Eurogamer: "Newly received dev kits have increased EA Sports' belief that Wii U can do "anything" that PS3 and Xbox 360 can do, vice president Andrew Wilson informed Eurogamer."
It probably can, but it'd be more impressive if the wii u could technically better the ps3 and 360 by a considerable amount rather than just keeping up with them as 360 and ps3 have been on the market for years now.
That's nice EA, but what happens when the PS4 and 720 are out? Nintendo should have made a console that noticeable outperforms the PS3 and 360 to be closer to a next gen console than a current gen one
Really? I wanna see the Wii U play my Blu-ray collection. I guess that statement wasn't true after all. Nothing like equaling five-year-old technology. Way to excell, Nintendo!
Guys, all your comments go against what put Wii into first place this generation. Except sphict on the blu-ray part I suppose, does Wii U not do blu-ray?
can people just wait for the DAMN console to be released? you dont EVEN know the full spec!!! all people always whine about how they dont care about graphics and and all that bullshit, but when nintendo slaps you with innovation in the face you say (teh graphixez!) where are the people that say graphics doesnt matter but it is teh gamez!!! or thats only apply when we are talking consoles vs pc?
I expect it to be significantly more powerful. Otherwise, how do you compete? Why bother with a new system that is missing: a) a recent history with core gamers b) no real history of online network c) a large game library Especially if it is a system that is likely to be more expensive than $300-400. That said, that Zelda footage indicated this system will be at a minimum a small meaningful leap over PS3/Xbox 360.
graphics dont matter look at duke nukem it had great graphics but it sucked balls...........,the PC isnt all that great its just a premature state for new consoles the PS3 and 360 are only as limited as the PC they were built on.
"duke nukem it had great graphics " Thanks man, I needed a laugh!
So if Nintendo's next console after the Wii U, lets call it the Wii U2, were to revert back to super nintendo graphics, but came up with innovation in gameplay you would be ok with that new system right? graphics don't matter? don't care about the graphics?
i agree with you logic king. personally for me, graphics matter which is why i have a good gaming PC. i have a ps3 for some other games, but pc is preferred platform. console only owners are only concerned about graphics its seems. if thats the case you people are gaming on the wrong platform.
I totally agree, more oftern than not I would rather play a classic old game than a new one, there are a few goodies, but a lot of new games lack the imagination and great gameplay of the old games, they are copies of other games or are drab and boring, but who cares if it looks that good right? When I sit down and play Chrono Trigger, Soul Reaver, Sonic 3, or Super Mario Bros 3, or old PC games like Star Control 2, Doom, Ultima Underworld 2 etc. I'm not thinking about graphics, I don't care if they are dated or don't look like awesome anymore, they are great games, with replayability, that are still great 10, 20, 25 years on. Graphics don't matter, they get dated very quickly, what lasts and is really important is the gameplay and the fun you get out of it. If you can go back to a game in 25 years and still think it's good without going ugh, that is a good game!
Exactly. What about the notion of doing more than the PS3 and 360?
Can the PS3 + PS Vita do everything the Wii U can do?
nintendo is about making money. and they are smart. they stay 1 generation behind. and still extract the most money from the consumers. how can any shareholder complain?
Well considering this console is being released 5+ years after the 360/PS3- surely this isn't really a good thing. Instead, shouldn't it be the case that the Wii U can do MUCH more than what the PS3 and 360 can do?
I totally agree, if it's just on par with PS3 & 360 then what a waste of time Nintendo's contribution to the console industry is. Ps I have a Wii, it's a great dust gathering machine
Same here. My Wii is gathering dust. I'm willing to be a lot of people's Wii's are too.
Why all the disagrees with baby-jedi? Are people really still playing their Wiis? This thing is going to flop. People were bamboozled last time by the Wii's gimmicky remote, they won't fall for it twice. I'm not even buying Skyward Sword because I can't stand the gamecube quality graphics. What a waste.
My girlfriend still plays on the Wii. And so do her friends. Their arses looks awesome when they play it, why the heck would I want to complain about the Wii? It is the only real chance I get to perv over my missus' mates without her noticing.
@ Red Dragon, that is a real good reason for having a Wii. My missus got the Wii for exercise reasons (not that she's out of shape) but boredom kicked in pretty quick for her LoL ; (
wow it's keeping up with 5 year old tech.. great job nintendo!
