The Wii U hardware spec:
- The Wii U CPU will be a custom IBM POWER6 chip
- The Wii U will have a custom souped-up Radeon 4000-series R770 GPU with 1GB of RAM
- The Wii U console will come with internal Flash memory, confirming rumors that it will not ship with an internal hard drive.
- To Avoid Paying Licensing Fees to Sony, the Wii U will not support DVD or Blu-ray playback
- The Will U will support USB, SD and HDMI at 1080P
- The Wii U will have legacy support for Wii — but not GameCube
- The Wii U controller is 6.2” 854×480 16:9 with an accelerometer and rumbler along with a front facing camera
- The Wii U has support for up to four Wii Remotes at the same time. All Wii controllers, including the Nunchuk, Classic Controller, and Wii Balance board are all backwards compatible.
Below is the video announcement video from Nintendo about the Wii U, the replacement for the Wii and a quick technical analysis: