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• $299.99
• 10,000,000
2012 •
Gen 8 •

Nintendo Wii U

Wii U Optical Disc
Similar to a 25 GB single layer BD at 5x CAV[73]
Wii Optical Disc
Similar to a 4.7 GB DVD or 8.4 GB DVD-DL at 6x CAV

CPU Tri-Core IBM PowerPC “Espresso” @ 1.24 GHz[77]
L1 cache: 64 kB per core (32 kB instruction + 32 kB data)
L2 cache: 3 MB L2 cache (Core 0: 512 KB, Core 1: 2 MB, Core 2: 512 KB)
L3 cache: Shared 32 MB (off-chip)
45 nm

GPU AMD Radeon “Latte”[85]
320 shaders @ 550 MHz (0.35 TFLOP/s)[41]
4.4 Gpixel/s, 8.8 Gtexel/s[86]
40 nm

Mem 2 GB DDR3 RAM @ 800 MHz (1600 MHz effective) (12.8 GB/s)[93]
1 GB available for games[94]
32 MB eDRAM @ 550 MHz[95] (on-die)
3 MB eSRAM (on-die)

Storage 8 GB/32 GB eMMC flash memory (non-replaceable)
1 GB flash memory (reserved for the OS)

Network Fast Ethernet (requires an attachment)
Built-in 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi @ 2.4 GHz
Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi @ 5 GHz (connection to the Wii U GamePad)

Wii U GamePad
Stylus
Wii Sensor Bar
HDMI cable

Video 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p
HDMI out
Component video
YPBPR (D-Terminal out Japan only)
576i, 480i (standard 4:3 and 16:9 anamorphic widescreen)

Composite video
S-Video (NTSC consoles only)
RGB SCART (PAL consoles only)
D-Terminal (Japanese consoles only)

2nd screen Wii U GamePad (bundled with console)

5.1 LPCM output via HDMI
Analog stereo via “AV Multi Out” port
Stereo speakers on Wii U GamePad
Stereo output via 3.5mm jack on Wii U GamePad

Peripheral Bluetooth 4.0
HDMI (1 out port)
“AV Multi Out” port
4 USB 2.0 ports (2 at front of console, 2 at rear)
Sensor Bar power port
Near Field Communication (NFC)