds (especialy not the XL) .
              its a useless system with no support and no games.

              the 3ds has already a huge library of great games .

              seriously compare the vita to its fail self. not the 3ds.
              the 3ds is in its own league of glory .

              1. the slider pad is no different then then the one on the PSP in my opinion. I honestly do like the sticks on the vita, I can controll fast paced games a lot easier. The 3DS XL is no fucking different then the 3DS other then the larger size. I have 3 games on my 3DS, 1 of which I actualy play often enough (that is mario kart) I will have no more then 3 games for it until main pokemon games are made for it. Honestly ill probaly will only have 3 titles at most for my Vita as well. You sir just cant see that Im not all about nintendo only, I support all 3 systems and the two for handheld
                wise. There is nothing wrong with having both a vita and 3DS. I have them both just for the exclusive games, thats why I have all 3 systems, for the exclusives and because my hard core sony fan girl days are out of my life now and I respect all 3. You just dont like how Nintendo is #2 to me :P

      2. screw sony and microsoft fanboys there wishing apon a star the xbox 720 and ps4 wont be available till 2014 (for a possible $600-$800) by then nintendo has taken over the industry and sony and microsoft will get nintendo wii-u ports on there overpriced unreliable crapped out system. idiots love throwing there money away!

        1. You expect Nintendo to take over the industry? Well that’s a bit of a stretch. That’s also be horrible for competition.

          I doubt their consoles are going to be “Crapped out”, especially since they’re taking so long to release any info on them. The current generation is still in fairly full swing.

  1. “The CPU on the other hand is a different question. We are not limited by it but some other games might suffer from it.”

    Pathetic. 7 years later and still cant have a better CPU…Least the GPU is nice…but for how long?

      1. Dude, fuck you. He’s not a drone for being let down by Nintendo’s choice to have a weak CPU. Having a marginally better CPU than the 360’s wasn’t considered an accomplishment in 2006 and it certainly isn’t impressive now with the Wii U.

          1. Credible source my ass

            The hell? The developer stated that the CPU isn’t as powerful as one might expect from the 6 year gap between 360 and WiiU.
            I can also say ‘denial. another nintendrone’

                1. You dont like motion controlls (gimmick controls). “I love Nintendo so i want them to succeed” Credibility lost.

              1. Someone says something you don’t like about Nintendo so you automatically assume they use a 360. Shut the hell up and admit you’re just another immature Nintendo fanboy. I doubt you’re an actual “gamer” as your username say, I bet you’ve never touched any gaming device that doesn’t have Nintendo’s name on it.

                1. exactly Jake. He is a fanboy and cant accept the CPU is underpowered. He insulted me despite me saying the GPU is pretty cool…

                    1. Is he a developer? no? then please find me a video with a dev talking about the wiiU CPU.

                      The original article even says that batman runs like shit on wiiU.


                    2. How powerful do you think the PS4 is going to be? DO you think its going to wipe the floor with the wii u? If so please tell me your joking.

                  1. as i said before, games are becoming more gpu intensive rather than cpu intensive. having a super powerful cpu isn’t as important as having a good gpu anymore.

                      1. lol well thankyou. it’s getting really irritating when people just start spewing hate and disappointing when they should be excited by these specs. for a console, these are pretty good specs. hell even for a gaming pc this is a pretty decent setup. another thing people need to realise is that console manufacturers are NOT going to be focusing on a graphical improvement this next generation. if graphical power is what sells, than the vast majority of gamers would be on the pc, which they’re not. so developers and console manufacturers will focus less on making systems and games that are extremely pushing the limits in terms of graphics, and more on gameplay.

                2. 360s don’t overheat anymore unless they are originol models so stfu, and this guy can still be a nintendo fan and complain about the cpu, I’m a nintendo fan and I can agree that the cpu is not good enough. Gaming isn’t a religion folks, I’m ok with these specs momstly though

          2. Thank u tobis! I love Nintendo and am glad they picked a decent gpu but the CPU sucks! I love Nintendo so i want them to succeed…stupid fanboy (gamer)

            1. Clearly you dont know shit. Why do you think the CPU isnt as powerful as you want it to be? Overheating issues. Do you want a system that breaks on you like a 360? Hurp Durp.

