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Submitted by -Mezzo- 1127d ago | news

Team Ninja boss defends Wii U CPU, insists console is “definitely next generation”

EDGE - Yosuke Hayashi, head of Team Ninja and director of Ninja Gaiden 3 and upcoming Wii U revision Razor’s Edge, has poured scorn on the claim last year by Metro: Last Light developer 4A that Nintendo’s new console was hamstrung by a “horrible, slow” CPU. (Team Ninja, Wii U)

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Neonridr  +   1127d ago | Well said
Well, to clarify, he insists the system is next generation when speaking of how you interact with the games. On speed and power alone however, it isn't much of a jump, and therefore he states it isn't next gen. The title of the article is a little misleading.

Regardless, I am having a blast with my Wii U, and it will serve nicely as a compliment to one of the next gen machines from Sony or MS.
Nitrowolf2  +   1127d ago
This, I liked how Sony put it, by saying that the Wii U is in a gen of its own. Sure it may not exactly be next-gen when it comes to power, but the play style and interaction is different than other consoles today.
NukaCola  +   1127d ago
I buy Nintendo exclusives for Nintendo systems. I only need HD Nintendo games. My primary system won't be the Wii U, so I am more than happy with what the Wii U will offer in the future. But for the future of consoles, Wii U isn't what people truly wanted or really hoped for.
decrypt  +   1127d ago
Console gamers.. Dont care about graphics.

The console def is next gen.
BitbyDeath  +   1127d ago
@decrypt, you got it wrong, as long as devs don't sacrifice gameplay for graphics like the Crysis series then console gamers do care about graphics.

There just needs to be a balance.
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Megaton  +   1127d ago
Same as the Wii. Limbo gen. Stuck between gens in a place only Nintendo can find.
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OpenGL  +   1127d ago
@ Neonridr

How much better is Trine 2 really on the Wii U anyway? All 3 console versions run at 1280x720 with FXAA. I own Trine 2 on the PC and it looked great at 1920x1080 on the max settings but I can't imagine any 720p console version looking that much better(if any) than another side-scrolling 3D game like Little Big Planet 2.
Kevin ButIer  +   1127d ago
I'll wait for a price drop.
Neonridr  +   1126d ago

you can see for yourself. While it's true that all 3 consoles run at 1280x720p, the PS3 and 360 use a dynamic resolution scaling technique to help maintain it's framerate (meaning that the resolution will dip below 720p at times to help keep it at its 30FPS), where as on the Wii U it is natively locked at 720p and that framerate.

The Wii U version also uses higher resolution textures and foliage assets.

Frozenbyte also went on record stating that the reason why the Goblin Menace DLC was not released for the 360 and PS3 was due to the fact that those extra levels are too demanding and they would have to make some sacrifices to have them run on those consoles.


Obviously the PC version is the definitive one, and I never said anything other than that. But console wise, the Wii U version is clearly the best.

For anyone stating that Trine 2 isn't a very demanding game, then you aren't helping your argument at all. If that was the case, then the PS3 or 360 would have no problem keeping up with the Wii U version.

Anyways, just my 2 cents.
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otherZinc  +   1127d ago

The Team Ninja Boss needs to STFU until Tomonbu Itagaki returns to Team Ninja, to make great Ninja Gaiden games again! Currently, its a POS Team Ninja!

Until then STFU, Please!
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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1127d ago
"Team Ninja boss defends Wii U CPU"

Did he defend the gpu or the fact that team ninja barely even took advantage of the controller?
Maybe next gen but team ninja didn't care to try to fully take advantage of it's features.

Nintendo just putting themselves into the position of being the odd console again. Unless both MS and Sony have screen controllers wiiU will just get ported tacked on features from 3rd party devs. And the casual market not being as excited this time around doesn't help.

Those who don't push visuals say it powerful(trine 2 devs, team ninja).

Those who push technology are not impressed. (Dice, 4A).

Crytek says it's as good and somewhat better than xbox and ps3.

