RSS Feeds NGN on Facebook NGN on Twitter NGN on YouTube
Welcome, Guest. Login | Register | PW? ]
Header logo

Rumour claims Wii U not as strong as PS3, 360

Developers say that new console is not as powerful as current HD offerings

Posted on
Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console may not compare up to the graphics power of the Xbox 360 or the PS3, according to developers speaking to GamesIndustry.

"No, it's not up to the same level as the PS3 or the 360," said one developer who's been working with the Wii U. Another developer at a major company confirmed this point of view: "Yeah, that's true. It doesn't produce graphics as well as the PS3 or the 360. There aren't as many shaders, it's not as capable. Sure, some things are better, mostly as a result of it being a more modern design. But overall the Wii U just can't quite keep up."

Nintendo is also hampered in some ways by the tablet controller. The tablet controller, with its color LCD touchscreen, is not going to be an inexpensive component. This would tend to push the price of the Wii U (which consists of a Wii U console plus a single tablet controller, according to sources) higher; keeping the retail price of the whole package low means cutting back on the capability of the GPU, CPU, RAM and other components in order to keep the price at the desired level.

Nintendo seems at this point to be making the tablet controller, not horsepower, the key selling point of the Wii U. According to sources, there are some issues with the tablet controller. "The whole thing about the tablet controller is that you only get one of them, and you can only use one and it's not completely independent," noted the source. "The base console has to be on, and you have to be in range. Other controllers are just Wiimotes, or other Wii controllers. They may change the form factor or looks a bit, but it's the same controller."

Some developers are looking at the PS3/PS Vita combo as being more powerful than the Wii U with tablet controller, and easier to program, too. "You can do everything with that combo that you can with the Wii U, and more," said the source.

Full details about the Wii U are expected to be revealed during this year's E3 2012 in June, when Nintendo will announce complete hardware specifications, pricing, and features.
Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Online
There are currently 0 members and 108 guests on the website right now.
Who's On?
Activity in the past 10 minutes:
  • 108 guests
Best News this Month
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild announced
Nintendo reveals new details about upcoming game

Posted 17 days ago
Mario & Sonic at Rio 2016 Olympic Games released
New sports-themed party game for Wii U is now available
7 days ago
Crash Bandicoot will appear in Skylanders Imaginators
Iconic character will also get his games remastered
17 days ago
Just Dance 2017 confirmed
The annual dancing game will return with fresh music
17 days ago
More content on the way to Lego Dimensions
New franchises are coming to the toys-to-life game
20 days ago
Latest Comments
Free PlayStation Plus games for July 2016
Jun 30, 2016 by Steven
Damn I already have and beat Gat out of hell, got it in a...
Batman: Return to Arkham delayed
Jun 29, 2016 by fvxc
how do you mess up on a remake?
The Banner Saga 2 adds Survival Mode
Jun 27, 2016 by Tim Reid
cool of them to give this out for free but outside the...
Best Games of E3 2016
Jun 27, 2016 by Hazaku
Hey at least half of these games will at least be out...
Best Games of E3 2016
Jun 27, 2016 by fvxc
I'd like all of these please
New Game Network NGN Facebook NGN Twitter NGN Youtube NGN RSS