              1. Funny that cos I game on the PC…. you know the place where I can UPDATE my GPU etc :P butthurt fanboy. Dont let your problems become my problems!

                regardless of the cpu, I will still buy it for the Nintendo games but you got to acknowledge when a system has dissapointing cpu specs…

                    1. he said NOTHING about the wiiu, all he pointed out is that you are comparing pcs to consoles. you’re being seriously irritating. and the cpu speed is becoming less and less relevant every day. it makes sense that they would invest less in the cpu power than the gpu power, which is pretty good considering its a 7 series which came out around the end of last year and supports directx10.

                      1. Well ps4 will have a 4k resolution making 1080 completely outdated. Blu rays already can convet to 4k and they sell for cheap so nintendo approch is anceint. Hell my pc can do 8k resoluition and is 3 years old already

                        1. lol what’s with people replying with comment that have NOTHING to do with what they are replying to? did i say anything about resolution? no. and how the fuck are you doing 8k resolution anyway? the first display to do 4k isnt even in the market yet.

                          1. well i was wrong, you CAN get a tv that supports 4k resolution, but it’s extremely exspensive and it’s not even worth it.

                        2. you guy are fucking idiots talk about the 3core cpu on the wii when you dont even know how much it clocks or even possible overclocking so stfu fags

                    2. Disappointing compared to what?
                      Disappointing on what scale?
                      Does it make the games run like crap without fail, even in demos?
                      Does the power stated lower the capability to make great games to such an extent that it’s guaranteed to never get a great game outside of first party offerings?
                      I’m not trying to be rude, but I really do have to question whether or not some people’s standards are too high when they say the CPU on this system is horrible.

                    1. Welcome to the party your lat about 6yrs late which in console yrs thats alot but since this is bazarro world that means the wii u is next gen cuz i never seen gameplay using wireless gaming with a tablet and accessory oh wait the pc, pinball mame machine, arcade mame,vita, ouya, icade, i casino and the upcoming snk gold nope never seen it lmfao

          3. You misunderstood something.
            The clock speed is weaker than the 360’s, but that doesn’t mean the processor is weaker. The architecture is much more important.

            You have old P4 CPU’s which have a higher clock speed than the i5 CPU’s, yet the weakest i5 is much stronger than the strongest P4.

          4. No, its just got a different architecture. These developers are multiplatform developers, and their trying to put it on the WiiU the same as the rest, but it doesnt work like that

            1. Like my i5. Its rathed at a lower speed than my p4 but the i5 has 4 cores.

              Same thing with the Wii U CPU. More cores, more threads per core > clock speed. The devs porting things over from the 360 are not reprogramming the games to take advantage of the cpu

          5. No one said the the CPU is weaker, it might be clocked a smidge lower. Clockspeed only says so much, the architecture for those CPU’s are far more advanced and efficient than the ps3 and 360’s. Dont be surprised when you hear about 720 and PS4 and their clockspeed isnt 10X faster. It doesnt work that way.

          6. Nintendo may have lacked on CPU in order to make the console affordable for everyone. Theysaid it wasnt a big deal. There will probably be like a couple games that “suffer” from the Wii U’s CPU, but a good gaming companu can work around that and make a good game regardless sooo its not a big deal…

          1. that’s funny, because the 7series of amd gpu’s started the end of last year and the beginning of this year. so yeah, they’re using pretty up to date tech.

            1. He’s likely referring to the fact that Nintendo is now using current-gen graphics, regardless of whatever year and make the Wii U’s tech is.

              1. You must be American right, ’cause only here to people miss interpret direct comprehension. Really what he said was read out that way in your head? hahahahahahaha. It’s tech made for this year even if Nintendo tried the can’t make last gen schematics.

                1. “’cause only here to people miss interpret direct comprehension” I’m sorry, but those words don’t exactly make sense together.

            2. He is not talking about 7xxx series. How the hell would it be that range of cards when they all support DX11 and this only supports DX10.1? Because it’s a R700 card.

              1. if it was an r700, they wouldn’t classify it as a 7series gpu. the 7 series is like the 7970 and so forth. and yes, the lower ends of those card support direct x 10.

                  1. its a CUSTOM GPU. meaning there are some modifications to it, which means they could have made it slightly less powerful in order to keep costs down. when someone says “amd 7 seires” they dont mean “r700 series” they mean “amd 7 series” you’re a dumb piece of shit.

                    1. Yeah, a “custom GPU” is going to dive a few generations behind what it’s supposed to be. I really hope you aren’t series, or trying to troll me or
                      something. /incrediblyfuckingsarcastic.

