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Submitted by Ramon3MR 1108d ago | opinion piece

Wii U vs PS3 vs Xbox 360 Screenshot Showdown

GotGame: We’ve been wondering for quite some time how Wii U’s graphics compare to current gen consoles. With Nintendo’s new Nintendo Direct we have a look at new games developed from the ground up for the Wii U. Now seems like a good time to check back in and see how the Wii U’s original efforts compare to other consoles. We even threw in some Wii screenshots for good measure. (PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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majiebeast  +   1109d ago | Well said
Is this a joke?
chadboban  +   1109d ago
What the hell?!

This article just seems made to start flame wars between raging fanboys. I ain't gonna stick around while you folks continue to bash each other over the heads with the pieces of plastic that you pledged your undying allegiance to. Peace, I'm out!
guitarded77  +   1108d ago
Okay, glad I'm not alone... I clicked and was likr WTF is this?!?! If you're gonna do a comparison, make it the same multi-platform game across consoles. I really don't care which is better, but I like to look for the differences. It's like a Where's Waldo book.

This is like comparing Battlefield on PC to Gran Turismo 5 on PS3 to Halo 4 on XBOX to Super Mario U on Wii U... why the hell would anyone do that?
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iamnsuperman  +   1108d ago
I agree. What is this. Why is the other console included in this article. I could understand Wii version to Wii U version but this is just ridiculous
Picnic  +   1108d ago
Those pieces of plastic will still be around and played with with fondness in years to come. Which is more than can be said for many people!
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Old McGroin  +   1108d ago
Yup. There's a few things wrong with this flamebait article. For instance, why the hell would anyone compare the graphical style of Uncharted, Xenoblades and Halo? There's absolutely no connection.

Also, the screens taken from Wii U games are from early, incomplete builds, what's the point in comparing them to games that have been available at retail for months already?

Down voted the site.
Mounce  +   1108d ago
I just say everyone who thinks this article is fucking stupid and flame-war bullshit. Rate the site down and blacklist it.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1108d ago
Down vote!
Some people still don't know how to rate and downvote a site:
Reverent  +   1108d ago
@Nathan, and I would be one of those people lol.. Thank you for pointing out how to do it though.
bullymangLer  +   1108d ago
. .that yoshi sure does look DAMN CRAZY though . . .
but when it comes to graphics, we all know whose always had the best support .. . (:
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BlackWolf  +   1109d ago
Obviously a flamebait article. I checked the images, and for me at least, it's not a worthwhile comparison. The visaul styles do not match to make these kind of articles. These kind of things are better when we're talking about multiplat games.
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miyamoto  +   1109d ago
nope, Dr. Doogie Howser

They just wanna show us how LBP "inspired" Kirby's and Yoshi's Epic Yawn and that Wii U JRPG protagonist looks awfully familiar like FF Versus XIII's Noctis....

just saying.
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Whymii  +   1108d ago
Ahh.. Yoshi Island on the N64 in 1997. I suggest people look it up before they start talking about LBP being the inspiration for anything.

I am a big fan of LBP and regularly play it with the kids, but Yoshi got there 11 years earlier. Graphic style speaking, that is. The game was a bit of let down.
ShinMaster  +   1108d ago
I wouldn't say Kirby and Yoshi were inspired by LBP's look.
But I would say that NewSMBs 4 player co-op may have. Except they made it more frustrating.
Relientk77  +   1109d ago
I hope so, ridiculous
IAMERROR  +   1108d ago
these games have competely different styles, I can understand multiplats of the same game but really?
360ICE  +   1108d ago
I hope it is. I think this is the most ridicolous text I've seen so far on N4G, and that's really saying something. How did this get approved again?
Lior  +   1108d ago
Pc is the winner and if you disagree you have something wrong in your head. I know its not in the showdown as well.
Reverent  +   1108d ago
You just had to be the black sheep, eh?
miyamoto  +   1108d ago
oh I remember a better graphics comparison...

