Graphics, Wii U, and the Future of the Games Industry

Ever since the Wii U was unveiled last year, people have been speculating about the graphical capabilities of the Wii U. Statements from developers have varied, from the Wii U’s processing power being slower than the current consoles to Crytek saying it runs their engine beautifully. It seems like we’ll never really know the answer until the console’s released and people can dissect it for themselves.

However, this does raise the question of whether or not Nintendo’s strategy is correct. If the PS4 and Xbox 720 have more power than the Wii U, will it be like the Wii all over again?

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yabhero1547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

It's kind of a no brainer that PS4 and 720 will be more powerful than WiiU.
But it looks like more of a PS2/GameCube/Xbox kind of thing. Yes GC and Xbox systems were more powerful than PS2 but it that gap wasn't big enough that PS@ couldn't get ports or have great looking games. We know WiiU runs UE4 and CryEngine 3 and Fox Engine and FB2. Luminous we don't know but WiiU seeems to be in a good position for ports. I know many Zelda fans are excited for a game that looks like the Zelda HD demo. Crytek said WiiU is MINIMUM on par with 360 which means for Metroid we can expect MINIMUM... Halo 4 quality GFX.

WeskerChildReborned1547d ago

I think Sony and Xbox will mainly always be on par with hardware and Nintendo will just be focusing on trying to innovate the system instead of going for massive groundbreaking hardware.

BitbyDeath1547d ago

I agree, if PS4 and Xbox3 end up looking like current PC games then the differences will be very slim.

DarkBlood1547d ago

so in summary you basically mean the WiiU will be to ps4 and 720 what the ps2 is to gamecube and xbox?

yabhero1547d ago

Yes, Bubble up if you agree...

metroid321546d ago (Edited 1546d ago )

The wiiu has a E6760 gpu that supports OpenGl4.1/Eyefinity/HD3D/Compu te Shader 11/shader model 5.0/32 MB EDRAM shared with the CPU/GPU. THE POWER THING iS JUST MHZ/GHZ IT DOESNT MEAN NOTHING IN TODAYS TECH.

Its why 3rd party ports will run at 1080p m8 on launch and why when you see a game like say Metroid or that cryengine 3 game being made you will froth t the mounth.

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Puddlejumper751547d ago

We really need to wait until the people with the facts get here. People like Stuna1 who actually built the Wii U and know far more about than anyone else on the planet.

stuna11547d ago

Yeah I'm here puddle skipper69, you're still stuck on the irregardless word huh? We really had a good conversation via pm.

Puddlejumper751547d ago

Actually I was just laughing at you over the Wii U screen having to be HD comment you made. I didnt read your PM.

Anyone that clueless to think a 6 inch screen must be in 1080p is too clueless to argue with.

stuna11547d ago

No one said it had to be in 1080p the question was asked wasn't it supposed to be in 1080p , it just that you lack reading comprehension! My comment was in response to someone else's comment duh! But since you're the go to guy for these things, why don't you elaborate, you can't because you're just as clueless as supposedly I am! Question if the screen has been rumored to do 720p isn't that HD?

Puddlejumper751547d ago

The concept that you so clearly fail to grasp is that on a screen that size it wont matter. You will not be able to tell the difference in 480p or 1080p.

You keep arguing about it though without understanding whats being said. You trolls are a funny lot. You'd rather look like a complete moron than just stfu and admit you are wrong.

stuna11546d ago

So what you're telling me is a person won't be able to tell the difference between a 480p resolution game compared to a 720p resolution game on a 6 inch screen?! you can tell the difference on smaller screens than that! So maybe it's you who should STFU moron! Compliments of my android phone.

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mamotte1547d ago

Graphics and the Future of the Games Industry. It's really sad that videogames has come down to this.

linkratos1547d ago

PS2 : Gamecube & Xbox :: Wii U : PS4 & NextBox

avengers19781546d ago

PS2 sold twice as much if not 3x as much as GC and xbox combined.... there will never be that kind of gap between them again. Lots of people will buy all 3 new consoles, and the current generation basically sees all three consoles with good numbers, and almost equal across the board.

linkratos1545d ago

I was by no means suggesting that is how the sales will pan out. PS2 achieved unequivocal dominance that we will 99% likely not see next gen.

This article talks about console power, that's what my analogy is predicting for next gen. PS2 was without a doubt the weakest console, but it was close enough to not matter. I think that's what the Wii U will be similar to as opposed to the Wii's situation.

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