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Wii U is 'definitely more powerful than 360 and PS3' - Scribblenauts dev

Jeremiah Slaczka, the CEO of Scribblenauts developer 5th Cell, has revealed the Wii U is "definitely more powerful than Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3," adding that he finds the argument over the console's capabilities "frustrating". (PS3, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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Jadedz  +   828d ago
It would be considerably foolish of Nintendo, if it wasn't
Most rational individuals knew the Wii U couldn't be compared to the PS360 (spec-wise).

As of late - Nintendo advances their gaming platforms incrementally enough to launch their hardware at a reasonable price.

The 3DS's pre-price cut sales, is evident of their changed philosophy.
TruthbeTold  +   828d ago
Not too many rational individuals here at N4G though. That's the problem. There'd be no reason for this Dev to state the obvious, if the obvious didn't need to be confirmed in order to fly in the face of crap talking knuckleheads, who've made the 'Weaker' and 'Comparable' bullcrap mainstream in certain corners, or should I say bowels of the gaming community. It's as if regardless of reality, the bottom line is their need to indirectly scream: 'Don't buy that it's crap! Wait for the console I'm waiting for! Trollolol!'

*Of course, now the argument is: 'Well, duh! It better be more powerful. But... Trollolol...'

STFU already. (Not you Jadedz. The people giving gamers a bad name with this cut off your nose to spite your face attitude)
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guitarded77  +   828d ago
So by your logic, something is obvious when there is no empirical evidence supporting the obvious. I do not disagree that the Wii U may be more powerful than the PS3 or XBOX 360... hell I'd hope that it is since I plan on getting one on day one, but until the final specs are officially revealed, or game demos surpassing what we've seen on PS3 or XBOX are shown, people are rational (Based on or in accordance with reason or logic) to have questions/concerns about the overall power of the system. Sure, it's nice to hear positive feedback from a dev, but specs are what give people proof.
Irishguy95  +   828d ago
I can't wait for this system because of the controller. I didn't think Multiplats were going to even utilize it but it looks like they are. I can't wait to see what some people do with it.

I don't even car if it is or isn't more powerful, just so long as it's on par. I play PC games for my graphic whore side.
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shadow2797  +   828d ago
There's a reason we've been seeing such a disconnect between what developers are saying, and what the Wii U is producing. I have a feeling you're not going to see much of that extra power they're referring to, and here's why: the tablet controller.

Nintendo's console doesn't have to render just one image, it has to render two simultaneously. Now odds are that the image on the tablet screen won't be too graphically intensive, but it's still going to steal resources from the system. The second screen will almost always have a minimum target of 30fps. So for a standard 30fps game, the Wii U is rendering 60 frames every second - 30 in HD for the TV, and 30 low-rez for the controller. It may not sound like much, but it's an extra task the system has to perform that the other systems don't.

Moreover, the more graphically intense the second screen is, the less the system has to work with for the TV display.

Want to know why Arkham City manages to look worse in some areas than the Xbox 360 version? (Besides optimization) It's because the second screen is graphically intense. The controller is displaying Batarang cameras, and detective mode. It's rendering a separate 3-D environment just for the controller. In order to be able to produce an equal image to the Xbox 360 version, the Wii U must have more power. It wouldn't be possible otherwise.

Is the Wii U more powerful than the PS3 or Xbox 360? Most definitely. Will the end result look anything close to the PS4 or NextBox? Doubtful.
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darthv72  +   828d ago
for me....
it isnt about the specs. Its about what this entertainment medium was founded on. FUN!.

If they can deliver the fun that games are supposed to provide then it is a win for me and my family.

That goes for any platform that wants to get in on the gaming action. Some of the funnest games i have played in my 30+ years have not been the most visually appealing.

Eye candy will only feed an appetite for so long. To really satisfy you need something more filling and (IMO) that is where gameplay comes in. Too many games are relying on the visual stimuli and tend to lack depth in creating that desire to really get into the game.