" Crysis series, more than functions on Wii U. It actually runs beautifully. Wii U is minimum on par with the current generation."

The best thing I like about wiiU is the ability to stream my games around the home and Nvidia made that possible today with pc quality! Turns out I could stream from pc to android to tv.

Plug and play in any room. :)
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Neonridr  +   1127d ago
As if Trine 2 doesn't push visuals. If that was the case, then the 360 and PS3 would have no problem running the game as fluidly as the Wii U. Trine 2 has gorgeous graphics and high resolution art assets. The lighting and particle effects are top notch. Sure it's not a FPS, but that doesn't mean it isn't system intensive. Again, if it didn't hog resources and the 360 and PS3 were supposedly more powerful than the Wii U, they would have no problem keeping up. Instead, the Wii U version is the best looking console experience and shares many of the features only found in the PC version (minus native 1080p resolution - the Wii U is only native 720p).

It's funny how people here claim that Trine 2 is such a weak game, but yet the 360 and PS3 have trouble keeping up.
DaPrintz  +   1127d ago
Neonridr, the reason why Trine2 is better on WiiU is because they had over a year to refine it. All of us played it last year.
Megaton  +   1127d ago
Itagaki is a hack. Couldn't make a good camera angle to save his life.
metroid32  +   1127d ago
The 720 is almost confirmed to be equal in power to wiiu,ps4 is meant to be the most powerful.

Plus power isnt referred to the graphics just the over all ghz ect architecture is what's important.

POWER POWER POWER POWER POWER means zero if the console can't be maxed out consoles need balanced hardware adding tons of power just makes your electricity bill higher and ends up with more problems like over heating burning components ect basically the more power the more unreliable END OF,Power doesnt mean graphics just numbers.
juandren  +   1127d ago
Wtf are you saying?
deafdani  +   1127d ago
"The 720 is almost confirmed to be equal in power to wiiu,ps4 is meant to be the most powerful."

I assume you're saying this matter-of-factly based on some rumors you read in some shady websites? I'll let you know: I read some rumors somewhere that the PS4 would be closer in power to the Wii U, and the 720 would be the most powerful. Weird, uh?

There's a lesson to learn here: rumors aren't worth shit.
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SolidSystem  +   1127d ago
PS4 and 720 are almost identical.
riverstars86  +   1127d ago
Someone needs to contact the authorities, metroid32 is on drugs and not the good kind! Lol
Npugz7  +   1127d ago
Your an idiot!!!
MasterCornholio  +   1127d ago
Wow look what we have here. A nintendo fanboy whos terrified of the Wii U being the weakest next gen system.

-face palm-

What kind of Nintendo fan do you think you are? The only thing you do is defend the graphical capabilities of the Wii U. You dont even mention on how the controller can add to the gameplay. Miyamoto would be ashamed of you for placing graphics over gameplay.

So what if the Wii U is a little bit more powerful than the 360. Isn´t the most important aspect of games gameplay and not graphics? Which is why you should be bragging about the controller instead of the Wii U graphics capabilities.

If all you care about are graphics then buy yourself a gaming PC.


