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Submitted by Aclay 742d ago | news

Sumo: Wii U graphics on-par with PlayStation 3, "maybe even better"

British developer Sumo Digital has found the Wii U's graphical capability to be "on-par" with current generation consoles - "or maybe even better".

The Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed developer divulged the information to Eurogamer as we tested out the upcoming racer's Wii U version. (PS3, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Transformed, Wii U)

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Xwow2008  +   742d ago
Zzzzz from these boring articles.
Morrigan-Aensland   742d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(9)
xursz  +   742d ago | Well said
Gamers should stop the hating. Its wrong. I like Nintendo and I like Sony. My brother owns an XBox and we get along just fine. It honestly saddens me a little bit when I come here for daily news and look down at the comment section and see a bunch of angry gamers fighting over which company sucks more, while we arguably share the single greatest hobby and luxury in the world.

I will use my bubbles to spread this message from now on.
triplev16  +   742d ago
I agree, too many haters and not enough players. I remember back in the day me and my friends would be trading our SNES and Genesis consoles just so we'd be able to play all the games available—everyone was happy. Now it's fanboy this and flamewar that. If you don't like the Wii U don't get it, if you don't like PS3 or 360 don't buy one. Simple.
Firebird360  +   742d ago
Agreed, more systems the better, competition equals more and better games. In the end we all win unless we're blind fanboys.
pixelsword  +   741d ago
I don't blame fanboys, I blame most "writers" and "journalists" for flaming up stuff when it's not called for.

Look at this article for example:

"Sumo: Wii U graphics on-par with PlayStation 3, "maybe even better""

The Playstation 3 is not mentioned or singled-out in the article at all, but the trolling writer *had* to add it for hits. That does two things:

1. It makes the PS3 the "default" console for the best graphics and at the same time will make Nintendo and PS3 fanboys fight

2. It makes the 360 the "lesser" of the two graphical consoles this gen (the Wii being the least), putting-off 360 owners.

Here's the quote from the article:

"British developer Sumo Digital has found the Wii U's graphical capability to be "on-par" with current generation consoles - "or maybe even better". "

"Current generation consoles"-- not "Playstation 3"

But at the same time, if you notice, eurogamer will constantly lambast PS3 games' graphics for one reason or another.
calis  +   741d ago
"I agree, too many haters and not enough players."

There's over 100 million PS3,360,Wii's out there. The haters probably number in the 1000s.
xursz  +   741d ago
calis brings up a great point. What sucks is that the haters are by far the loudest of us, they always have an opinion and a point to get across and will do whatever it takes to make their voice heard. Why this sucks is because it harms the image of us all. Harms the industry, and effects every player out there.

What's worse is gaming media sites tend to encourage trolling for the simple fact that they fuel their comment section. IMHO trolls should be discouraged and stripped of their power in every way possible. The most effective way to do this is to pay as little attntion to them as possible, when possible. Never flame them.
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kikizoo  +   741d ago
"1. It makes the PS3 the "default" console for the best graphics and at the same time will make Nintendo and PS3 fanboys fight
2. It makes the 360 the "lesser" of the two graphical consoles this gen (the Wii being the least), putting-off 360 owners. "

and ?? reality is not a problem....we have enough lies, bad reviews, etc to blame, accept the reality, even if fanboyz don't like that.

edit : LOL@greenpowers ultimate denial
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PHIBALNATION  +   741d ago
@pixelsword I could care less where anyone put xbox on the list of games, graphic wise or not having too many 1st party developers. I like xbox because of the online community, and microsoft has enough money that they could buy Sony and Nintendo if they wanted. A company that has money is gonna win at the end, always has always will.
BABY-JEDI  +   741d ago
@ Firebird 360... I would totally agree with you on exclusives,, but multi-plat? No.. Studio resources get stretched through dev, to more &more platforms...
sikbeta  +   741d ago
Sumo dude was talking about the U version of the game, not the console itself, so yeah, title is misleading...
Statix  +   741d ago
@PHIBALNATION

Microsoft had more money than their competitors 15 years ago, now they're getting beaten by Apple and Google.