                      Don’t even talk shit dude. You know very fucking well this isn’t a 7xxx series card. The majority of the rumors have suggested R700 and those cards support the features listed. You’re the only idiot here.

                      Accept your defeat and educate yourself. Or do you want to take this shit up on a PC centric forum like and explain to everyone with half a brain how this -Southern Islands 7xxx GPU- got gimped to DX10.1/Shader Model 4? You want to face that embarrassment?

                      Nothing more annoying than fake ass PC gamers pretending they know shit. >_>

                      1. a few? its one. 11 minus 10 is one. 5 minus 4 is one. and yes it’s totally plausible they didnt support certain feature in order to keep cost down, and to make it easier on the gpu so it can stream to multiple displays. a CUSTOM GPU is totally plausible to support a lower version of direct x. my 670 supports direct x 9 lol. just because the main manufactured gpus support direct x 11, doesnt mean that a custom verson for a console, needs to support it.

                        1. “Keep costs down”

                          Or like, just use the fucking R700 cards for cheaper, herpa mothafuckin’ derp, are you even THINKING?


                          This is also called “7 series”, by the way, you’re losing whatever case you had to present, but i’m just going to vent this if you can’t comprehend the stupidity you’re suggesting:

                          Why in the flying fucking hell would they gimp a modern card to be supporting OUTDATED features, rather than just using a high end card from the past for cheaper?

                          Please explain how is it more cost effective customizing a modern GPU to be WORSE, as opposed to an older, cheaper card with those features? Do tell.

                          1. aeolus did your mom fix her vaginal mesh it was coming out her cooch when i was fucking the bitch last night

                          2. Tre802001, I don’t get what you hoped to accomplish by telling me something I’ve always known, idiot.

        1. “There’s going to be some geek out there who will screwdriver that processor out from the machine, run it through all the tests and compare it to Pentium 3 upwards and tell everybody how rubbish it is. Of course they will. That’s great and I applaud people for doing such things. However, as a game designer that means absolutely nothing to me.”

          Expect to see a few of those geeks in this comments section.

        2. PRAISE THE LORD the gpu is directx10 compatible. if it was only directx9 like the xbox and ps3, i would be somewhat confused lol. it is a shame with the cpu, but considering how most games now are more gpu intensive rather than cpu intensive, it doesnt really matter. all you really need is two cores, it just depends on how high the clock-speed is.

          1. and also, the fact that it supports shader type 4 is GREAT. my gtx 670 supports shader type 5, so being just one notch bellow a top of the line card is pretty great.

          2. Amen. I am actually going to even go to church Sunday. Dealing with Playstation drones and xbox devil bots has me losing intelligence and moral fortitude. Question who raised such bitter delusional one state only dwelling individuals?

            1. And it is people like you that make me come back to this site and troll :D but I actualy mean what I aay in my posts.

              Just to let you know I do own many Nintendos and I do play them, Nintendo is number 2 me though but Xbox is slowly taking that place. Id never thought Id see the day…. eh oh well. Not like I play my Wii anymore anyways. Just mainly competative Pokemon battles on my DSi when im not busy from work or playing my PS3 or xbox.

          1. I agree with this. 299 is worth it just for the next Zelda. I certainly feel like I will be buying the next gen Sony or Microsoft though. Wii u may fall behind quite quick

            1. Not quite quick. I give it 3 years after PS4/720 launch until it falls behind. And then the Wii U has been out 4 years which means that it will take 1-2 years until Nintendo will release their next system.

        3. This is barely confirmation it’s just an article touting sourceless specs. While it may be true we don’t know for sure.
          No I’m not trying to defend Nintendo for any reason I’m just pointing out that all of this is still unconfirmed so we should really only take it as a grain of salt.
          Either way if it is true, I’m okay with that, sure it does mean some issues in the future as far as multiplats go but it’s going to be in the same vein as PS3 this gen, multiplats might look better on the other consoles but those exclusives are going to be the titles that really pop and stand out in this coming gen.

          1. Oh wait, it does, kinda. Shader type 4 and DX10 (although its probably OpenGL). Good stuff, should shut up a few trolls (who am i kidding, their stupid)

              1. thekidnintendowiiman

                “I’ll state that I don’t think it’s our intention to bring Unreal Engine 4 to Wii U, but Unreal Engine 4 is going to be supremely scalable. We’ll run on mobile phones and on a wide variety of things, so if a customer decides they want to port an Unreal Engine 4 game to Wii U, they could. But Unreal Engine 3 is a really good fit for that platform.” – Mark Rein

                1. The last sentence is practically the same line he had for the Wii involving UE3 back in 2006. We all know how that turned out.

