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Submitted by RudeSole Devil 1173d ago | opinion piece

Head2Head: Call Of Duty Black Ops II Screenshot Comparison Wii U/PS3/Xbox 360

Lens of Truth Writes "Welcome back for another exciting Head2Head! This time we take a closer look at Activision’s Call of Duty Black Ops II for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii U Now that the Wii U is out and ready to battle the question remains, hows does this version stack up to the rest? Well come take a look us as we compare one of the most anticipate game release this year against the new competition!" (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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GraveLord  +   1174d ago
PC > 360 > PS3 > Wii U
Saved you the trouble.
aceitman  +   1174d ago
whats funny is the ps3 and 360 look the same now, but the wii u looks like the ps3 from the 1st batch of ps3 vs 360 . the ps3 looked washed out, now it doesnt. what the hell is going on . i have both versions, my son the 360 me ps3 they look identicle and the color contrast is the same , so someone help me and tell me what this website is doing .
RudeSole Devil  +   1174d ago
Na the PS3 version looks a little less washed out than the Xbox 360 version and the Wii u looks even more washed out. But the limited RGB range on the PS3 and Wii U are adjustable through your tv so no big deal.
meetajhu  +   1173d ago
lol@ low resolution console owners trying to defend there console. I own Ps3 and 360 and the Console's HD version of the game runs at 800x600(4:3) 862x720(16:9) rofl! While the PC runs at native 1920x1080@120hz or higher.
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aPerson  +   1172d ago

Enjoy your virginity.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1173d ago
ps3 owns wiiU in the 3rd picture.
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JellyJelly  +   1172d ago
Wouldn't it be more interesting to compare how the games look in motion though? Looking at static screen grabs isn't really telling.
vulcanproject  +   1173d ago
PC > > > > 360 = Wii U > PS3


Wii U has clearer textures because it has none of that nasty PS3 blur filter. PS3 does appear to win in one shot but if you scroll down to see the FULL sliding version (of the zoomed face shot) it doesn't really if you compare the guy's uniform lapels and strangely his sideburn hair. Much sharper on Wii U. Everything else Wii U is much sharper, and about on par with 360. PS3 just needs to lose the horrendous blur filter.

You'll say Wii U has more resolution but we still don't actually know that. I would bet that it hasn't. Technically PS3 and 360 are also both 720p, its the OTHER axis missing a bunch of pixels.
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metroid32  +   1173d ago
Everyone on here tries to go against the facts the wiiu version of Black ops 2 is superior in speed/gameplay/graphics look it up even on GAME website UK it said the wiiu version is the best the series has ever looked in terms of textures/lighting/shadows END OF all the screen shot comparisons in the world mean nothing as it's confirmed GET IT CONFIRMED only this site is full of people that don't get it when a developer is making the game says its superior on wiiu IT IS ??????????????????? Fucking Plums.
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vulcanproject  +   1173d ago
How is it a fact that Wii U has better game play? It's the same game as on all the other platforms. Massive facepalm. None of what you claimed as a fact is actually a fact.

Getting your information from a website selling you a game? That's ridiculous.

I have no idea why you replied such nonsense to my post. I already made it clear that Wii U beats PS3 on this game visually. However it doesn't beat 360 and unless it has more resolution which is UNCONFIRMED then it is equal. No better. No worse.
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Gamer1982  +   1172d ago
You blind? Look at the third image on the article and look at his nose the WiiU version is missing a LOT of detail. Why? Because of the CPU restrictions.
vulcanproject  +   1172d ago
I think you are blind. Fact is, CPU performance will not dictate texture quality anyway....The third image is probably taken at a slightly different point which is why the facial expression is different and the lighting is slightly changed on his face easily explaining the difference.

Because of this if you look elsewhere, like the guy's buttons on his lapels or his sideburns on the right side they are much sharper on Wii U. All the fine details like individual strands of hair. What is a blurry fuzz on Ps3 is defined strands on Wii u. But thats the same in every shot, every shot you look at Wii U is plainly sharper and crisper overall than the PS3 version.