And please, stop with that "Microsoft buying Sony" nonsense, because Sony is a larger company. It just makes you sound stupid. They couldn't even buy Nintendo if they wanted, seeing as the Japanese government would most likely step in and put a stop to such an acquisition.
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violents  +   741d ago
I dont think everyone is a hater. look at Morrigan-Aensland's comment at the top, all he said is its not for me because he's into the top notch graphics and such. He's allowed to have an opinion and i applaud him in how he went about it. He wasn't bashing anyone or hating on something, he just said why he prefered one over another, and then the next twelve comments are ppl arguing over who's the bigger fanboy. For god's sake if you have an opinion about anything on this site your just some fanboy with a big mouth. Jeez ppl get you heads out of you bums and just say oh ok and go about you life no one was bashing your precious xbox or ps or wii. Get a life if you dont like others opinions. just because you dont like the wii doen't mean your in here trying to tear down everyone elses dreams. But every time someone makes a comment to the contrary the first thing said after is always "typical fanboy crap" or something along those lines.
xursz  +   741d ago
Steve, of the 12 users who disagreed, I applaud you for being the only one to argue why so in a half-decent way. But I'm afraid you are so very, very wrong. There is a "loud crowd" not just here but practically everywhere (youtube, IGN, various forums, etc), who hate on EVERYTHING by one company, be it Nintendo, Sony, or MS. There's a small bunch that are notorious haters and I personally believe they send a very negative message of us all to the general public.

On top of that they make the whole point of gaming a lot less fun. Ruining excitement for many people, purposely looking for ways to canabalize gaming from the inside out... It's just wrong.
doogiebear  +   742d ago
"Maybe Even Better" doesnt sound good enough. Especially when next gen comes.
LOL_WUT  +   742d ago
Ouch ;)
miyamoto  +   741d ago
"You can even use the GamePad screen as a weapon-cam, allowing you to guide homing rockets around the course. But this feature can also demonstrate the perils of glancing from screen-to-screen: Eurogamer saw one racer look down to fire his rocket, stop racing, and manage to shoot himself instead."

Ironic, this kind of problem plagued my Sega Dreamcast too as I remember & Nintendo is bringing it back.
showtimefolks  +   742d ago
Nintendo please release the specs so we can stop with these articles, i think we thing we can all agree on is wii-u will be a little more powerful than current consoles and that's fine i am just excited about playing N 1st party titles in HD

stop hating, as of now we know so little about actual specs so we should't hate on something we know little about
Irishguy95  +   742d ago
Well, even if they do release the specs it'll be hard to compare them to the playstation...

Or wait..is a Power 7 basically an upgraded Cell or something? I ain't sure
vulcanproject  +   741d ago
Nintendo just can't make it easy and release specs. They are probably fine about the publicity. All publicity is good publicity.

Besides only a small amount of their market might even understand what the specs actually means. 95 percent of people who will buy one of these things couldn't care less what sort of single precision gigaflops its GPU can do...
BattleAxe  +   742d ago
Whats the point in buying a WiiU....Nintendo fans should just keep playing their Wii machines and buy a cheap PS3 or 360, or just get into PC gaming.
BlackTar187  +   741d ago
Wii u looks to have some cool games coming . Graphics aside gameplay is the important point.
chazjamie  +   741d ago
i have yet to see nintendo fanboys on this site
BlackTar187  +   741d ago
@stever

You are so correct you are not allowed to like more then 1 thing and if you do it is just to hide the hidden agenda. Are fanboys unable to accept not everyone has the same malfunction in their brain as they do?

I am a gamer i play on every system and will continue to do so as long as the systems cater to what i want. I can prefer one over the other without hating the other.