All platforms are guilty of having the fast food approach with certain titles.

...it must be lunch time as i am making food references...
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ABizzel1  +   828d ago
I doubt the Wii-U is less powerful than the PS360. IMO we can expect it to be on par with those console at the very least, and at the more PS360 1.5x.

Nintendo has no need to make a super powerful console when, as a previous developer stated, "Nintendo has no need for advance physics and A.I. when they're making games like Mario." It might sting any fanboys heart to here that, but it's true. They don't need the best hardware to run they games they make, the only reason they even went this far out was to get more 3rd party support so they can say look we have Call of Duty (20M+ seller) we have Assassin's Creed (10M+ seller), we have Batman (GOTY contender), we can get Bioshock runnin on Wii-U (GOTY contender) we have Mass Effect (GOTY contender), we can get GTA running on Wii-U (20M+ seller & GOTY contender).

The whole concept of the Wii-U is based on 3 idea principles IMO based on what Nintendo has done and shown so far.

1. Please the Core. We have the core with our 1st party, so give them more to be excited for with great 3rd party. (They have it somewhat, but they need to do a lot more than what they've shown. The whole goal of this is to please the core with more than 2 or 3 good games a year. As far as 1st party at E3, it sucked, but you know the games are coming hopefully sooner than later.)

2. Keep it casual. Keep the casual interested with a new unique feature. (The touch screen seems interesting for some games, and it's great for allowing separate use of the TV for those who want to watch TV, and play the game or use the game browser to secretly watch . . . . . -_- that's reason enough to get the console alone).

3. Keep it cheap. The Wii-U may be considered a Next-gen console simply because of it being their 8th generation console, but it's still not a significant leap over the PS360, and n4g can't seem to get that into their minds or think of it as something negative. We're in a economic world crisis and Nintendo still wants your money, so they're not going to force you to pay $400+ for their system, when they can make something just good enough and charge you accordingly. The 360 is $199, and the PS3 is $249 and those are prices that allow everyone to jump on board. The Wii-U launching at $299 - $349 (I'm sticking to that) is a great price for a new console.

If consoles were GPU's then:

Nintendo is the entry level for gaming

MS / Sony are mid tier for gaming

PC is high tier
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nukeitall  +   828d ago
Personally, I only care about the end result, my personal experience!

However, Nintendo (or whoever) achieves that goal doesn't matter. It could be low specs, but lots of fun and I will take that over high specs, over-engineered, pricey and boring.

I own a Wii and enjoy that quite a bit, and looking forward to see what Nintendo has in store for Wii U. That's where the things are going to be happening in the next year or so.
Hisiru  +   828d ago
To be honest I am tired of this discussion. We have a huge ammount of fanboys, misinformed people, haters and some other strange types of players here at N4G. I won't even bother trying to talk about the hardware again.

All I care is: Will third party core games sell on the system?

If the answer is "yes", then I think we can expect to see some decent ports for this console and it will be very different from the Wii situation.
Autodidactdystopia  +   828d ago
stop being stupid. you dont have to make a 360 game to know that this is more powerful. nor a ps3 game for that matter

all of you talking about a developer not knowing about hardware are the dumbest of them all. it is YOUR misunderstanding of what you are talking about that is wrong here. what an insult to a programmer, coming from a professional fanboy that his opinion doesnt matter. this is why people were burned at the stake stupid people like you idiots insulting someone clearly more qualifed than you'll ever be, in his own field.

He didnt come and insult your ability to be fanboys, siting that you dont understand other consoles.

you all are fucking idiots and it shows.

the ps3 was isnt and will never be the dream system you were told it would. pick on somebody your on size. like.... how pc mops the floor with all of your piddly crap.

your shits weak....shits weak.

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Morrigan-Aensland  +   828d ago
The Wii is more powerful than the Xbox and ps2 but it didn't produce anything that looks better than gt 3, gt4, god of war 2 and a lot of games. I believe the Wii u is more powerful but the extra power is so minute that its negligible.