Even if as you claim PS3 wins this one shot which it simply doesn't, Wii U wins every single other shot for fidelity against PS3. Every single one.
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Lior  +   1173d ago
Ps3 has a much better colour contrast and the textures are much crisper, I am really surprised that this wii cannot even top 2006 hardware honestly
andibandit  +   1173d ago
The ps3 version is utter crap, have you even tried it?. As soon as you turn the camera everything becomes as blurred as sh.t
FATAL1TY  +   1173d ago
KZ3 > BO2 PC 360 Wii u
Norrison  +   1173d ago
BO2 looks better than killzone on PC
Kurt Russell  +   1173d ago
Shame KZ3 is crap really.
ape007  +   1172d ago
KZ3 hhhh wjo the hell play that crap

KZ2 is miles better, KZ3 tries to be CoD
ginsunuva  +   1173d ago
shit > shitty > shittier > shittiest

Saved ya'll the trouble.
DoomeDx  +   1172d ago
Why is LoT comparing the the cutscenes? They look EXACLY the same because its pre-rendered. the only diffrence you see if the colors. lol

More gameplay, less loading-screen cutscenes
TheBardsSong  +   1172d ago
Except the Wii U looks better than the PS3 in every screenshot except the extreme closeup of the black man. It has much cleaner textures and a better draw distance.
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Anon1974  +   1172d ago
Yeah, THAT'S exactly what we needed. Another contestant in these absurd pissing contests.

"But if you pause the game and squint just so, you'll see a jaggy on the rock shadow in the lower left hand corner."

I'll never forget that guy from Lens of Truth claiming they're the only site that has the "balls" to call out developers for the good of the entire gaming community. Uh-huh, because turning gamers into pixel counters and then setting them at each other's throats with unverifiable images really helps build the gamer community.
YoungPlex  +   1174d ago
Not bad for a launch PORT but will wait until eurogamer does a full analysis. Either way it goes the game is mostly the same, only differences are some face textures and shadows, which isn't bad for a launch port. My real concern is the amount of players actually playing on the Wii U, which should grow as the days, weeks and months, go on!
chukamachine  +   1174d ago
Reading the comments underneath shows how little people actually know about graphics.

The WII U has the exactly the same textures as PS3/360.

But the Wii u is running in a higher rez with aa.

PS3 has lower rez with blurfilter aa

360 has lower rez with msaa.
legend911  +   1173d ago
That and the engine can be optimized on the Wii U.
SilentNegotiator  +   1173d ago

Wii U and 360 are both running at 880x720p with 2xAA. Ps3 is running at the same resolution, but with post-AA.
a_squirrel  +   1172d ago
I'd say the crappy WiiU port looks better than the crappy Ps3 port.

It reminds me of COD on PC. Crappy looking regardless, it's just more obvious because everything isn't blurred so much.
Schawk  +   1174d ago
mcstorm  +   1173d ago
You know they all look like the same game to me who would of thought it?

I love how people keep defending the version of the game on the console they like the most.

Just buy the version of the game you want and you are happy. For me im getting it on the WiiU just to have some FPS online action on my wiiu.
Neonridr  +   1174d ago
are you kidding me? The Wii U has MUCH sharper details over the PS3. Look at the stars on the generals hat, or the textures on the truck in the distance. Everything is so blurry on the PS3, whereas at least on the Wii U it is sharper. The only thing I see the Wii U is missing is some wrinkles on the generals face, but that could be because the screenshot isn't from exactly the same moment (as indicated by the lack of any smoke from the PS3 version in the background vs the Wii U having the smoke).

They all look pretty much the same though. We could nitpick for hours over all this stuff with no real conclusion. People see what they want to see I guess.
HateFanboys  +   1173d ago
"People see what they want to see I guess"

You're seeing what you wanna see
Computersaysno  +   1173d ago
Far as I can tell he is just seeing what is actually there and everyone who disagrees needs an eye test. Wii U is sharper than PS3. Deal with it.

You would have to be registered blind to not see that fact.

Honestly someone could post on here that liquid water is wet and get disagrees. Accept. Facts.
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Dropdeadll  +   1172d ago
Yeah, your right Wii U looks sharper then PS3. Wii U screens look really bright but that can be easily adjusted on the TV settings.
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Gamer1982  +   1172d ago
Sharper because of AA but the CPU lets the WiiU down look at his nose in the 3rd pic its lacking detail the PS3 version and 360 version has.
Tempjf  +   1174d ago
Wii U in game shots have normal mapping issues...
Blastoise  +   1173d ago
I actually think (between the PS3 and Wii U) that some look best on Wii U and some look best on PS3.
firelogic  +   1173d ago
Doesn't anyone else find it pathetic that a screenshot comparison is even needed for the WiiU? The thing just came out. It's a next-gen machine. I can't believe a comparison is even required. The WiiU should be curbstomping the PS360. Just like the Xbox 360 absolutely destroyed the PS2 when it launched.
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YoungPlex  +   1173d ago
I don't find it pathetic because, even though it may be a next-gen console, it's still a port of a current gen game, specifically being a straight port too with really no optimization of the GPGPU. If the Wii U is pathetic for this, what's your take on the PC version? Why doesn't the PC version destroy the console version of COD? Simply put, the PC version is a port of a current gen game with bare minimum optimization.

