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.

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chadboban1780d 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!

guitarded771780d ago (Edited 1780d 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?

iamnsuperman1780d 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

Picnic1779d ago (Edited 1779d 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!

Old McGroin1779d 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.

Mounce1779d ago

I just say everyone who thinks this article is fucking stupid and flame-war bullshit. Rate the site down and blacklist it.

MaxXAttaxX1779d ago

Some people still don't know how to rate and downvote a site:

Reverent1779d ago

@Nathan, and I would be one of those people lol.. Thank you for pointing out how to do it though.

BullyMangler1779d ago (Edited 1779d 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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BlackWolf1780d ago (Edited 1780d 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.

miyamoto1780d ago (Edited 1780d 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.

Whymii1780d 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.

ShinMaster1779d 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.

IAMERROR1780d ago

these games have competely different styles, I can understand multiplats of the same game but really?

360ICE1779d 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?

Lior1779d 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.

Reverent1779d ago

You just had to be the black sheep, eh?

miyamoto1779d ago

oh I remember a better graphics comparison...

speaking of Noctis

showtimefolks1779d ago

Useless article made by a useless tie

Axecution1779d ago

My favorite part is the 2D Cutscene from Ni No Kuni as a screenshot comparison for Skyward Sword LOL

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Ghost_of_Tsushima1780d ago

Shouldn't it be Wii U vs. Xbox Next vs. PS4? You know all next gen consoles head 2 head? Lol

chukamachine1780d ago

It should be, but when PS4/720 hit, they will make wii u look alittle silly.

Darukain1780d ago

I guess someone fell for the flamebait trap....

Steelmanner1779d ago (Edited 1779d ago )

Someone just signed a death wish and gave it to the Nintendo fanboys, this should be fun.

BlackWolf1780d ago (Edited 1780d ago )

Yeah, but those two aren't out yet, and they need hits on their page, so this is what we get.

profgerbik1780d ago (Edited 1780d 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.

EddieNX 1779d 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_Darkness1779d ago (Edited 1779d 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!

Chidori1779d 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 iMate1779d ago

I remember 3DS/PSP graphic comparsions. They suddenly stopped, when PSV appeared.

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doogiebear1780d ago (Edited 1780d 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.

Heisenburger1780d 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.

Whymii1780d ago (Edited 1780d 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.

Ult iMate1779d ago (Edited 1779d 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.

Elda1779d 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.

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Neonridr1780d 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.

Ezz20131780d ago (Edited 1780d 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