When we see the ps4, no one will mistake the games for a ps3 game and everyone will know its a major hardware improvement over previous gen

My guess would also be that whatever extra power the Wii u might have will be used to stream images to the controller.

The Wii u should have been way more powerful but because of sheep and how docile Nintendo products make them Nintendo knows that they can get away with making shoddy products. Sony makes products that are powerfuland meant to last and they they don't think about tricking consumers into buying outdated products so they can make a profit right away on their consoles. Nintendo is all about profit from day one where Sony believes in future proofing hardware and take a loss salewise then make money back selling controllers, memory cards, games, other accessories and software.

I like Sony's model better because its about the consumers from the start. I don't have time to count 10 more pixel in games or play another minor upgraded Mario or Zelda title because I can play in hd. The fans and whoever should support Nintendo and Wii u. They shouldn't lie to themselves about what the Wii u is not.

Ps4 or I'm out the door
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Lucretia  +   828d ago
Morrigan you are so right.

the only ONLY game that even shows some of wii's power is Last story,

games like Valkyrie Profile 2, FFX, Kingdom Hearts, God of war all look alot better than all other Wii games.

if the power isn't use there is no sense in boasting about its capabilities.
darkgod  +   828d ago
im sorry but fod of war had pri rendered and unexsporable backgrounds. even twilight princess over takes god of war graficcly. oh and illl asume metroid red steel monster hunter zelda looked infior to godo war? yeah i think not
Harkins1721  +   828d ago
@darkgod

You are kidding right? God Of War blows games like Zelda, Metriod, RED STEEL? HAHA! and Monster hunter games on the Wii out of the water. Know your stuff before you post please.
evilbart  +   828d ago
Just read this article its well worth it,might change your outlook on what way nintendo approuch the console market and consistently outsell their competitors http://n4g.com/news/1035794...
stuna1  +   828d ago
You speak the truth and get bombarded with disagrees, but lie to yourself and everyone loves you!

Each generation has been a step up from the last, even if it wasn't all about graphics, it has been in online play, media or connectivity to other products. Those have been things present in this generation.

In my opinion nintendo seems content to stay a little in this generation and move a little into next generation! Even with the pad it's technical nothing new, even though there are those swearing it is! Plenty of the games on the IPAD can be played using your tv, even though one would argue but I can do things independent of the screen! Truefully can someone say thats groundbreaking? I would think that this would be a natual progression of things.

I don't see them doing anything lightyears ahead of what Microsoft has instituted for online play, microsoft pretty much owns that arena! And I don't see that changing anytime in the near future.

I can see a lot of nintendo fans are excited about the possibility of playing their favorite franchises in HD, but even on that front they are behind the other consoles, and I know it! Before you say it! But these are games built from the ground up for WiiU. The HD remakes are none to shabby, so one could only guess how they would look if properly remade.

All nintendo has accomplished in truth, has joined the other consoles in the HD era nothing more nothing less.

For the things the WiiU will do better than the present consoles, those things will become obsolete once the next round of consoles come out.
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StarCSR  +   828d ago
Have you seen stuff like DK Country Returns or the Mario Galaxy games? No PS2 games come close to that... And that's a normal thing offcourse. But just to counter your claim in the first paragraph.
Biggest  +   828d ago
I can't believe you guys are arguing the graphical prowess of the Wii and PS2. Why not throw the Dreamcast in there for good crazy measure? Something seems strange about e-peening technology from the late 90s.
" I believe the Wii u is more powerful but the extra power is so minute that its negligible. "

and how do you know this? From your sources?
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Army_of_Darkness  +   828d ago
Darkchild, err.. darkgod...
judging by your spelling, I'm gonna assume your an 8 year old Nintendo fan-child lol!

