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Submitted by vulcanproject 1176d ago | news

Black Ops 2 Wii U graphics analyzed vs rivals

If you are now the proud owner of a brand spanking new Nintendo Wii U console, we have a feeling that one of your launch games purchased was Black Ops 2. It’s now available to play on Nintendo’s new system for the first time and we already have a fantastic video for you to watch, giving you an initial look at how those ‘next gen’ Wii U graphics compare vs the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game. (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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Neonridr  +   1176d ago
Something positive at least to be said about the system for a change. I can see it now, the fanboys will come out and say "So what, it's only CoD". But if that is the case, then it's insulting that the current systems look poorer when running something as simple as CoD.

But this is what happens when a developer takes their time and doesn't rush stuff. Bare minimum they achieve parity, but in a case like this, the graphics seem to have a slight bump. It doesn't 1up the competition, but it's at least good to know that the visuals "look to be" slightly enhanced.

My only question is - What version of the game was it being compared to. Because we all know that the 360 and PS3 versions have been compared and there are differences between the two of them. But in this comparison, they are lumped together like they are the same visually, which isn't necessarily the case.
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StanSmith  +   1176d ago
It's the PS3 version that it is being compared to. You can see the button prompts show up during the video.
s8anicslayer  +   1176d ago
Let us understand that this is a game not built to utilize the Wii u hardware but to run on current gen systems.
aquamala  +   1176d ago | Funny
this can't be the PS3 version because I don't see freezes in the video
guitarded77  +   1176d ago
Let me start by saying the Wii U version looks great, but the comparison says PC/XBOX/PS3 that it's being compared against, but it's really just being compared to the PS3 version... that's kinda stupid to generalize the other versions when they are in fact a bit different visually too. Kinda biased.
SilentNegotiator  +   1176d ago
It runs favorably to the worst version of the game. Whoopee!

I'll bet it compares to the 360 version like the 360 version compares to the ps3 version.

Frankly, I smell agenda. Why would you say "PC version and 360 version" when you're using the worst version as the example?
extermin8or  +   1176d ago
thing is is that with the texture etc instal because im pretty certain when installed it looks better than when not installed- infact i'd pretty sure when I play it with textures installed both games loo the same minute the ps3's slight because of the native AA on the ps3 that often affects the colours slightly in screenshots anyway; less so when the game in motion though.
BattleAxe  +   1176d ago
Wake me up when they show me something that actually matters, and where the developer has said that they have optimized a game to take advantage of the full capability of the WiiU hardware. Either way, the Wiiu is a current generation console, next generation starts when Sony says.
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SolidStoner  +   1175d ago
how can PC version be with x box and ps3... isnt PC more powerfull than any console... weird..

I didnt see any difference, maybe that small window was the case..
ThanatosDMC  +   1175d ago
For a second, i thought it was hiphopgamer... remember those videos?
vulcanproject  +   1176d ago
Yep, it depends what version it has been compared to. With the blur on the textures too we are seeing the PS3 version with the QAA blurring patch.

However that still means that it does look crisper than the PS3 at least. Slightly better alpha textures like the smoke/fire especially with the helicopter landing and the trucks burning as well. I suspect that it won't beat the 360 version very much and that they will look very similar. But generally it seems quite crisp and stable framerate wise.

Its not very in depth this analysis but its one of the earliest comparison videos I could find.

I am sure later we'll see a bunch of professional in depth comparisons.
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DA_SHREDDER  +   1176d ago
I think the fact you can even compare the WiiU version to the ps3 version is something that most people would have never thought that could happen. I'm happy with this gen's current graphics, i don't need games to look like real life. Games like that are sure to cost alot, and also the man power it takes to make a game look close to reality is probably time consuming and cost alot
tubers  +   1175d ago
yeah it was a little hard to notice but I saw sharper geometry (higher res) and sharper textures on the Wii U.
DoomeDx  +   1176d ago
Its the PS3 version. Which is the worse looking version of them all because of lazy development.

