Brian Martel, Chief Creative Officer at Gearbox Software and director of Aliens: Colonial Marines, suggests Wii U is not underpowered compared to PS3/Xbox 360.
Wii has more ram than the Xbox yet most of its games fail to look just as good has Halo 2, Far Cry or Ninja Gaiden. =/
If the wii u is marginally more powerful than this gens hd consoles then its rubbish imo. The lack of wii u specs and lack of any previews on games for the system isn't a good sign. The system was announce a year ago but the public has no info on specs or video previews of games from the console. The lack of information by Nintendo speaks volumes to me. I'm waiting for the next xbox and ps4. I'll eventually get the wii u when i can buy it for very cheap.I think after the novelty of the wii u controller have worn off, when people realise that having hot-keys on the wii us screen is the same as on the more reliable controller buttons or d-pad there will be a lot of trade ins.
Lets face it: Wii U will be more powerful than all current gen consoles. It will probably be the weakest next gen console in terms of raw power...
And this is new???? Nintendo never shows specs on there new consuls. You will here about it soon more then likely E3. Looking forward to it.
Who would have thought that a 2012 console would have more RAM than a 2005/2006 console
nVidia/Ati make Ram with graphical processing powers now? Oh science, you so scary.
But not "Better" Processor.
The "better" was implied by the context if you read his full statement. Even though this info is still really ambiguous, at least the source is named and he is truly working on a Wii U title. Much better than questionable statement from people who may or may not exist and who may or may not actually be developing games using the hardware.
Here we go..another major developer going on RECORD praising the power under the hood of the Wii-U not this anonymous crap that was being reported a couple of days ago..
When you think about it though it's not like he's going to come out and say "Oh this version that's running on a next gen console won't look or run any differen't from the 360/PS3 versions" It would mean Nintendo gamers wouldn't buy it, they don't want to loose sales/money We just won't know untill it's out
But it certainly means that they( these developers ) will shoot themselves in the foot. If the specs aren't as great as they are praising it I really don't see why they would go trough with it. Eventually they have to make games for it, and if the games, yet again lack anything the PS3/360 can do, the "gamers" will react the same way as they did with the Wii. Besides it's been 6 years now. Prices have dropped drastically.
"I really don't see why they would go trough with it." Well my theory is that they think (developers in general) that with the Wii becoming such a huge hit and selling a ton that the Wii will follow the same path which means in the end that more copies of that game will be sold. Especialy if good third party games have been missing on the Wii... It's a chance they're taking really so it's not surprizing that they are going to praise the Wii U sepcs, I'm not saying they're lying but hey you never know, I thought Bioware wern't the ones for lying and look what happened.
"Wii U is not underpowered compared to PS3/Xbox 360" not underpowered compared to nearly 7-year-old technology. That's not really something to boast about.
Read the same comment like....50 times already....
So should they not boast about it? "We got this new tech that's more powerful than current consoles,but since the current systems are 7 yrs old we ain't gonna talk about it."interesting opinion..
Statements like these would have credibility if a programmer was saying them, not a creative director.
Still a lot more credible than the anonymous sources being quoted in other articles.
They're still more credible than anonymous sources on the day after April Fools.
wii u lol Ppl just hope but if this system is just on par or weaker than the ps3 or xbox360 that is a shame given how much time has passed. Keep playing sales and making excuses while others play games like gears and uncharted 2 which has garnered the most praise and awards this gen over any other game and would have not been possible on weaker tech!!!!!! Yes tech matters!!!! alot!!!!
Mario galaxy 2 says HI
Yeah, sorry to burst your bubble, but the Super Mario Galaxy series is the most acclaimed franchise to come out this gen.
In the end. Company that has more AAA developers under its wings WINS THE GAME. What good does it do if ur developers are terrible of utilizing that potential?
wow u said sumtin sensible for a change. take a bubble :)
So how much RAM ? 1gb ? Thats garbage. It needs at least 2. For the nextbox and PS4 I would expect no less than 6.
6? On a console? Most games only NEED 3-4 and consoles need half the RAM so. 1.5-2 which is where the Wiiu and the nextbox and ps4 probably are...
Indeed , my PC has 6GB and I rarely get close to maxing it out and I run all sorts in the background ,only thing to come close was crysis 2 high res texture pack with dx11.
ram is so irrelevant only architectures like the pc need it
To "joegrine" Mario 2 says nothing to UC2 like i said uc2 was thee most acclaimed and most awarded game this gen and thee best game this gen according to the general consensus. Please try again lol
Look on Metacritic and see how high SMG 2 is on the all-time game list... now what were you saying?
When you run out bubbles this time, dont come back.
LOL i love UC2 it my 1 of favourite games dis gen BUT it did not BEAT MARIO GALAXY 2 :)
I don't know whether to laugh at Nintendo fans or feel sorry for them if they really think that SMG2 is a better game than Uncharted 2.
cant wait for the wiiU version its gonna kick but, laff at all the fanboys aswell in the other fake articles about wiiU being underpower against ps360, ud have to be dumb to think such a thing , its gonna be way more powerfull
Oh sure, THIS comes out and all of the people flocking to the "Wii U is underpowered" anonymous quote are no where to be seen. Typical.
To " Robot66" go check out what game has won the most awards everrrrrr!!! then come back to me, then go on metacritic and see how many ppl reviewed SMG2 and then reviewed uc2 hmmmmm i think tht little one point difference your eluding too wouldnt be a factor if only 80 so ppl reviewed uc2. If your going to spin a tale include all the facts. The ppl that agreed with you (nintendo fanboys) need to use logic next time in reality uc2 would have been the highest scoring game period point blank had it only been reviewed by 80 ppl not 100 plus that reviewed it.!!!!!!!
It will still look outdated when PS4/X720 releases
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