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Submitted by PopRocks359 919d ago | news

Crytek estimates Wii U is 'minimum as powerful as Xbox 360'

That's according to Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli, who revealed in a CVG interview that a "respected developer" is working on a CryEngine 3 title for the Nintendo platform.

"My opinion of the Wii U is very high," he said. "It's just that we didn't have a business case unfortunately that justifies us making a game for it." (Crytek, Industry, Next-Gen, Nintendo, Tech, Wii U)

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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   919d ago
Please note: he said, "At minimum"
Chuk5  +   919d ago
At minimum, it's as powerful as a 7 year-old system.
Big victory there.
PopRocks359  +   919d ago
Bigger than you think, apparently.
Hoje0308  +   919d ago
@PopRocks
How do you figure? If they've only managed to match outgoing technology, they haven't really done much, have they?
Hisiru  +   919d ago
@Chuk5
At minimum, x720 and PS4 will be as powerful as a 7 year-old system. AT MINIMUM.

And he is saying it because he is complaining about the people who thinks the WiiU is weaker than x360:
“From my perspective I do not understand the public’s concerns that the Wii U is weaker than PS3 and 360. That I cannot see. From my perspective the Wii U is minimum as powerful as Xbox 360.”

He is just using it to say: NO, WiiU isn't weaker than the x360, so stop making dumb articles about it at sites like N4G.
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mewhy32  +   919d ago
Well if it's as powerful as Xbox 360 then it's doing extremely well. Developers love the Xbox 360's power and flexibility. I would have liked to have seen more from Nintendo, being that's it's next gen time again, but they're all about profit....ie wii. Nuff said.
PygmelionHunter  +   919d ago
I've seen 360 games that look worse than PS2 games, so there's that, this only means that the worst thing you could produce for the Wii U will look like a 360 game...
Wenis  +   919d ago
Its interesting how people are getting so worked up about the Wii U's tech specs, as if Nintendo hasn't had comparably low specs to other systems before. The Wii obviously was just slightly better than PS2/Xbox in terms of graphics/processing, the Nintendo DS was behind the PSP in said categories as well, and even the 3DS can only really match the PSP still, and is behind the Vita in graphics/processing as well.

Nintendo's philosophy for nearly the past decade has been that 'next gen' is not solely reserved to graphics and processing, but in their minds, innovative ways of playing. A surprise, I know.
sikbeta  +   919d ago
@PopRocks359

Lets see how big it's when XBX3 and PS4 comes out :D

O-T

U-console is more powerful than current gen consoles, it's impossible to think it'll be on par with PS360 but it'll not hold much against the new systems from MS and Sony
dredgewalker  +   919d ago
I have to agree with Wenis, but the problem with Nintendo's tactic is that it makes it hard for 3rd party devs to bring or port games to their system. If the next xbox or playstation is 7 times more powerful than the current generation then chance of multiplat games coming to the WiiU might become slim in my opinion.
BattleAxe  +   919d ago
At maximum its as powerful as the 6 year old PS3.
metroid32  +   919d ago
Powerful means MHZ/GHZ not actual graphics or feature set of the more modern CPU/GPU every1 is jusmping on this power talk and it means nothing look does the 360 have 2gig of RAM/32MB RAM/DX11 comparable graphics/SM5.0/1.2 terraflops CPU/900mhz GPU the 6770 ubisofts words it might get a lower mhz version like 750mhz but it will have the power of a 900mhz gpu/Watson tech/

All this power talk is total stupid and means nothing when comparing the 360 graphics to wiiu look at the tech demo's and there early tech demos on weaker dev kits then we have today and look at all the ports at E3,Some might not of shown the graphics off as the controller was more important but Gearbox makes it clear the wiiu is a powerful powerful console and its a true next gen console END OF the WiiU version will be the best looking version ???