WE ARE GAMERS lets just play game and discuss the difference - the hate.
aquamala  +   741d ago
just on par with PS3? not very powerful then
MysticStrummer  +   742d ago | Funny
Welcome to the current generation, Nintendo. I think most of the snacks are gone, but there's still beer in the keg.
wannabemylovr   742d ago | Spam
samtheseed  +   742d ago | Helpful
Eurogamer shamefully twisted the quote
Here is the real quote.

The >>game<< is “easily on a par [with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions],” says Lycett.

“We’re still very much getting to grips with what we can make the hardware do [...]. So it’s hard to really answer that right now, but yeah, I think once we’ve had a bit more time finding our way around it, chances are you can look to >>do things that you may not be able to do before<<.”
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greenpowerz  +   742d ago
Saying PS3 will get more hits due to the false myth that the PS3 is the most powerful. Obviously aimed at ps fanboys being upset with the alteration of what was said.

Back to sleeping dogs ;)
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Hoje0308  +   742d ago | Well said
Actually, comparing to PS3 makes sense, as the best looking games on console are PS3 exclusives. So much for your "false myth". Now go Google the word redundant.
Balcrist  +   742d ago
Hoje, PS3 exclusives do not have the best graphics, nor does the game system define a game's graphics so much as the game's developers do. Developers can only set their graphic so high according to the console's graphics yes, but so often they do less than that... to the point where graphics are where the developers set them.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   742d ago
Wow. You have resorted to saying lies now.
greenpowerz  +   742d ago
Hoje

Those games you're talking about are mostly linear, static QTE games sometimes with fixed camera design.

I was talking about games that show the true difference with more complex design that take true power to run them. Games like Crysis 2, GTA4/5, Sleeping Dogs, Rage, Skyrim, Watch Dogs, Forza Horizon/4 Talking bigger and more open games with more features and mutli player games that are more taxing.

There are multiplatform games that look better than PS3 exclusives that are much more ambitious in design and tech that run and look better on the 360.

There is no excuse for this http://www.lensoftruth.com/...

If the PS3 version was on par with the 360 version the ps3 would choke. If the game was shrank and striped of complexity and offered as a PS3 exclusive the devs would be told to make nice graphics on par with what you guys think as being unmatched

I think you're talking about games that can afford a shiny coat of paint vs complexity.
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WetN00dle69  +   742d ago
Damn man that looks ugly on the PS3. Still ill wait for Digital Foundry's comparison.
ziggurcat  +   741d ago
"There is no excuse for this http://www.lensoftruth.com/... "

true, there isn't, but that's not the fault of the hardware - it comes down to the skill of the devs, who apparently aren't very good at their jobs in that case.

also, care to name one muliplatform game that looks better than a PS3 exclusive title?
dantesparda  +   741d ago
^^^^ "There is no excuse for this http://www.lensoftruth.com/... "

actually thats not true, it is the fault of the hardware, the sdk and developer. those 3 combined form the final product
Statix  +   741d ago
@greenpowerz

Just because some multiplatform games look better on the 360 does not mean the PS3 is less powerful. That's a complete logical fallacy. Most multiplatform games are lead-developed first on 360 and then ported to the PS3, hence the poor optimization of the PS3 versions.

If every developer led on PS3 or focused on optimizing their games for the PS3 first, then the story would be completely different. Battlefield 3, LA Noire, and Portal 2 are clear examples of this; they more-or-less look better on PS3 because their lead console was the PS3.
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Puddlejumper75  +   742d ago
People don't care about facts. They see what they want to see. It's jsut the ignorance of Sony fans in general.

