Nintendo has updated the Wii U website and its specs since the curtain dropped on their press conference. Did it change any? Well two things that still haven't been detailed are the graphics card and CPU.
I guess they dont want to put people off by revealing the specs until the console is released
Even if the specs are really good they wouldn't say anything more. Nintendo don't give a shit. If you ever get real specs it will be a developer delivering you the information... and I hope somebody does this because it does matter, to an extent. It's indicative of how the machine will fair next to it's eventual (and also current) competition. Few care if it's the most powerful, they just want to know it will be in the same tier so third parties can support it for a long time alongside the others.
nintendo almost never announce the specs of their systems, and i dont think a wii game being shifted to the wii u half way into development (pikmin) and couple of half assed third party ports gonna showcase the consoles power. remember the 360 launch games? they were basically upscaled ps2/xbox 1 games till gears 1 came and blew everything out of the water.
360 launch titles still had some pretty stuff. PGR3 for example blew away every racer at that time no sweat. The car models and city models were way beyond anything around at the time. Personally i watched the pikmin 3 video and i love pikmin. I still have them on cube. We don't know the precise resolution, but visually there was absolutely nothing there PS3 and 360 couldn't do at HD resolutions. More importantly to refer to your comment specifically, even on launch PS3 and 360 could have pulled those visuals off before the hardware was further exploited. There wasn't a whole lot going on was there. Pikmin is not the best game to showcase the performance of a machine but if it was considerably faster than PS3 and 360 i would imagine we would notice it in that game but it seems not...
If you expect them to do this... Good Luck With That.
It'd be suicide to release specs. It's obviously dated hardware.
how is it obvious? It is running several games the prior gen has been running with no visible difference (not yet at least).... Mass 3 , Darksiders, Batman, and later AC...
Actually they did show nothing again only their games Mario and Pikmin 3
Your comparing it to 6 year old tech.
They showed Batman (go watch the demo of the controller in the one on one interview) and it looked to be at the same level. Didn't necessarily look much better, but the incentive to put the development time into that isn't there. It's more important to sell the new experience at this point (although I wish they had time and desire to boost visuals as well). There's also a demo of AC3 of the same fashion you can find. It's looking identical. I think it was expected that all of the early stuff would just be "me too." I'm just a little disappointed they didn't give us anything like the zelda tech demo this year, maybe for Retro's new game. Because, we know it can likely do it, but seeing as how a REAL game isn't here to show yet, people will remain skeptical, myself included.
I thought that Rayman and ZombiU looked great.
The pre-rendered trailer they showed at the conference for ZombiU looked nice, then seeing actual gameplay in the GametrailersTV interview shows the actual game looking pretty average.
Rayman looks nice because of art style, not the graphics.
They wont do this because so far i havent seen this http://www.youtube.com/watc... From the Wii U. Which means to me at least that it isnt a next gen system its only playing catch up to the 360 and the PS3 even though it is capable of producing slightly better visuals (from the footage that i have see. Its pretty obvious that Nintendo is using the same strategy that they used with the Will. Produce a cheap console with innovative features then sell it for a massive profit.
They said Wii U will get Mass Effect 3 which runs on the UE3 engine....
That Unreal Engine demo was not the same Unreal Engine running on current-gen consoles, it was Unreal Engine 3 technology being highly optimized into what would later become Unreal Engine 4.
honestly, if the wii specs arent atleast a moderate upgrade in graphics i will avoid it all together unless the price is $100.00, and im assuming that will not be for a while. Next gen is supposed to have bleeding edge graphics that when you see them there is no doubt in your mind there next gen. And its not all about graphics, next gen brings more technology to impliment more gameplay and features/bigger worlds, more ai, enemys on screen ect ect ect...