There saying the GHZ is simular which means nothing when comparing actual performance the wiiu does 1080p native and 60fps end of get over it the power can be comparable to 360/ps3 but in terms of feature sets the wiiu is leagues above and you will see this very soon.
fatstarr  +   917d ago
"In the same interview the Crytek boss claimed his studio's technology is already "way beyond" next-gen console specifications."

that means next get is already 2 years behind at minimum
mike1up  +   919d ago
also "estimates".
fermcr  +   919d ago
It's not a good sign that Nintendo hasn't released the WiiU specifications by now.

What kind of CPU and GPU it has ?
How much RAM and what kind ?
Does it come with a Hard Drive ?
Physical Media ?
... ETC.

As for WiiU is 'minimum as powerful as Xbox 360', it better be more powerful then a 7 year old system.
live2play  +   919d ago
whats not a good sign is people seem to think nintendo actually does that sort of thing
ESPECIALLY this far off from release

nintendo releases more details on a conference of their own around september

they did it for wii 3ds and now wiiu

nintendo said WE WILL NOT BE RELEASING PRICE NOR LAUNCH DATE AT E3

and people where STILL expected that info in e3

THAT is not as good sign on the status of the human race
Thecraft1989  +   919d ago
The Specs Nintendo never release.

Hard drive as the basic Specs show there is no HDD unless that changes in the next few months.

They've already confirmed that it has proprietary discs that hold 25GB.

For the love of god. Blue folower, IBM have already confirmed that the WII U will have a Power7 CPU that out does both the current machines CPU's and is very modern.
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tee_bag242  +   919d ago
@Thecraft1989

+1 rep for the info.

Anyone know the GPU manufactuare?
Saying its a 1-4 GB GPU doesn't tell much about the performance these days.
The devil is in the details.
blue_flowers  +   919d ago
wouldn't it be quite apparent Nintendo didn't go out and buy 7 year old hardware for the Wii U? how much hardware has came out between 2005 and 2012? A pretty decent amount in all departments. So why does everyone feel like they are limited to buying 7 year old hardware, imo i would expect them to go anywhere as far back as buying 3 year old hardware and all the way up to the end of 2011, adding in hardware. im just not understanding the reasoning behind people thinking after 7 years the best hardware Nintendo could buy is only going to be as good as the stuff Microsoft or Sony used 7 years ago.
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SilentNegotiator  +   919d ago
An intel atom is weak as can be and comparable to some really old processors, so why can't whatever tech they use be comparable to "7 year old technology"?
DragonKnight  +   919d ago
It isn't about what Nintendo has access to, but what they will actually put in the system. Nintendo is known for making the most marginal upgrades possible to their consoles. It's why they either lose very little money, or none at all, on each console sold and start making profits a lot sooner than MS or Sony. It's very likely they'd use the cheapest tech they can get that has some slight performance increases, and thus it wouldn't be surprising that they'd use 7 year old tech. The Wii is essentially a Gamecube 1.5 in terms of tech itself. The 3DS is even less of an upgrade than that.
nukeitall  +   919d ago
Nintendo has a history of innovating with unique experiences instead of wow you with high specs and flashy graphics.

God knows I didn't play Wii Sports because of the graphics. I owned a Nintendo DS lite, but never owned a PSP. I owned all of them because of the unique experiences Nintendo provides.

I also own a PS3 and an Xbox 360, and probably will get a Wii U. However, I don't really think Wii U will be a huge success. My Xbox 360 with SmartGlass and Kinect will likely be able to do more.

Also, minimum means lower ceiling not upper. Most modern PCs are at a minimum as powerful as an Xbox 360 or PS3! Doesn't say much, does it!
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360ICE  +   919d ago
Please note: he said, "as Xbox 360" ;)
nukeitall  +   919d ago
Exactly, because the other consoles aren't as powerful so you compare it to the most powerful one! XD
Chidori  +   919d ago
It's obvious that 95% of the people in the comments here didn't read the article.

"Chuk5
At minimum, it's as powerful as a 7 year-old system.
Big victory there."

^ This guy gets all the agrees

"PygmelionHunter
I've seen 360 games that look worse than PS2 games, so there's that, this only means that the worst thing you could produce for the Wii U will look like a 360 game..."