It will probably be a repeat of last gen. Basically the Wii U will have the most innovative control scheme but it will be so underpowered that most games for the 720 and PS4 wont run on it(this is what most Wii U purchasers fear like Metroid32). The 720 and the PS4 will be about the same with Microsoft concentrating on Kinect and services while Sony will focus on the core.
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nirwanda  +   1126d ago
I think the 720 will be the most powerful next gen console but i'm worried MS are goin to bung it up with too much blotware thats going to slow it down like windows.
specsmatter  +   1127d ago
I often dont agree with some of your comments but this one i agree 100% as long as you enjoy your system thats all that matters!!!!!
Mutant-Spud  +   1127d ago
Some people also really like games such as Little King's Story, Animal Crossing, Drawn To Life,Harvest Moon etc, not really my cup of tea but my wife and daughters played the hell out of those games on the WII.
Gamer1982  +   1127d ago
No the problem is these devs have now invested million in the console and the public are bot buying it so they are coming out and supporting it in voice so people will buy it hopefully so then they will buy there games. Your not gonna slate a console your developing for are you?
Y_5150  +   1127d ago
I'm getting a Wii U when it has an established library of games . Right now there aren't many games for me to jump on after getting a Wii U. It's next gen people, it's a brand new generation for Nintendo and I cannot wait for what it'll bring this time around.
metroid32  +   1127d ago
Nintendo no how to max a console better than anyone Mario Galaxy 1/2/Zelda SS are incredible for wii hardware imagine what they can do with wiiu ???? plus the gameplay and frame rates are always top notch along with graphics something only a few developers can achieve.
specsmatter  +   1127d ago
I know hundreds who disagree lol maybe thousands and millions. No one maxes out consoles better than ps3 devs no oneeeeeeeeeeeee Guerilla games, ND, and a few others so stop it!!!!! Games made by these devs are twenty times more complex and technologically sophisticated than any on any other console. So much so that Uc2 and KZ are still graphical benchmarks for any system and Uc2 won tons of awards for graphics alone!!!!!!
Y_5150  +   1127d ago
Why go against each other? Sony, Nintendo , and even Microsoft has first party studios that "max" their own respected console. Super Mario Galaxy and Skyward sword (A couple others that I like but aren't as popular)for Nintendo. Uncharted and God of War 3 (couple others that aren't as popular but I'm just naming two) for Sony. Gears of War and Halo for Microsoft. All great games that pushes the hardware, all those gams I mentioned above in some way looks stunning but the Wii having such beautiful games is impressive to me because it had more limits than the PS3 and 360.
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Ben_Rage_3  +   1127d ago
I'll get one eventually. I always buy Nintendo consoles. But, I've only bought a console when it first came out once in my life. I usually wait for an established library and for the more modern version. I want a larger hard drive, and a longer lasting controller battery, before I get a Wii U.
mamotte  +   1127d ago

I'll do the same with the PS4... in fact, I just bought my PS3 the last black friday.
Walker  +   1127d ago
Nintendo has given money to him, definitely . :-D
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Ezz2013  +   1127d ago
well, he did make a game for wiiu so i guess you are right they paid him for making that game
corrus  +   1127d ago
I have the same thoughts
megamanX2  +   1127d ago
lol how can it be next gen when its already released? that would make it current gen retards.

"Nintendo has given money to him, definitely . :-D" are u dumb?
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mamotte  +   1127d ago
Yes, just like the 360 was the same generation as the PS2, having a one year launch advantage -rolls his eyes-
megamanX2  +   1127d ago
new system reject.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1127d ago
Generation starts when the next iteration of consoles are released. The Wii U has begun next gen. The competitors just haven't released their consoles yet.
Walker  +   1126d ago
Without the power of the feeling .
Yodagamer  +   1127d ago
It's not a next gen jump, but it's a jump nonetheless, but i don't think we will see a jump like we did in the ps2 to ps3 jump. Unless microsoft/sony wait to release a new console, even then nintendo will already be ahead if the wii u sells well.
Robotronfiend  +   1127d ago
By the time there are enough games for me to consider a purchase, I think the PS4/Xbox720 will be very close to release. It'll be a tough choice.
sandman224  +   1127d ago
Yeah it's a next gen controller with a screen built in. It might be good for single player campaigns but a disaster for fast multiplayer, unless you want to take a sheet while playing games. But I have an iPhone for that
MasterCratosKong66  +   1127d ago
you clearly havent played it
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1127d ago
The Wii U controller is faster than my 5 year old HD TV. I never even noticed my TV had lag before I got the Wii U.
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sprinterboy  +   1127d ago
Had a quick play on the Wii u in my local game store, the demo was raymans and I have to say that I got a little annoyed at looking up and down and a little confusing when to know to look down at the contoller or up at the tv screen. having said that i only played for 10 mins or so. will get my ps4 b4 i consider the wii u. maybe i will pick one up in 2 to 3 yrs time.
Kingofwiiu  +   1127d ago
Yeah , that's disorientating at first. After about 2 hours it becomes second nature :)

Managing 2 screens in zombiU or Nintendo land requires a new skill in gaming , one that is very fun.
Kingofwiiu  +   1127d ago
Like using the rear view mirror in your car , bu way more awesomer ...
Mithan  +   1127d ago
This debate is pointless.

