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Submitted by Aclay 919d ago | interview

Nintendo on Wii U: 'Still a lot to do'

Nintendo has bold ambitions for the Wii U. Released just yesterday in the United States, Nintendo's first high-definition console is aiming to reshape the way consumers not only play games, but also enjoy entertainment. It's a lofty ambition, but after the Wii took the gaming world by storm, betting against Nintendo does not seem to be the wisest move.

To get a deeper insight into Nintendo's plans for the Wii U and beyond, GameSpot caught up with Bill Trinen, director of product marketing at Nintendo. Talking to GameSpot from inside the Nintendo World Store in the famous Rockefeller Center in New York City during Nintendo's Wii U launch event Saturday night, Trinen spoke at length about the Wii U. (Nintendo, Wii U)

richierich  +   919d ago
Now tell us the specs please
Monstar  +   919d ago
They don't want to, it's so bad. It's Wii all over again.

Srsly tho, if they did now.. it might turn a lot of gamers off. GPU-wise it isn't strong and i hear the CPU is the same.
Akuma-  +   919d ago
they need to make the hardware 5 times more powerful
sitharrefus  +   919d ago
They need all the vc games and wii ware to be in the eshop
The_Klank  +   919d ago
Totally.
richierich  +   919d ago
I really feel screwed by Nintendo the only reason I preordered it was because I thought it was going to be more powerful than the current gen consoles. They were pretty crafty telling us that it had 2GB of ram but not giving us the full specs and not mentioning that the ram is slower than he PS3 and 360. I traded in my 3DS, most of my PS3 games and accessories for store credit towards the Wii U and now I find out that it is not more powerful than the current gen but probably on par with PS3 and 360. Maybe Pachter was right all along.
DreamTension  +   919d ago
I'm disappointed there are no demos on the Wii shop...
millzy102  +   918d ago
firstly devs has said the GPGPU is stronger than current gen and it has 32mb eDRAM compared to the 360 9mb also we know the clock speed is slower but does anyone know what clock speed means? thought not its basically the refresh rate of data going into the CPU but that means nothing until we know how many computations the CPU can do. for example and these are made up figures but just to give you an idea, the 360 has a 3.2ghz CPU and let's say the Wii u has 2.5ghz which is only 700mhz slower, on paper this sounds worse but if the 360 CPU can do 4 computations a clock cycle and the 2.5ghz can do 8 computations a clock cycle then the 2.5 is technecaly better in 2 cycles it does twice the amount the 3.2ghz can. also we need to understand the pipeline which is essencaily a production line feeding data into the CPU and how efficaint it is at doing so. also I doubt the ram speed is true do you think it could run a game like assassins creed if the ram was slower, textures wouldn't load probably not at all or take a really long time which isn't the case, you can't open something up and have a look at components to decide these thing. you'll need to run a full diagnostic which no one has done yet. don't believe everything you here and of devs are saying its a stronger console it probably is as there the ones working on it.

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