Dec 162012
 

The Wii U is sure to be a big thing among hardcore and casual gamers alike. This unique gaming console, created by Nintendo, is as innovative as they come. It allows for so many more options when it comes to gaming and entertainment.

There are two different models of the Nintendo Wii U. You have the option to choose between the deluxe set (in black), which costs $349 and the basic set (in white), which costs $299.

Wii U Basic Set Specs:

  • 8 GB storage space
  • Comes with console (weighing 3.4 lbs) and an AC adapter for it
  • Included is the revolutionary new GamePad (weighing in at a little over a pound) plus a stylus to use with it and an AC adapter to charge it
  • Comes with a sensor bar
  • HDMI cable included
  • High definition (up to 1080p is supported)
  • 1 GB of both main memory and system memory, so the total console memory is 2 GB
  • The GPU on this system, which is a custom AMD Radeon hi-def GPU, is able to perform general computing tasks
  • Using a SD card or USB drive allows you to expand upon the device’s storage space
  • The discs for the games are able to store up to 25 GB
  • Discs for the games are able to stream up to 22.5 MBs
  • This system Is backwards compatible, working with all of the original Wii’s games, remote controls, and accessories
  • More than 50 news games are expected to be released within 6 months of the system’s release date
  • You will be able to transfer Virtual Console and Wii Ware games from your old Wii to this new console
  • The game pad makes two player experiences better, allowing one player to view the game on the TV from an angle that’s most conducive to their performance while the other player views it on the game pad from an angle that’s right for them
  • Participate in Miiverse, a social network that allows you to connect and game with players from around the world

Wii U Deluxe Set Specifications (the deluxe set has all the features of the basic set listed above, plus the following):

  • An additional 24 GB of storage space, for a total of 32 GB on the device
  • Comes with the Nintendoland game (a sampler-style game disc)
  • Deluxe Digital Promotion, which basically allows you to receive points for downloading from Nintendo’s eShop and redeem those points for additional downloads from the eShop
  • A stand for the GamePad
  • A cradle for the GamePad
  • A stand for the console which allows for it to be positioned vertically

The best thing about the Nintendo Wii U is without a doubt the GamePad. This revolutionary pad is part tablet part remote control. Equipped with standard remote control functions plus a touch screen and a front facing camera, this one’s a keeper!

The console is almost as impressive, being similar in looks and size to the Wii. It’s 10.5 inches wide, 6.8 inches deep and 1.5 inches thick. The CPU on this machine is a multicore processor, based on IBM Power7.

The Nintendo Wii U is a powerful system that allows you take part in so many fun activities. It’s the perfect gaming system for fans of the newly popular tablets or anyone who enjoys Nintendo’s superior products.

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