I don't think you guys who bought it need to worry much about the lack of power for the next 2 years and by then, you will own a PS4 or Xbox3 anyways, so who gives a shit.

As for the power:

The new Xbox and PS consoles are probably going to be a lot more powerful, but it wont matter much for a few years for a couple reasons.

1. Cross Platform Development:
Costs are increasing significantly, so to recoupe the costs, most games are going to be cross-platform, this means that they will be targeted to the lowest common denominator they are releasing for.
Exclusives will be different, but there are less and less exclusives that matter these days.

Currently, we can all probably agree that the PS3 is "more powerful" than the Xbox 360, but it doesn't matter and only idiots argue about it anymore because the games most people play are cross platform and virtually identical on both systems. Did the extra power do much for Sony? No. It has hurt them actually because of the increased cost of the system at release, lost sales due to that extra power and their company profit balance sheet, which is hurting big time.

Basically, those developers that aim for all three platforms will make the games virtually identical. So the added power of the Xbox/PS4 will be useless for the first few years. This will change of course, but not initially.

For example, when the Gamecube, PS2 and Xbox competed against each other, most games were multi-platform and while the Xbox was the better system, anything cross platform barely took advantage of it. You would see a few extra texture effects and that was it.

There were more exclusives back in this time though, but not anymore and there will be less going forward.

2. It takes years for Developers to take advantage of a system:
It took about 2 years for games to come out that finally started to take advantage of the Xbox 360 and PS3. The initial release of games were not impressive at all, especially for those of us with PC's. In 2008, with Gears of War, Assassin's Creed and Uncharted, we finally started to see some "WOW" games coming out. These games were totally eclipsed with what we see on these two platforms today though.

It took about 3 years before Developers started releasing games for the PS3 and Xbox360 that actually started to blow us away.

If the WiiU really is a lot less powerful than the Xbox 3 and PS4, it wont matter initially. Developers will need a few years to really start kicking ass on those systems, anyways, so the lesser power wont be a huge negative, at least initially. By 2015, it will start to matter obviously, unless the WiiU has huge sales by then and most developers target it.

Anyways, I don't own a WiiU and I do not plan on buying it so I don't care about the system much.
TongkatAli  +   1127d ago
Heavenly Sword and Lair looked "WOW" and that was really early in the PS3 lifetime.
jmc8888  +   1127d ago
Pretty well said, the problem is, it's pretty much impossible to release a console much more powerful than the Wii U.

When people think the next xbox and playstation are going to be much more powerful, what exactly are they basing their opinions off of?

Is it that the dollar has lost 2/3 of it's value? Thus a 600 dollar PS3 would cost 1000-1200 now..perhaps more? So if they wanted to make an equal machine but on today's tech, it would cost that much.

Then when you consider they don't want it even at 600 dollars, then you realize whatever machine being made, not only is being made utilizing far more devalued money, but needs to be sold at also a lower price point OF devalued money. Then on top of that, they are going to be shipping with costly add-ons that were not in the previous version. Finally on top of that they don't want to take huge losses per console. So no 300 dollars lost per console, maybe 50 tops.

So let's recap the money aspect. Less Valuable money. Lower price point of less valuable money. Lower willingness to take a loss per console of less valuable money. More add-ons that increase the cost (Kinect 2 and hand manipulator).

Though that's just the money aspect. (and not all the money aspect)

But there's also the power problem. PC's today utilize a lot more power than PC's in 2005. Back then alot of people would have 450-600 watt power supplies.