Wow Green said something I agree with.. The world will end

@hoje,guess that is why the highest rated exclusive this gen is on the Wii right? Cause PS3 being the most powerful means its games are better. Guess when Wii U is more powerful you'll instantly give credit to Nintendo as having the best games then right? According to your words thats all that it takes to have the best games after all. reviews and sales are meaningless
HammadTheBeast  +   742d ago
Hey bro... Wii U being a bit more powerful than PS3 is NOTHING to boast about, after 6 years. And once again, your stupid posts have some random ass claim, which "highest rated exclusive" is on Wii? Pretty sure Uncharted, Gears, etc. blow anything on Wii away.
bothebo  +   742d ago
I'd like to hear what that is aside from shovelware. Uncharted 2 got a 96 metacritic score. Stop talking out of your ass.
GenHero  +   742d ago
@bothebo Mario galaxy 1 and 2 both have 97 on metacritic
HammadTheBeast  +   742d ago
@GenHero

Itcdoesnt have GTA 4, which is 98. Metacritic is shit anyways.
GenHero  +   742d ago
@HammadTheOne well this was about the "highest rated exclusive" so...

@disagrees on 1st comment
3 disagrees? i was only stating a fact, I wasn't saying Mario galaxy 1&2 was better than Uncharted 2
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   742d ago
Why do you always generalize?
USEYOURFIST  +   741d ago
@puddlejumper, hoje was talking about graphics so your blind fanboyism against sony must be harming your reading ability..fanboys do make me laugh. And as for you exclusive argument ratings are highly subjective, to the wii crowed with the abundance of shovelware mario galaxy is like a gift from the gaming gods but personally i think its quite a poorly executed game. Basically Metacritic ratings cant realistically be used to determine which game or console is best. It all comes down to taste, personaly my most enjoyable gaming experience this gen was a multiplatform game called neir which wasnt highly rated but who cares, just stop trolling its stupid
nintendojunkie28  +   742d ago
Could you PM me a link to the full interview?
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Rainstorm81  +   742d ago
On par?...MAYBE better?....Well looks like the Wii-U will be as next gen as the Wii is when compared to the 360 and PS3
wannabemylovr   742d ago | Spam
SlavisH2   742d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
Simon_Says_FTW  +   742d ago
So.....We're all excited because Nintendo is releasing a system that is maybe, possibly as powerful as a 6 year old console that will be replaced next year??????????? WTF!!!!!!!!!! And Most likely will cost $400.00+ when the PS3 and Xbox 360 will be $99.99 by then! Come on people!
StraightedgeSES  +   742d ago
He said the graphics not the overall power of the system.
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Simon_Says_FTW  +   742d ago
Excuse me.....What is a console system supposed to be powerful at???? Surely not millions of graphically rendered polygons with real-time shading and lighting....Oh yeah that is "graphics"......And you were saying What?????????? exactly!!!!!!!!
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StraightedgeSES  +   742d ago
Next gen can be powerful by being able to do things that current generation consoles cannot.
for example being able to support more players online and keeping a steady frame rate or being able to add more city's to grand theft auto 5. that would make it better then current gen.
avengers1978  +   742d ago
I highly doubt nintendo's online will be better or even as good as xbox and playstation.... MAG has 256 player online good luck getting more than that, other than PC of course.
Balcrist  +   742d ago
My thoughts exactly! So what if it can match current gen consoles, they're going to be replaced soon anyways! Just shows how Nintendo is a whole generation behind....
quality_rules   742d ago | Spam
tehpees3  +   742d ago
Wii U is next gen. Just not in power sense. But thats to be expected because Nintendo aren't competing with Microsoft and Sony. They are doing their own thing. Deal with it.
Simon_Says_FTW  +   742d ago
Yes, yes they are........doing their owning thing, digging themselves into a deep, dark hole!
LKHGFDSA  +   742d ago
Not next gen at all, it's designed to compete with the Xbox 360 and PS3. That should be obvious if you consider the Pro controller and multiplatform support.
Even Ninty said it's not next gen.
Same amount of buttons, same tech and specs, same games, same generation.
quality_rules   742d ago | Spam
PopRocks359  +   742d ago
I hate quotes like these. Brings out all of the general stupidity in the comments...
Skateboard  +   742d ago
What did you think of wannabemylovr post ? Do you agree ?
PopRocks359  +   742d ago
No, I don't. I believe the Wii U is a stronger console. Late-end current generation games as launch titles and developers like Epic Games, Crytek and Gearbox all saying that the Wii U is MORE powerful than current generation consoles.