Always giving us gamers what we want!
They've given more gamers what they want this gen than MS or Sony. Wii has showed theres more to games than just the visuals.
I'm sorry but Nitnendo have not given more than Sony or MS for me, I would consider myself a 'core' gamer and the titles on the Wii don't interest me one bit. that is apart from zelda, mario and smash bros. I agree visuals don't make a game, Nintendo targeted families this gen and that's not the kind of gameplay I want
Same here wizz, some gamers like Fishy feel like they have... and thats okay. I remember that feeling when I was 12.
Can they play Sony or Microsoft's 1st party games? http://www.youtube.com/watc... There's such a thing as an MS 1st party game? http://www.youtube.com/watc...
hence the rimshot
I liked it... Lol.
that really was fail!
yea how much more? in what department? it can do allot more when it comes to game controls and using the second screen, as for visuals id say its ahead of them also, but to be honest we are not going to see visuals way beyond current gen if it pumps out TRUE 1080 vissuals that will be enough because next 360 ps machines wont be doing anything better i would assume, gone are the days were u see a massive visuals jump . id say the wii U can pump out 360 ps3 visuals with with power to spare , its like saying a mini can do anything a ferrari can do , without getting into detail yea sure it can it can drive from here to there and turn corners, but if u get into the detail can the mini do 180mph, NO lol!!
your not making any sense
come at me with something then or keep your 1 liner to yourself
whether u make sense or not ... that last part with the mini gave me a good laugh. thanks.
we already know its significantly more powerfull, so saying it can do anything the ps3 360 can do is still a no brainer. sooner we get some solid details the better
It would be nice if Nintendo released the official specifications for the new Wii...
Hellooooo 6 years later. Anything less would be uncivilized.
I'll wait for final spec. of Wii U .. but in any case I'll buy it.. METROID HD!!!! :) and MORE!!! :)
It still uses Wii motion...so the statement is false.
Its a shame really.......... nintendo fanboys and stupid developers alike are boasting about how a new console is besting five year old technology ........its like saying that its amazing a 26 year old man is outrunning a 96 year old man with back problems.... and it getting to the point where its just sad cause then theyre picking on the elderly just to feel relevant
Whats a shame is you are uninformed enough to think tech from 2003 is only 5 eyars old. You show a serious ignorance by acting like everything in the PS3 which came out in 2006 was actually top end tech in 2006... Or how 360 which came out in 2005 contained state of the art tech from 2006.... I'm sure in your rush to hate you just didnt think about what you were saying, it's better to make Nintendo look bad and look like an idiot kinda thing. It's okay kid, rage and look like a fool all you want. Devs are talking about how powerful it is because it is powerful and because haters like you are trying to act like its not a next gen console. Anything PS3/360 can do does not mean limited to only what they can do but as a troll I understand its beyond your ability to comprehend
trust I am well aware of the PS3 and 360 specs seeing as I had the pleasure of modding them both........and before you call someone a troll you best reread my comment it shows no hate for the WIIU it just show hate for nintendo trolls suchs as yourself who believes that anything nintendo craps out is all lemons and sparkling water and believe developers who are lying to you idiot trolls just move hardware but you believe them just like you did with the 3DS so go back to google and search for your comeback tell me something I dont know ok there toddler
360 internals were state of the art in 2006??? LLLAAFFFF what are u smoking , the wii U internals are being custom designed for the wiiU they are not being takn off the shelf
@jacen100 The GPU inside the Xbox360 at time of launch WAS state of the art. It was the ONLY GPU in existence to run a unified pixel/shader hardware architecture at the time of launch. No other GPU whether workstation or consumer level GPU had this implemented in its architecture in 2005.
Nintendo fanboys and their contradictions. Wii - graphics don't matter: it's all about the gameplay. Wii U - it's more powerful than the PS3 and 360!!!