^ This guy gets all the disagrees.

Why is it like that? Because the users of this website never get passed the title of the article. Sad, sad day.
MrMister  +   919d ago
@ CouldHaveYelled:

Man you fanboys twist anything to make it sound appealing. I dont see how a comparison to a 360 is a good thing. Why didn't crytek compare to ps3? So generally a Wii u could possibly be less powerful than a ps3. (by that logic). Whatever it is, its still sounds like Wii u's capabilities are underwhelming.
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yabhero  +   919d ago
NextBox and PS4 are minimum as powerful as 360... See what I did there?
All it means that at lowest level games will look like 360/PS3 titles...
Also if you read the article he says WiiU runs CryEgine smoothly... Because of what was revealed at E3 we know WiiU will render all games at 720p 60 FPSunless it's using two controllers in which case it will be. 720p 30FPS...can PS3/360 do that? The answer is no... The upscale from like 540p at 30FPS....
DeadlyFire  +   918d ago
This article also confirms CryEngine 4 E3 2013 inbound. :0

How many of you spotted that?

So at minimum its as powerful as a graphics card 7-8 years ago. That's nice to know, but I already knew that. Nintendo needs to stop trolling its own fans and supporters. They are doing this on purpose. Its some type of tactic to make you speculate. Seems like its working.
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donman1  +   918d ago
@ CouldHaveYelledUiiW

Got to love the hypocrisy of this gaming site... Negative rumors of the Wii U high lighted with negative comments. Positive rumors or actual factual information are over looked and dismissed as fails.

The fact is you just cannot keep a good company down. Wii U will be Nintendo's next great success (hardware sales) with better 3rd party support (much better software sales which means more support from those waiting and see).
Hellsvacancy  +   919d ago
Thats pretty minimum
joab777  +   919d ago
Yeah. I don't get it. If they can survive on their own titles, then they will b fine. Many hardcore gamers and gamers with kids will grab it. For me, when the wiiu goes on sale, how much info do I have on next Gen consoles? If I know their specs and price, I will wait. But, if I do want a shiny new toy that may release some games that are a bit prettier than this Gen I will....buy a PC. Good luck Nintendo!
GamingTruth  +   919d ago
i wont buy a pc til i see something in my eyes that looks better than last of us and beyond 2 souls and gow ascension, and key word "TO ME"
StanSmith  +   919d ago
@gamingtruth

You can't make statements like that, then try to get out of disagrees by saying "TO ME".

As fantastic as they all look, there are better looking games on PC.
Hoje0308  +   919d ago
@Truth
I only own a PS3 and those games don't compare to PC games. Saying they look better to you just means you have poor judgment.
Boody-Bandit  +   919d ago
Why is it guys with names like this -> Gaming Truth end up being anything but?

PC games look significantly better than the PS3 games you mentioned above. That's not an opinion. It's a fact.
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360ICE  +   919d ago
Haha, guess you've got a point there...

BrutallyHONEST 0_0
NYC_Gamer  +   919d ago
The big problem is will Nintendo fans support third party software?
Chuk5  +   919d ago
If past is prologue, the answer is no.
Tachyon_Nova  +   919d ago
If studios release the right game with the right marketing then it should still sell. Problem is, anything without Mario or Zelda in the title traditionally flops on Nintendo hardware in the west.
corrus  +   919d ago
I think no that's why Nintendo not deserves third party
Yodagamer  +   919d ago
I always have, i bought a bunch of wii third party games, if they are good, but I think the problem is that wii owners got burned by crappy launch third party support and they are concerned to get burned again. Even to this day i'll be skeptical of third party software on wii.
linkratos  +   919d ago
The problem is when is the last time 3rd parties gave their all on a NIntendo platform? No one wants Resident Evil: On Rails. The Gamecube sold terribly to begin with so there was no userbase, and it's not like it received most multiplats. The N64 there was basically no 3rd party supports. So you have to go all the way back to the Super Nintendo.
Ricdog  +   919d ago
I don't like the wii much but those RE games sold well, why do you think they made more? As well as the COD games on the Wii sold great for the console, despite being weaker than their hd console counterparts.