We're talking about a studio that is currently making a multiplatform mascot racer. When they build a game from the ground up on the Wii U, I'll take a statement like this more seriously.
Skateboard  +   742d ago
I met do you think the early PS3 games looked like PS2 games, clap clap for the Wii U being more powerful then a SIX YEAR OLD console.
PopRocks359  +   742d ago
Don't downplay that when there are people who keep insisting it's no more powerful than the PS3/360.

Seriously, first someone says "Oh look atthe delusional Nintendo fanboys. The Wii U will be just like the Wii."

"But so-and-so says it's actually stronger."

"Congratulations! Wii U is stronger than six year old tech!"

Seriously, make up your mind.
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jay2  +   742d ago
7 years from now, Wii Y's graphics on par with xbox 3/ps4. xbox 4 and ps5 less than a year from launch.
wiiulee  +   742d ago
lol..is that really news...we know from developers that actually works on games that the wiiu is more powerful then both xbox360 and ps3....it seems like alot of haters are coming out of the woodwork because they know that nintendo has it right with the wiiu...alot of people dont' want to lose investment moneys on the other two consoles and fanboys are going crazy to downplay the wiiu
HammadTheBeast  +   742d ago
Yes but being sligtly more powerful than 6 year old consoles is nothing to be proud of.

Don't worry, I doubt this article is correct, from what I've heard its pretty powerful, with rumors of games running at 1080 natively. I say we should wait for official specs before making assumptions. See you when that happens.
Picture_Dancer   742d ago | Trolling | show
mrbojingles  +   742d ago
Of course its on par or better.
BizDaWolf  +   742d ago
LMAO!
representj  +   742d ago
coming from a third party developer who can't utilize the ps3 properly, matter of fact third parties need to keep their mouth shut about the ps3 since they think that the 360 and ps3 is equal in power lol
Dlacy13g  +   742d ago
Given 3rd party devs make the majority of games on all consoles maybe you should pipe down and listen to them. Yes the PS3 is powerful, even more so than the 360 BUT with only 512MB of RAM that "power" is quite difficult to harness because of RAM bottlenecks and given it is such a different development method compared to developing for PC which most devs know very well and which is why they are able to get most out of the 360.
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Dlacy13g  +   742d ago
I am not sure why this is even up for debate. Look if the 360 currently is more or less on par with the PS3 then I think it stands to reason that a machine that has a similar set up to the 360 but approx 150% more RAM (1.5GB) would be improved on performance all the way around. Any bottle necks the current machines, PS3 or 360 are having with their 512MB of RAM will be significantly improved upon.
wiiulee  +   742d ago
lol...@hammadtheone....who said slightly more powerful....where did that news come from...but sony and microsoft fanboys...i haven't heard one real wiiu developer said that wiiu is slightly more powerful....as a matter of fact one has said the wiiu is alot more powerful then those two
dorron  +   742d ago
7 years late...
AO1JMM  +   742d ago
Walks in looks at all the Sony fanboys...hmmph

leaves....

/s

@dorron, "7 years late..."

PC games were doing 1080P way before Xbox360/PS3 so now what? Any other ignorant comments?
Hicken  +   742d ago
Samtheseed posts the quote correctly, but you can hardly blame Sony fans with that title. Plus, it's not like PS3 fanboys are the only ones showing up. The handful of Nintendo fanboys on the site are represented, as are general anti-Sony posters like greenpowerz.

As for PC, why are you bringing it up in reference to consoles? Consoles within a generation are, historically, in direct competition with each other. In that respect, it makes sense to be skeptical about Nintendo just now entering the HD era, as the current generation already does that. PC isn't in competition with consoles in the same way; if they were, however, that would make Nintendo's Wii U look THAT MUCH WORSE, being that it's even further behind PC than the 360 and PS3.

