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Wii U 'upscales original Wii games' to HD

US Wii U owners are reporting that, contrary to claims from Nintendo, the newly released console upscales original Wii games to be displayed in HD resolution.

The functionality was noted by a NeoGAF user, who points out that while Wii games aren't displayed in native 1080p, they are cleaned up and noticeably sharper when played on the Wii U.

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Akuma-1734d ago ShowReplies(3)
DivineAssault 1734d ago

Thats good news.. Nice surprise for ppl who wanna play wii games on there

MmaFan-Qc1733d ago

to make wii games look worse on the wii u?

thats not what i can call a "nice" surprise...

linkratos1733d ago

...they undeniably look better

mcstorm1733d ago

@DivineAssault I think this is agood thing. I sold my Wii 2 years ago as I had to many games to get through on the other consoles and the wii got used the least esp when I got Kinect but I have missed out on some Wii games sine then so this is nice to have to play them.

Only a week and a half to go and I get mine.

showtimefolks1732d ago

your tv says 1080p but the game is still running in 480p.

if somehow anyone makes a console that can upscale a game to 702p or 1080p right out of the box than we wouldn't need more HD collections lol.

is it even possible to make a system that can automatically upscale? within a reasonable price point?

hopefully sony or ms will look into it

GuruStarr781732d ago

Yeah, I've still got Sin and Punishment II, Mario Kart and Red Steel II (3 of the best wii games, Imho..) so that's great news!

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mi_titan271734d ago

IGN just released a similar article, showing off Zelda, it actually looks worse on the WiiU, not sure if the video is real proof, or if someone is trying to bring down the WiiU.

stragomccloud1733d ago

Doesn't really look worse. But it also doesn't look even remotely better. At least it's HDMI though.

josephayal1733d ago

The wiiU can do alot, even old games in 1080p

Schawk1733d ago (Edited 1733d ago )

As long as it plays games like black ops 2 and aliens colonial marines and all the rest of the good stuff better than the ps3 and 360 and reports are that it does im happy with my pre order knowing i have the best console as of right now.

Reason being i sold ps3 and 360 machines a while back to fund a pc, so with the wii u filling the gap now im happy with what i see from gameplay and players commentary.

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