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Here are the hardware specs for Nintendo's new Wii U system via Nintendo's E3 portal site.

In the below specs, please note two things:

46mm x 172mm x 268mm
New Controller
6.2 inch, 16x9 touch screen. Rechargeable. Includes power button, two slide pads, Home button, d-pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons, ZL/ZR buttons, accelerometer, gyro sensor, rumble feature, camera, mic, speaker, sensor, touch pen.
Other Controllers
Wiimote (or Wiimote plus) -- can have up to four connected simultaneously. Compatible with all Wii controller and input devices, including Balance Wii Board, Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro and Nunchuck.
Uses 12cm high density optical disc meant for the new hardware. Can also use Wii 12cm optical discs. (Note: there is no mention about the capacity of the new discs.)
Video Output
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i. Compatible with HDMI, component, D, S-video and composite cables.
Audio Output
Can output PCM linear 6ch from AV multi out or HDMI
In addition to built-in flash memory, memory can be expanded through SD card and external USB drives
Multi core processor based off IBM Power series
Includes 4 USB2.0 ports. Backwards compatible with Wii games.

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