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Specifications Leak for Nintendo Wii U Ahead of Release Date Announcement

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Do you want to know what the Wii U is packing? Of course you do! Thankfully a list of the console’s features and parts has been leaked online, allowing us to take a closer look at Ninty’s new toy.

We’ve been getting the idea that Nintendo is hoping to price the Wii U competitively to make it appealing to families, and it seems one way they’re aiming to keep the price down is by keeping internal memory capped. This recent leak says the console will only have 8GB of internal memory, but will have an SD card slot which will accommodate SD cards up to 2GB and SDHC cards up to 32GB.

While this may seem like a bane to those enjoying over 200GB of space on an Xbox 360 or PS3, it should mean that the console is much cheaper – and besides, you can get a 32GB card for under £20 these days.

Asides from memory, the Wii U will feature an “Espresso” CPU which has three cores, and a “GPU7” High Definition GPU for the graphics, which is based on AMD Radeon architecture. If true, this would confirm to us that Nintendo isn’t gunning to rival the Xbox 720 or PS4 for graphics capabilities.

The console will be capable of outputting a Full HD 1080p picture via HDMI, but will also be compatible with various other cables in order to suit those with older televisions. Cables that can be used instead of HDMI include; Wii D-Terminal, Wii Component Video, Wii RGB, Wii S-Video Stereo AV, and Wii AV.

There will be four USB 2.0 ports in total on the console, each of which is capable of accommodating a USB external hard drive for movies, music and photos. Internal memory is 8GB along with 1GB of RAM for games and other apps to use.

Finally, the console will feature Wi-Fi connectivity as standard, although the leaked specifications make no mention of an Ethernet port for a wired internet connection.

Nintendo will be officially revealing the release date of the new console tomorrow (September 13th) at 3PM GMT. Tune in to us to find out the latest Ninty news.

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Via: Videogamer