The new console has barely been announced, and loads of specifications and information are pouring in. For starters, the official site has ended my inner struggle trying to decide whether to call it Wii-U, WiiU or Wii U (It’s the last one), but there is much more useful information as well. Find out more after the jump.

  • The console launches in 2012
  • 1.8 inches tall, 6.8 inches wide and 10.5 inches long
  • The controller screen is 6.2 inches big, 16:9, with touch screen and traditional button controls
  • The controller has two analog circle pads, a Power button, Home button, D-pad, A/B/X/Y buttons (SNES, yey!), L/R shoulder buttons and ZL/ZR shoulder (?) buttons
  • The controller has a rechargeable battery, built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble feature, camera, microphone, stereo speakers, a sensor strip and a stylus
  • Other controls include up to four Wii remotes, and all other Wii peripherals
  • The console has no blu-ray, but will play proprietary, 12cm high-density optical discs (Take that piracy!) as well as Wii discs
  • Full 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i support
  • Includes full compatability with HDMI, S-video, component and composite
  • The audio uses an AV Multi Out connector
  • The console features and internal flash memory, and can be upgraded via either SD memory cards or external USB hard drives
  • The CPU is an IBM Power-based multi-core microprocessor
  • It has 4 USB 2.0 connectors
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