I do not own an HDTV. I know, I’m behind on the times and all that, but I haven’t seen a need to get one just yet! One thing that concerned me though was that Wii U only came with an HDMI cable, which I (for obvious reasons) had no use for. My fears can be put to rest it seems, because while watching IGN’s Wii U un-boxing video I noticed that the back of the console appears to use the same RCA output jack as the Wii. Take a look:
You may also note that the power jacks look very similar as well, but further inspection reveals that they are actually flipped from each other, meaning (understandably) one could not swap their power cables between the two consoles. The sensor bar input jack is– predictably– also the same as well.