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Submitted by EvilTwin 848d ago | opinion piece

Why Wii U’s Power Doesn’t Matter

The reports that the Wii U isn’t as powerful as the XBox 360 and Playstation 3 are about as worrisome as a cloudy day. Here's why. (Nintendo, Tag Invalid, Wii, Wii U, Zelda Wii U)

slavish  +   848d ago
wait so now it doesn't matter?
LOGICWINS  +   848d ago
It never did...to Nintendo fans at least.
ChickeyCantor  +   848d ago
That's not true at all.
Yes many have said that Gameplay precedes graphics in priority.

But no one is denying that more processing powers make sure there is advancements.

Nintendo still did a great job with their games regardless of the hardware. Even if it was just at PS3/360 level, their games would be marvelous non the less.

I myself don't care if there is an octo-core in there. I'm just glad Nintendo is finally putting effort in advancing themselves( apposed to the wii )
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slavish  +   848d ago
i have read alot of forums of nintendo fans being soooooooooooooooo happy they were get a system better then ps360. Also that it would be the best system out for atleast a year
gameplayingfool  +   848d ago
I'd like more power simply from a gameplay perspective. More power for physics, more power for draw distance, for objects on screen, etc...all of which impact how a game plays, not just looks.
Army_of_Darkness  +   848d ago
if wii U can lock games at least at 720p, 60FPS...
it will be good non the less...
and if nintendo doesn't have that stupid blocking used game bullshit, then I definitely will consider buying it.
ziggurcat  +   847d ago
and that's why nintendo has been a huge step behind the competition.

i don't buy the whole "we don't need power, gameplay is more important" argument - it's the same as the BS "we don't need blu-ray" argument X360 fans were making. gameplay's important, yes, but quit fooling yourself into thinking that graphics don't matter.

more power means a more versatile library, and who wouldn't want that?

@ army_of_darkness: the next playstation/xbox won't have anti-used game technology, either - don't believe the terrible, unsubstantiated rumours.
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dedicatedtogamers  +   848d ago
IMO, I wouldn't be bothered if the WiiU was less powerful than its contemporaries. I just want a decent step up from the Wii and lag-free connectivity between the WiiU tablet and the console.

I've never once bought a Nintendo system (console or handheld) for the hardware power. Never.
Baka-akaB  +   848d ago
I'd be bothered , doesnt mean i'll boycott it . People can still be fans and have valid concerns or critics .

Game fandom is increasingly becoming worse than religious zeal . You're quickly nailed the the heretic's cross is you dont like something .
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Indigo123  +   848d ago
not only does it not matter, its irrelevant

if anything it just means its guarenteed the wii u will outsell everything else
neutralgamer19  +   848d ago
Power matters. You cant make a blanket statement and say it doesn't matter to Nintendo fans when their are many wii owners and users that wish at that time they had the money to buy a ps3 or xbox 360 or that their system was just as powerful. Bs tech and weak ports because the system couldnt handle it. Trust me they dont want the same scenario playing out. For nintendo its good because they will sell and make a profit instantly but for consumers nahhhh not true at all whether their Nintendo loyalists or not

Yes Nintendo sold gazillion wiis but how many of those wiis are catching dust? many i know quite a few and if their not someones 5 year old is playing it. So Nintendo wii selling a gazillion regardless of weak tech did not benefit the consumers but just Nintendo.

If wii u is just on par with the ps3 and xbox 360 or weaker that is a shame. That means that once again Nintendo owners will be shafted and getting the weaker ports of games when the ps4 and next xbox come out which matters.
BrianC6234  +   847d ago
They're right. It doesn't matter. Nobody is going to buy the Wii U since it just makes no sense. It's not a good time to release a new console anyway. Maybe in a couple years if the economy has improved. Even Best Buy is starting to struggle now.
ziggurcat  +   847d ago
hate to break it to you, but the economy stopped being terrible several years ago.
Jake_the_Dog  +   847d ago
I want what you are smoking.
BrianC6234  +   846d ago
No it didn't. It's getting really bad now too. Even Best Buy is starting to struggle. There aren't many new jobs. People aren't spending much money. The government isn't fixing problems this year because we have an election. The Republicans sure don't want to help Obama look good. Anyone who thinks this country is in good shape is being fooled.
neutralgamer19  +   847d ago
Irregardless of the economy doing better unemployment is still high nationally which means more ppl without jobs and no money to splurge on certain things. Yes technically we are not in a recession, but their are millions of people unemployed.
Instigator  +   847d ago
The power isn't a big factor for me to enjoy games on a system. I still whip out the occasional 8 bit game, damn it. What bothers me is that if the Wii U is much less capable than the other two next gen consoles, it will once again be an afterthought by 3rd parties. I want to be able to play Zelda and Bioshock, Mario and Assassin's Creed, Metroid and Batman on the same console, but it won't happen if Nintendo keep staying one generation behind.

This is all hypotethical, of course. I don't buy into the whole anonymous report suggesting it's underpowered.
Unexpecta  +   847d ago
I can't wait to pick up the Xbox 720/PS4.

Why is Nintendo lowering their standards every time a new product of theirs releases? First it was the 3DS which was a complete punch in the face, and now the Wii U, a complete dump on the face.

Instead of innovating and moving forward with the future, Nintendo is moving backwards in time giving consumers sub-par devices.
browngamer41  +   847d ago
Breaking news!! Cnn has just confirmed that an un-named source has said that a giant meteor is heading our way and will be the end of our planet!! Nasa has responded by saying that just isn't true...mass panic has been reported throughout the nation by millions of morons who don't like to listen to credible sources..
LX-General-Kaos  +   847d ago
well said

If only people thought this way when these rumors spin out of control.
InTheLab  +   847d ago
I remember the good old days of the Gamecube. That thing was a beast. Now they're making a new console that's twice as powerful as a Wii, which means it's about as powerful as 4 gamecubs duct tapped together. So disappointing.

Why would anyone buy a this gen console for more than 3 or $400?

I hope this unnamed source is full of s***.
Ness-Psi  +   847d ago
I think it's all a load of old Bollocks!

wait for E3.
Ihaa  +   847d ago
Look at what other developers had to say. That it runs 1080p extremely easy. Consoles now can't do 1080p.

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