"twilight princess over takes god of war graficcly."
Dumbest shit I heard in a while!
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Rockoman16  +   828d ago
Oh please, just be out the damn door!!!, you and your trollish comments against Nintendo are getting old for real!, don't you have better things to do?
ape007  +   828d ago
I havn't seen anything on wii that can compare to Doom 3, Splinter cell chaos theory or riddick on xbox 1
AWBrawler  +   828d ago
I have no comment for that. I'll just post a pic of something not possible on PS2 or XBox

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FredEffinChopin  +   828d ago
@Biggest
I think that's the point that a lot of people seem to be missing. The fact that people are replying seriously in Nintendo's defense says a whole lot. They're finding screens of games that look better than a 2005 game. The argument shouldn't even be entertained, wouldn't be across any other console gen, but that is the situation the Wii is in. Is the hardware better than last gen? Sure, but the fact that a good argument can be made for the opposition says a lot.
Pushagree  +   828d ago
From what i've seen from current gen games running on it, Wii U falls short by a little bit. I suspect it's running at about 95% of an Xbox 360 and 75% of a ps3. Nintendo has always been known for cheating out of hardware to reduce costs so this isn't really surprising.

Btw, a DS dev doesnt count as a legitimate source.
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linkratos  +   828d ago
I'm sorry, devs don't count as sources? Even when every dev has said the same thing? What better source could there be?
Devinchi33  +   828d ago
I'm pretty sure the next Scribblenauts is coming out for the Wii U. Nice try though.
badz149  +   828d ago
this late in this gen
it will be stupid if it doesn't
fermcr  +   828d ago
"Wii U is 'definitely more powerful than 360 and PS3' - Scribblenauts dev"

LOL... from Scribblenauts dev.

Scribblenauts for WiiU has next gen graphics /s
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ozzywazzy  +   828d ago
They had me until I saw Scribblenauts dev. Then all credibility was lost.

Scribblenauts the new graphical and gameplay benchmark.
HardCover  +   828d ago
These people still went to school for programming. They have a perspective on tech that you most likely don't have.

I'd sooner trust them than the sarcastic guy without credentials.
fermcr  +   828d ago
"I'd sooner trust them than the sarcastic guy without credentials."

It wouldn't be the first time a developer lies his a** off. Do you believe everything you read ?
stevenhiggster  +   828d ago
I think most people know fine well that it is more powerful than PS360, the problem is though, is it more powerful enough to be worthwhile? And the answer is most likely no.
Once the PS4 and neXtBox arrive I should imagine they will both be vastly more powerful than the Wii U and only then will PS360 owners see the need for an upgrade. The only people who are gonna buy the Wii U are people who just buy every gadget because they can and Ninty fanboys.
_-EDMIX-_  +   828d ago
agreed I question why being better out of a set of systems that will be outdated in a year actually matters they do understand no multiplates will be on the wii u based on the playstation 4 and 720 eclipsing it right?

to further this system not being next gen it's being compared to current gen systems if it has to be compared to playstation 3 and 360, its clearly not next gen.
avengers1978  +   828d ago
Seeing as The Wii U, is new and the 360 and PS3 are 6 years old it had better me more powerful...
I want to see something that clearly shows that its more powerful though.... I want to see what the can bring next year when there is Watch Dogs, Last Of us, Beyond Two Souls.
If Watch Dogs comes to Wii U, and really the tablet controller is ideal for this game, then I will be impressed.
harrisk954  +   828d ago
The problem isn't that it may be a little more powerful than the current gen PS3 and 360... the problem is that it will most likely immediately be outdated by the next gen PS3 and 360.
LX-General-Kaos  +   828d ago
The scribblenauts dev, along with the wise words of Epic games have insured next generation excellency for Elite Nintendo supporters worldwide.

Strait from the developers mouth, the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system will arrive as the first true next generation platform. Cementing current consoles as last gen, and sparking the birth to a new era of Nintendo caliber gaming.

Soon each and every person will be granted the opportunity to harness the absolute power of the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system. Opportunity to take advantage of the next generation capability of the Nintendo Wii U entertainment systems unique tablet like control functions. And to witness a new generation of never before seen online space, free of monthly charge. Which is a massive step in the right direction.