3rd party developers just suck at making games for Nintendo, not the other way around. If they want there games to sell, make em good. They don't and then they start b!tch!ing about how their games can't sell on Nintendo hardware.

And the Gamecube was wanna the best Nintendo consoles ever, it had great support. Besides the awesome 1st party games, we had all those Star wars games and RE games. Plus the likes of Battalion Wars and Killer 7. The gamecubedidnt' get all the multiplats but thats ok because it great exclusive supports that made up for it.
chaostrophies  +   919d ago
n64 had some serious 3rd party support, actually.
mike1up  +   919d ago
-"From my perspective I do not understand the public's concerns that the Wii U is weaker than PS3 and 360," he said. "That I cannot see. From my perspective the Wii U is minimum as powerful as Xbox 360."

Context ftw. Besides, it's only an estimation.

If it runs CryEngine 3 "beautifully", as stated, then the WiiU is fine.
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joab777  +   919d ago
How fine will it be in November 2013 if next Gen consoles release? It has tizzies same head start the 360 had on ps3...the difference being that the 360 was basically as powerful as its competition. Why didn't Nintendo take the chance to jump ahead and do to Microsoft and Sony what was done to Microsoft last Gen. People are jonesing for next Gen consoles. It would a been a coup. Everyone would a jumped ship...at least for the time being.

I just think its impossible for Nintendo to create a hardcore persona. I think they fear losing their core base.
mike1up  +   919d ago
That is a fair question to ask, but we both know that it is also impossible to answer at this time. We have not seen detailed specs for any of the 3 consoles.

Other than his estimation, this same developer also said that the WiiU runs CryEngine 3 "beautifully". Perhaps it is a matter of perspective, but this interview came off as a WiiU win imo.

Lastly...

-"I just think its impossible for Nintendo to create a hardcore persona. I think they fear losing their core base".

It really sounds like you contradicted yourself there, but I guess it depends on how you choose to define "core base".

Imo Nintendo's "core base" are the Mario, Zelda, Smash Bros., and Pokemon fans. I fail to see how a "hardcore persona" would scare us off... we have only been begging for it since the Wii launched.
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corrus  +   919d ago
Because Nintendo not want to give their money that's why they make cheap consoles and that's why they don't pay someone else to make them explosives titles
Grimhammer00  +   919d ago
No. Sadly no. WiiU should be at minimum 2-3x a 360 in terms of ram, physics and graphics capabilities.

If you take a pc from 2005....vs a pc built today...would you expect it to be only comparable?

I know consoles are a different beast.....but still.
If next gen ps4/720 are a slight upgrade....will all you Nintendo/other console owners use the same argument? Just because nintendo entered the HD era late doesn't give them a free rude on expected performance and graphics issues.
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NYC_Gamer  +   919d ago
Nintendo will always lag hardware wise compared to Sony and MS....
StanSmith  +   919d ago
The N64 was more powerful than the PS1 and the Gamecube was more powerful than the PS2.

Sony produces one powerhouse of a console and suddenly they always had more powerful hardware. Nintendo releases one weaker console (that we know of this far) and suddenly they always produced weak hardware.

It makes no sense!

Had you said "Nintendo will always lag hardware wise compared to MS...." your point would have been valid.
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Machioto  +   919d ago
@stan The n64 came out 2 years after ps1 so it had to be stronger and the difference between ps2 and gc may not be as big as people are thinking,here a video speaking about that generation of consoles.