In order in terms of graphics:

PC > Xbox > WiiU > PS3

EDIT: Im probally getting disagreed by PS3 Fanboys.. Just admit that Treyarch fucked up with the PS3 version
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Blastoise  +   1176d ago
PC > Wii U/Xbox > PS3

In all fairness, the differences between all of them are quite small. Nobody's stopping to to think "damn, that grass looks a bit blurry, I wish it looked sharper" on the PS3 version.

I can't see any difference really between the Wii U version on this video, or the Xbox version from Eurogamers 360 vs PS3 video.

It's a small difference to me, it's CoD. Nobody has ever cared about the graphics. It's a noticeable difference, but nothing that's gonna stop me from enjoying the game.

THIS is a big difference
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Computersaysno  +   1176d ago
Well if Wii U has as good a framerate as Xbox 360 but runs at a higher native resolution which we might find out soon for sure, then Wii U has the best console graphics for this game.

Does look higher rez. Could still be 880 x 720 tho like 360 and ps3 and be claimed by activision as 'native 720p' cos well...they are sneaky like that.
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DoomeDx  +   1176d ago
@ Blastoise..

The diffrence in Black Ops 2 for the PS3 is NOT a small diffrence..

Its horrible. Blurry, resolution is way lower, and the textures are alot blurrier too.
MadMax  +   1176d ago
Lmao, what grade are you in kid?
insomnium2  +   1176d ago
Thanks blastoise. That pic brought back a lot of great memories with the only truly great COD game on the planet IMO. I was soo addicted to the online in MW1.....sigh....
The_KELRaTH  +   1175d ago
It didn't help that with PS3 patch 1.02 things went from reasonably crisp to blurvision due to turning on x2aa which really isn't anti-aliasing at all.
This should have been made a selectable option as in BF3.

The Wii U version looks very clean and playable much closer to a mid/low range PC (Dual core + NV5800GTS).
Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   1176d ago
The only real difference is the resolution from what I can see. Other than that it seems carbon copy. But the fact that a port can look better than the original in any aspect is telling. When devs really start to dig into what the wii u can do I'm sure the visual gap will widen. But the ps4 and nextbox will be out by then.
andibandit  +   1175d ago
and the fact that each time the direction is changed on the PS3, everything become totally blurred.
Trunkz Jr  +   1176d ago
If they don't make the PC look amazing compared to the consoles, why do ppl think the Wii U is gonna look any much better then a PS3 or 360.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1176d ago
Rick Ross looks a lil better on wiiU.

It's Cod so who cares. Now if BF3 was for wiiU that would be a game to see compared to ps3 & 360.

Also is this video saying wiiU is better than pc verson? They must sell nintendo crack in nintendo land.

If I liked cod I would still get the 360 version since it's bound the most stable.
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eagle21  +   1176d ago
Looks much better on WiiU. Why are you guys afraid to just say it. :)
CPTN MITCHELL  +   1176d ago
Does not the grass looks dark and not green on the U plus the colors do look darker even the helicopter and the big tree looks dark
Linsolv  +   1176d ago
Textures are worse on WiiU.

Compare the gun skin (simpler on WiiU), scope reflection.

Of course the video's not exactly very high-res since they're using exactly 1/4 of my screen for each video feed. There's no wait to get a better comparison.
imdaboss1  +   1176d ago
its black ops graphics will always be crappy lol
ATi_Elite  +   1176d ago
The Glorious PC Gaming Master Race!

