The new Nintendo Wii U console wiil be a Full HD console, up to 1080p. This has been an assumption for some time now, but has recently been confirmed in a tech paper released by Nintendo.
The Wii U will also support some lower resolutions including, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. The new console also features a wide range of video output options, these include the originals such as the Wii Component Video and Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV. New options are HDMI, Wii D-Terminal and Wii RGB. Analogue sound is still available via AV Multi-Out when using the component cable and PCM linear audio is output via the HDMI port.
The paper also confirms further hardware details for the Wii U console and Wii U Gamepad. The Wii U Gamepad features a 6.2 inch wide screen. The CPU is IBM Power-Based multi-core, the GPU, an AMD Radeon HD GPU. As with the previous Wii console, Wireless funtionality is built-in, with IEEE 802.11 b/g/n support. Network cards can also be added using one of the two USB ports.
The 6.2 inch screen has also been confirmed, this handheld GamePad features a 16:9 ratio screen, IBM Power-Based multi-core CPU, AMD Radeon HD GPU and wireless IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi support. Network adapters will be enabled by plugging into one of the machines 2 USB ports.