Please, correct me if I'm wrong...
HateFanboys  +   1173d ago
You're kidding right? please tell me you're kidding. You better take off those WiiU fanboy goggles cuz they are making you look dumb. But the PC version runs at 1080 w/8xAA&FXAA, 16xAF@60fps, without even breaking a sweat!

The WiiU is pathetic, sorry, but aint no fanboyism in the world gonna make me think otherwise. And its overpriced and the controller is a gimmick
Norrison  +   1173d ago
The PC version looks miles ahead of the 3 consoles, I see a texture, lighting and shadow improvement
Braid  +   1172d ago
You're wrong. PC version runs on DX11 while PS3 and Xbox 360 versions are DX9, and Wii U's GPU is only DX9-10 compatible so god knows which version it is for the Wii U. Either way, the game is not the graphical showcase you'd hope for.
Qrphe  +   1173d ago
PS3 and 360 look exactly the same. The Wii U, although it has crisper images (I assume it's running at a higher resolution from the looks of it), it has worse textures.
ape007  +   1173d ago
wiiu: sharp but worse colors\bloom effect, kinda pale lifeless

ps3: more blurry but better colors\shadows than wiiu,

xbox 360, the best looking, sharp, good colors\shadows

all according to Lens Of Truth comparison

I also heard the wiiu version got some slower framrates than other consoles
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Gamer1982  +   1172d ago
Qrphe you got it nailed on mate but none of the fanboys will have any of that they want there 360 to have it better, or justify paying that ridiculous price for the wiiU
Trekster_Gamer  +   1173d ago
Oh my god I am so impressed. Nintendo can now ALMOST produce a game that looks almost but not quite a good looking game as a 7 year old XBOX! BWHAHAHAH

Meh,,, I will wait till the next Xbox and PS for a true console graphical upgrade.

Wii U too little too late and costs too much!!!
younghavok  +   1173d ago
When the Play station launched, games like Chrono and Mario RPG and Donkey Kong Country on the SNES looked just as good or better than games like Gex and Alundra and that was going from a 2d machine to a 3d one. WHen the 360 launched, games like Riddick, Doom 3, Twilight Princess, REbel Strike and Resident Evil 4 looked just as good or better than titles like PDZ and Kameo. My point is, games always look meh at launch are no indicator of a consoles full power. A new console usually picks up where the last gen left off and than greatly exceeds it as time goes on. And I played both the 360 version and the WiiU version, and yes the WiiU version looks better in action
portal_2  +   1173d ago
"looked just as good or better than titles like PDZ and Kameo."

That's just a downright lie.
Qrphe  +   1172d ago
I second what Portal 2 said.

"Chrono looked better than Alundra"

It's probably just the artistic direction what you like (I liked Chrono better than Alundra) but Alundra was a more advanced game graphically (we're talking about 16-bit colors vs 32-bit colors).

PS blew the SNES out of the water with its 3D titles (Ridge Racer, Air Combat things that could have never been done on the SNES) and the rest is history as far as sales and the PlayStation craze.

Edit: Watch how PS4 and 720 launch titles will blow us out of the water just like it happens every generation.
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jay2  +   1173d ago
Wii U's NEXT GEN? wow! no.

Okay, here's why:
Lighting's way too, losing shadows and details (like AC3), Where's the smoke behind him, and the lines and other facial details on the black guy, am I looking through tinted glass at the spade pic? next pics lighter BUT there are more textures going on. same applies on all the other shots!
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Legend_Killer  +   1173d ago
You know. The ports you see on Wii U are games built based on PS360 specs. It's natural that they have issues, even though you need to look extra close to notice them. Give it time and we'll know whether its next gen or not, dont be so hasty with ur judgement
younghavok  +   1173d ago
I put about 16 hours into the 360 version and got the WiiU version last night... WiiU looks better. THe game is more crisp and vibrant on the WiiU then it was on the 360. I played both with HDMI. Game looks good and is a good start for the WiiU.
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AO1JMM  +   1173d ago
WiiU version seems more sharper in the texture department but not by much. there was a big difference in the lighting as well.