speaking of Noctis
showtimefolks  +   1107d ago
Useless article made by a useless tie
Axecution  +   1107d ago
My favorite part is the 2D Cutscene from Ni No Kuni as a screenshot comparison for Skyward Sword LOL
The_Infected  +   1109d ago
Shouldn't it be Wii U vs. Xbox Next vs. PS4? You know all next gen consoles head 2 head? Lol
chukamachine  +   1109d ago
It should be, but when PS4/720 hit, they will make wii u look alittle silly.
Darukain  +   1108d ago
I guess someone fell for the flamebait trap....
Steelmanner  +   1108d ago
Someone just signed a death wish and gave it to the Nintendo fanboys, this should be fun.
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BlackWolf  +   1109d ago
Yeah, but those two aren't out yet, and they need hits on their page, so this is what we get.
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profgerbik  +   1108d ago
That is what I am saying everyone keeps saying the Wii U has the best graphics but the other next gen systems aren't even out to compare it to. People keep comparing the Wii U to systems that are 7 years old now which to me says nothing at all.

Not even crapping on the system I just agree with you that it makes much more sense, that all these companies newer consoles go head to head.

Not one companies newer console battles others 7 year old ones.. Sounds much less logical.
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Kingofwiiu  +   1108d ago
Right now The wiiu has showed us nothing. Assassins creed 3 and Mass effect 3 are just te xbox 360 game runing on Wiiu.

It's not fair to use an xbox 360 game as a benchmar for wiiu. If it can run Assassins creed 3 on day 1 then it is obvious that the system can run much much more down the line.

Considering the wiiu is using a much more advanced shader model than 360 and ps3 , and some clever energy efficient yet powerfull architecture , it's 100% obvious its graphics will anihilate anything from Gen 7 down the line. How it compares to ps4 and 720 remains to be seen.

I think the gap between Wiiu and PS4 will be much much smaller than Wii to PS3 as There is no HD to SD difference. That alone means the Wiiu has caught up.

And anyway just look at some of the Wii's games like Xenoblade , Skyward sword , Mario Galaxy , Metroid , donkey cong country returns . The graphics of those games are much much much better than anything off PS2 , Xbox or Gamecube.
Army_of_Darkness  +   1108d ago
" it's 100% obvious its graphics will anihilate anything from Gen 7 down the line"

I too can't wait to see the day when a wiiU game "graphically annihilates" a game like uncharted 3, gears 3, Killzone 3, Ni no Kuni, or even gears 3;-) LOL!
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Chidori  +   1108d ago
What I don't understand is....why does it matter? This is a general statement in response to rampant fanboys on this website lately.

Why should the 3 consoles have to compete against eachother and be compared graphically? They all offer something different for different people to enjoy. We know the next xbox and ps4 will be capable of producing higher graphics over the Wii U, but that's a choice made by Nintendo. Silly fanboys seem to think that Microsoft and Sony win one over Nintendo by packing their system with better tech. Nintendo are capable of doing the same, they instead choose not to do so as it's not part of their business plan. They do their own thing. As of now, that is utilizing older tech and innovating the way we play games. It works for them. Why hate them for it? The power of a system doesn't determine the quality of the games, and that's exactly why Nintendo fans continue to support the company. They produce some of the greatest video games known to man regardless of the power of the hardware they develop on.

Multiplatform games have become such a prominent aspect of this industry and Nintendo will continue to miss out, but nobody is forcing any gamer to own one console. If you're expecting and willing to purchase several new games every month, you can probably afford to support more than one system. No need to pledge your allegiance to one company when the others are also doing great things. Being a "fanboy" can be okay, as people would always prefer one thing over another, but when you support a company as king while giving no credit when due to it's competitors, that's when you're doing it completely wrong . I think both Nintendo and Sony has the best exclusives in gaming, and that's why I continue to support them. I support both because they offer different experiences and I will never expect much of the same from either.
Ult iMate  +   1108d ago
I remember 3DS/PSP graphic comparsions. They suddenly stopped, when PSV appeared.
doogiebear  +   1108d ago
Wii U is not next gen TECH. It just showed up late and is being labelled as next gen by Ninty fanboys. Just like how Wii 1 was not current gen tech compared to ps3/360. Which consequently means Wii got very little multiplatform games. History will repeat itself. Don't like what I said? Prove otherwise.
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Heisenburger  +   1108d ago
Good lord... I am so sick of people who don't understand what a generation of consoles is.

