Product-Reviews writes: At E3 2011 Nintendo was keen to show just how impressive the Wii U's graphics will be - but should Nintendo stick to what they they know and concentrate on gameplay?
wii u is a lie
Isn't that what they're trying to do anyway.New controller for the gameplay and enough power for first and third party titles. Actually it seems the focus is still on the gameplay because the wii-u would be behind the PS4 and MS next console so it looks like it's up to the new controller to capture people's attention.
itll will be slightly behind xbox 720 but ps4 isnt expected to be much stronger than ps3 according to sony so...
That was never stated by a Sony official.
@Holeran You're right. According to Sony, they're not going invest as much capital into the production of the PS4 as they did with PS3, but that's not to say PS4 won't be significantly more powerful than PS3. It just won't be as big a leap as PS2 to PS3.
your not gonna see the graphical leaps that fanboys think is going to happen, its all down to cost , these wiiU graphics are up there with high end pc's by the looks of it so ps4 nor 720 will wipe the floor with these images we are seeing outa the wiiU. high end pc graphics do not look lightyears ahead of these nor will they wipe the floor with them, if anyone disagrees show me the proof?
"high end pc graphics do not look lightyears ahead of these " BECAUSE CONSOLES ARE HOLDING IT BACK. O and not to forget that not all PC's have high end specs Once the Ps4/720 are out, PC's will be far ahead again. Optimization seems to be the problem. So what are you complaining about?
whos complaining? why are u getting all defensive? not all pc's are high end?? wow your one smart puppy lol, im simply using high end pc visuals as a reference against what we are seeing from the wiiU, and fanboys think the ps4/720 is gonna wipe the floor with the wiiU i dont think so somehow
You stated that high end pc's do not look lightyears ahead. Which is BS. Developers just havn't gone that far with it because they are using CONSOLES and Mid-range PC's as their target.
that is my point i was stating, ps2/ps3 leaps in visuals are not gonna happen this gen the wiiU should be there or bouts on par with what is coming from this generation of console, there are no pc visuals that are far ahead of what wee see in that wiiu demo even tho pc hardware dwarfs the wiiU, so there is no way ps4/720 will outshine it either
I'm totally excited for Wii U and can't wait to see what developers do with the controller. Nintendo always has had an emphasis on gameplay and art style. Graphical power is great but classic gameplay is what really matters. That being said, technology is at an HD level and it was time for an HD display. Nintendo just needs to satisfy this balance of gameplay and HD. I just want my Zelda games to stay long in length and full of gameplay. Yes, development cost will be much higher for Zelda now, but the results can be amazing.
So Nintendo could always develop a title on Wii's budget, then upscale it(like Square Enix is doing with their Dragon Quest X title).
Upscale how? Wii games don't get upscaled at all. SE said they will actually give the WiiU version a visual boost.
This isn't fucking news.
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The only reason nintendo needs graphics is for 3rd party support. The wii-u is a nice rig, designed to pull off HD. But im really thinking nintendo is losing the graphics battle step by step. I would think that they should transition completely to mobile gaming and clean house on that front.
I will buy the WiiU if it is more powerful than PS3 and 360 but I dont see any point in buying one if it is on par with them especially if it costs more.
it has to be substantially better for my money - if not i will stick with xbox 360 till next xbox - i really think the wii u will flop. Also let's not forget that the wii u will have a 4-6 year shelf life - in this time 1080p will be like using svga today
The Wii U will be on par with 360/ps3 but whats of the point of being hd if your 1st party titles wont make use of the hardware
Having pounds of graphics on screen doesn't means its better.And, If you act me, I'd rather have fully animated visual than the plan old graphically impressive still backgrounds that hardly every moves. Now, By judging the Zelda demo graphics, I'd say that the amount graphics on screen, pixel by pixel, doesn't surpass gears or kill zone. Cleverly, I think Nintendo is going to focus on fully animated background/foreground which to me look a hell of a lot better than the same old boring mountain loads of still graphics, which does nothing visually wise but look pretty.
Yea Nintendo should stick to what they know best... gameplay. But, that doesnt mean to completely abandoned the graphics race. After E3 i would say that Nintendo has a lot of promises to keep, and they need to deliver. On a much smaller note... Am i like the only person who doesnt own a WiiU development kit? It seems like everyone on this site must have a kit at home somewhere. Everybody already knows the exact WiiU specs! Despite 3rd party developers and Nintendo saying that the WiiU will be SIGNIFICANTLY (that means GREATLY/LARGELY/OBVIOUSLY) more powerful than the PS3. But thats okay. Keep writing nonsense about how the WiiU will graphically be on par with the PS3 and 360. Whatever helps you sleep at night.
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