They all pretty much look the same though.
jjb1981  +   1173d ago
I'm a console owner but OC will always look better...
taquito  +   1173d ago
the wii u version CRAPS on the ps3/360 version, WAYYYY more detail in all objects,

the contrast/brightness/gamma/hue ect can be adjusted and SHOULD be adjusted on your tv for each individual source you have connected, ideally, each input woulkd be calibrated directly for the source signal

you can find out how to do this through your remote online or have it professionally calibrated (rip off) or do it with a cheap-o dvd, i recommend doing it by eye, or possibly with a test pattern....

anyway, off topic, srry, the wii u DESTROYS ps3/360 in blops 2, still gets owned by pc, but, thats always true, ps4 and nextbox will get owned by pc as well!

if you cannot accept and see the wii u KILLING ps3 and 360 in terms of level of detail present, you have no business judging graphics at all, again, with someone with even moderate home theater knowledge, the wii u's slightly wacky gamma would be toned down and the image would even further own the ps3/360

in 1 year, the wii u will be doing things that make uncharted 3 look like a sick joke
metroid32  +   1173d ago
Try the skin is way more realistic in wiiu and the background foilage is way more present and the colours in ps3 are too cartooney the wiiu version is better in every single aspect ie why the developer says the highest resolution textures the series has seen to date and these things are said on GAME website plus is quite easy to see the skin on characters in ps3/360 versions in green with less pause in the skin ect the wiiu version hands down is way better.
metroid32  +   1173d ago
All video comparisons on youtube the wiiu version looks way better than this comparison these screens could of came from any version and mixed around all i know is Treyarch say wiiu version is technically the best graphics of the consoles same as Fifa13 is and so on.
Summons75  +   1173d ago
2005, is that you?

Seriously why can't activision invest money and time into making call of duty actually good instead of the same game as call of duty 2. If this was 2005 these graphics would be industry standard but now they aren't. Not to mention the gameplay is stale and lacks any kind of skill to play the game.
portugamer   1173d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
eferreira  +   1173d ago
I thought Nintendo fanboys didn't care about graphics. Who cares what looks better. Only crappy thing about the wii u is that not as many people are playing blops 2 online.
JohnDread  +   1172d ago
Screenshot comparisons are the cancer of video game journalism.
Jason143  +   1172d ago
Pc uses direct x11. Having both the console and pc I can say that console looks like any other cod title while pc using direct x11 looks absolutely gorgeous.
ExCest  +   1172d ago
Shame that cod doesn't use dx11, so although your point is valid, it's invalid in context.
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Jason143  +   1171d ago hence why it requires direct x 11 cards. fail
domino  +   1172d ago
very good this comparison now see here Far Cry 3: Video Graphics Comparison PS3 VS Xbox 360
quantae06  +   1172d ago
Wii U version looks better. More crisp and less blurry & less cartoony.
TKCMuzzer  +   1172d ago
If I just put down £300 on a Wii U I would be disappointed that it's being compared with 6 year old tech and not only that, it does not stand out against that tech. I know Nintendo are not about power but I would expect better from such a pricey piece of hardware.
jacksheen0000  +   1172d ago
Hands down

The Wii U Call Of Duty Black Ops II Screenshot looks way better than the 360/PS3 screen shots. The skin tone on the Wii U's version has more color which looks natural visually wise.
The ps3/360 version of Black Ops II is too dark for my taste.
jacksheen0000  +   1172d ago

Ports doesn't prove anything...

well,After seeing how nicely zombi U in game graphics looks on screen, I realized the Wii U's GPU has a lot potential.
Though, I really would love to see a game on the wii U that was build from the ground up before passing judgment on what the wii U can do.

I look forward to playing bayonetta 2.

Nuff said!
daclynk  +   1172d ago
Wow just found a link to this article, all HATER read it. so sad. haters dumb dumb people.
HateFanboys  +   1172d ago
why are you referring people to this article when all it does is prove that the wiiu version isnt performing as well? Its got a lower framerate than even the Ps3 version. A lower framerate like this points to the lower bandwidth
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