The Wii U is next gen-- you know what? Screw it. If you want to continue to be ignorant, then that is your prerogative.

Lol wow.
Whymii  +   1108d ago
I think the total wii sales and the sad attempts by Sony and Microsoft to create competitive motion controls speak for themselves. I'm certain that Nintendo would love history to repeat itself, because wii made them truck loads of cash.

BTW, I own and play all current and 'supposed' next-gen consoles and a PC. I am not a fanboy for any and I use whymii as a joke. Love the games, not the system is my advice.
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Ult iMate  +   1108d ago
What's the point of calling Wii a current game system, when it didn't get any current-gen multiplatform.
OK. WiiU is a next gen, but that title will be irrelevant if it will not get any multiplatform releases after PS4/X720 come out.
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elda  +   1108d ago
The Wii-U is a next gen console it just has yet to show next gen graphics,when the next wave of consoles are released then we'll see & compare what exclusives games including some multi will look like.
Ramon3MR  +   1109d ago
LOL Marcus
Neonridr  +   1109d ago
This article is useless, because the games that are being compared aren't even the same genre, so how you can say they share the same artistic style is ridiculous.
Ezz2013  +   1109d ago
non of those games share any thing in commen
not the same genre,or art style,nor gfx

it's like making an article about Mario vs The last of us
and asking which one look better

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BlackWolf  +   1109d ago
This is like comparing the sky to the ground. For example, comparing Xenoblade and Project X to Uncharted 3 and Halo 4. No, just no. Different genres and visual styles.
Relientk77  +   1109d ago
I like how for the first comparison they picked out a blurry screen for Ni no Kuni

and then for the last comparison they got a picture of Uncharted 3 sorta blurry too. Way to be fair you know, it's not like you can just go to Google and find not blurry/better screens, oh wait you can.
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DivineAssault  +   1109d ago
gotta love high res 1080p still shots.. None of the games look that good on consoles.. Still, not too great of a comparison
DistrictMime  +   1108d ago
A flamebait article is still a good conversation starter for new ideas.
360ICE  +   1108d ago
No, a flamebait article is a good flamewar starter. An interesting topic is a good conversation starter.
Fel08  +   1108d ago
Why are we comparing a bunch of completely different games? Some people just likes to watch the world burn.
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profgerbik  +   1108d ago
World has been burning for centuries now.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1108d ago
We didn't start the fire. It was always burning since the world's been turning.
GadgetGooch  +   1108d ago
The last Halo picture is not even Halo 4 it's Halo 3
SuperSonic266  +   1108d ago
all halo games look alike

It's basically copy and paste

So this mistake isn't unheard off
HeavenlySnipes  +   1108d ago
Bsically copy and paste......

Makes you wonder why it takes them so long to make sequels huh?

lol N4G never ceases to amaze me
GadgetGooch  +   1102d ago
Well not really when i noticed it straight away and im sorry but Halo 3 does not look like Halo 4 AT ALL.
JustinWeinblatt  +   1108d ago
Yeah. That one's my bad. Really no excuse for that besides I messed up.
Hicken  +   1108d ago
The whole thing is your bad. Don't take this personally, but this was a poorly thought-out comparison.