The original 360 used a little more than 300 watts...and that helped bring us RROD. Today's PC's utilize 700-1500 watts. Definitely over 1000 if you want a great PC. The reason is that now on PC's you can utilize multiple graphics cards. So a PC can have 2 or 3x GTX 670's. Or 2x GTX 690's. People don't realize how much power this sort of stuff sucks up. It is impossible to provide this sort of performance without the power.....

....and the PS4 an 720 won't be using 700-1500 watts. At best it won't even match the power used with the 360...seeing how they want to avoid Red Ring of Death or other reliability problems.

So basically you have a situation where consoles want to remain in the 200-300 watt range versus PC's that utilize 700-1500 watts. As you can see, there is no way in hell a console can compete with a PC in terms of raw power.

So you have a situation where to increase performance, wattage was upped, but for the consoles this generation, they want to take the wattage DOWN from last generation.

If they wanted to increase the wattage and provide multiple graphics cards, well then not only would the cost skyrocket, so would the prospects for overheating and new RROD type problems.
jmc8888  +   1127d ago
I have a Wii U (first Nintendo console since N64). Have a 360 will get a 720. Have a PS3, will get a PS4. Have a PC with an i7 920 @ 4ghz and a GTX 670. So I have no problem in talking about the pros and cons of them all, and I also see the value in having them all.

It will take years to get the most out of any console, and consoles have advantages that allow them to get more out of less power. But the gap is quite wide compared to PC's, and many people would say even with the highest end PC setup, it really isn't even a generational leap between the 360 and a top end 2013 PC. Oh it's significantly faster, higher res, better textures, and has DX11. But really, it seems more like a 1/2 step. It's getting there, but still not really there.

720 and PS4 won't reach that, and the Wii U soaks up most in between, thus I don't see 720 or PS4 being majorly faster. I see it as having stronger parts for sure and probably a good deal more ram. But I don't see them as being massively better than a Wii U.

Besides it takes hundreds of percent faster to make a real difference. I mean if wii u has 4x AA and 720/PS4 have 8x or 16x....whoa...not really.

I see a PS4/720 as having higher AA, better physics, and the ability to load slightly better rez textures (like a notch or so worth). So I see it being better for sure, but not by a lot. What I describe isn't very much difference, yet it might take 200 percent more power to achieve. (which goes to show you how much you have to increase power to do so little). I see the PS4/720 as probably not even being half that much better.
Bordel_1900  +   1127d ago
You're forgetting one very important part here. Frame rate, 30 fps to me doesn't cut it. Anything less than 60 fps on a first person shooter or a racing game kills the game for me. The experience is totally different, 30 fps gives me a head-ache. I hope the PS4/720 jumps to 60 fps, I hate the 30fps stutter-fest.
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jetlian  +   1127d ago
JMC please stfu. The watts wont make a differences Wiiu will be as weak as the wii was to ps360. You cant compare watts from 2005 to 2013.

Wiiu is more powerful than ps360 and it uses less watts. The next XBOX/PS will have higher watts and more ram. And if MS/sony dont waste money on a tablet controller it wont cost much more than wiiu to get than extra power.
CrimsonSquall  +   1127d ago
I am half n half with your statement. Heres my 2 cents, the power on the PS3 was a double edged sword. BUT not as bad or as long as u have stated. $600 was an outrageous price, everyone can agree with that. But the tech it brought with it was invaluable at the the time, what with blu ray, bt, backwards compatibility n so forth. But really, while from a biz standpoint sure, they got owned by the PS2 . But really they didnt do bad at all. PS3 still comes in second for this generation, even now selling more than the 360 so I think they played their cards right.

On the power though, I really dislike how bad you are speaking about trying to make the PS3 the most powerful console. I mean this is a gamer site, why would anyone be upset about that? How else do u think we would have gotten these graphics heavy and great gameplay franchises like Killzone, Uncharted, GOW, etc?

If theres anything Sony should take away from this generation, it's that it is important to be competitive, which means release asap, as consumers will not wait. I really want to see the numbers if the PS4/ 720 release within a 3 month period, because then it's...
Godmars290  +   1127d ago
Such may actually be true, but I'm not getting the console yet - if ever - because of your game.