The vita isnt going to take off and it will be a failure.. if it is Sony wont be making anything BLEEDING edge because the market isnt demanding it... Look at games like Watch Dog, Last of us, and Beyond.. Does it look like those games need a massive jump in hardware? The next gen is going to be a marginal jump in specs.. More video ram, system memory , and small jump to current tech on cpu and video card... It wont be some massive jump... I own a high end PC and I will tell you right now the difference between the BEST developed console game and the average to above average pc game isnt THAT much that can be noticed by the general gamer.
Your right, the vita isn't going to just take off...it will blast off, assassins creed 3 bundles with it is enough for many people, and dont get me started on call of duty for it.
But part of the problem with PC games is that developers don't bother to try and squeeze all they can out of the high end PCs, there just aren't enough of them to make it worth their while. And the fact that there isn't a standard configuration of high end PC makes it all the more difficult. If there actually was a single high end PC model with known specs, components and software mandated by Intel or Microsoft then developers could afford to spend the time to maximize the utilization of the available hardware. We'd then see much better looking and performing games than what we have now.
Watch Dogs was running on a high end PC much like Star Wars 1313. Watch Dogs was only later announced to be coming to PS3 and Xbox 360, which I doubt very much.
Yeah i really hate how Nintendo are keeping everything a secret. I mean if the specs are really that good wouldn't you want to reveal them at E3? I mean what are they waiting for?
There's a chance that that aspect of the hardware is not final. If I recall correctly, the rumors suggested that they had finished and sent out the final devkits, but not the official commercial hardware itself.
It would be silly for them to reveal the info too far ahead of launch. If Microsoft and Sony knew the full specs then they would just make sure that they surpass the Wii U by every technical measure. The longer it takes for them to find out this info the more expensive it will be for them to make changes to their consoles, assuming changes are warranted.
Reggie fils-aime should step down, or be fired for 3 back to back horrible E3's NO ZELDA WTF!!!
Okay let me make this clear... it hasn't even been a full year since Skyward Sword came out and you want Miyamoto to work on one IMMEDIATELY for it to be a Wii U reveal!? Smh...
Good point, however, Nintendo did show a Zelda demo last year. Why not this year? The concept couldn't have been scrapped.
It would be incredibly stupid of Nintendo to announce a new Zelda title for WiiU already, even if it is in development. Skyward Sword hasn't been out long, and they just announced a new Mario game. The smart thing to do is for them to wait until the WiiU has been out for a year or so (at least) before making an announcement for "ZeldaU", and then working on it for another year or two before releasing it. Also, why should he be fired for that? It's not like he goes up on stage revealing whatever it is he wants to reveal. Everything is decided beforehand, and he probably has no say in what he's allowed to show/say anyway. @mr_mike I don't believe that was a real game at all. It was just a tech demo to show off a few ideas, what the hardware MIGHT be capable of, etc. They already did that last year, so why do that again when they have actual games to show off this year? I definitely can't wait to see something for a new Zelda game within the next few years, though.
thats right someone should take those pikmin and shove'em up his ass. they said zeld wii u was in development last year.and further more read the credits on Skyward Sword,Miyamoto did'nt do shit
let me make this clear Miyamoto doesn't work on Zelda.... Eiji Aonuma does that job sweetie
I'm guessing it's not "7x more powerful than the Xbox or PS3" like some people were saying. I'm not convinced at all to buy a Wii U, at least not for now. I'll just wait for what Sony or Microsoft have to offer for next gen.
i havent seen anything that shows its even remotely more powerful.. The games look the same from 3rd party & they prolly require some power from the system for the tablet so there might not be anything that ever shows it besting ps3/360.. Pikmin CERTAINLY didnt look impressive visually
They've never announced the specs, why are people surprised?
I'm sure it'll be AT LEAST as good as the PS3. I've seen lacking cases of anti-aliasing at most of the games they've shown so far but at least they're to run at 60fps. Edit: In addition, if power had been their focus (since it has been one of the criticisms), they would've made sure to mention it or show it in their demos
When a company doesn't reveal certain info, it usually means they don't think it will go over too well. I'm betting that it's going to cost more than what we're used to from Nintendo(like $350ish) and it's only going to be marginally better than current gen hardware.