None of the games you chose are similar enough in more than cursory ways to be compared.
clyde san  +   1108d ago
well people on here have been carrying on like the nintendo direct showed footage of game that were clearly next gen. i think the article did not want to start a flame bate and say that the wii u games don't look as good as ps3 360 games. cus then you would all accuse him of a flamebait article.

but even when he takes the higher road, and leave out all fanboyism from the article. you people jump on him calling flamebait, and then saying you want to have nothing to do with it, yet you are commenting on the article.

the article is showing a comparison of the graphics available on the systems. there are people who will find this interesting to see how much of a step up the next gen (wii u) offers. the article isn't saying anything is better, it's just showing pics for independent thinkers to draw their own conclusions i think.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1108d ago
But they're just random screen shots. You can google image search "video games" and get the same comparison.

And out of that Nintendo Direct the only game they showed that is anywhere close to being done is the Wonderful 101. We can't seriously compare completed games on mature consoles to first wave pre alpha games on the Wii U, especially when we all know the Wii U isn't powerful enough to get by on pure grunt. Developers are going to need some experience before we see games that surpass this gen's systems.
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thebudgetgamer  +   1108d ago
Rabble rabble rabble.
H4all  +   1108d ago
trash article...!!
somebody need traffic to his site..
JustinWeinblatt  +   1108d ago
Best thing to do in that case is not click on it. The title is not very ambiguous, and it lets you know exactly what you're in for when you click. If it's something that you're not interested in, the best thing you can do is ignore it and not draw further attention.
thaimasker  +   1108d ago
No matter Nintendo fan boy,sony,microsoft, or none...can we all band together and agree that this article this ridiculous?
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Kos-Mos  +   1108d ago
Off topic: There`s a man with boobs to the left of the comment section and it says elder scrolls online to the right. What is this? A new transexual game?
wiiulee  +   1108d ago
lol first off wiiu does graphics beyond what ps3 and xbox can do but lets wait on real games to compare....ps3 and xbox are in their last graphical drop, while wiiu is just getting started
shivvy24  +   1108d ago
PS3 > WiiU > Wii > X360 ! Oh No i didnT
pedroyamato   1108d ago | Spam
chrissx  +   1108d ago
Its like n4g doesn't even review articles before posting them.this article doesn't have any basis.comparing wii u with 7yr old 360 n Ps3 doesn't really make anysense.this article is worthless
JustinWeinblatt  +   1108d ago
People have been comparing the X-Box 360 and PS3 to the Wii U since it came out. I wasn't the first and I won't be the last, and apparently it's a topic that people are somewhat interested in.
kirbyu  +   1108d ago
Are we seriously still talking about this? Alright, I get it, the Wii U's graphics aren't much of an improvement. But I don't care. I don't play non-Nintendo consoles anyway.
MasterCornholio  +   1108d ago
This is an extremely bad comparison. They should have just compared several multiplats which would have been much better comparison in my opinion.
Neko_Mega  +   1108d ago
Lame, N4G!!! Remove this trash!!!!!!!!
Max-Zorin  +   1108d ago
How did this get approved?
cleverusername  +   1108d ago
If you wanted hits you could've just come to me! I'll gladly hit you!!!
Picnic  +   1108d ago
You mean Yoshi's Story on the N64 Whymii with its patchwork, cardboardy, type graphics. And, yes, I can't remember there being anything (at least famous) quite like it before then. Paper Mario would later run with the 'homemade' look a bit, first on the N64.

(Yoshi's Island (aka Super Mario World 2)was on the SNES and it had pastel crayon type looks instead).
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Picnic  +   1108d ago
You disagree with 'fact'.
Clarence  +   1108d ago
How can the Wii u be next gen when the PS3 and 360 are already HD consoles. Nintendo is late to the party. Once the next Playstation and Xbox comes out people will see that there is no comparison.

This article is a joke.
kB0  +   1108d ago
Flame bait article is Flame Bait!
khowat  +   1108d ago
I gotta say though, even though this article is just itching to start a console war the screenshots are pretty fair
metroid32  +   1108d ago
The wiiu shots destroy 360ect in this comparison
LOL_WUT  +   1108d ago
Take the fanboy goggles off.
superdupernintendo   1108d ago | Spam
kirbyu  +   1107d ago
I'm with metroid32 and superdupernintendo
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