                  Too bad I can’t find that damn link.

          1. Thanks, now we all have you’re phone number.

            I always wanted to visit New Jersy, I won’t be a total asshole and list your address though. (Thank AT&T, you’re cell phone provider.)

        4. Get out your notebooks, Sony and Microsoft! You gotta make sure to rip this off as fast as you can, just like you did with PsMove and Kinect!

                    1. excuse me? Nintendo make mistakes you fool. If you dont see that then you are definitely a BIG fanboy.

                      Nintendo had 7 years to make a console that can atleast beat the CPU of ps amd 360. And they failed…Atleast they got the GPU right.

                      1. cpu really you act like its gonna have windows 8 installed on it when it comes to gaming and video its all comes down to gpu cause thats whats going to get pushed to the limit not the cpu what was burning out on sony and microsoft consoles was the gpu with no issues to the cpu and you forget it says custom meaning its possibly modded or enhanced specifically made for nintendo meaning its something that you can not find or buy in the market today if you a sony or microsoft fag boy the go to a sony or microsoft website and bitch but as long as you on a nintendo themed site get off of nintendo’s dick you fucking baby drinkers

                          1. No, you’re an idiot and you don’t know shit. You prove it with every comment you’ve made here.

        5. The Wii U is officially next gen. The graphics are better although maybe in some cases just a little better. The same thing for Unreal Engine 4…it may just be a minor improvement over Unreal 3 (particle effects)…but it is a next generation engine. We can all agree that even though 7 years has passed…leaps in graphics are getting smaller and smaller…until quantum computing comes around.

          1. Next gen should just stick to U3 engine -.- U4 isnt going to run well at all, its be the same watered down mess that U3 was this gen.

            1. Engines these days are now prioritizing dynamic lighting, where the lighting is not pre-calculated, but changes depending on circumstances. Fox engine is doing this, so is UE4. That’s pretty awesome. If you notice with current-gen games, the lighting always remains in a fixed position

              1. Yeah but the question is, if the 360/ps3 only ran U3 at 20%, how numbed down is U4 going to be next gen? Will it even be able to do the dynamic lighting? Or even the particle effects it showed off

                          1. loooolz dipshit? what are you? 10?

                            probably if you only like Nintendo games and insult anyone who criticises Nintendo

            1. Extremely advanced tech that will make you question just how real a game can get, I guess?
              I don’t know specifics either, but it’ll likely be some “advanced cyber civilization” kind of tech.XD



            1. Yes it did in the end of the console cycle. But as Nintendo is first out this time so do I get the feel that they’re going to “hurry up” the next next gen at a pace that makes Sony/Mircosoft unable to deliver a good system in the right time frame to compete.. That’s what I would do if I was Nintendo, I don’t get why Microsoft didn’t do so :/

            2. You better pray to fucking jesus that wii u ousells and that he others haven wisen up if not nintendo will lose like they did with the n64 and gamecube and snes on the european continant. If the wii u loses your arrows gunna come crashing down pretty hard and youll look foolish. Wii is garbage i gurantee that ouya will outsell wii us record if they play the markting cards right because the price point is already good and they are marketing to the casuals sorta like developers are making ios and pc gmes because the poor souls actually make a 50% profit compared to the measly 2-20% on console gamings.

                1. what ?? the UK IS A LOT MORE ADVANCED COUNTRY THAN THE USA. maybe some of the shitty european country’s yes.

                  but overall the UK is richer per person than america , we have nicer cars , clothes , restaurants etc. fukk you .

          1. Another butt hurt buy ‘merica xbox hill Billy that is sad no American console has ever dominated gaming world wide. We know why you are bitter, it’s not your fault. Blame Microsoft for making Kinect and having only two exclusives.

            1. Just speaking the truth. Wii U aint gonna be alone for ever, the others are coming and just you watch. The wait till be good for them as they will have acsess to better tech.

        7. Lets hope the PS4 and Xbox720 will suck ass. I know graphics isnt everything…but it would be nice if the Wii U has better specs then next gen systems.

              1. I think the Wii had better games than PS3/360… Everything they had you could get and play better on a PC, just saying :S

                1. uhhhh do you know how many exclusives PS3 has? a hell of a lot more then Wii has that is first party titles. Not talking about shovel ware.

