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Gallery: A look inside Wii U

See what makes Wii U work

Nintendo don't tend to talk about what powers the Wii U but in the latest Iwata Asks, the company opened up their new console and showed everyone what's inside.

In this gallery, you can see exactly what powers the Wii U as we are treated to pictures of the multi-chip module, the fan and the heat sink. There's even a picture of a transparent Wii U. We want one of those!

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Want to know more about what powers the Wii U? Read our Wii U specs explained article.

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  1. ledreppe Thursday 11th Oct 2012 at 10:24

    Amazing, a feat of modern electronic engineering. There's hardly anything on the board, I would have expected more for such a high powered next gen console, but I suppose thats modern microfabrication techniques. The GPU and CPU are a lot smaller than I would have expected, neat!

  2. Argenthor Thursday 11th Oct 2012 at 16:36

    Amazing, a feat of modern electronic engineering. There's hardly anything on the board, I would have expected more for such a high powered next gen console, but I suppose thats modern microfabrication techniques. The GPU and CPU are a lot smaller than I would have expected, neat!


    The console itself isn't that cutting edge so they have a lot to work with. I'd like to see them fit a Ati 5870 in there!

  3. TwilightLink77 Thursday 11th Oct 2012 at 18:21

    I am just hoping that Nintendo managed to fix the issue on the launch model Nintendo Wii U as the launch models for the Nintendo Wii made a really annoying buzzing/grinding noise when a Nintendo Wii disc was inserted...

  4. danbish Friday 12th Oct 2012 at 09:56

    I've just read that Iwata Asks and its very, very interesting. There's a hell of a lot of dedication that went into creating the WiiU from all sides and I hope its as successful as Wii. Iwata Asks are a great feature and I hope they continue them for a long time to come.

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