A game you put out - broken - on "last gen" systems at that.
CrescentFang  +   1127d ago
I extensively played NG3 (Master Ninja) and Dead or Alive 5 on the PS3. What this TN needs to learn is to polish their games up more. Too many glitches and untested challenges (some which seem almost impossible).
Though I honestly want to get a Wii U (at the moment) for NG3 Razor's Edge.

edit: fixed Dead or Alive spelling
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Godmars290  +   1127d ago
Putting out unfinished games - in no small thanks to the digital download age - has become industry standard. Along with failing to test games before release. But the difference between NG3 and NG3-RE has to be the worst example of the trend yet.
specsmatter  +   1127d ago
So many analysts on this damn site that know it all lol!!!! Listen many of you were the same ones of this site saying that the Vita wouldn't be as powerful as it is and it definitely is a lil monster regardless of sales games like LBP vita, Uc, Unit 13 and Marvel versus capcom look gorgeous on this handheld and they were released before or at the first year point!!!!!!

No difference for Ps3 it didnt take them years and years to have games that screamed or looked next gen. You robots on here keep saying the same thing over and over when its lies!!!! Heavenly sword was released not too long after ps3 release (def before three or two years) and looked awesome graphically better than anything the gen before. Resistance launched with Ps3 and looked awesome and had great next gen online capabilities and received high marks because of it and as reviewers stated had next gen written all over it. Mgs4 one of the best games of all times and a graphical beast came out middle of 2008 while the ps3 was released early 2007 in the states (thats only like a year and half later) and that game is a fan favorite forever......

Stop with the excuses ppl because ps3 had at launch and had shortly after games that were graphically superior in every way to the gen before it and even games that hold their own now against new releases. It may have taken most devs three or more years to truly tap the ps3 and make all around solid games but some devs from the start made games that looked awesome and next gen and a year and a half later arguably one of the best games of all time.

I dont knock Nintendo but lets call a spade a spade. Wii u has good games (current gen ones) and that is the problem nothing upon release screamed next gen, nothing showed that. Respect it for what it is another system we can play current gen games on and soon to be cool first party games like Zelda and so on but dont come on here saying we havent seen any games that look next gen because it takes systems years and years to pump those out thats not true. If anything Ninetndo themselves should have had a Mario game that showed this but they didnt they had a safe good looking mario game that for the most part could have been done on the original wii.

For the ppl saying that the next Ps4 wont be powerful lol keep saying it yourself while we end up playing those awesome games. Ps4 will def without a doubt be a noticeable diff. from the wii u in every way. Sony track history with hardware as of late dictates this and Sony has even gone on record insinuating this. Ps4 will be around 400 to 450 and will pack quite a punch bcus it will still have blue ray that will save on costs and can focus money on the cpu and gpu. Sony knows they need something that sets them apart from the competition besides just awesome first party games and that is power!!!!! They know they have some core gamers that make up sales and look forward to that they cant just settle for casual market bcus too many ppl invested in that and that wont set them apart and make ppl want to buy their system when they can have casual on wii u and kinect for cheaper. So they pack power and sell to both core and casual.
YoungPlex  +   1127d ago
The console is in its infancy and is already able to handle straight ports of games that took 6-7 years to optimize on consoles that use brute force! Wait til some of these games are designed on it from the ground up. Clearly, that Zelda demo showcased what is possible on the system when in the right hands...
DivineAssault  +   1127d ago
yep we will see how it fairs.. Especially when ps4/720 launch with titles that blow it away with little to no stress.. No doubt, nintendo will do their thing with pretty cartoony games in the future but not many devs will build games just for that system.. If they do, 90% will NOT be core titles
YoungPlex  +   1127d ago
Yea cuz that demo look sooo cartoony, get real! Wind Waker was completely cartoony, TP wasn't and SS was a mixture of both. That demo clearly is going for the mature awesome look, get your EYES checked!
metroidfusion2  +   1127d ago
O so you can time travel no you can't shut the fuck up and wait to know the facts about the consoles and see what all 3 can do maxed out and all 3 consoles are/will be doing native 720p and 60fps and native 1080p and 60fps but once again wait ya crybaby
ZeekQuattro  +   1127d ago
How soon trolls like yourself forgot that the Wii was blown away graphically and it still outsold your system of choice assuming you actually own any of them. Does that mean there are more casual gamers than hardcore ones because surely hardcore/core players don't play Nintendo products? I know its scary and you were probably hoping Nintendo would go the way of Sega or worse but it didn't happen.

