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Background and Identification ¶
The Nintendo Wii U GamePad Model# WUP-010(USA) is the standard controller used by the Nintendo Wii U video game console. It offers traditional gamepad controls in addition to its touchscreen and motion control options. The controller also features a camera, microphone and stereo speakers. This controller is bundled with the Wii U console and is not sold separately in markets besides Japan.
Processors: a Renesas D811309 (LCD, camera, flash memory) and a STMicroelectronics GH209VG (control buttons & sensors)
Input methods: Buttons, analog sticks, and D-pad, supplemented by an embedded 6.2-in. TFT-LCD display with FWVGA (854 x 480) resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 16M colors, and a resistive multitouch screen
Other features: front-facing VGA (0.3 MP) camera, stereo speakers, volume control, headphone jack, microphone, and “Rumble” (a haptic feedback feature)
Connectivity: 5.2 GHz WiFi 802.11n, NFC, and HDMI IR for TV control
Sensors: Accelerometer, geomagnetic controller (compass), gyroscope, temperature sensor, and IR sensor strip.
Battery: 3.7 V, 1500 mAh Li-ion battery that provides a listed 3 to 5 hours of active use