Nintendo Switch vs Nintendo Wii U

9.41 in
4.02 in
Nintendo Switch game console
vs
6.81 in
1.77 in
Nintendo Wii U game console

Full Comparison

Hardware

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Storage
32GB
8GB
GPU Clock Speed
921 MHz
550 MHz
CPU speed
1.02 GHz
1.24 GHz
CPU model
NVIDIA Custom Tegra
3 Core IBM PowerPC 750 Espresso
Ram memory
4GB
2GB

Screen

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Screen size
6.20 in
6.20 in
HDR
noNo
noNo
Resolutions Supported
1080p, 720p, 480p, 1080p
1080i, 1080p, 720p, 480i, 480p, 576p

Controller

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Features
Independent Game Play
Audio/Microphone Input, Display Screen, Independent Game Play, Memory Card Slot, Microphone, Power Console On/Off, Touch Screen, Vibration
Motion Detection
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, IR Sensor/Transmitter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, IR Sensor/Transmitter
Connection Method
Bluetooth, Wireless
Wireless
Number of joysticks
Dual
Dual
Directional Pad
yesYes
yesYes
Weight
0.22 lb
3.53 lb
Number of buttons
24
8
Alternative Controller Included
noNo
noNo
Number of supported wireless controllers
8
5

Features

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Backward compatibility
noNo
yesYes
Accessories included
Sensor/Camera, Game
Game
Type of media supported
Cassette
Blu-ray
Surround decoder (5.1/7.1)
yesYes
yesYes

Dimensions

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Depth
0.55 in
10.51 in
Width
9.41 in
6.81 in
Height
4.02 in
1.77 in
Weight
0.22 lb
3.53 lb

Connectivity

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Ethernet
noNo
noNo
WiFi
yesYes
yesYes
Wireless networking standard
802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
USB
yesYes
yesYes
Number of USB Inputs
3
4
Number of USB 2.0 ports
2
4
HDMI
yesYes
yesYes
Number of HDMI outputs
1
1
HDMI version
1.4
1.4a
Component output
noNo
yesYes
Composite output
noNo
yesYes
SCART out
noNo
noNo
S-video output
noNo
noNo
VGA outputs
noNo
noNo
Digital optical input
noNo
noNo
Digital optical output
noNo
noNo

Network

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Online service
Nintendo Network
Nintendo Network
Social features
Audio Chat
Leaderboards, Messaging, Browser, Netflix, YouTube
App Store
Nintendo eShop
Nintendo eShop

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