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Troubleshooting ¶ 

To diagnose problems your Wii U might be having, check out the Wii U troubleshooting page.

Background and Identification ¶ 

The Wii U is a Nintendo video game console released on November 18, 2012 in North America as a successor to the Nintendo Wii. Users access the console's functions with both a television display and the gamepad controller, which features buttons and a touchscreen.

The Wii U console is only a few centimeters larger than the Wii, but has a GamePad as its primary controller. The Wii U has an HDMI output unlike the Wii and does not have inputs for the old GameCube controllers.

Specifications ¶ 

Wii U Console ¶ 

The components of the Wii U are as follows:

  • CPU: IBM power-based multi-core processor
  • GPU: AMD Radeon based high definition GPU
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Storage: Internal 8 GB (Basic) or 32 GB (Deluxe/Premium). Also has support for an SD memory card up to 32 GB, as well as a USB hard drive up to 2 TB.
  • Video:
    • 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576i (PAL only), 480p, 480i, standard 4:3 and 16:9 anamorphic widescreen
    • "AV Multi Out" port supports composite video, S-Video (NTSC consoles only), RGB SCART (European consoles only), YPBPR component video, and D-Terminal
    • HDMI 1.4 supports stereoscopic 3D images
  • Audio:
    • "AV Multi Out" port: RCA analog stereo
    • HDMI output: six-channel (5.1) linear PCM
  • Ports and Peripherals:
    • SD memory card slot (supports SDHC cards)
    • USB 2.0 ports (two at front, two at rear of console)
    • Sensor Bar power port
    • "AV Multi Out" port
    • HDMI 1.4 out port

Wii U GamePad ¶ 

The components of the Wii U GamePad are as follows:

  • 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis geomagnetic sensor
  • Stereo speakers and microphone
  • Volume control
  • Front-facing camera
  • IR sensor strip
  • Infrared transceiver
  • Headphone jack
  • 6.2 inch 16:9 resistive touchscreen
  • Stylus
  • Two clickable analog sticks and one directional pad
  • Select, Start, TV Control, Home, and Power buttons
  • A/B/X/Y face buttons, L/R bumpers buttons, and ZL/ZR triggers buttons
  • Rumble vibration
  • Controller sync button
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • Wireless communication with console via IEEE 802.11n
  • Multi-purpose external extension connector
  • Charging port

Additional Information ¶ 

The Official Wii U Site

Wii U Wikipedia Page

Wii U Daily

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