Nintendo Wii U vs Sony Playstation 4

6.81 in
1.77 in
Nintendo Wii U game console
vs
10.83 in
2.09 in
Sony Playstation 4 game console

Full Comparison

Hardware

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CPU cores
3
8
GPU Clock Speed
550 MHz
800 MHz
CPU speed
1.24 GHz
1.6 GHz
CPU model
3 Core IBM PowerPC 750 Espresso
8 Core Custom AMD Jaguar Processor
GPU Name
AMD Radeon HD "Latte" GPU
Custom AMD Radeon Graphics Processor
Ram memory
2GB
8GB

Screen

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

Controller

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Features
Audio/Microphone Input, Display Screen, Independent Game Play, Memory Card Slot, Microphone, Power Console On/Off, Touch Screen, Vibration
Audio/Microphone Input, Display Screen, Microphone, Power Console On/Off, Touch Screen, Vibration
Motion Detection
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, IR Sensor/Transmitter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Playstation Eye
Connection Method
Wireless
Bluetooth
Number of joysticks
Dual
Dual
Triggers
4
4
Number of buttons
8
8
Alternative Controller
Wii Remote
PS Vita
Number of supported wireless controllers
5
4
Weight
3.53 lb
0.42 lb

Audio

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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
Type of media supported
Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Surround decoder (5.1/7.1)
yesYes
yesYes

Dimensions

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Depth
10.51 in
12.01 in
Width
6.81 in
10.83 in
Height
1.77 in
2.09 in
Weight
3.53 lb
0.42 lb

Connectivity

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Wireless networking standard
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Number of USB Inputs
4
2
Number of USB 2.0 ports
4
0
Number of HDMI outputs
1
1
HDMI version
1.4a
1.4a

Network

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Online service
Nintendo Network
Playstation Network
Social features
Leaderboards, Messaging, Browser, Netflix, YouTube
Audio Chat, Leaderboards, Messaging, Video Chat, Browser, Facebook, Netflix, Skype, Twitter, Viaplay, YouTube
App Store
Nintendo eShop
PlayStation Store

Often compared to Wii U

Often compared to Playstation 4