1. That's not the PC version! Looks like the PS3 version!
2. It's just call of Duty. Don't expect great graphics!
3. COD is meant to look the same on all platforms cause frame rate is important!
4. the PC version however is capable of looking better thanks to the capabilities of the PC
5. Wake me up when a second generation Nintendo WiiU game gets released.
6. No first generation game on new consoles really look all that great anyway!
7. Can the Wiiu Run Crysis PC? We don't know cause Ninty has been so secretive about the GPU specs! Give me an article on that instead of a stupid comparison!
8. Hows the WiiU COD MP online capabilities? are they as good as the other platforms!
9. WiiU vs. PS3/x360 = Graphics Challenge and comparisons but....... PS3/X360 vs. PC = "Oh graphics don't matter", why is that lol?
10. Laughs at another half arse article about a generic shooter.....then goes back to playing Chivalry: Medieval Combat
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1upgamer99  +   1175d ago
Yes Crysis can run on Wii U. In fact "beautiful" on Wii U.
fr0sty  +   1176d ago
Nothing to write home about. I think I noticed a bit of lens flare that was not in the ps3 version... What I want to see is a more detailed analysis that shows native res, FPS, etc.

To those saying "this isn't a game made to take advantage of the Wii U", of course it isn't. If it was it wouldn't be running on the other systems also, as any multiplatform title has to cater to the lowest common denominator in order to ensure that it can run on every system that it is made for. It is possible to add higher res textures or something like that, but it's rare that developers will take the extra time (and therefore money) to add features to one console that the others will not get, especially for a console with a small install base like Wii U currently has when compared to the other 2. The fact remains that, because Wii U is launching at the tail end of the current generation, it's going to have current gen ports for at least another year. So, such comparisons are valid, for now. However, this person completely ignored what resolution or frame rate the game is running at, and that can make all the difference in the world when the PS3/360 version are running at sub HD natively (then upscaling to 720p @30fps, as many COD games are well known for) and the Wii version is hitting 1080p60 (not saying this is the case, but these things need to be pointed out when making a comparison). You can't really pick out native resolution from a heavily compressed "1080p" youtube video running at just over 3.5mbps. For those of you that don't know much about video encoding, blu-ray 1080p runs at between 16-40mbps (and even that is heavily compressed from uncompressed 1080p, which clocks in at just over 186MBps). That's a LOT of quality loss going on, and not good for comparison.

Wake me when the Wii U/Orbis/Durango comparisons start coming out.

This video lost all credibility when it included PC in the mix (especially without even showing the PC version)... A top of the line gaming PC today would EASILY smoke anything Wii U could do... without even breaking a sweat.
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metroid32  +   1176d ago
The gamplay is smoother an faster plus it rendering a 720p image and a 480p image not to mention 2 gamepad support is around the corner and Nintendo has only allowed 50% of power to devs for first wave of games this was said around E3 so when that 50% is maxed out expect Battlefield4/Aliens/Project cars and Beyonetta2 to show you whats what but yeah Treyarch have stated wiiu has best textures/lighting/resolution ect so no need to compare in my eyes Fifa13 has l2/3 times the textures resolution in crowd/pitch/players so comparing is quite stupid fair enough with AC3/Batman/ect but most ports are superior in every way and this is on games tht have been optimized for 7 years on ps3/360.
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Gamer1982  +   1175d ago
Why have they lumped PC with PS3 and 360? Sure the PC version isn't great thanks to being a port but still looks 10X better than console version thanks to PC hardware and still blows the WiiU version out the water.. These guys obviously are out to try and prove something and ignore the obvious facts.
profgerbik  +   1175d ago
I had to explain this to everyone with the Batman comparisons, it's pretty dumb that I do.

It's completely moronic people don't understand that a game that has more time to be developed of course is going to look marginally better.

It is pathetic they are even comparing anything as of now really.

Like I said when games are released on all systems all at the same time, then I will care to see a comparison of the Wii U. If they keep ending up like this and Wii U always has longer development times then no wonder why those versions of those ports will look better, they have been updated to look better simply because they had more time to improve the games from past versions.

It honestly doesn't have crap to do with the Wii U and for sure is not any proof that it's graphics are better than it's competitors at this time.

