Nicalis founder Tyrone Rodriguez has offered high praise for the Wii U.
LOL, Nintendo's most powerful console. Of course it is! It's the newest.
It's actually funny because no one knows what specs the Wii U has. Ninty hasn't shed a light on this subject, and it's keeping the rest of us in the guessing loop. Perhaps they'll clear this up at E3? It's like as if they're telling us "Specifications of a console are absolutely not important. What matters is that it'll be powerful and people will buy it."
I remember when they first unveiled the Wii U, Reggie kept avoiding questions regarding any specs and details regarding the system itself by saying "it's just a box". And to this day we don't know much at all. Nintendo is trying to sell us the controller more than the system itself. It may be the most powerful console at the moment until the next PlayStation and Xbox systems next year(?).
Yeah, or maybe he was talking about all the features and not just the power processor/ram/gpu? Perhaps he is stating that the features in this console makes this thing the most powerful Nintendo console. Hard to say..
Well bottom line worst cast scenario specwise for Nintendo = this. Power7 weakest CPUs offer 4 cores and 4 threads per core = to 16 threads. Lets say Nintendo locks out some threads or a core for their OS or something. Still leaves 12 threads available. GPU wise its from the 4000 series AMD CPUs. 46xx/47xx series most likely. Even so produces graphics at 1080 with playable 30+ fps on a PC even on a game like Crysis 2. Just type 4670 Crysis 2 on Youtube and watch. RAM wise 1GB is bottom line but under what I would suspect, but most likely the case if Nintendo skimps. Even at the weakest possible specs the WiiU looks like a HD gaming PC of 2012 capable of running every game engine that currently exists on the market.
Wait what! are you telling me they found better technology ? I mean the wii only released on November 19, 2006. In 5 years they found better hardware? NO FKING WAY!
isn't this common sense already? and saying that it's Ninty's most powerful console really isn't saying enough considering how weak the Wii is this gen!
This is the first time Nintendo is making major improvements in so many areas at the same time. Plus, DeadlyFire said it best, even if Nintendo take the less of the tech already said to be in the Wii U (CPU, GPU and total memory)... The Wii U will be a very powerful console. Check out the video from this link. http://youtu.be/OIbhzMHzrQU This guy clearly knows what he is talking about. So I still laugh when to this day there are articles still with this stupid notion that the Wii U is not even on par with PS3. So Laughable.
Yea that's what I thought. But what if he means the biggest leap in between Nintendo consoles? For example like a bigger leap than the 64 to the Gamecube...
That's the only thing that makes sense.
these bullies are just trying to creat a massive HYPE before the launch of Wii U..... . this new console will be The BIGGEST FAILURE in Nintendo HISTORY.... and the best example for this is the E3 2011 reveal of Wii U where Nintendo themself looked totally confused about Wii U....
So did some of us when Sony launched at $599, with few games and late on the market while the competition (Microsoft) was available for less with awesome games. But look where we are now - Sony managed to turn the boat around and they brought in many awesome and huge exclusives (and counting) that I've had the opportunity to own and play. The point being, it's too early to start speculating let alone predict Ninty's future failures - we don't know the specs of the device hell, we don't even know it's launch price!
Exactly why i didnt get a ps3 at launch but until last year because of multiplatform,the exclusives, and online. Sony made progress!
YOU are what's wrong with the gaming industry... No one even knows the specs for the machine. Yet, it "will be the biggest failure in Nintendo history." How do you know this? Because consumers are confused? I think not. All it will take is a new Zelda/Mario game in 1080p with great visuals to sell the console to Nintendo fans. Btw, I'm not saying I agree with having so many Zelda/Mario games, I'm just saying that it's next to impossible for a new console from a HUGE REPUTABLE company like Nintendo to be the biggest failure in their history.
Surprised me to see such a bad presentation for WiiU, but that doesn't mean that the console will fail just because of one bad pitch. All the talk of Used games being locked down and so on with other two consoles Nintendo could have massive gains if other two competitors create problems for consumers.
WELL NO S***. The Zelda demo looked 5 times better than Super Mario Galaxy 2!
I think Skyward Sword would be better in terms of a comparison. But yes, I agree.
When the Console comes out and the Specs are reveal then and only then, will I comment on this. Until then, all rumours are pure nonsense and we should wait Until NINTENDO reveals it.
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We will see how powerful the wii u is at this year e3 2012.
So he said that the Wii U will be more powerful than the Wii, and gave a shelf life that has a five year margin of error? I hope he wasn't paid for that input.
Their console (the Wii U) will be able support the majority of popularized game engines 3rd parties most often use. A Nintendo console with the equal amount of 3rd party support as their competitors, brought us the Snes (Wii U will be the Snes of next generation [in terms of support]).
That remains to be seen. A few current gen ports are not positive proof.
He's basically saying that compared to the N64 at it's time, and the Gamecube during it's time, the Wii U will be much stronger than them in a ratio comparison aspect. Of course it'd be Nintendo strongest console, since it's the latest, so he wouldn't be talking about that, that'd just be a pointless sentence.
So he is a handheld dev, explains why i thought who the hell is that studio. "Rodriguez was also questioned about the Wii U’s power. Although Nicalis hasn’t fully exploited the console (doing so is unnecessary for the company’s projects)," Then why even brag about it's power, if your games don't even use it really.
Potential for other developers for one thing. Hype for their upcoming projects for another.
Nitendo One weak console Nintendo history only this generation:ps3>X>Wii. SNES? N64>ps1 Gamecube>ps2 WiiU very cool console coming this year(Day one)!Look E3 haters! -Haters 80% ps fanboy-SevenCell lovers-
It's not my fault they completely turned their back of the core gamers. We have a right to not have a single ounce of respect for them.
Hey there you are with another "haters" post. How inspired!
You gotta admit having the weakest console worked out pretty well for them Yangus.
Well that's a relief, I'd be worried if their next gen console wasn't the most powerful in their product line
this statement is kinda redundant... i just don't know about this 10 year cycle he talks about... 5 i understand, 10? i don't think so...
Well PS2 is on a 5/10 plan and its on its 12th year. Production lasts 10 years. Being in the frontline platform spot lasts 5 or so years. After that you get put on the backburner as the old definition/standard def platform with the new frontline platform taking your place. With PS3 its on a 6-7/12-13 year plan I am guessing.
Duh. It's newer!!!!
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