The greatest 3rd party support the Nintendo brand has been blessed with in generations. Combined with the AAA quality, award winning, ground breaking Nintendo offerings that we have all grown accustom to over the years is a complete recipe for success. Things are looking quite beautiful for the millions of Nintendo Elite supporters that occupy the gaming spectrum.

Have a blessed day and happy gaming.

Rated E For Everyone
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MySwordIsHeavenly  +   828d ago
I know you do this a lot, but don't you get tired of writing this stuff up? I would get mad at myself doing something like this. It's just too much...
LX-General-Kaos  +   828d ago
After months of sitting through your snippy pro Sony comments. I don't believe you are a proper judge for what is "too much". I am just addressing positive Nintendo news. I have sat back for a while now watching you and many others do your best to paint Nintendo in a negative light in Nintendo articles.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   828d ago
I don't paint Nintendo in a negative light. I love Nintendo. I'm pretty sure all gamers have at least SOME respect for Nintendo.

You're just taking it too far. It's sickening.
LX-General-Kaos  +   828d ago
If you feel sick from comments on a gaming website, i believe it'ss time for you to take a break.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   828d ago
Way to divulge into a stereotypical response.
FredEffinChopin  +   828d ago
@LX-General-Kaos
Nobody paints Nintendo in a bad light but themselves. I sat through a few console generations waiting for them to come through like the Nintendo of old until I finally got sick of paying a couple hundred $ every few years just to play Mario and Zelda. It's no conspiracy, not everybody is as charmed by the same two 20-year-old franchises anymore, nor their wacky spinoffs.

It's nice that you have your fun trolling in here, but I hope you don't really believe that other people who crap on Nintendo are just doing so because it gives them their jollies. A lot of us have good reason to be disappointed with the direction they've taken their home consoles.
HammadTheBeast  +   828d ago
You do realize that Scriblenauts isn't the source I'd primarily go to for graphical assessments, considering its a 2d game with barely any power, along with the fact that Epic is hating on all current gen consoles and says that even now, the Wii U is weak.
LX-General-Kaos  +   828d ago
I believe them because since they made a game on the platform, they have seen the specs. The game they created may look like an e shop download, but unlike us they have seen the specs. I dont know why that's so hard to understand.

As for Epic, they went on record yesterday saying that the UE4 can be ported to the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system.
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HammadTheBeast  +   828d ago
UE4 can be ported to any device, even my calculator could run it. The thing to remember is how to run games made on UE4. UE3 is still used on mobile devices, so it's not saying much.
LX-General-Kaos  +   828d ago
Thats nice but that still does not change the fact that the scriblenauts dev just openly said that the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system harnesses more power than current gen consoles. Its almost as If you are trying to ignore positive news in favor of a few things that you find negative.

Just a while ago it was a critical strike against the legendary Nintendo brand name that it was rumored the UE4 would not work with the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system. Now that it has been confirmed, thats still not good enough..

The best thing for us to do is to remember each other and continue this debate when the official specs are released. At that time we can properly settle this. If the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system is proven to be current gen then I will admit to it. Purchase it just as I did for the Nintendo Wii entertainment system, and look for my graphics fix on my gaming PC or a more capable console. But for all things Nintendo, day one purchase for the awarding platform.

have a blessed day and happy gaming.

Rated E For Everyone
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chukamachine  +   828d ago
i would love to see your calculator
HammadTheBeast  +   828d ago
Agreed, seeing as we've both run out of bubbles, I look forward to continuing this discussion once a story about official Wii U specs arrives.
ritsuka666  +   828d ago
LX-General@ you are right.. But ill probably stick with my next gen wii U and xbox 720, Sony disappointed me a lot this gen.

ps: i lol'd of you post xD
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AWBrawler  +   828d ago
@LX dude you should get N.E.S shirts made that say Nintendo Elite Supporter. I'd buy one if it looks right XD
live2play  +   828d ago
oh my god who cares!
it is, it isnt, its even
just shut up

when you see zelda metroid 3Dmario starfox f zero in glorious HD with pretty graphics now

all these articles and troll comments wont matter

its nintendo games in high definition and now with good graphics

just shut up, buy it or dont
Moby-Royale  +   828d ago
I'm not sure why you are so upset.