Related video
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chaostrophies  +   919d ago
@machioto

look at the graphics of metroid prime and compare it to ANY ps2 game.
WetN00dle69  +   919d ago
Beautiful from afar BUT once you get close to an object or a wall and IT looked nasty as HELL!
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GamingTruth  +   919d ago
sony a slight upgrade? we dont even know if they are making a ps4, and not just a gaming platform, the pc fan world has turned into a mindstate to think that sony is in some box that is contained in your imaginations or ideas of what they will make or are making i cant wait to see what sony is building
beerkeg  +   919d ago
For someone who says they don't like pcs you sure do like to talk about them. Looking at your comment history I have come to the conclusion that you have a chip on your shoulder about pc gaming, and maybe an inferiority complex.
GamingTruth  +   919d ago
inferiority? lol
yabhero  +   919d ago
Power7 CPU... Lowest outperforms PS3 cell 5:1
RAM is 1.5 GB... Xbox has 512 so 3 times the RAM

Goddamn people look it up before you disagree...
DeadlyFire  +   918d ago
Shh....Don't use facts/rumors man they will just throw it right back at you.

I do agree that Power7 is a streamlined CPU and vastly more efficient and more powerful than the Cell CPU.

Even if Nintendo makes cuts to the CPU to give them more room to for playful games. There is still strong chance of it being able to run PS3/X360 quality or better games. Just due to the small bump it potentially has. Its already confirmed to run Unreal Engine 3 at same level as PS3/X360. CryEngine 3 on WiiU is confirmed as well. Even a game coming on CE 3. http://www.joystiq.com/2012...

If rumor of Nintendo giving it a high price is true then the console will definitely be packing some strong hardware.
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sandman224  +   919d ago
Let's face it other than the pc's the wii u is going to be the new powerhouse of consoles. And I'm buying one hopefully to replace my 360 and ps3.
chukamachine  +   919d ago
As long as a fat plumber can run along skipping and jumping, all is good in nintendo land. I heard the princess has real physics in her dress and the banana's have a real slippery feel to them.

The power of the Wii u.
Shok  +   919d ago
Next-gen physics in Mario Bros U confirmed. Zomg.
tee_bag242  +   919d ago
Lol ... Those jumps of Mario's certainly require next gen physics. /Saracasm

P.S not trying to burst you're bubble. Nothing wrong with being excited. Good for you.
Shok  +   918d ago
I was being sarcastic............good job sarcastically replying to a sarcastic statement. You deserve an Emmy.
Shok  +   919d ago
"From my perspective I do not understand the public's concerns that the Wii U is weaker than PS3 and 360," he said. "That I cannot see. From my perspective the Wii U is minimum as powerful as Xbox 360."

Read people. And really, technically, the 720 and the PS4 will be as powerful as the 360 "at minimum."

But the main thing you guys gotta understand is that parts as weak as the ones in the PS3 and 360 don't even EXIST anymore. Nintendo couldn't make the Wii U on-par with the 360 even if they TRIED. Technology that old is virtually non-existent now, and it would cost Nintendo more to request the production of parts that weak than it would for them to just go ahead and buy stronger parts.
ChickeyCantor  +   919d ago
I still don't get it.
I mean If I really cared for specs that much I would just get a PC + gamepad + HDMI > HD tv....O wait I have.
Sure it costed me 1200 euro. But it comes with so many more features. Awesome investment. Now I just need to get a second GTX460 and i'm good to go for another 5 years.

These specs seem to be fine for developers. I just Nintendo to allow Retro do another metroid game. Sega+ N F-zero. I would instantly go out and buy that shizz.
bobacdigital  +   919d ago
If you are a pc gamer it is pretty easy to understand what nintendo is doing with its console... PS3 and XBOX have done a lot with limited memory and older cpu tech.. What Nintendo is doing is basically taking specs from the past like MHZ and amount of cores and modernizing the technology.. Previous post said 2005 pc vs current one built today...

If you took a Q6600 (quadcore chip from a few years back) vs the modern equivalent like the I5 (quadcore modern architecture) and under clocked it to what the older tech was (keeping heat and form factor) you should still achieve a good performance gain.. It is just like taking a top of the line Video card like for example an AMD 5950 and comparing it to a bottom of the line next gen like 6950.. The gains ARENT huge , but they are significant because newer video cards use faster memory and newer cpus also user faster memory....