Not like I care that much about graphics or like I buying one but still these comparisons are crap and I would like to see better ones in the future.
Neonridr  +   1175d ago
Wait you are saying that Black Ops 2 had a longer development time over the other systems because it came out 5 days later? Are you serious? If anything, they had less time to work on this version since Treyarch was working on BLOPS2 as soon as BLOPS was done. I doubt Treyarch even had a dev kit for a Wii U then.
profgerbik  +   1175d ago
5 days is 5 days. Especially when someone as crappy as Nihilistic can make a CoD game in literally 5 months. So yea I am sure a lot can be done in five days with an entire dev team that is far better than Nihilistic.

Thing is they had probably finished other versions first before the release date regardless which probably gave them more than just 5 days from other releases to work on it. That is common sense as well but ok.

Trust me they also had dev kits ages ago and BLOPS is not my main issue all the other ports that had a ton of fucking time are which are always being the only comparison shots like Batman and AC3.. now BLOPS.

Did I even mention BLOPS 2 before though really? No, don't think I did. Sure I implied what I did and it's here but I was speaking in general obviously but I never directly said anything about it.

I mean it's pretty clear this is once again another really crappy comparison. On top of the fact I am watching this crap in 1080p and there is no significant difference other than slightly better coloring and the blur seems to lacking while the PS3 still has it, the textures are also more pixelated on the Wii U not by much but it's noticeable, I can notice that right off the bat with the weapons and scope during the fighting and don't forget the added flames to cars.. wow how stunning..

So unless you are also watching this in 1080p I don't want to hear it. I am very sure they could do all that in a measly 5 days, sorry.
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profgerbik  +   1175d ago
So yea it doesn't help that the Wii U's version is not technically better other than better coloring and runs at lower texture resolutions.. Wow.

When you bump the texture resolution down like that it's noticeable and I could careless if the Wii U was better at the point, it clearly runs at lower texture res than a PS3 does still.

What is sad people are arguing about graphics when the Wii U clearly has no big jump on any of the older systems. From a graphical perspective that just blows, as those systems are really old and can still do just about the same if not better from what I notice.

I just don't understand why anyone would even buy Black Ops 2 or any of these ports on the Wii U, I am pretty sure everyone owns them all practically already on other systems.

I mean I understand if Wii U is your first big console but I seriously doubt that.

What a difference though.... I have 20/20 vision and a 60 inch LED, 1080p HDTV and set at 1080p res... which my computer is connected to.. So I guess if it isn't looking better than the PS3 on this TV.. I don't know when it ever will.
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StraightedgeSES  +   1176d ago
Why did he put the PC in the same category as Ps3/360?
pixelsword  +   1176d ago
Because NINTENDO BEATS ALL!!!!!!1!!!!!!1! his mind.
Braid  +   1176d ago
That's exactly what I was thinking while watching the video. I mean, do you imply that the PC version runs exactly THE SAME as the PS3/360 version? That's completely incorrect.

While it can run better on a high-end configuration, it can also run poorer on a computer which has aging hardware. You can't simply come up and say "Hey, here's the PC version", as there's no definitive PC version of ANY game, with trillions of different configurations existing. You can say "it's how the game looks on a high-end system" though, which would give you a rough representation of the game's visuals on high detail, but again, it wouldn't give you any indication regarding the game's performance, as there's no single, definitive hardware representing the PC platform as consoles do.

Not that they show the PC version in this video, but do the PC footage on comparison videos use DX11 or DX9? How about advanced graphics options like texture sizes, shadow detail, anti-aliasing, resolution? You have to be extra careful when you compare the console version with the PC version, or else you'd be comparing apples to oranges.
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Janitor  +   1176d ago
So "next-gen" Nintendo is marginally improved graphics on an old engine?
Summons75  +   1176d ago
yes.....because Blops2 which still has the graphics, clunky animations, and very very bland gameplay of a game from 2005 determines the WiiU's graphical capabilities.
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Janitor  +   1176d ago
OK, so what game does? This is the best looking one out right now, so what else do we have to go on? Face it, only thing next-gen about this thing is it's release date.
Zodiac  +   1176d ago
"Face it, only thing next-gen about this thing is it's release date."