                    1. Yes I know the ps2 was the weakest…no need to tell me that. I said the ps1 raped the n64 and so did the ps2 in terms of support and games.

                1. Fact. The weakest console in terms of power has won the last 3 generations in terms of total sales.


        8. If real, this will be great for now. It’ll definitely be last when PS4/Nextbox come out, but nowhere near as behind as the Wii was. As for people saying its unlikely since the developers are anonymous, can you blame them? Nintendo often sue or get people fired for leaking stuff.

        9. I think these are very good specs. This is also not an official thing from Nintendo, so I’ll take it with a grain of salt. Wii U is powerful. Leave luck to heaven.

        10. If the PS4 and 720’s specs eclipse this by a lot, I’m jumping ship. Some of the developers whose games I loved are now making games for the so-called “next-gen,” and I’m still wondering which they’re referring to: The next-gen with Wii U in it, or the next-gen with only PS4 and 720 in it? If the next-gen includes the Wii U, then I’ll just get that. If the next-gen blows past the Wii U though, I have no choice, I have to switch consoles. Nothing is impossible, and for the PS4 and 720 to be miles more powerful than the Wii U is not an impossible scenario.

          1. “Jumping ship”. Ermm, why would you buy a Nintendo console for anything less than the exclusives? Seriously, if the WiiU turns out to be in the same position the Wii was, i wont care, because i’ll have the first party games, and they’ll blow me away, and be vastly superior to any game on the ps4 that i’ll probably buy, and not because of graphics.

              1. You “def” are stupid.
                Nintendo makes my favourite games of all time, and id buy their system just for those alone. What, does that mean i cant own a Sony console now? Even though i chose the psone and 2 over what Nintendo was selling (although i still got their handhelds). Dont “assume” anything, when you cant even fucking spell properly, your points are completely opinionated, and in actually fact, you’re probably just one of the little shite trolls. Shut the fuck up.

              2. Why get the ps4? I only like god of war on there. I can get better movies from you know movies. I really hate uncharted from a game play point of view but I give it props for the character models.

                I’d rather get a wiiu with a pc upgrade. I mean Sony and ms are not beating a tri core i7 with 64 gigs of ram for just $400 lol( for the ram).

                I mean I can even max out my modeling tools now lol.

                I’m just happy the wiiu is true hd rather than 12-20 frames of up scaled 510-620 faked hd.

                Wiiu will do console gaming hd justice because it was great on the pc but just sad on the consoles.

                Unfortunately I do know tech and i have to say the wii was the best sd could offer and they really matured many of their franchises to a very fun state. Now we get the icing on that cake.

                I really think I’ll get ms surface before I get their console. If surface is their console I would be fine with that since it will be useful finally.

                Sony… Well I put a blu ray burner in my workstation. Plus they lied so badly about the ps2 and the ps3. They are such a sad company.

        11. I don’t really care if the specs are not as good or better than whatever console because all that matters really is if the games are good and fun.

                  1. yep because the specs are barely any better than current gen apart from the gpu and ram. Least I have FACTS and NUMBERS to base my theory on…

                    what do YOU have?

                      1. I will do :) since casuals all play on tablets and smart phones.

                        WiiU will sell well but most gamers are still pissed off cos of the Wii and lack of games and too many party games

                  2. also how can I predict if it happened. COD sold over 20Million on current consoles… just about 2m sold on the Wii lol…

                    cod and many other ports wer terrible on wii

              1. They are but all i hear is people moan about third party. Lets face it, Nintendo will never get back the SNES support they had.

                Luckily they have iconic characters to sail Nintendo’s ship into next gen.

                1. No one will ever get the SNES support, but I think that Nintendo can get the best support again. I see good tendenses for that as some of this gens best JRPG exclusives have come for the DS and Wii. And that alone should make sure that they will rule harder in Hapan than ever before. I can then also see the west following suit. This is how the video game industry works. Trends starts to show up in Japan and then they go to the west.

        12. I don’t believe it because of these statements:

          “The console’s CPU is apparently formed of three IBM Power PC cores”
          “The GPU is a custom AMD 7 series, supporting shader type 4 and DX10 type features”

          Power PC was never confirmed by Nintendo. Their own website claims that the CPU is multi-core, but Power based, not Power PC. They are two completely different CPU architectures.
          The AMD 7 series GPU family supports shader model 5 and DX11 type features.

          I am a skeptic. Grain of salt taken.