High end PCs all have great graphics but the jump between the medium settings and the HIGH settings arent that noticeable.. Wii U will be fine , wait till first parties build games from the ground up to utilize the tech.. it took sony multiple years before they got The Last of Us or BEYOND..
mamotte  +   919d ago
"the jump between the medium settings and the HIGH settings arent that noticeable"

Exactly. Not only that, but the gameplay and the core (and the soul) of the game is the same, for example, COD it's exactly the same experience between 360, PS3, and a high-end PC.

People looking for a "giant lap" in graphics on next gen will be a bit dissapointed. Lets hope our wallets wont.
StraightedgeSES  +   919d ago
So Nintendo is using something more modern equivalent to the 360?
mamotte  +   919d ago
And so, the title of the article could be something positive and confirmed, like "CryEngine 3 runs beautifully in WiiU", but of course, you are on N4G, so you just put a confusing title, an open idea vague enough so people can jump on conclussions before reading the article.

Stay classy, N4G.
josephayal  +   919d ago
MINIMUN? hmm very funny CRYTEK, the NINTENDO WII-U Is the most powerful console, I have no doubt PS4/720 will be way more powerful
WildStyles  +   919d ago
Good ol Nintendo.
LOL_WUT  +   919d ago
Always a generation behind...

I don't know how long Nintendo are planning to stay hush about all this but it's not doing them any good. And also there's so much damage control going on here its funny.
PopRocks359  +   919d ago
Somebody failed to read the article.
Game3s  +   919d ago
"Always a generation behind..." I see you must have start gaming this gen and think that this is how it has always been, go do some research before you making such a ignorant statement.
Hassassin  +   919d ago
Well, the Wii sold more anyways didn't it? Nintendo isn't dumb
AWBrawler  +   919d ago
You are a disgrace to my favorite video game character. How dare you even have him as your avatar @LOL_WUT

If you read the article you would know there is no "damage control" and if you studied the history, you'd know Nintendo has never been significantly weaker like the Wii. Hell, at one time their slogan was "Now you'r e playing with Power."
Ck1x  +   919d ago
Great points of this article are
:WiiU at minimum is more powerful than 360
:CryEngine3 runs beautiful on WiiU
So if CE3 can run great on WiiU, I have no doubts that UE4 can as well...
ChunkyLover53  +   919d ago
Sounds good, so at most its probably 2, 3 or 4 times more powerful.

I think people are going to be in for a bit of a shock next generation, PS4 and Xbox 720 are probably only going to be 6-8x more powerful than their current versions. Which would put the Wii at less of a disadvantage than people are currently thinking.

Developers and everything that has leaked so far have all but confirmed that the next generation wont be that big of a leap in tech.
bobacdigital  +   919d ago
The difference between what my comp did in 2009 and what it can do now is just run the same games I was already playing in addition to some new ones faster and at a higher resolution... I will tell you right now I have a current gen PC and the games arent twice as bad ass BECAUSE I have next gen stuff .. BF3 is really good looking game on the PC and it looks good on LOW settings even ... But the viewing distance you sit from the TV on console makes BF3 on the console look just as good as a PC.. Just because SPECS are next gen doesnt mean the games are just magically going to look better from prior generations...