I like making fun of insecure fan boys like you. I'm a hardcore gamer and I refuse to limit myself to one console or company. I like both Nintendo and Sony. How bout that a hardcore gamer that plays both Nintendo and Sony exclusives.
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YoungPlex  +   1127d ago
@zeon0079 Well said! Bubble+

@Divine(ASS)ault: I love how he tries to take sneak jabs at Nintendo and pull out ridiculous numbers out of his ass!

"not many devs will build games just for that system.. If they do, 90% will NOT be core titles"

Please, show me where you so intelligently cam up with 90%... You CAN'T!

For someone that acts so much like a Sony elites, you sure are glued to any and everything that has Nintendo headlined on it! lol Everything is a cartoon in your eyes and if it was the case then why bother wasting your time on everything that has to do with Nintendo? I see you comment on Bayonetta and how you can't wait, but wait, it's on a Nintendo platform, it has to be cartoony... lmao Whatever dude!

There is truly some power under the hood of the Wii U maybe not true next gen power but enough to be able to make anything that was made this generation and more without breaking a sweat. Now brace yourself because here's the truth...

This gen we seen a massive overhaul in graphics! From the undead likes of Dark Souls, to the photo realistic facial animations of L.A. Noire. The Wii was NOT able to get anywhere near these visuals and thus these games never came to it, but the fact is that the Wii U will be able to expand on these games and continue to make awesome graphics like these. Now if Nintendo or any third-party devs want to make cartoon type games they're going to be able to no sweat, but when other developers choose to create a game and want to make it a mature rated title that looks real, they're going to be able to do that too!

I don't understand how someone that claims to be a hardcore gamer, has such an illogical thought process. Maybe it's the fanboy in you but if you think that the Wii U is only capable of outputting cartoon style graphics, then your truly living in ignorance! From what I hear is that ignorance is bliss so I will continue to let you live in that ignorance and will block you starting today. Enjoy your elitist ways my friend!
Sgt_Slaughter  +   1127d ago
Nintendo, please make Yoshi's Story 2, F-Zero FX, and/or a Pokemon MMO... I would be one happy gamer!

(Oh, and get Mega Man, then get Banjo back so Retro can make Threeie)
kupomogli  +   1127d ago
"“If you’re basing this simply on processor speed, then it’s not next generation,” he says."

Of course we're basing it on the processor. Even if we weren't, then we have nothing more than a consolized DS. Something we have two different portables for. Three if you include the Vita.
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Ck1x  +   1127d ago
Nobody includes the Vita!...
But these articles are getting very tired! If the argument about hardware being more advanced than another system in its respective generation stands, and that's what makes it next-gen. Then both the xbox an GC were in a different generation beyond the PS2, because both of those systems had more advanced hardware then the PS2 could muster up.
Tzuno  +   1127d ago
Next gen like the cigarets Kent HD when they are the same S..t.
whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! oh yeah eat that HATERS!
porkChop  +   1127d ago
Read the article. He specifically says that if you're looking at the console in terms of power/speed, it is NOT next gen. The headline is shamelessly misleading.
Skate-AK  +   1127d ago
I believe 4A. They make insane visuals in Metro 2033/Last Light. I couldn't even play the hardest difficulty because the games framerate was so bad while fighting. PS3 version.
Godz Kastro  +   1127d ago
OMGosh... Enough... My family and I are having a blast with the system and all its functionality and this is coming from a hardcore Xbot! Love the system...
wishingW3L  +   1127d ago
OMG the misleading tittles are annoying! I was expecting him to say that Wii U had some kind of hidden power but at the end it was all just some weak damage control.
CLOUD1983  +   1127d ago
“If you’re basing this simply on processor speed, then it’s not next generation,”

LoL hahahahahahahahah :P ofc it isn't it's crap it have about 1/3 cpu clock spd compare to PS3, just think how pathetic excuse for a console will be when PS4 launch..