What am I missing man?
live2play  +   828d ago
its funny because it sounds like im screaming and pulling my hair out xD

but i was yawining at 5 in the morning when i typed that
Morrigan-Aensland  +   828d ago
@ CACI

That's what she said
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Salamander  +   828d ago
But by how much?
ninjahunter  +   828d ago
Well, looks like we have a lot of people with a lot of conflicting opinions. Looks like we will have to wait and see.
chuckyj1  +   828d ago
Wow....More powerful then what 5-7 year old systems...just absolutely amazing!
yabhero  +   828d ago
Don't act like that. He's no saying its some big accomplishment he's just saying its stupid people thought otherwise. There were a lot of people on here who seriously thought that.

EDIT: positive WiiU article= little to no attention.
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JaggedCarpet  +   828d ago
Pretty much.

Positive Wii U news: ignored or rejected.
Negative Wii U news: taken as gospel.
chuckyj1  +   828d ago
You think a huge positive article for the Wii U is an article that states a system that came out over 5 years after it's competiton is on par with or a little better is a great positive article?

If a system comes out 5+ years after the competition there should be no question at all if it's better graphically and processor wise. Should not even be close.

Now I don't have stock in Nintendo, MS or Sony... And the fact is all 3 care more about profis then the gamers. So I really don't give a F&^& what people buy.

That said people should buy the system they perfer to play (or all of the systems) and enjoy them for the games they deliver.
ozzywazzy  +   828d ago
@jaggedcarpet

Positive Wii U news: new Zelda, Smash Bros, F-Zero, new IP, Eternal Darkness, non lazy Mario.. the list goes on and on.

Negative Wii U news: The scribblenauts guy says this system rocks, Nintendoland, Reggie defending Batmans "armor mode," Controller as main selling point instead of games.

...and thats why people bitch at Nintendo.
tehpees3  +   828d ago
The only reason trolls were debating otherwise is because of an article that came up from a site quoting anonymous sources. Other developers that push system power like gearbox and Epic said it was more powerful from the start. 360 and PS3 have run their course and are bad tech today.
NobodyImportant  +   828d ago
No, it's because of what we've seen so far with our eyes at E3.

I know nothing about specs and I'm sure that the games are going to look way better at launch than they do now, but so far the Nintendo First Party games we've seen look well below average for current gen.

Maybe they were Pre-Pre-Alpha versons. Let's hope so.
Salamander  +   828d ago
Only first party game ive seen so far is Mario and Pikmin, mario looks ok and pikmin looks like a high quality PS3 game. Below average i dunno... but nm your nobodyimportant. Sorry dude i had to take a stab.
NobodyImportant  +   828d ago
A high quality PS3 game?
Like Uncharted 2?
Killzone 3?
GOW 3?
Last of us?
Which one? Because I don't see it.

You're talking about Pikmin 3 right?
The game that's current running 720p 30fps?
Like all of the Wii U games so far.

Oops, I forgot Mario Bros, the basic, stipped down platformer with no AI or current gen effects. That's running 60fps.
Rock and Roll NEXT GEN everybody!!

Like I say. Hopefully things will change.
And like you said: I'm NobodyImportant. Who cares what I think?
I'm just saying what I see.

And, not that you believe me, but I genuinely want the Wii U to be good. I can't be bothered to wait until 2013 holidays (or later) to get a more powerful console.
I'm ready for one RIGHT now, and if it improves before launch ... I'm getting it.
StarCSR  +   828d ago
NobodyImportant: You have to take the type of game into accounting. A game that doesn't take place in a "real world" always looks different... But indeed: the water and plant effects from Pikmin 3 surely looked at least as good as those in Uncharted 3.
shadow2797  +   828d ago
Pikmin is completely hit or miss. Some of the things it does are phenomenal. The number of real time reflections, and their quality, is impressive.