The fact that the Wii U will run games at a native resolution of 720p and eventually 1080p means the WORLD of a difference in terms of hardware and how crisp stuff will look.. The 360 and PS3 could barely run games at 720p and dont have a single game that runs at 1080p without being upscaled... That alone should tell you that the hardware is better and the games will look better... People right now are just comparing some of the multiplatform games.. but all of these are like 6 months away from release and were just fast and dirty ports... None of them have been optimized or even built from the ground up on the new hardware.. So of course you arent going to see NEXT GEN graphics in AC3... lol the game was made for ps3 and xbox if you just port it you wont be seeing much of a difference...
bobacdigital  +   919d ago
And if anyone has seen the Unreal 4 tech demo.. You cant honestly tell me that looks AMAZINGLY NEXT GEN better than what unreal 3 is doing right now... The developers are limited by what the console guys are making ... Right now the economy isnt great and nintendo made a play that will be economically feasible on top of offering a good enough upgrade from what they released previously. They gave us a Wii HD that can do everything the current gen can do PLUS more... when people start to develop for it obviously... Yes PS4 and 720 will be better because they are coming out after the Wii U ... but the gap wont be as large as it was with the Wii and 360/PS3..
Ck1x  +   919d ago
Very logical explanations in both comments! I wish that most people here actually looked at things more objectively this way. If the man says that WiiU can run CryEngine3 beautifully, but then goes on to say that their tech is far beyond what is needed for next-gen. Then that sounds like the console is good enough for me to enjoy games on...
shackdaddy  +   919d ago
Kinda obvious. I mean, it's a good comment and all, but the only people who actually thought it would be less powerful were trolls and blind fanboys...
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esemce  +   919d ago
It has to have a better GPU and more RAM than 360/PS3 but the CPU may not be a powerful at the PS3's CELL.
TheKayle  +   919d ago
the cell cpu is old ..slow and cheap...compared to what we have today...man

"The PS3 does about 25gflops at double precision. The i7 920 does 80gflops at double precision. The cell processor has been considered ghetto tech for a good couple years already "

the cell do that gflops working in linear way (lots of coding needed)...the cell is a numbers crasher.....a 40 dollars cpu (not linear working) today is more versatile and faster than the cell

sorry double post :(
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DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   919d ago
man Its gonna be maybe 2-4x stronger than a 360.720/PS4 Problly gonna be 5x strong as the wiiU if they are just now catching up.
Knushwood Butt  +   919d ago
Some good damage control in this thread.
Thepcz  +   919d ago
Maybe nintendo are deliberately being evasive about wiiu specs because they want to keep sony and microsoft guessing. Nintendo are the market leaders, maybe sony/micro are waiting to see which direction nintendo will take before finalising the specs for their next gen consoles. You never know, wiiu might actually be a beast. It would make sense because nintendo are also being coy about the release date and price. So i think they are playing a game. Trouble is, us gamers are in the dark
TooTall19  +   919d ago
Welcome to current gen Nintendo fans. You're in for a real treat.
RedSoakedSponge  +   919d ago
most of you guys are idiots..... do you guys even read the article? MINIMUM!!!
Joegrine20  +   919d ago
People are stupid in here man juss relax and enjoy the show. Just knw that the wii U is powerful than current gen consoles
RedSoakedSponge  +   919d ago
thankyou! atleast there are a few people that arent idiots.
TheKayle  +   919d ago
@esemce

the cell cpu is old ..slow and cheap...compared to what we have today...man

"The PS3 does about 25gflops at double precision. The i7 920 does 80gflops at double precision. The cell processor has been considered ghetto tech for a good couple years already "

the cell do that gflops working in linear way (lots of coding needed)...the cell is a numbers cruncher.....a 40 dollars cpu (not linear working) today is more versatile and faster than the cell

and seen that IBM confirmed the cpu will be their Power7 here the specs

max 33.12 GFLOPS per core
max 264.96 GFLOPS per chip

x core...and the version of this cpu r..4 , 6 or 8 cores

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

and here the ibm talking

http://www.engadget.com/201...

http://wiiudaily.com/wii-u-...

ecc ecc...just search on google IBM CONFIRM POWER7 WII U

for who is interested in real tech things on rage3d
http://www.rage3d.com/board...
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greenpowerz  +   919d ago
Be interesting if they get the Wii-u version of Crysis 3 better than the 360 version.
AO1JMM  +   919d ago
Does Crytek even have devkits?
Treian  +   919d ago
it better have good specs...the wii was left in the dust this generation and I don't want that happening again for Nintendo :(
starman  +   919d ago
If this is accurate I for one am very disappointed that Wii U won't be much of an advancement from the current HD systems.
Brownghost  +   919d ago
read it again
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