Many of you have probably come across the Wii U specs sheet after it was released at E3. If you have, you'll have noticed that it contains lots of jargon which techy types will lap up. However, if you don't know your CPU from your GPU, we've explained it all for you here. More importantly, for those who do know about the things that power consoles, we tell you what this all means for Wii U.
Yes, we're looking at each of the specs to see if we're any closer to knowing about what the Wii U is packing under its hood and how this impacts gaming on the new Nintendo console.
Nintendo revealed a little more at the Wii U preview events on 13 September and we've updated you with all the latest info, which we'll continue to do as we learn more facts in the build up to the Wii U release date.
Size & Weight
What is this?
Duh! Exactly what it says on the tin. The most important thing to consider, however, is the amount of space you'll need below your TV to fit the Wii U in with your current set-up - and also how sturdy that shelf will need to be!
What the spec sheet says:
Size: Approximately 1.8 inches [4.58 cm] high, 10.5 inches [26.67 cm] deep and 6.8 inches [17.27 cm] long.
Weight: Approximately 3.41 pounds (1.5 kg).
What this means:
And already there's a lot of numbers! The easiest way to look at this is to compare it to the Wii's measurements, which were: 4.4cm high, 21.54 cm deep and 15.7 cm long. As you can see, the Wii U is slightly bigger in all directions, but especially in the depth department. Hopefully you'll have a bit of empty space at the back of that shelf to prevent it from sticking out!
The Wii weighs 1.2 kg, so the Wii U is slightly heavier as well, which makes sense given the increased volume. That shouldn't affect too many people, though - it's not often that you see home consoles being carried around!