Nintendo Wii vs Nintendo Wii U

1.73 in
6.18 in
Nintendo Wii game console
vs
6.81 in
1.77 in
Nintendo Wii U game console

Full Comparison

Hardware

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Storage
512MB
8GB
CPU cores
1
3
GPU Clock Speed
243 MHz
550 MHz
CPU speed
0.73 GHz
1.24 GHz
CPU model
1 Core 729 MHz PowerPC based IBM "Broadway"
3 Core IBM PowerPC 750 Espresso
GPU Name
ATI "Hollywood"
AMD Radeon HD "Latte" GPU
Ram memory
88MB
2GB

Screen

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HDR
noNo
noNo
Resolutions Supported
480i, 480p, 576i, 576p
1080i, 1080p, 720p, 480i, 480p, 576p

Controller

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Features
Audio/Microphone Input, Power Console On/Off, Vibration
Audio/Microphone Input, Display Screen, Independent Game Play, Memory Card Slot, Microphone, Power Console On/Off, Touch Screen, Vibration
Connection Method
Bluetooth
Wireless
Directional Pad
yesYes
yesYes
Alternative Controller Included
noNo
noNo
Number of supported wireless controllers
4
5

Audio

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Audio format
Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS 5.1

Features

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Backward compatibility
yesYes
yesYes
Accessories included
Game
Game
Type of media supported
DVD
Blu-ray
Surround decoder (5.1/7.1)
yesYes
yesYes

Dimensions

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Depth
8.46 in
10.51 in
Width
1.73 in
6.81 in
Height
6.18 in
1.77 in
Weight
2.65 lb
3.53 lb

Connectivity

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Ethernet
yesYes
noNo
WiFi
yesYes
yesYes
Wireless networking standard
802.11b, 802.11g
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
USB
yesYes
yesYes
Number of USB Inputs
2
4
Number of USB 2.0 ports
2
4
HDMI
noNo
yesYes
Component output
yesYes
yesYes
Composite output
yesYes
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
Wii "Shop"
Nintendo Network
Social features
Browser, Netflix
Leaderboards, Messaging, Browser, Netflix, YouTube
App Store
Nintendo eShop
Nintendo eShop

Often compared to Wii

Often compared to Wii U