They never do....why so surprised now.I'd like to know if it has a hard drive or trophies. I wont go back to no achievements.I love nintendo but i enjoy them to much and completeing with friends.
They said they wouldn't announce price, dates or specs. No one should be surprised by this.
I dont see any point in buying the console just for its tablet features and especially not if it costs more and besides the nextgen consoles will probably be out late 2013 or 2014 how can Nintendo stay in competition when these really powerful consoles get released.
That could only mean one thing. It's not a power house. Nintendo isn't worried about having the best graphics. They don't want people to judge them based on specs. That's why they didn't Press the issue at the press conference.
And that good Sir is a total deal breaker for me! it wouldnt have killed them to put better hardware into their console I mean the PS3 has been out for 6 years the 360 7years hardware has gone down in price last time I checked
So what im reading is that you don't like to play games? Games don't have to be the most fantastic looking thing to be good.
No hard drive seriously!? I am pumped for the Wii U but this disappointed me. I am not worried about the specs at all as with the Wii even though it was the weakest out of the bunch. It had some of the best games to offer. I was just really hoping for a hard drive.
Anyway if you're Nintendo fan you'll like WII U if you're not you not gonna like it for me Nintendo are still losers i was thinking that they will show something different but they had show again only their games for kids
Like how ZombiU is for kids?
remember this?? "current gen, are you talking about the devs kits from months ago, buddy the final version is rumored to be around 4-5 times more powerfult han current, Ninty is so stupid to special order crpappy tech and hold their system back when cheap more powerful tech is available... you're believing rumors from nobody, while real developers have said otherwise." What happened?
Do you really expect Nintendo themselves to come out with "Bloody-Gorefest: Exploding Head III"? You know what Nintendo is capable of, so why expect them to create something different? Nintendo creates games that can be enjoyable for any age group or gender; gamer or non-gamer, and they do a great job at it. Just because their games look fun and colorful, are easy on the eyes, and offer simple gameplay does not mean they are just for kids. Judging by your avatar, you probably think Resident Evil 5 and 6 are actual "mature" games, haha. If anything, they're just as much for kids as Nintendo games are.
After Nintendo's conference Wii U went from a day 1 purchase to a wait for a marginal price drop before I buy sort of thing. Nintendo I am extremely disappointed [goes back to watching a replay of The Last of Us E3 showing].
No idea on disc size (GB) or flash RAM either for god sake this is stupid
Wii U BETTER not be anymore than $250.. Thats the most id pay to play with that tablet & seeing HD miis running everywhere.. Itd be suicide if its anymore & ive only seen a VERY small portion of the core titles ps3/360 r getting.. NOT a single mature rated exclusive game except that Zombie garbage
Cant believe BEYOND is a ps3 game next to that. realistic facial expression, and more mature art direction. Just a beautiful game overall up there with the last of us. I cant even begin to imagine what the ps4 will be like...
To me though it wasn't about whether Nintendo showed first party titles that are hardcore gore fest games. But you surely expected more developers besides Ubisoft to come forward and announce game support for the WiiU... Nintendo needed an exclusive reveal of Aliens CM on WiiU or even demo reel trailers of what Retro and other in house sudios have been working on for the past couple of years. Peter Molyneux put it best when he stated "That Nintendo had alot of stuff to talk about, but didn't talk about alot of things!" (Pertaining to WiiU of course...)
it all comes down to if ALL developers will put as much time & effort as gear box is doing w Aliens.. I doubt very many will utilize its power correctly but there will be great 1st party titles & a few others @ the least. I wanted 1 before i saw the conference.. now i dont until more games are released
most people don't know what the specs mean anyway. They just assume higher clock speed and more cores are everything.
Ummm the Wii-U specs are already up...well the basics anyways. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n... This site has all the inards of the Wii-U covered. Or if you want a translation the folks over at andriasang has done it for you. http://andriasang.com/con1b...
Thanks did not know this. US site has it up - http://e3src.nintendo.com/w...
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