However, there are a lot of low rez textures all over the place. The game has the distinct look that it was meant for Wii and they upgraded it for the Wii U.

But don't take my word for it, see what Digital Foundry said about it:

http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...

It under the "Wii U's Exclusives In The Limelight" section.
Ck1x  +   828d ago
@Shadow2797: Pikmin 3 looks like it was upgraded from a Wii game, because it was upgraded from a Wii game! This game was in development for quite sometime for that platform and in no way should be the standard for which all WiiU games are judged by.
shadow2797  +   828d ago
Obviously. However, just because it was "ported" to a newer console, doesn't mean is has to look like it was. Pikmin definitely looks the part.

And I made no claims that Pikmin should be the standard, I merely stated that it has some good and bad qualities to it's visuals.

And whether or not it should be the standard, the unfortunate case is that it's the best looking Wii U game so far. Thus it will most likely be what most people judge the console by, until we see a better looking game.
Tundra  +   828d ago
For hilarity's sake, Microsoft and Sony break out their new consoles with identical specifications to the Wii U.

The internet would surely implode.
stuna1  +   828d ago
They wouldn't have to wait until next gen! A lot of the things shown for the WiiU are possible now! Microsoft have effectively rendered what the WiiU tablet can do impotent!

What the Vita & Ps3 does, is already possible! Just hasn't been capitalized on.
yavorsv  +   828d ago
Just like Move was capitalized,right ? :P
Flatbattery  +   828d ago
Really?

It would be corporate suicide if it wasn't.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   828d ago
I think the Wii U is gonna be awesome.
spinbot_lv1  +   828d ago
Guys, can he ever say that is on par with ps3 and xbox360, and that the WiiU CPU clock speed is lower? Less WiiU installed base, less games selled, less money. And don't forget scribblenauts is an exclusive Nintendo's consoles.
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Salamander  +   828d ago
Do you think the guy would blatantly lie? after the truth is known do you think he would risk his credibility if it wasnt true?
Malice-Flare  +   828d ago
considering their only PS3/360 game is an XBLA only game, their opinion is suspect...
PirateThom  +   828d ago
What I find amusing is that someone from Namco, who is working on Smash Bros and has worked on the three platforms, who said the CPU clock speed was lower is wrong, but the Scribblenaut's dev, who has made one XBLA game and nothing on PS3, must be right.
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TruthbeTold  +   828d ago | Well said
Who said he was wrong? Clock speed doesn't = power. If every cycle is 'slower' (He said perhaps not definitely), but much more is being done during each cycle, then Voila! There you have it. Not that hard to figure out. Getting harder to find excuses to hate on, and talk bad about the Wii U though I'd imagine...
Shok  +   828d ago
STILL won't accept it lol. I've never seen so much denial and especially after so much developer testimony. It's crazy.

But yes, as TruthbeTold said, clock speeds don't determine how powerful a CPU is. That's not how it works.
Devinchi33  +   828d ago
That's peoples' opinions for ya. I find it even more amusing how people claim next gen Xbox and PS are gonna blow the Wii U out of the water, when neither Wii U specs OR next gen systems have even been announced.
Game3s  +   828d ago
I expected better sense from you pirate oh well.
bigwiiufan1   828d ago | Spam
firelogic  +   828d ago
Yeah, it's a great idea to listen to the opinion of a dev that's never made a single PS3 or 360 game in his life. All they've done is make DS games. Not really an authority on the subject.
Wizziokid  +   828d ago
All these articles about the Wii U being either good or bad are getting really boring now... can't we just wait until the spec's come out or it's released?
andibandit  +   828d ago
Change of subject then:

