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Wii U's Reportedly Underwhelming Hardware Unlikely to Matter

1UP- A lot about the Wii U remains unknown. We do know it's coming later this year and many more details are going to be shared at E3 in June. In the meantime, a new report has emerged suggesting the system is less powerful than many expect.

Multiple sources have indicated to GamesIndustry.biz that the Wii U is less powerful than both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Nintendo didn't exactly go cutting-edge with the technology it used in the Wii, but we're now talking about a system being underpowered as compared with systems that will have been out for seven and six years, respectively, at the time of the Wii U's launch.

That doesn't inspire confidence that Wii U will be anything more than a stopgap for when the "real" next-gen consoles come along a year or two later. But does this report actually make sense, and if it's true, does it even matter?

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GribbleGrunger1576d ago

so we've had rumours that it's more powerful than the 360 and the PS3, and we've debated that as fact. now that we have a rumour that suggests it less powerful we are going to debate it as if it's true. two rumours do not make a fact when neither are more plausible than the other. what we have here is a situation where the rumours are indirectly telling us to just wait and see

maniacmayhem1576d ago

Funny how these sites jump on a rumor and run with it.

One rumor about the WiiU being underpowered by an unnamed source and now all these articles.

Wouldn't you say the media is biased towards Nintendo?

PopRocks3591576d ago

I've seen more people treat this new rumor as fact as oppose to the quotes from companies like EA, Vigil and THQ suggesting that it's either on par or stronger than current HD hardware. One anonymous source should not be enough to discredit the bigger names.

dark-hollow1576d ago

You know a better solution? Let us stop judging next Gen consoles with rumors either negative or positive till everything is announced.

E3 isnt far away.

richierich1576d ago (Edited 1576d ago )

Well if it isnt more poweful then thats a deal breaker for me for sure I dont see the point in buying a less powerful and probably more expensive console just for its tablet controller

yabhero1576d ago

Hmm... do I trust gameindustry.biz's unnamed developers the day after April fools or THQ, Crytek, EA, Gearbox and Vigil?

BitbyDeath1576d ago

Best to not trust any of them and just wait for E3.

yabhero1576d ago

I think I trust Ea, epic, gearbox, crytek... i mean they have devs kits...

PopRocks3591576d ago

@BitbyDeath

The idea is to pick a source that seems more credible.

BitbyDeath1576d ago

@PopRocks359, i pick Nintendo :-p

dark-hollow1576d ago

But you got to believe it!
Its Nintendo! and they a have a long record of releasing weak consoles which are:

1-wii
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legend9111576d ago

The Wii-U looks better and is more powerful, I don't want to go into detail, research it if you want proof. If you're a fanboy, close this page as you're going to not listen to reason as clearly as you should.

richierich1576d ago

Just watched your vid I hope that your right about the WiiU being more powerul. You make a lot of good points on the vid I must say. Your voice sounds like President Obamas btw. Good vid:)

lionelglitchy1575d ago

whaaat the fresh prince is back in the house!!!!!!!

jacen1001575d ago

good vid and you totally right, fanboys want to beleive there ps360's are the muts nuts but there in for a slaughtering when the wiiU arrives

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