Rumor: Wii U's Final Specs Leak Ahead Of Official Reveal

While Nintendo made public announcements earlier this morning about the Wii U's price and release date in Japan, they were mysteriously silent on final specs for the console.

A post on VGleaks has appeared this morning, though, claiming to have info direct from Nintendo's restricted developer's site. Take this with a grain of salt, of course, but the numbers read as follows:


"Espresso" CPU on the Wii U has three enhanced Broadway cores


"GPU7" AMD Radeon™-based High Definition GPU. Unique API = GX2, which supports Shader Model 4.0 (DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.3 equivalent functionality)


Mem1 = 32MB Mem2 = 1GB (that applications can use)


Internal 8 GB with support for SD Cards (SD Cards up to 2GB/ SDHC Cards up to 32GB) and External USB Connected Hard Drives


802.11 b/g/n Wifi

Video Output:

Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i

Video Cables Supported:

Compatible cables include HDMI, Wii D-Terminal, Wii Component Video, Wii RGB, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV.


Four USB 2.0 Ports

Is it legit? We'll soon find out. But know this: information contained here and in Nintendo's official announcement matches with what Kotaku was told back in May 2011. The 25GB discs, 2GB of memory, the 8GB of on-board storage, it all fits.

We'll be bringing you Western release information live from Nintendo's big New York briefing at 10am ET. Hopefully there'll be some official word on specs to be seen there!

World Exclusive: Wii U Final Specs [VGLeaks]


    Must be right. A rumor never appears twice after all.

    Am i missing something? Those specs don't show 2gb of memory, only 1gb + 32mb.
    Or is that 2x1gb + 1x32mb?

        That doesn't answer his question. The two different models outlined in that link differ in storage capacity, not memory.

          My apologies. The info is on FB not the actual link.It is reported to be 2gb with 1gb fdedicated to the OS. Make of that what you will. Perhaps permanent onine?

    "High Definition GPU"

    Oh dear. That sounds a bit sad. That's really the best they could do?

      It's being deliberately vague I think. They will provide more details later I'm sure. But it does support Shader Model 4.0, so that's something to go on.

    This sounds like vague Nintendo system specs that's for sure.
    How much RAM?
    What speed RAM?
    What Radeon GPU?

      I imagine the GPU will be a custom model, which is why it said it was "Radeon-based".

        Yup. When you order millions of the same part for the same application, they tend to be pretty specialised.

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