1UP recently got their hands on a retail version of the Wii U, and according to the pictures below, the console is well-designed and beautiful. Most pre-release bundles provided for review by Nintendo included the Wii U Deluxe System, the Pro Controller, and selected launch games.
Nintendo’s released several consoles, games, and accessories for review before the official release.
Side-by-side comparison. While the Wii U is about the same width as the Wii, the Wii U is slightly longer and thicker.
As usual, on unboxing your Wii U, you’ll find various “layers” of components. Nintendo Land will apparently come in a complete game package, not a sleeve.
The power cord, and other accessories, such as the stands to hold the Wii U in a vertical position.
A front comparison of the Wii U to the Wii. The Wii U has the sync button on the front, two front USB ports and SD card slot, with a sliding, easier-access door.
Comparing the backs of the two consoles, we see that they are mostly similar. The power port appears at first glance to be the same for both consoles. However, the Wii U has two more USB ports, and a different sensor bar port.
The Wii U instruction manual. This page describes how to transfer content from the Wii to the Wii U.
What do you think? Did these pictures of the Wii U fresh out of the box make you salivate, or repulsed? Tell us in the comments below.