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Wii U Comparison Video Shows How It Sizes Up Against Other Nintendo Hardware

Posted by Martin Watts

Size isn't everything

ONM has created a video which gives viewers a further insight into the Wii U's exciting new features and how it compares in size to other Nintendo systems.

As you can see in the video below, the Wii U isn't that much bigger than the Wii, so hopefully you won't need to adjust your current home setup too much.

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Are you overjoyed about the Wii U's compact size? If so, why not share your excitement in the comments section below?


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User Comments (28)



WesCash said:

Looks good to me.
Still waiting on Nintendo to release official hardware specs...



SwimyGreen said:

Wow. I was expecting that the console would be the same size of the Wii. I had never read anything saying otherwise. I think My entertainment center will be able to handle it though.



19Robb92 said:

It's quite a lot bigger than I thought it'd be actually. But it still looks pretty sleek.



dustin_g said:

i was playing the demo wii u at gamestop last night, it is way cooler than i thought



dustin_g said:

I would say it looks like 2x the size of wii, the controller is light but strong



McHaggis said:

@Blizzaga: I wonder if there's any chance of a DS Player for Wii U I have a platinum GameCube and Game Boy Player, I remember importing the latter from Japan because they didn't have them in that colour here. I had to call Nintendo and get them to send me a PAL disc out to run it



FJOJR said:

Still have 'Cube and GB Player! The Wii will join my Pantheon of old game consoles by the end of this year.



EdEN said:

Basically, the Wii Game Pad is the size of the Wii, and the Wii U is a bit longer. I like.



ei8htbit said:

The chill ambient music, keep-calm-carry-on brit voice over, silky slo-mo HD video with glossy close-up visuals - that was dreamy..



6ch6ris6 said:

headphone input on the top is kinda weird. means you need long cable so it can go behind the wiiUpad



ei8htbit said:

@EdeN: yeah I quite like the design too, simple. The actual size of the gamepad (the outline size at least) is nearly identical to that of the console itself (see 5:35 - 5:40 where they are right on top of each other). The website lists the dimensions of the console part as 27cm x 17cm, but having played it at some of the events it is amazing how light and comfortable the gamepad is to hold onto despite it`s seemingly large size. It`s about 1 pound (500 grams or so) but I think because it is distributed across the wide interface it really doesn`t feel like it.



GovnaOfGaming said:

My Local game stop did't have a WiiU so I had to go to best buy. Everything is better with British people.



Varia01 said:

I don't care about size! I just wanna use the Gamepad! ZombiU looked very impressive! Now I just want the gamepad more and more, the BLACK gamepad!



Intrepid said:

The black Wii U console and gamepad are so glossy. That is going to be a huge fingerprint magnet...



SPEtheridge said:

Ah can't wait to get one, and set it next to the Nintendo's i have already, also nice Resi 4 GameCube own one of them my self.



scrubbyscum999 said:

It's actually bigger than I thought it was going to be. I thought it would be the same size as the Wii.



Urbanhispanic said:

hey that was a cool video....and yes, I still have my Gamecube in its box and Resident Evil 4......the BEST RE game I ever played.



Zombie_Barioth said:

Its not much bigger than I though it would be. The GC looks kinda funny next besides the two slim consoles imo.



WaxxyOne said:

Hm, until I saw this video, I thought it was the same size as the Wii. It actually looks a lot bigger, though I'm sure it'll still be very small next to the competing consoles.



DarkNinja9 said:

the only thing i hate about this vid is that they used black type back ground on the black wii u model -.- wth why not like a grey table and white back ground <.<

anyway great vid nice to have all the buttons explained and different angle views along with size comparison of the other consoles/handhelds



Chunky_Droid said:

@Blizzaga: I have one too

The Wii U will be sitting where my 360 used to sit in my lounge room, (the 360 has been delegated to the garage for the kids to play, as I have hardly any interest in it anymore)

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