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 images show that the Wii U is only marginally larger than the Wii. The height of the consoles is almost the same, while the Wii U is roughly 5 CM longer and 15 CM wider. These dimensions will make the Wii U console smaller than even current gen systems like the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. local_offer hardware Nintendo wii wii u wii u size stars Further Reading New Minecraft update for Switch and Wii U Up close with the Zelda Champion amiibo in 4K More SNES Classic consoles to be made thanks to NES Classic demand Reggie defends no Nindie showcase at E3 Nintendo has no plans for 4K games anytime so Can the Switch really outsell the Wii? meleemaster64 how gives a crap about size it a game console thats better than leading consoles as i heard.the wiiu is going to be at the top until mr x box comes along and knocks the wiiu to it other side and iam not hating Swic11 People care about size, shy do you think Microsoft and Sony “slimlined” their own consoles, people as a general rule don’t like to have bulky things alienfish I’m glad the console will be small, but it still has a big problem with one thing [puts on sunglasses] “Style” swic11 And that really sucks, It is possible, however very unlikely, that they have changed it. But since they have shown it to the public before, only minor changes would have been made if any. I am not a fan of the plain look, but I do like the “sleekness” of it Link_Belmont Are you alienfish from Nintendolife? alienfish Ha ha! Yep! Arnar I’m no tech guru, but an honest question.. Can a really good hardware fit in there? I’m talking “really good” as in being able to hang in there with the PS4s and Nextboxes? Part of me wants to believe that if you want good hardware, you need a bigger box, more cooling and stuff like that. I just hope the tech in there isn’t as behind as the Wii was to PS3 and X360. alienfish The CPU in any desktop computer is basically the same no matter what model it is and RAM in a console is also tiny in pretty much every case to date. The only things that really keep getting bigger are the video cards which is probably the reason why the console is longer than the last one. As long as they can properly vent the components they should be okay with the small size, but I wouldn’t go any smaller than what they are proposing. SkarZ0_o considering how thin some laptops are and the powerful hardware they put in them, they can fit quite a lot. swic11 Very true, its funny how none of us came up with that comparison, I feel especially stupid myself because I am an avid PC gamer, though I own a desktop. Smurfman256 oh-ho, yes you can! For starters, look at the laptop scenario; even the $700 15″ ones are about 5X more powerful than the Xbox 360. Second, you can allways slap the CPU and GPU on the same die to increase bandwidth, improve cooling, keep a small form factor AND lower production cost. david6 Booga booga, Ladys and gentlemen of the jury, its me, david6. Im a bit##. Im trying to stay out of it, but realy, donky kong was strong, stood on top iron besm.:p That looks weak. I mean common. If your not a pawn, then e truly honest, even if a pawn, that thing looks like a wii knock off.. I am not hating, i am trying to help nintendo, a company i grew up with. I know what people want cause i know what i want. If nintendo could actually win 1 xbox fan, then they succeeded. Reginald fil has been turning ninty into fast food since 2003. Consoles are like cars, not fast food. Would it kill em to put a little effort in design? david6 P.s. and if inovation didnt matter then we would still be stuck with 1d Atari. david6 And p.s.s. do your homework, stop defending Reginald Fil, he is the one who introduced “disruptive innovation” to Nintendo. Do we really want disruptive tech with our computer game console? He is ambasodor for nintendo north america, not just a “face”. His plan was to use 64 hardwate to cube and wii, and distract with gimmicks. He is not sufficient. He is a fast talking conartist, and all he cares about is his 401k. He has worked many companys, at first he helps them, but his bussiness plans do not adapt to current market. He uses same tactics over and over again. He is depriving us of innovation, technology, winning, excitement, , he actualy stated, give them less. david6 P.s.s.s. without inovation a bussiness has no ground. Swic11 Your starting to be very annoying, displaying your opinion is one thing but your posting it on every article, the point of the comment section is to discuss the article itself, we all get that you don’t like Reggie, and as I told you before, Nintendo in Japan makes the decisions when it comes to hardware and your so called “gimmicks” david6 P.s.s.s.s. and if inovation doesnt matter, then why does microsoft over and over again report profits. david6 @ swic 11, im not a pawn, so i can say it like it is. Ive made more money, and never had to lie by corporate brainwash. Seriosly you pawns see freewill as a threat. And if nintendo could compate to microsoft, then youde have right to talk. Bit##. alienfish ^Pawn of Microsoft^ Swic11 Did you know that both Sony and Microsoft have lost billions over the last two generations of gaming because they had to sell at a loss? And what in the hell did Microsoft do for innovation? Kinect? Its based off the same shit that don’t used for the play station eye bullshit on the PS2, I use Microsoft as an operating system for my PC, and j even own an Xbox, but your full of shit. You talk about free will, don’t buy the damn console, I’m sure Nintendo wouldn’t wanting you trolling their new Nintendo network service david6 P.s. @swic11 I did report on srticle, the machine looks stupid, have an opinion pawn. david6 @swic11 well maybe this time they will sell consoles at a profit. And people WILL buy them, cause theyre awesome. If you cared about nintendo then youde ssy, BE BETTER! cause core is where its at, pawn. Swic11 All I have ever wanted is for Nintendo to be better, and they are doing just that, you were in another comment section last night talking about a 16 core processor for the Xbox code named “Durango” your the pawn my friend, you take a completely ludicrous rumor and you eat it up, Nintendo stated today in an investor meeting, that they lost sight of their core gamers/games on the wii, but they also said they were going to get back go the core, and that came from the president himself, not Reggie, Iwata. david6 Our former crew knows, been on this case since 2007. We know names of pawns, just like you all say “site”(which by the way is an infringement of privacy.) Anyways i did comment on article, “would it kill them to put an effort in design?” Gamescom 2011 was a failure for nintendo, yet they expect to wow Americans, with no significant change, at E3. And stop defending reggie, he seriously is bad news for game console market. Talk to me again and ill put a virus on your computer, wimp. david6 The case was a fun hobby, but got ugly after gamescom2011 Swic11 Your just an ignorant shit, I agree that the design is simple, but it’s what the system can do is what’s important, and like I said if you don’t like it, dont buy it, and when did I defend Reggie? david6 @swic11, common, all im asking is to be honest and yah specs may be good, just a neat design. Im erasing your virus so i dont get into trouble. Just s cool design, cars get designs, color choice, luxury, economy , why cant consoles? Core and casual, color choice, design choice. Seriously be real. If they are so rich, then why not, let people chose. And stop being such a pawn, i know every comment you ever said, and sometimes you do speak your mind. david6 And the one person that got tech specs out of Nintendo before anyone else is not ignorant. nathant16 When sales go down, its a sign need a new console. But if new console no good, then its a double down. That thing looks stupid, for real real. Ares I think it would be wise if nintendo completely abandons “disruptive inovation.” And completly focus on depth. This is the new market. The wii u as of now will fail. If it does fail, nintendo can redeem. But it is better to heed analysts before disaster. Ares And yes I know I misspelled completely, but in its form is less recognised. But completly focusing on depth, that is a stone. medium Elvis wants core. tron:6Rds4 Xbox claims to have 2 machines. One for core, and one for casual. david6 Ok, thats a good idea. Seriosly, everytime i go to there site i like it. Nintendo just isnt, well maybe theyll suprise at e3, but theyre frustrating so far. alex Why do you keep on holding onto nintendo bro? Just give it up, you been actin crazy, your aunt emailed me said you were in bad shape. Seriosly dude. alex Seriously* or somethin like that. Now you got me misspellin like you do. Ha, david6 Dont talk to me, use private email stupid. And im fine, your just a stupid ps fan anyways. alex Im not tryin to email or talk to you, im just letting people know your seriously wack. david6 I give up. The wii u is going to fail. Bad console design, bad controller design, may not compare to xbox720 or ps4. Plus the casual yucky thing. R.I.P. david6 P.s. and i find the ipad thing very distracting, i just want a poerful machine and a normal controler. And i think other people to. Im so sick of weird controlers. david6 Powerful* machine and normal controler. And i hate Reginald Fil and what hes done to gaming. O.k. im done being wack. jake d Doesnt seem very good software would fit, but just might be me. Will never be as powerful as new xbox or PS4, just won’t. Have better software and operating systems. Captain snugglebottom I like the fact that the design of nintendo’s new console is soothe unlike the designs of consoles of other leaders of the market ( have you seen the possible design of the other console they litteraly look like the thing I drop in the toilet). By the way other consoles companies aren’t able to produce quality games like nintendo(mario galaxy 1&2,zelda skyward sword,fire emblem radiant dawn and many others) this is why nintendo will always focus on gaming experience over raw console power on this note david 6 you should shut up a little and suck the d*** of bill gates sam Has anyone noticed that they said centimetres rather than millimetres?