that's the only thing that makes any console any generation, lol.
Deku-Johnny  +   1176d ago
@Janitor, The launch titles on a console are never much better than the last games on the generation before it. Wait till this time next year or the year after then we'll see what the Wii U can really do.
MRMagoo123  +   1176d ago

the new ps and xbox will be out then lol so who cares.
PersonMan  +   1176d ago
"This is the best looking one out right now, so what else do we have to go on?"

Have you seen Assassin's Creed 3? This is definitely not the best looking game for the Wii U.
neogeo  +   1176d ago
I have seen both. I rented AC3 on PS3 and bought it on WiiU. PS3 is much worse. Even more than this. PS3=low res, bad color and choppy framerate.
It's much more pronounced when you view on a 60" TV in person then on youtube.
PersonMan  +   1176d ago
What I'm trying to say is... Assassin's Creed 3 is a much better looking game than Call of Duty Black Ops 2, so the person saying that Black Ops 2 is the best looking game on the Wii U is an idiot. Assassin's Creed 3 looks way better (I'm talking about the Wii U).

I have AC3 for PS3 and I can only imagine it looks even better on the Wii U with a more stable framerate. It already looks killer on the PS3.

Also, for the record, playing AC3 on the PS3 was fine. Yeah, it slowed down in some areas but so what, it was still an amazing experience. I'm not going to buy a whole new console and get used to a new controller just for a smoother framerate. It was still fun.
Plagasx  +   1176d ago
AC3 on PC looks beautiful. Also, it runs 60fps :)
jbgamer  +   1176d ago
No1 this is only 30% of the wii u's power, and again anyone remember what the ps3, and 360 games looked like at launch? Oh it was the ps2, and xbox1 right? Only a little bit better.
Eyeco  +   1176d ago
lool no why don't you try playing some early PS3 and 360 titles like Ghost Recon Advanced War Fighter and Resistance FOM, Heavenly Sword they took a dump on everything the gen before.

Nothing we've seen on the Wii-U out and upcoming trumps anything this gen, not saying that it never will, but from what we've seen the Wii-U's hardware isn't looking very powerful.
Deku-Johnny  +   1176d ago
PS3/360 launch titles mainly looked better because they were in HD so it tricked people into thinking they were amazingly better but they weren't. You never know how good graphics a console is capable of until it's been out for a couple of years.
metroid32  +   1176d ago
There much improved it renders 2 images 1 at native 720p and a 480p image as well so even with some ports only being slight improvements just shows how powerful wiiu is as these are release day games,games like Aliens and Bayonetta will show you what wiiu is all about even though them games still wont be anywhere near wiiu at MAX.
PtRoLLFacE  +   1176d ago
what i want to know id is running at hd or sub hd resolutions
FantasyStar  +   1176d ago
I'm going to guess sub-hd given their history and attitude toward making games.
metroid32  +   1176d ago
720p native just like all wiiu games except a few that run 1080p native.
ronin4life  +   1176d ago
I want a performancd review Overall, not just the graphics...
Is the framerate high and stable?
How does off tv play work?
Are there any bugs?

This is the closest anyone seems to
Want to get to overviewing the wiiu version... but pop-up ads keep me out of even this...-_-;
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Amsterdamsters  +   1176d ago
My son and I were playing this on Wii U yesterday. The graphics are great and it plays great on either screen. Even Zombies two player (1 on TV, 1 on Gamepad) was awesome. When playing online today my son said that he preferred the Gamepad screen over the TV while playing.
Zodiac  +   1176d ago
Wii U version looks less artificial, crisp, and the colors are not all over the place.
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Nodoze  +   1176d ago
1:35 Wii U the soldier approaching the general is wearing gold rimmed glasses, PCS360 = no glasses.

