It’s finally here, the next generation Wii – the Wii U.
The new controller incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch screen and traditional button controls, including two analog Circle Pads. This combination removes the traditional barriers between games, players and the TV by creating a second window into the video game world. The rechargeable controller includes a Power button, Home button, +Control Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons. It includes a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble feature, camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, a sensor strip and a stylus.
Up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers can be connected at once. The new console supports all Wii controllers and input devices, including the Nunchuk controller, Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro and Wii Balance Board.
A single self-loading Blu Ray media bay will play 12-centimeter proprietary high-density optical discs for the new console, as well as 12-centimeter Wii optical discs.
Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI, component, S-video and composite.
Uses AV Multi Out connector. Six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI.
The console will have internal flash memory, as well as the option to expand its memory using either an SD memory card or an external USB hard disk drive.
IBM Power6-based Quad Core 3.5Ghz CPU
512 XDR2 Memory; 1024 GDDR5 Video memory, 16MB eDRAM
Four USB 2.0 connector slots are included. The new console is backward compatible with Wii and accessories.
Source [NintendoPressRelease][Spec Release]