Set why argue with trolls man. We know the xbot is ru Ning with a 1800 readon with hardly any ram. The proof is on your shelf sure your games look good but look at those framerates. Hey 1800 readon guy are fine with those frame rates too. If you actually look at how gpus have progress it has been about running crysis on the pc. 60 fps in hd with all shaders on. What card did that? Maybe the hd4800? Also isn't the pc suffering from being as good as the 360 and ps3 right now? Not sure why you claim developers are lieing lol they all hated nintendo last gen because of the power. I guess it's hard to believe developers are not as fanboy like as you though. It really is unfair to see nintendo reach out for such a high spec since they could do so much with less. Hd with an extra screen that is interactive is way more powerful than the current consoles. If you havnt been paying attention nintendo fans punish what they don't like from nintendo. Metriod was ignored, music was ignored yet every thing that was fun was bought. Even the shovelware was ignored while those mags kept giving out ten and you guy kept falling for it. It's useless to argue with guys who fall for graphics every time when this is called gaming not watching. Every educated person who isn't on a pay roll knows better. There is no way a hell an 1800 can think about keeping up with a hd4800. That is fact. Yet can it keep up with a hd6000 remember you can't even afford an hd6000 which is why your playing consoles. Not sure why all the rage and the hd6000 is just a few more frames more than the hd4800 lol. Wow that's incredible huh?
Poor kid. You mad? LOL You make up stuff off the top of your head and present it as fact... always amusing. We know nothing about whats in the Wii u let alone the PS4 or neXtbox yet here you are acting like you know everything. Except of course how hardware development works. Cause you seem to think Sony took parts made in 2006 and were top of the line to make a console in 2006. It's just extreme ignorance like that, that makes it hard to believe you are anything but an ignorant child. Yes yes kid I get it. All these devs are lying and only you know the truth...SO i'll stop listing to people that acutally know and instead take the opinion of some nobody on the internet that thinks the Cell which was made in 2003 is only 5 years old.... Oh and keep claiming Wii u isnt powerful and then wondering why developers are saying trolls like you are wrong. It just makes it that much more amusing
I love Nintendo; The name "Nintendo" is often somewhat erroneously translated as "leave luck to heaven", "heaven blesses hard work", "in heaven's hands", or "work hard, but in the end it's in heaven's hands." A more literal translation is "The Hall of Entrusting Heaven" (Nin = Entrust Ten = Heaven Do = Hall or Meeting Place). A different, looser translation was given as "We work for the people to make the people happy" (from Nintendo Power magazine). This is what gaming is about my friends.
Because is next-gen right?
Nintendo finally brought you HD gaming. Yet y'all still bicker. What you want? 'PC like' Raw Power? *Sigh* I should have got a wii, but it's too late now. I'll just purchase the Wii U when it comes out. There are a lot of wii games I'm interested in. First party titles. by the way, the wiiu aint out yet. it's gonna take time to maximize the hardware as with every new console cycle. It's more powerful than ps3 and 360 that's for sure. you gotta consider multiplatorm development though, they have to develop parity across all platforms no matter which system possesses more power, and sony and mS have yet to announce a new console
Even keeping up with PS3 and 360 will allow Nintendo to release some pretty amazing looking games. I can't wait for HD Nintendo franchises.
That's it. *Yawn* How about a something new. Not Zelda, Mario, Pokemon and Metroid...but a NEW IP.
Is it too much to ask for all of those AND a new IP?
This must be the WiiU's theme song http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Sure it can and i am pretty sure its more powerful than the 360 and the PS3. But the real question is by how much? If its only capable of playing current gen games at 1080P at 30 FPS then forget. But if its capable of playing a huge open world game with detail thats even better than Crysis 2 then it will be great. Its all down to what devs do with the hardware in the end. So when its out we will see what its capable of.
You seem to forget that most 360 and ps3 game dont' even run in 1080p and 60fps. The Wii U will run games in native 1080p at 30fps and 60fps. Now that's next gen.
And the wii u,isn't restricted to 7-8 yr old hardware with a handicap of only 512 megs of memory. Why else do you think most all ps3/360 games run 720p @30 fps at best. "The Wii U will run games in native 1080p at 30fps and 60fps." Can and will are 2 seperate things, just because it's capable of it, doesn't make it standard. He want's the gen after this next one judging by his standards. Now when nintendo can put an online service comparable to psn or even more developed like live. Then it can do everything those 2 can, considering the way nintendo handled online with the wii. They need to throw themselves head first into getting their online up to scratch.
