Punch Jump: E3: Wii U handles PS3, Xbox 360 ports with ease

Nintendo Co.’s Wii U demonstrated the ability to handle current ports of titles released for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 with ease in preview builds at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

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Patriots_Pride2375d ago

Yeah because I really want to buy a new console to re-play Red Dead Redemption and Skyrim -_-

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Yodagamer2375d ago

If they included new content or improved graphics, i would consider buying it when it came down in price and it would be nice for people who only had wii.

erasure2422375d ago

Not everybody owns a PS3 or Xbox 360. You would be surprised at how many people out there owns a Wii but not a PS3/Xbox 360...

Mastarace2375d ago

Most of those people who own wii's don't play them anymore. 360 and ps3 will be cheaper than wiiu so i don't see how someone will get wiiu over ps3/360 for those games.

colonel1792375d ago

Most of those people only cared about Wii Sports and Wii Fit and that's why they only own a Wii. I don't think there's someone that is interested in video games that would prefer to have only a Wii. Maybe kids that can't afford a 360/PS3 and were only given a Wii but that's it.

blackbeld2375d ago (Edited 2375d ago )


You mean not everybody who owns a 360/ PS3 but not a Wii.

I will buy WiiU just because Zelda is finally in HD!

TheDivine2374d ago

Very true. My brother only really cares about nintendo consoles. He has a wii and plays it plenty but doesnt care about the 360/ps3. He mainly plays the classics like zelda, mario, metroid, donkey kong, and the like. He's watched me game out on mass effect, half life 2, uncharted, lost odyssey and liked them all but doesnt game enough to spend money and time on anything other than nintendo. He will buy a wii-u and might wind up enjoying games like assassins creed, batman, and mass effect 3. Theres alot of people who only go with nintendo consoles.

I did get him to buy a vita (both love handhelds). He does like it alot but still sticks to the 3ds or games like wipeout (which remind him of f-zero lol). He didnt get further than 30 minutes in uncharted. I TRIED.

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Wintersun6162375d ago

IKR! Also even though they are finally getting 3rd party games, when PS4 and Xbox720 are released, Nintendo will be left coughing in the dust once again as far as the majority of 3rd party games go.

Main_Street_Saint2374d ago

Its easy to say that Nintendo will be left behind but there is one factor; pricing for the next gen consoles (PS4 and 720). Will they be reasonably priced? Or are we looking at, well you, $599!

Also, we have not really heard any concrete details about either of Sony or Microsoft's next big thing. So its down to will either of them do the no used game feature.

ProjectVulcan2375d ago (Edited 2375d ago )

Shortsightedness anyway. This console is planned to last 5 years or more right? Which means for most of its lifespan, it'll be competing against the NEXT generation Sony and Microsoft consoles.

Handling ports of PS3 and 360 games is nothing to trumpet about then. These games are already old anyway by the time Wii U launches. Because PS3 and 360 are nearly finished, once they move out of the limelight to make way for newer hardware, then will Wii U handle THOSE multiplatform titles?

You know that won't happen.

Rashonality2375d ago (Edited 2375d ago )

i don't mind playing RDR and Skyrim again but i see what you mean....
WII U NEEDS ITS OWN GAMES. and by games i mean Gamers games not casual crap >:(

GameOn2375d ago

Well I was waiting for the GotY skyrim, hmmmm

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kevnb2375d ago

well it better handle games from systems that came out 5-6 years ago.

corrus2375d ago

Why then only talking show us

d3nworth12375d ago

Wow a next console that can handle current gen games. You deserve a big pat on the back nintendo. Wait didn't the wii also handle ps2 games with ease?

Godmars2902375d ago

Shouldn't the question be how will it handle next gen 3rd party titles? How game on the Nextbox/PS4 plays on the WiiU. If it'll play.

Patriots_Pride2375d ago (Edited 2375d ago )

Exactly this and other evidence only shows that the Wii U will just be a tad more powerful than the 360 and PS3 - which was probably Nintedos plans from the get go to have the current Wii owners who have gotten a little older to buy a Wii U with HD graphics this xmas.

If this is true I cam see the Wii U being priced at $299 - not much new technology can be out into a launch console at that price.

JackBNimble2375d ago

The Wii U is about 6 or 7 years late for the current gen, because it certainly isn't a next gen console.

corrus2375d ago

HAHAHAHAHA this was joke right WII U to run neg games that console can't run even this gen games very good

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