At least the start, I'm not expecting a huge graphical leap from PS3 to Wii U. For one, that doesn't make sense. For PS3, the comparison was to the PS2(the weakest of last generation). So why not compare the Wii U's graphical prowess to the Wii's performance? That's a more logical comparison from one generation to the next, and parallels the one from PS2 to PS3.
dorron  +   741d ago
Yes, this is consoles we're talking about. Not upgradeable at wish machines like PCs. Kisses from your favorite ignorant.
Shok  +   742d ago
The quote was soooooo taken out of context lol. Most people won't bother to find it though and just read the headline and take it for what it says.
mike1up  +   742d ago
Yea...

The funny part is when some hater actually post you the link during an argument. The fun never stops around this place.
Gr81  +   742d ago
It's Actually
Worse than that. This is someone elses 'interpretation' of the original quote, which apparently no one bothered to read. The dude said nothing of the sort.

This is actually very disappointing. And reminds me why I stopped checking this site out. The person responsible for such blatant misinformation should be reported and dealt with accordingly.

Very silly, very immature, very N4G.
Phil32  +   742d ago | Well said
Can we just wait till the thing comes out and pick the hardware apart then? I know that doesn't make for any console warz fun, but still...

And it's pathetic that Eurogamer took the quote from an IGN article and made an inflammatory title out of it. Games journalism is a gift that keeps on giving. This is what was said:

"The game is “easily on a par [with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions],” says Lycett. “We’re still very much getting to grips with what we can make the hardware do [...]. So it’s hard to really answer that right now, but yeah, I think once we’ve had a bit more time finding our way around it, chances are you can look to do things that you may not be able to do before.”

Absolutely shameful.
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Ck1x  +   742d ago
Thanks for posting the actual quote and that reads nothing like the flame-bait article would have one to believe... But that's what happens when people don't like to fact check and just believe everything that they read! 70+ comments later, I really do hope the fans of this kind of media attention take a really good look at themselves in the mirror. Because most of the comments here are baseless and pointless..
mike1up  +   742d ago
Finding the people that actually read the interview is like looking for a needle in a haystack.

Bubble +
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kingofe3  +   742d ago
Please update the article before it gets more out of hand than it already has. This is taken out of context and major trolling is going to made directly from this. Trolls will literally save this page and use this as quote from now on.
first1NFANTRY  +   742d ago
One one would certainly hope so. Imaging if the Wii U was actually inferior to a console nearing the end of it's life cycle? lol...I'm sorry but that would be an epic fail
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thawind  +   742d ago
"Maybe even better" LOL
taquito  +   742d ago
"Sumo: Wii U graphics on-par with PlayStation 3, "maybe even better"

-so it looks last gen. sub hd and has tons of jaggies?

i sure hope not, i think the tablet alone will have better specs than the 7 year old ps3, i sure hope so
ChunkyLover53  +   742d ago
Well this whole article was taken out of context, I mean did you actually read it?

The Wii U is going to be the only console running Assassins Creed 3 at 1080p and 60fps. That tells me that its more powerful than the Xbox 360 or PS3.

The next generation isn't going to be a huge leap, Nintendo just having an HD console is going to mean there wont be a huge noticeable difference between the next gen console games.
mike1up  +   742d ago
No he didn't read it... but, he did take the time to put the title in quotations for us.
Subzero200  +   742d ago
"So PS2 had graphics like this ? Dude go troll somewhere else."

