Wii U is the home video game console launched by Nintendo back in 2012 as an updated model of Wii console. The gaming tool launched by Nintendo didn't receive much appreciation and attention as per the company’s expectation. Nintendo was able to sell only 11 million units to date and is nothing in order to compete with the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One. Even the makers itself have a clear idea of the Wii U future and it's putting all of its efforts in the Nintendo Switch. The popular third-party game creators including Ubisoft, EA, and Activision has already abandoned the Nintendo's older console and it is left with some old traditional games from the loyal third party developers. However, the journey of Wii U can also be seen as a successful pursuit of challenging the giants. In spite of its drawbacks, it managed to come this far and on the journey served some unique gaming experiences to the consumers. In case you are not aware of Nintendo Wii U specifications and features let us take you through the console’s detail information.
The gaming console has old hardware compatibility for new age games
The hardware of the Nintendo Wii U was quite satisfactory for the gamers considering the time of the launch. The console is compact and it can be easily put on the table or anywhere without causing any discomforts to the owner. The processor of the console is built on a tri-core PowerPC CPU from IBM along with a GPU. The processing unit was built on the AMD’s R700 architecture which is almost seven years old now. All this is supported by only 1GB of RAM for the console to operate efficiently. When turning on Wii U it makes a noise made by the fan running in the processor.
Due to its limited hardware compatibility, the console always struggled to support new games while competing with Xbox One and PlayStation 4. For connectivity, the console was given 2 USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, an AV Multi Out port, one port at back for sensor bar, an SD memory card slot and 2 more USB 2.0 port under the flap at front. Nin Nintendo Wii U offers the 8GB of storage which is way too less for the contemporary games. Even the premium model offers only 32 GB of the storage this is one of the major cause of getting beaten by Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
The controller of Nintendo Wii U with a 6.2-inch resistive touchscreen was the USP of Wii that Nintendo thought to use for making the console a hit. This gave the user a feel of holding normal size tablet in their hand while playing the game. The battery power was also a major concern while playing the Nintendo Wii U, it serves up to 2-4 hours at full charging.
Nintendo’s 2012 launched gaming console has served its time and done well against the sudden technology evolution. After getting beaten by other big gaming devices Wii U still has a legacy to leave.
Where to buy: MSRP $156.00
Akash Singh Chauhan is a senior writer at MobileAppDaily and he mainly covers all the latest happenings and tweaks in mobile app technology. Being an Engineering graduate he is always compelled to the technology and tries to discover new trends in the tech world. Along with any tech news he also never misses a single episode of ‘Dragon Ball’.
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