Nintendo Wii U vs Sony PlayStation 3

6.81 in
1.77 in
Nintendo Wii U game console
vs
12.8 in
3.86 in
Sony PlayStation 3 game console

Full Comparison

Hardware

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CPU cores
3
8
GPU Clock Speed
550 MHz
550 MHz
CPU speed
1.24 GHz
3.2 GHz
CPU model
3 Core IBM PowerPC 750 Espresso
8 Core 3.2 GHz POWER-based PPE with seven 3.2 GHz SPEs
GPU Name
AMD Radeon HD "Latte" GPU
RSX Reality Synthesizer based on NVIDIA G70
Ram memory
2GB
512MB

Screen

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3D Support
yesYes
yesYes
Resolutions Supported
1080i, 1080p, 720p, 480i, 480p, 576p
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 720p, 576p

Controller

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Motion Detection
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, IR Sensor/Transmitter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Connection Method
Wireless
Bluetooth
Number of joysticks
Dual
Dual
Triggers
4
4
Number of buttons
8
8
Number of supported wireless controllers
5
7
Weight
3.53 lb
0.55 lb

Audio

Nintendo Wii UNintendo Wii USony PlayStation 3Sony PlayStation 3
Audio format
DTS 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS 5.1, DTS 96/24, DTS ES

Features

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Accessories included
Game
Game, Additional gamepad
Type of media supported
Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Surround decoder (5.1/7.1)
yesYes
yesYes

Dimensions

Nintendo Wii UNintendo Wii USony PlayStation 3Sony PlayStation 3
Depth
10.51 in
10.79 in
Width
6.81 in
12.80 in
Height
1.77 in
3.86 in
Weight
3.53 lb
0.55 lb

Connectivity

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Wireless networking standard
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
802.11b, 802.11g
Number of USB Inputs
4
4
Number of USB 2.0 ports
4
4
Number of HDMI outputs
1
1
HDMI version
1.4a
1.3a

Network

Nintendo Wii UNintendo Wii USony PlayStation 3Sony PlayStation 3
Online service
Nintendo Network
Playstation Network
App Store
Nintendo eShop
PlayStation Store

Often compared to Wii U

Often compared to PlayStation 3