              1. They have NEVER disclosed detail to any specs in any product. Even the 3DS required teardowns and developers to mention what’s inside.

                1. Ok, so basically you’re trying to say that they have NEVER, not even once said anything about the inside of any of their consoles?

                    1. This is exactly what you just said “They have NEVER disclosed detail to any specs in any product. Even the 3DS required teardowns and developers to mention what’s inside.” So what I said was valid, I didnt try to “skew” anything.


            45nm powerpc 400 aka the modern day version of older g4 g3 cpus in fact powerpc 400 series the top version the 476fp is twice the cpu per clock the arm a9 is and this baby just got ibm edram and nintendoised instructions its the most powerful 32bit risc cpu for gaming on the planet its that simple

        13. All the trolls are just playing dumb.The Wii U is by no means weak.And the cpu isn’t weak.I mean look at my outdated pc with geforce 8400 gs and an old intel dual core and it still runs almost all of the new pc games.I’ll say it again:The Wii U is by no means weak.

          1. Your PC can run PC ports of games running on hardware from 2005. That’s not impressive, there’s no way a 8400gs can run Crysis on anything other than low/medium (and at low resolution,) let alone more intensive games like The Witcher II or Metro 2033. The WiiU will be the next generation’s power equivalent of the Wii for this gen– a slightly more powerful gamecube that can output at the lowest common denominator of HD (480p then, 720p now). That’s fine, but it’s by no means a powerful console

            1. really? I wonder what the specs are, according to your acclaimed budget pc standards? and how much is considered budget? I really want to know, no sarcasm here.

              1. From the ground up, you can build a more powerful device at $600.

                Or upgrading an existing desktop, perhaps just ~$250 in relevant parts.

                  1. wha-.. $600? seriously that is a budget pc to you?

                    I don’t know. to me, above mid range maybe, but sure as hell not budget.

        14. Even if this clearly proves that the WiiU is more powerful than the current gen consoles, the haters still saying that this is weak. Oh those hilarious drones

          1. but the thing is now the specs are shown. We KNOW what it holds… and its not a big leap to 7 YEAR OLD consoles!!

            1. Calling it like it is

              This loses all meaning when you consider the fact that those “7 year old consoles” had tech in them good enough to satisfy console gamers for those 7 years.
              A small leap over something good enough to last 7 years is still a good leap, and well worth being called satisfactory.

        15. I don’t understand specs, so can someone tell me if their good or not, and how much more powerful is it than the Xbox 360 and PS3? Thanks

          1. overall it is powerful. lower CPU clocks doesn’t mean it’s weak. Some games utilizes clock speeds, more than available core, hence “may” suffer too some degree, who knows how much. but good optimization can solve it, or at least reduce that “suffering”.

        16. So, a mid-range GPU from last year, and a CPU less powerful than that found in the 360/PS3, hardware made in 2005. Hope Nintendo likes bottlenecks.

          1. Who said it was mid-range?
            The CPU is not less powerful than those found in the PS3/360…
            Don’t believe what you hear on the internets until Nintendo says something.

            Wii U coo coo ca-choo!

                1. If they were only talking about the clock speed, then why are they complaining if they obviously know this?

                  Common sense can tell you it’s more than just a clock speed issue here.

                  1. By they you mean the Tekken developer and he wasn’t complaining about the CPU. All he said was that the Wii-U’s CPU was clocked “maybe a little lower” and that they had some trouble with developing for the Wii-U. It seems like, to me, you’re clasping at straws.

                    1. There have been more than jsut that developer’s complaints. They know this shit. They’re not oblivious 15 year olds in the comments section who THINK that’s what they mean.

                      1. That’s all he said and, again, it was just ONE developer. I think I’ll take the statements he said as how he said instead of how someone is trying to blow it out of proportion.

            1. “The console’s CPU is apparently formed of three IBM Power PC cores of an undefined clock speed, though reports suggest this to be lower than the Xbox 360 and PS3.”
              Right at the top there. Heard other reports in the past about how it’s not very powerful,
              or, from an actual confirmed dev
              “When Digital Spy pressed Mr. Tekken on specifics, he noted that the Wii U’s processor was admittedly “a little bit” behind the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 3.”

              So, nintendo’s going to charge $299/399 for technology worse than that found in 7 year old consoles.

              1. Clock speed is slower, that does not mean weaker. Don’t give you xbots and drones hope. They will have heart complications when the Wii Ultra is released (It supports unreal Engine 4, that alone makes it wonderful ).