Wii U size comparison video shows you every aspect of the new hardware

Official Nintendo Magazine UK has been given exclusive access to the Wii U hardware as Nintendo gears up for the worldwide launch of its new machine. Editor-in-chief, Chandra Nair, is on hand to talk you through the ins and outs of the new machine, as well as answer that most important question: How big is the new base unit compared to a Wii? Find out right the answer to that (and more) right here:

There are also some more pictures of the machine next to other Nintendo products over at Official Nintendo Magazine's website, so do head over and take a look. It's OK, we'll wait.


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  • tiben36 - October 29, 2012 9:54 a.m.

    seriously? "consore is bigger, so it is gooder, yes yes, me finds this rearry great!" do they have the "actual" specifications or theyre dont want to say that its still a current gen console with a gimmicky screen 8 years late?
  • ParagonT - October 29, 2012 10:54 a.m.

    I'm actually getting pretty miffed too about the fog being blatantly put across the core specs. I guess its a smart move though, don't want people to actually know what they're buying before they pre-order do they? That's not Nintendo's problem although, its the willingness of consumers. Maybe it'll be good, maybe it won't. But obviously people have already been sold on the controller, so perhaps they're seeing something we don't. To be honest, people are buying a controller of potential that comes bundled with a secondary console that can utilize said controller. Not saying its bad or anything, but the Wii-U's true worth will be measured if the controller will provide new experiences and developers take advantage of it, if not.... well... that sucks, you have an improved Wii.. (of course including improved service). Although the same could be said about any console that chooses power and performance over other aspects, its really up to developers to utilize it to provide new experiences. If they can unveil the specs and they completely pass my expectations, they will have won me over, I'll bite. If not, then I'm not convinced yet until I see it for myself.
  • tiben36 - October 29, 2012 12:01 p.m.

    but will 3rd party devs making a multiplat game bother using that screen since that they could just make it on the 360 (or ps3, some people just like pain) and port it like 90% of the multiplat games they wont even have a good online system, it gonna be the buddy/friendcode system again
  • TheMariner - October 29, 2012 2:22 p.m.

    Please source that last "fact".
  • iluvpkmnmonday - October 29, 2012 11:23 a.m.

    Am I the only one that could barely see a damn thing in this video?
  • Fuzunga - October 29, 2012 12:04 p.m.

    No. They had all black consoles on a black background, everything was glossy and the lights were too bright.
  • Shadow Of Death - October 29, 2012 4:31 p.m.

    Video was overstylized to the point that it often obscured details ~_~ I haven't heard about this yet (admittedly, haven't looked for the information) but I hope you can charge the gamepad while playing, because I've read that it only has like 3 hours or so of battery life.

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