Next gen can render there!
Computersaysno  +   1176d ago
Yup. Was worth the millions of dollars investing in that automatic sunglasses creation tool for devs in the Wii U SDK.

I can just see the next Top Gun game being a Wii U exclusive because other consoles simply can't do aviators nearly as well.
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ronin4life  +   1176d ago
My greatest dream realized!!
LKHGFDSA  +   1175d ago
laughed my arse off. I hope these "next gen" jokes about the Wii U never end.
MonopolyRSV  +   1176d ago
You can't even tell much of anything from those tiny little low-res screens in the video.
Holeran  +   1176d ago
I have the PS3 version and i'll be damned if it looks anywhere near that blurry. I know they have a blur filter on it after the first patch but no way in hell does it look that bad.
tbon3man  +   1176d ago
The ps3 version does not look that bad in this video they are using some low end tv and composite cables. I have a 240 hz sony 60" and the graphics don't look like that.
neogeo  +   1176d ago
I also have a 240hz Sony 46" TV and your right the PS3 does not look that bad, but the WiiU looks even BETTER on my Sony, so the rule apply s both ways
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Slyfamous  +   1176d ago
Hope the Wii U can do better because if this it then come nextgen Nintendo is going to have a tough time competing, then again this is COD.
donman1  +   1176d ago
Its a port.... Let me repeat... Its a port of a game that was built for the Xbox360/PS3. So it will not have significant improvement since it was not built for the WiiU... just simply ported over. If you and other want to see what the WiiU hardware can do.. you will have to wait and see what Retro is developing. For example, most multiplatform games look better on Xbox360 when compared to PS3, but when you look at PS3 1st and 3rd party games... then the PS3 dominance in graphics and physics shines.

Once again it is just a simple port. THATS IT.
Schawk  +   1176d ago
Go look youtube and listen to the commentary of the wiiU players playing BLOPS2 , its smooth surprisingly smooth some say and they mention online is sweet aswell no glitches,

one player even said that he feels no lag and he felt like he was playing with 4 bars even tho it was 3 bars but on other consoles he always felt like he had a distinct disadvantage when playing with 3 bars against 4 bar players, but on the wiiU he said it felt more even.

im sure if u look youtube u will find the exzact video as it was one of the first up with online play, dont just take my word for it i havent even played the thing yet.

Im looking forward even more to getting mine now after seeing how it performs with games like cod and these are just ports.
Amsterdamsters  +   1176d ago
My son said the same thing. His friend brought Blops2 for the 360 over this past Saturday and they were playing it online and last night and today my son was playing the Wii U version and said that the online response was great! On a side note, my 19 year old has a 360 & PS3 in his room and was playing Zombies with us last night. All he said was "I approve!".
Jason143  +   1176d ago
pc uses direct x 11 so would not be the ideal choice as direct x 11 features are gorgeous. this should have been done to 360 as it is the go to multi platform machine.The in game footage is obviously ps3 as stated earlier. I dont think die hards got a wii-u so who really cares ?
aquamala  +   1176d ago
but but how can it look better than PS3/360 when it has slower CPU and RAM

treyarch must found some hidden power in the Wii U

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PtRoLLFacE  +   1176d ago
gpu is probably stronger that ps360
krisdeancooper  +   1176d ago
You obviously have no idea about CPU architecture. Do you think a 4ghz Pentium 4 would outpace a 2.2ghz i7? No way in hell. It's the same story here, Wii U has a slower clock speed but a newer, more efficient architecture in it's CPU which means it will perform above and beyond what Xbox 360 can manage. Also I would take what you've heard about RAM with a pinch of salt because there has only been one source that has performed a very hasty test on it, and no mention of the amount or speed of EDRAM.
bozebo  +   1176d ago
About the RAM. It might not be slower than the 360 and PS3's, but even if it is:
There is an eDRAM chip situated very close to the CPU and GPU. They can buffer graphics resources in eDRAM and render a range of objects which use them, then load something else into eDRAM and render the objects that use the new data (multiple times in 1 frame). 360 also has an eDRAM chip but it will inevitably be slower and lower capacity (games use it to store the buffer for deferred rendering). When the PS3 and 360 are rendering they use their memory which is faster than the Wii-U's main memory but far slower than the eDRAM; this, RAM capacity and shader performance are the bottlenecks for graphics - all of which are better in the Wii-U for.

Hence, the memory speed/bandwidth is not a sever
As for the CPU, pure quoted speed in GHz barely means anything, the transistor layout, feature set and fabrication process are all superior to old chips.

Sony and MS will no doubt have greatly more powerful machines next gen, but the Wii-U is more capable than the 360 and PS3.

I don't even think BL2 is using the eDRAM effectively though. They probaly almost directly ported over the 360's code (might need to use OpenGL instead of D3D), then ramped up the settings a bit.
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MsmackyM  +   1176d ago
I bought it just for the pointer controls, the game looks and plays good enough for me.
DEEBO  +   1176d ago
Well let me just say,i have black op's on the wii u and i know the ps3 OR the 360 doesn't look better then the wii u's like this,i love my ps3,360 not so much but since i pick u the wiiu i feel like i'm having a affair.the ps3 is my wife watching my kids as i sneak out to see my young new girl on the side. lol the 360 is the old ex who u wish u never met but anyway.playing blop2 with that gamepad is something special.even online works with the gamepad,i know some people don't want this generation of console's to end but its time for something new,just buy them all that way u will never miss out.using the gamepad to type this,please don't tell my wife(i luv u ps3) lol
ado908  +   1176d ago
The guy who made this comparison is pretty much implying that the PS3/360/PC version looks completely the same... This is a BS comparison. The 360 version was a much better looking version than the PS3 version why not use that one? And the fact that he used PC? Are you out of your mind? PC version is the definite best. No console can ever touch the PC in graphics department. This comparison is a hoax joke.
bootycandy  +   1176d ago
Damn Nintendo. Why do you release a console premature of the other big consoles and cause a ruckus of useless controversy over current-gen vs. next-gen capabilities. It all useless debate. If you want a Wii U, get a Wii U, if you don't want one, shut up and keep playing your respective console. Is that so hard?
jbgamer  +   1174d ago
Sadly you cannot tell that to the people who just want to troll and start trouble.
ylwzx3  +   1176d ago
Say what you want but seeing how this matching and going a little better than the other versions right out of the gate is a good thing. It's not as weak as everyone is saying.
josephayal  +   1176d ago
not bad
Graphics Beyond Realism
chukamachine  +   1176d ago
Lets clear a few things up.

All versions are 99% the same content wise.

Textures on 360/PS3/WII U are the same.

PS3/360 Run at sb hd and are upscaled.

360 has true aa, PS3 has filter. Reminds me of GTA4.

WII U version is true 720p with 2aa.

I don't know the framerates of said versions.

PC does not count. It's limitless.

I'm hoping to see more game comparisons.
Chard  +   1176d ago
Is there a link confirming the native resolution?
dmonee  +   1176d ago
Looks the same to me
Moonman  +   1175d ago
Might need to maybe get your eyes checked. Or upgrade your computer screen to HD.
dennett316  +   1176d ago
Ports are never the best thing to judge a system on, certainly not this early in a console's lifespan. The Wii U is NOT a massive leap over what we have now, it was never intended to be. Nintendo march to the beat of their own drum, always have, and they've stated numerous times they have no desire to enter into a graphical arms race with Sony or MS.

