Nintendo Wii U dikenalkan di Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011 pada tanggal 7 Juni 2011 dan dirilis pada tanggal 18 November 2012 di Amerika Utara, 30 November 2012 di Eropa dan Australia, dan 8 Desember 2012 di Jepang.

Spesifikasi Nintendo Wii U:

CPU: IBM Power Architecture-based multi-core processor.
GPU: AMD Radeon High Definition with an eDRAM cache built onto the die.

2GB Total; Games and System Software have 1GB each

8GB (Basic) or 32GB (Deluxe) Internal flash memory, expandable via SD memory cards and USB hard disk drives
SD memory card slot (supports SDHC cards)
USB 2.0 ports (2 di depan konsol, 2 dibelakang konsol)
Sensor Bar power port
“AV Multi Out” port
HDMI 1.4 out port

Internet Browser
Browser Engine: NetFront® Browser NX v2.1
User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Nintendo WiiU) AppleWebKit/534.52 (KHTML, like Gecko) NX/{Version No} NintendoBrowser/{Version No}.US
Supported Protocols: HTTP1.0/HTTP1.1/SSL3.0/TLS1.0/TLS1.1/TLS1.2
Web Standard: HTML4.01/HTML5/XHTML1.1/CSS1/CSS2.1/CSS3. (partial functionality)DOM1-3/ECMAScript

Wii U GamePad
Built-in 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope and a geomagnetic sensor
Stereo Speakers and Microphone
Volume Control
Front-facing camera
IR Sensor strip
Infrared Transceiver (part of “TV Control” feature)
Headphone jack
6.2 inch (15.7 cm) 16:9 resistive touchscreen
Two clickable analog sticks and one D-pad
Select, Start, TV Control, Home and Power buttons
A/B/X/Y face buttons, L/R bumper buttons and ZL/ZR trigger buttons
Controller sync button
Wireless communication with console based on IEEE 802.11n operating at 5 GHz
External Extension Connnector (for additional accessories)
Note: The Wii U is also compatible with the Wii Remote Plus, Wii Nunchuk, Classic Controller, and the Wii Balance Board.

1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576i (PAL Only), 480p, 480i, standard 4:3 and 16:9 anamorphic widescreen
“AV Multi Out” port supporting composite video, YPBPR component video, S-Video (NTSC consoles only), RGB SCART (European consoles only) and D-Terminal (Japan only)
HDMI 1.4 out port supporting stereoscopic 3D images.

“AV Multi Out” port. Six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI

Nintendo Wii U: