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Nintendo Wii U hardware specs revealed

Nintendo has revealed the Wii U hardware specs here at E3, but only the “outside” stuff such as dimensions, weight, ports, etc. Nevertheless, these are final and this is how the console will end up. Without further ado, here are the specifications, according to Nintendo: Wii U hardware specs 1.8″ tall, 6.8″ long, 10.5″ deep …

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Wii U CPU said to support 8 threads, is 20X faster than Wii

A report obtained by Wii U Daily suggests that the Nintendo Wii U CPU is based on the IBM 710 Express chip, but is underclocked at 3 GHz and comes with 4 cores and 8 threads. The new CPU is said to be 20X faster than the chip found in the original Wii console. Wii …

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Wii U operating system rumors suggest massive OS

The Wii U operating system is set to be the biggest ever seen on a home gaming console, according to a far fledged rumor. According to a tipster with access to Wii U developers and those familiar with the console, the Wii U operating system will take up as much as 512 MB of RAM, …

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Final version of Wii U dev kit has shipped to developers?

According to a posting on forum NeoGAF — which tends to post lots and lots of rumors, some true, most not — Nintendo has shipped the final version of the Wii U dev kit to developers. This Wii U dev kit, known as “V5”, is said to be the final production version of the Wii …

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Wii U vs Wii: size comparison

The Wii is Nintendo’s smallest home console, and contrary to popular belief, the Wii U isn’t much bigger than the original Wii. We have collected a few images for size comparison of the two consoles, showing the Wii U vs Wii and how the two consoles are very similar when it comes to size. The …

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Nintendo: We do not focus on technology specs

Last week a few unnamed developers said the Wii U was essentially weaker than the current generation consoles, which added to the confusion over just how powerful the Wii U console is. Most developers, like Gearbox, have repeatedly said that the Wii U is more powerful than current generation systems, and some estimate it at …

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Wii U costs Nintendo $180 to manufacture: Report

According to sources close to the manufacturing and assembly of the upcoming Wii U, it costs Nintendo an estimated $180 to manufacture each Wii U console including the controller). The Wii U controller is said to cost $50 to manufacture. This is according to a rumor that originated on ForgetTheBox, where an unnamed source said …

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Gearbox: Wii U is more powerful than current gen consoles

Here we go again: another day, another developer with comments on the power of the Wii U. This time, it’s Gearbox director Brian Martel, who’s the head of Aliens: Colonial Marines, saying that the Wii U is more powerful than the current generation consoles (the PS3 and Xbox 360). In an interview with Nintendo Gamer, …

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Wii U is less powerful than Xbox 360, PS3, according to developer

Up until now we’ve heard many things about the Wii U and its hardware. We’ve heard estimates that the Wii U is about 50% more powerful than the current generation of consoles, and we’ve also seen some leaked Wii U specs. However, now there’s a new set of opinions of the Wii U hardware. Opinions …

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Wii U is as powerful as current gen hardware

The Nintendo Wii U is as powerful as the current generation consoles, according to Darksiders 2 developer Vigil Games. It’s been previously rumored that the Wii U would be more powerful than the current generation consoles, according to leaked Wii U specs. But if you ask Darksiders 2 director Marvin Donald, the Wii U version …