he said launch titles you idiot, and yes black looked just as good.
DivineAssault  +   742d ago
Who gives a damn if its current gen graphics?? Im fine with how current gen looks so it wont bother me.. I know it will show its age after PS4 is released but ill have a hd zelda game so it wont matter.. Most ppl arent buying wii u for 3rd party games
BrianC6234  +   742d ago
The Wii U is in huge trouble. To maybe be even better than the PS3 isn't good enough. It will have to compete with the next generation of consoles. Unless you like wasting money or want to buy all of the new consoles don't buy a Wii U. Wait for the other new consoles and see which you prefer.
JonathanG  +   741d ago
Brian, stop telling everyone what to do and quit trolling on the internet. If someone wants to buy a Wii U that is fine and it probably won't be a waste of money. We don't all have to go out and buy a PS3.
Learn to respect different opinions for once in your life Brian.
Mkai28  +   742d ago
We all know that graphics doesn't make a console. Did not Nintendo prove this with the wii? With the wii u looking on par or slightly better then 360 or ps3, it is enough to attract gamers. Hardcore and casual alike. People talk about how well uncharted, gears, and god of war look. Why is it bad for the wii u to look like that? Nintendo does this to save money and make profits more quickly, making the hardware cheap, I assume the wii u will be $349.
madjedi  +   741d ago
Damn that is a long post.
@mkai28 "We all know that graphics doesn't make a console. Did not Nintendo prove this with the wii?" It was perfect for shareholders, for gamers not so much. Hence why a significant chunk of big multiplatform games weren't on the wii and there was a lack of content for months at a time to play on the wii.

"People talk about how well uncharted, gears, and god of war look. Why is it bad for the wii u to look like that?" Current gen games, that are exclusives utilising the best strengths of that 8 yr old console. Look closely at a majority of the 3rd party games, many are well behind the better console exclusives in quality over all.

"With the wii u looking on par or slightly better then 360 or ps3, it is enough to attract gamers."

For nintendo fans just getting into the hd era sure no problem, for most ps3/360 owners yeah that will be a huge problem at anything above $250.

Basically wii owners are used to marginally improved hardware from 2 generations ago. Ps3/360 owners are used to the hd graphics, physics, online connectivity ect, that are lacking on wii games.

So all this has a been there done that, feeling to hd owners, especially with nintendo's online still questionable at best.

The wii u, is supposed to be a next gen console going up against the ps4 and xbox 720, not the ps3/360 a current and before too long a last gen console.

I saw absolutely nothing from nintendo that says this is a next gen console(ie shock and awe/omg), the ps3 exclusives looked better visually than the wii u games.

So yeah $350 for on par or slightly better than current gen consoles, is a hard pill to swallow, for a gamer that isn't a massive nintendo fan.

"Nintendo does this to save money and make profits more quickly, making the hardware cheap, I assume the wii u will be $349."

And this is a good thing, for you as the player how exactly?

It's true that graphics don't make a console, it's games and services/features do, but since we aren't even doing 1080p across the board at a steady 60 fps.

I really think people should stop trying to downplay the importance of graphics/power in the upcoming consoles.

Look at some of the breakthroughs(for consoles at least, pcs may have had this already) that has been made this gen, full motion capture, facial motion track ect.

Uncharted, gears, and god of war, halo(added it) okay stop using these games as examples. Because absolutely none of them fit nintendos style of games, all nintendo's games(franchises) are very stylized.

Nintendo is likely never(i hate using that word) going to bother with uncharted's level of detail to animation or facial features. Have gow's level of scale(ie fighting on a giant monster climbing up a mountain), it is pointless overkill for most of it's franchises. They aren't going to make a violent fps like gears or halo.

Most of there franchises are for younger audiences, that don't look for or even care about graphics, physics, ai, challenges ect. If you do see content like that a 3rd party probably made it.

Ps3/360 gamers are looking at pc gaming as a reference point/guide as to how their next gen consoles will progress to ect.

Nintendo goes in whatever odd ass direction they want to, which is why i'll likely pick up a wii u the same time frame i bought a wii. 5 yrs later for under $100, after it had 15-20 games that looked appealing to me.

Wiiu weaker than the ps3/360, sounds almost impossible, even if nintendo wanted to do it. The real question is exactly how more powerful is it vs this gen.
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