Following the announcement of the Wii U, Nintendo have detailed the systems hardware specifications.
The unit itself is approximately 1.8 inches tall, 6.8 inches wide and 10.5 inches long.
The controller incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch screen and traditional button controls, including two analog Circle Pads. The rechargeable controller includes a Power button, Home button, +Control Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons. It includes a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble feature, camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, a sensor strip and a stylus.
Up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers can be connected at once. The new console supports all Wii controllers and input devices, including the Nunchuk controller, Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro and Wii Balance Board.
The console has a single self-loading media bay that will play 12-centimeter proprietary high-density optical discs for the new console, as well as 12-centimeter Wii optical discs.
The console can output full 1080p signals and has video outputs for HDMI, component, S-video and composite cables.
Audio output methods include AV Multi Out connector. Six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI.
The console will have internal flash memory, as well as the option to expand its memory using either an SD memory card or an external USB hard disk drive.
The console is powered by a IBM Power-based multi-core microprocessor.
The console is also backwards compatible with all Wii games and will have four USB 2.0 ports.