Vita is DOOMED!
seanpitt23  +   828d ago
it would be stupid if it wasnt but after seeing some games like zombiu ac3 its not looking like it we will just have to wait till it comes out.
Zefros  +   828d ago
It should be more powerful than ps3 and 360 when it releases 6 years after ps3 launched. it would be epic fail if it was weaker.
TheLyonKing  +   828d ago
Nice to know that a nintendo exclusive party think nintendo is more powerful :)

Am sure it is but it won't do them good when they have to make games that can cope on ps3/360 and when new ps4/720 come out the wii U will do a wii. Nintendo have locked themselves in a vicious hardware cycle where the main two will be further ahead in power and devs won't be able to port to Nintendo properly and then when Nintendo do bring out a console that is a bit more powerful devs won't use it because the gamer % will be to Sony and ms.
solidworm  +   828d ago
It fukin needs to be or else they might as well shut up shop now.
stuna1  +   828d ago
I don't think it's a question of if it's more powerful than the xbox 360 and ps3, that should be pretty obvious! Who in their right mind would put something on the market less powerful? It has always been about progression in every area of todays consumer market, Phones, Computers, Consoles, Automobiles even something as simple as what kinds of products you use to clean your home.

People are more-so focused on just how powerful is it! And what can it offer me that the others can't.
OmniSlashPT  +   828d ago
5th Cell have only produced games for the iOs, DS and Wii...how the hell are they someone to talk about hardware power when all they have is a cartoonish looking game? Big engines like Frostbite and CryEngine won't be appearing in the WiiU and even Epic doesn't really know what to do.

There are vids that even show the Batman WiiU version being inferior to the past console versions...

If Nintendo wants to end this rumours, all they need to do is do reveal the specs.

ffs, when are they going to announce specs, price and launch date? At this rate, they're going to lose this fall.
I love how cute you insecure trolls are

cryengine has been confirmed by crytek for a wii u game, frostbite was confirmed working and unreal 4 can work perfectly according to them

Batman wii u looks far better, its not even close really

They never real specs? why? the minority of trolls like you arent enough for them
Moncole  +   828d ago
They are making a game for Xbox now.
bigwiiufan1   828d ago | Spam
These nintendo trolls are hilarous

First they make the assumption clock speed=power

and then they ignore it when devs tell them whats up

not like specs matter though

the lowest spec'd system will sell the most and get the best exclusives
KonaBro  +   828d ago
How the hell....
do you have 5 bubbles, just joined 4 hours ago, and spewing trash like a common troll would? Yeah this isn't another account that was boosted at all. No sir.
DivineAssault  +   828d ago
lol funny
TheGamingArt  +   828d ago
Says the devs that make what game on what platforms..... * cough bias crap cough
bigwiiufan1   828d ago | Spam
Ck1x  +   828d ago
Ok we know, we know graphic faithfuls! The WiiU is Gimmicky, Kiddie, Damage Controlled bullshit of a current-gen Nintendo system that can somehow run next-gen graphics engines. We get it already! You guys are all very loyal and hardcore graphics first gamers that for certain all obtain high-end gaming rigs, since you care so much for the bleeding edge in technology. So I helped you guys out by putting most of your favorite hate catch phrases all into one post. Now you can ignore the next 200 WiiU hate articles on N4G and let people that talk intelligently about gaming, do so...
darkgod  +   828d ago
even if it wasent ninendo first part games wills till loook better since ninteno uno knows how to design unlike oter devlopers which seem to use the same engine and not try things on there own.
Tzunoy  +   828d ago
says the spider to the fly :)
Dlacy13g  +   828d ago
I would have been shocked to learn otherwise. WiiU should be more powerful just by the nature of when its launching vs current gen. How could it not be more powerful than 6+ yr old tech? That said, this whole power debate totally falls on Nintendo's shoulders and how they have put their console forward to the public and media. They have been evasive and not forthcoming abouts its actual specs which has led many to speculate on just how powerful it really is. For a console coming out this holiday we still know little about it outside of leaked info.

I know I won't buy a laptop with out knowing all the components under the hood...why should Nintendo expect me to be excited over something I know little about except for its controller.
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