You know your right. If i want the gen after next i will just wait for the PS3 and the 720 i am pretty sure they will be a lot more powerful than the WiiU. Just kidding but honestly you didnt understand me. Anyways if the WiiU is capable of playing the Samirtan demo at a solid 30 FPS at 1080P (even though my TV is only 720P) then count me interested.
fanfags will hate even tho the power is beyond the ps3 /360 , but yet they are still amazing machines??
lol i look forwards to seeing stereo 3d in lovely at least in crisp 720p on wiiu then, @actung, lol dont make me laugh how long has it been since 360 ands ps3 released and nintendo only just caught up, you forget x720 and ps4 are coming next and they definately will be able to do more than wiiu, leaving it in the dust just as wii was, nintendo keeps on taking the easy cheap way out it seems....
i dont think ea really had to state the obvious that wiiu can do all ps3 can do....but im sure some hater ask to try and find a twist and ea had to clarify.
Did this really need to be said? This is a given. It's obvious.
Yeah EA, we know this much. The problem is, Wii U needs to do what PS3 or 360 can NOT do. Otherwise, it'll be another fail console in terms of graphics (just as it was with the Wii back then) which will fall behind the next generation consoles of Sony and Microsoft, and I'm quite sure that this scenario is what we'll be seeing in a couple of years.
Do the home work your self. How many video cards does the samarti need? When was the last time a high end vid card put into a console at the same time as it's pc release. Ok so now tell me what is the frame rate difference in the hd4800 and hd6000? Is that a huge leap? Apus are great but they really fell short. If all you have to look forward to is graphics then your only hurting your self because you need to buy a pc.
That a Dam shame !!! that EA is comparing the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360(6 years old technology) to the Wii U. hope Nintendo don't fu*K this up...this is their last chance!!! OH! and I hope these game developer can make up their dam mind.... One minute they say the Wii U is 50% more powerful than the PS3/360 and then a few later they say it just as powerful as the PS3/360. Which is which????
*Facepalm* You people on N4G..........saying the Wii U can do everything the PS3/360 is NOT saying it's JUST AS powerful. An Xbox 360 can do everything an Xbox can do, can it not? Exactly.
I understand where you coming from but you just don't compare a 6 year old technology(PS3/360) with a NEXT GEN console....And,The fact that they comparing the Wii U with the PS3/360 means the Wii U is nothing more than an slight upgrade compared to the 360/pS3 counterparts. And, of course, I m getting tired of hearing statement that are not consistence with statements like the Wii U is 50% more powerful than the 360/PS3; and then a few days later down the line we hear that the wii U can do everything the PS3/360 can. Which is which??? So my questions is...are we gamers are going to compare the Wii U with the nextbox/PS4 when it comes out? The answer is NO! So why in the hell are they even comparing the Wii U with the PS3/360 in the first place.
Yes, yes they will compare it. If you think they won't your living in a fantasy world. Yes being released later will probably mean the next Playstation and Xbox will have a slight advantage, but it will still be compareable. This new Nintendo console will be better than current gen, so anything new after it's release will be compared to it. There have been no stats and no specs released, and people are jumping to conclusions based totally from remarks made by developers. If any assumptions can be made at all based around reasonable fact, it is that the new Nintendo console is better, not the same as current gen. How much better is what's yet to be established. But in saying that, companies that avoided or ridiculed the Wii all of a sudden showing support for or announcing their games or engines will be used on the new platform should show you that something's up. And let's face it, it's 6 years on, like it or not there are plenty of cheap graphics cards and processors etc on the market today that far outperform the PS3 and 360. And if you think 6 months, one year, depending on when they announce them, is going to make the next Playstation or Xbox console "far superior" to the Wii U then you have nothing but disappointment waiting. Console manufacturers use reasonably priced tech, or they can't release a reasonably priced system to the public and would loose too much money on the sale of the console. Even though the console comes out next year, it's probably using tech from last year, the stuff that was expensive when it first came out the year or so before that, that's now priced in the general consumer price range. Even the custom made parts are not top tier current tech or you would be paying through the nose for it. The distinction will be there, but it will be more like the differences between the PS3 and 360 currently which are negligible at best. Or perhaps between the Xbox and the PS2 which were more broader in difference graphically but in the end it didn't matter anyway, it's the games and support the console receives that make or break it. So perhaps we should all wait to see what happens instead of basing sales or possible failure on power and graphics.