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Miyamoto discusses Wii U power

Nintendo game developer legend Shigeru Miyamoto has suggested the Wii U will not be significantly more powerful than the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.

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matey2310d ago (Edited 2310d ago )

It will still have better shaders ect SM 4.1 and it will run games at better framerates and going off early tech demos the graphics will be many times the PS3 remember power is mhz/ghz its nothing to do with RAW GRAPHICS as most devs have stated the WiiU with its extra graphical abilities ect the GPU will be clocked around 750mhz and will be a custom super powerful GPU trust me the CPU will be 4 cores at 3.4 ghz when u talk about power its RAW NUMBERS and has nothing to do with Graphic potential or why does Mercenaries on 3DS look almost identical to RE5 and Revelations looks better hands down and 3DS isnt super powerful in RAW NUMBERS but RAW GRAPHICS are amazing FACT and WiiU has shown us already graphics that far exceed PS3/360 in Zelda tech demo.

mike1up2310d ago

I have never been much of a "tech" guy, so i tend to get lost when people break down the "specs". I hope you're right though. I am a hardcore Nintendo fanboy, but i really felt like missed out (again!!!) when titles such as: Marvel vs Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat, and the Batman games never made it to the wii.

I can cope as long as it's powerful enough to run some of the really good 3rd party games that are coming out now/soon.

matey2309d ago (Edited 2309d ago )

I am right these are what devs are saying about the power now the updated dev kits go out june/july the wiiu gets more and more powerful as the months go bye plus the PS4 is meant to be inferior to ps3 graphics and is targeted at women and casuals im liking nintendo more and more the powerful consoles next gen will be xbox/wiiu FINAL

To the guy saying nothingis running on WiiU hardware get a grip them tech demos are in real time u can switch the lighting everything on the fly and they were done on the early dev kits the developers have now,Not the updated ones in june/july sorry m8 but Ghost recon was on WiiU but they stressed we havnt gone to town on the visuals yet getting the game perfect first and yes the tech demos were real time on early dev kits just as Reggie points out just as he presents the showcase grow up m8 the WiiU will be 50% faster in terms of clock speeds and raw power but graphically it will eclipse the ps3.

DJMarty2309d ago

@matey - Ninty showed nothing actually running on Wii U hardware, so ther is litterally no proof that it will be better than either PS3 or 360. All video's shown of games were PS3/360 versions.

Tech demos are demo's of what they think is achieveable with Wii U hardware.

So ther is litterally no proof that the hardware can do it. It may do it or fall short of doing it.

It's all up in the air until devs actually port games to the hardware.

NLGSean2309d ago

Funny... I guess Ghost Recon Online and Killer Freaks from Outer Space... You know... the two games Ubisoft showed off ON the Wii U hardware... were just our imagination...

D0ffy2309d ago

I think the keyword in his response is "dramatically outperform". It will probably be more powerful to a certain degree, but probably not mind-blowingly more powerful.

Still can't wait to see Zelda and Metroid in HD glory though!

beast242tru2309d ago

well thats a realli tiny box the wii u is in mabe he means it wnt rrod or ylod but will stay in compact sexiness of the wii

stragomccloud2309d ago

Just sell it at a loss and be done with it! Then you can have your power, and you'll make it all back with software!

Timmer2309d ago

Nintendo can't afford to do that. Their sole income relies on gaming, whereas Sony and Microsoft have so much revenue from other departments, they can afford to subsidize their gaming portion until it starts making a profit.

stragomccloud2309d ago

Very true. But they do also sell a lot of licensed merchandise...

Probably not enough to subsidize the losses incurred from selling at a loss though....

jacksheen00002309d ago

Miyamoto you're now claiming that the Wii U is not significantly more powerful than the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360; Then why hold back the SPECS of the Wii U?

JaggedCarpet2309d ago

Probably because they're not final yet.

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