It's hilarious to just think about it :P, even a hacker who open it & check the garbage hardware Ninti put inside say that it's so slow that it isn't funny & cant even run mp games from PS3/xbox with descent frame rates when those consoles r 6-7 years old.

I have just 1 thing to say, WiiU owners forget mp games in the future what happen with Wii & the absent of famous mp titles is going to happen again with WiiU, so unless u want the console for mario/zelda etc then better think it twice before u spent your hard-earned money, I'm just saying..
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younghavok  +   1127d ago
Assassin's Creed 3 and Blops 2 say hello. Hell even Mass Effect 3 runs better on the Wii U than it does the PS3. Your arguement is null and void
WhateverBlah  +   1127d ago
He obviously speak for PS4/nextbox multiplatforms dude.. don't you see that he say:

" the future" ?

Lets see if Wii U can run games from PS4 the truth will be revealed sooner or later & then all those fanatics who support WiiU now will become the laughing stock of the inter-webZ.
younghavok  +   1126d ago
so then he's predicting the future? To be honest, the more likely future is next gen will continued to be held back by this gen. Sony and MS are not going to just abandon their current consoles, and developers will not do that either. Multiplats are probably going to take on a whole new meaning. I bet the next CoD will hit the 360, ps3, Wii U, and nextbox and PS4. And im pretty sure the differences will be marginal.

And Wii U a laughing stock? If its first party titles are anything like what the Wii got I really dont see that happening. If I recall some of the highest rated titles of this gen were on the Wii... titles which I can also play on my Wii U coincidentaly
profgerbik  +   1127d ago
My consoles power level has to be over 9000!
ZeekQuattro  +   1127d ago
Proceeds to crush scouter in my hands.
Deku-Johnny  +   1127d ago
Have we not established this before? Consoles have nothing, I repeat NOTHING at all to do with how powerful a console is.
Indo  +   1127d ago
How crazy would it be if neither PS4 or XBox720 released this year. And just waiter another year!
1upgamer99  +   1127d ago
Okay well lets see for at least 9 Months Wii U is THE BEST on the market...So Um a PS3 Slim cost how much? Yeah I love PS3 BUT lets be honest a 7 year old skinny system is $300 bucks...and a Wii U With game pad and buy whatever freaking hard drive you want is $299
wiiulee  +   1127d ago
why are they wasting their times.....wiiu is a fantastic system and its selling well despite what haters are saying who are willing to spend 300 dollars on a psvita dust collector or 600 dollars on a silly system from sony ps3 which came in last this they are waiting on 500 dollar systems from sony and microsoft with shinier pixels which means nothing for games or just let them clowns be
GloriousBagel  +   1127d ago
Okay okay okay, listen to what I have to say please I am hella annoyed with these topics.
Okay clock speed doesn't necessarily mean jack sh*t if the architecture is new and optimized. If I got an Intel core i5 processor that's clocked at 2.2Ghz and put against a Intel Core 2 Quad processor that is clocked 2.8Ghz, The Intel Core i5 will beat it because of its new and efficient architecture. As a computer science major it pains me to read all the comments on Youtube and Gaming websites where people blindly talk about each consoles power without actual knowledge.
black911  +   1127d ago
Team Ninja will say Anything They need Work.
GusBricker  +   1127d ago
Call me...
...when you don't fuck up Ninja Gaiden. Thanks.
Hanuman  +   1127d ago
Having Zelda and Mario in HD is all that matters...
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