If we judged a console purely on launch day ports, then the 360 and it's version of the PS2 western game Gun would have been tossed on the scrap heap, just like a bunch of people are willing to do with the Wii U. Just enjoy the damn games people, THAT'S what it's about, not raw horsepower. If it was just about that then we'd all be gaming on nothing but PC's as they will blow away anything that Sony and MS announce next year.
Neo-Axl  +   1176d ago
Just curious to those who now own a Wii U, How are you enjoying the console so far? for christmas I may or may not be picking one up for my brother, I would truly appreciate it if anybody here who has one could tell me how its going so far.

If COD played better on the Wii U than the usual consoles, that properly would win over a purchase, any feedback would be awesome!.
ylwzx3  +   1176d ago
I'm really liking it and it is pretty much what I had expected it to be. Don't listen to those system spec whores out there. It is going to get the job done just fine....
hduce  +   1176d ago
I love the Wii U. Sure it has some kinks to work out but I can see the potential of this console. You have to experience this thing for yourself. Magazines and internet blogs can't do it justice.
Neo-Axl  +   1176d ago
Thanks guys!

My brother wouldn't care for any of the fancy specs of the machine, just wants something cool to play on, Can I ask if it has any kind of Trophy/achievement like system?

Would be cool if he had a reason to collect the daft bits n' pieces here n' there in games like Batman ect.
Matt0611  +   1176d ago
I disagree with your question!

On a serious note, I'm loving the Wii U. Switching between apps could be faster, but I'll suffice.

As a matter of fact, I'm posting this from the Wii U browser, which runs excellent by the way.

Edit: Forgot to mention that I love playing Black Ops 2. I initially had no intention on buying the game, but I wanted some online multiplayer since Super Mario, ZombiU and NintendoLand lack such a feature.

It runs smooth, and I actually prefer the GamePad over the Pro Controller when playing online. I love that a guest can use your TV as their own screen while you play on a GamePad, despite the clear hit the framerate takes.
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Matt0611  +   1176d ago
Look at this Matt guy! What a moron!
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metroidfusion2  +   1176d ago
I like how only some people know what they are talking about and a lot of people don't know anything it makes me chuckle
Thepcz  +   1176d ago
the truth about wiiu black ops
it may look similar, but what you don't see are the hidden details being rendered in the wiiu version.

in the wiiu version, every soldier and human character has their entire body anatomy (down to blood cells) rendered in real time. thats every bone, every muscle, every strand of hair, every micro organism rendered in real time. This helps to create a sense of realism in the wiiu version above and beyond the ps3/360 versions.

also, the wiiu version is not just rendering what you see of the environment. the wiiu version takes place in the universe. what you see on the screen is actually taking place in a real time render of the entire universe, galaxy, solar system and earth- in real time.

so, everything in the universe, from entire galaxies, down to grains of sand- all rendered in real time in black ops, while you play.

The wiiu version simulates every element on the periodic table. so that is a scientifically a accurate model of oxygen that those characters are breathing. the oxygen even circulates through the characters lungs.

there are many other groundbreaking and innovative uses of the wiiu technology in the wiiu version of black ops, but most cant be seen with the naked eye.

its also suspicious how nobody ever mentions these additions

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sak500  +   1176d ago
Thanks reggie for the explanation.
Getowned  +   1175d ago
You sounds like one of those don't believe everything you see on tv ads. lmao

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tigertron  +   1175d ago
Somehow I doubt Bobby Kottick would invest that much time and money into that sort of experience. :P
porkChop  +   1176d ago
I find it hilarious that they're comparing the Wii U version to the PS3 version, which is the worst version graphically. Seriously, the PS3 version is a horrible port. This is blatantly biased in the Wii U's favor. They didn't compare it to the 360 version because that would have proven how little difference there really is. Just another site trying to prove the Wii U is a "next gen" console, even though hardware wise it's actually a bit behind the PS3/360.
GenoZStriker  +   1176d ago
Weird, Black Ops 2 on my PC does not look anything like the right part.
porkChop  +   1176d ago
Mine neither. The comparison is clearly biased. They're just trying to make the Wii U version look good, that's why they compared it to the worse version of the game.
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