Nintendo representative says Wii U is '19 times as powerful' as the PS3

A Nintendo representative made a comment at the Eurogamer Expo that the Wii U is "19 times as powerful" as the PS3.

Suffice it to say that even with the Wii U being more powerful than current generation consoles, it certainly isn't looking 19 times as powerful at the moment.

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iamnsuperman3513d ago

I think the representative was exaggerating (which he shouldn't be doing when informing people while having a hands on experience) as 19x times more powerful than anything is ,well, stupidly more powerful

mrbojingles3513d ago (Edited 3513d ago )

Yea. He likely wasn't being serious. Or else this is going to be a lot of GameCubes/Duct Tape.

@ Mansane

I was being sarcastic dude. Just a joke on a tired old internet meme about Nintendo consoles being built out of multiple Cubes taped together.

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darthv723513d ago

what the 19x eludes to is that there will be more than 20 launch games.

I mean that really would make the wii-u 19x more powerful than the ps3.

metroid323512d ago

Do u realise how powerful a console needs to be to be able to make the games graphically abit above current HD consoles at Native 1080p/60fps at launch of games that have been optimized and tweaked for 7 years means its seriously powerful.

Remember the 360 couldnt even keep up with gamecube/xbox right out the box and look how far that came Hmmmmm not very clever you lot ive noticed.

MaxXAttaxX3512d ago

People would be calling them arrogant, among other things.

PR talk is PR talk.

jeseth3512d ago

Prove It.

With games. Not propaganda.

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dedicatedtogamers3513d ago (Edited 3513d ago )

Oh boy. Here comes the backlash.

Practically speaking, I doubt it is "19 times more powerful". Even a top-end PC isn't 19 times more powerful compared to a PS3. Twice as powerful? Absolutely. Three times or four times as powerful? Sure. But 19 times as powerful? No.

And I sincerely doubt the WiiU will have anywhere CLOSE to the power of a modern gaming PC.

I think the problem is fanboys just want to parade their console of choice while trying to shove it in the "competitor's" face, like the good ol' BluRay vs HD-DVD debate, or the "this game runs in native 720p on 360 but not on PS3" debate. And of course, in ImaginationVille, console gamers are still wishing for the day they can buy a console and it will be as powerful as a gaming PC (lol)

Outside_ofthe_Box3513d ago

***"console gamers are still wishing for the day they can buy a console and it will be as powerful as a gaming PC (lol)"***

No need to wish. When the PS3 and 360 came out in 05/06 you needed to shell $1000+ for a PC that *matched* those consoles same will happen when the PS4 and 720 release. When those consoles release, gamers would essentially be buying a high-end PC at a bargain price. I know this fact is a bit difficult for PC gamers to swallow (lol).

chanmasta3513d ago

@Outside: WHAT? LOL. That's definitely not true and is certainly not a fact, it's your opinion. And I can tell you from first hand experience of actually physically doing what you said couldn't be done at that time, that you definitely could. Don't spread lies and false facts.

stage883513d ago

I'll believe it when I see it. At the moment I believe it will only be marginally more powerful.

LocutusEstBorg3512d ago

It is technically correct. Even a lowly GTX 660 is probably 40x the power of the 7800GTX in the PS3. The difference between PC and consoles is that PCs don't use low quality rendering. It looks the same pixel for pixel regardless of what GPU you're running. Rendering without quality loss can take 20x the power and produce only superior sharpness and clarity but not more realism.

fatstarr3512d ago (Edited 3512d ago )

Exactly right, when it comes to PC's people dont know their specs.

3x SLI 680s is leagues of powerful over the single 7800gtx.

Add in some powerful 6 core or quad core and yea.

15 ps3s duct taped together in terms of power.

play around on some spec sites

"power levels"
7800 GTX = 571

680 GTX = 4,038

N4G logic, 7800 GTX > 3x 680 gtx's

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Shok3513d ago (Edited 3513d ago )

The Wii U is more powerful than current-gen, no doubt.

But this is bullshit lol. The PS3 and 360 are around 20x more powerful than last gen. Next-gen definitely won't have the same leap that we had this gen, it'd be too damn expensive.

My perception is that the Wii U is 3-4x more powerful than current-gen, with the NextBox and PS4 coming in at around 6-8x more powerful.

mrbojingles3513d ago

I can see that happening, what you said about Wii U being 4x and others being 6-8x that is

ChickeyCantor3513d ago (Edited 3513d ago )

Not saying the statement is true. But with new technology regarding efficiency and new features. The processors can easily outweigh last gen by much.

victoryscreeeeeech3513d ago

I think the Rep is taking into account how efficient and energy conserving the Wii U is. I don't know if that's a factor tho

metroid323513d ago (Edited 3513d ago )

Your wrong m8 its about 10 times it needs to be to have 2 additional screens running the same game same graphics at 480p each end of look at trine dc that has 2 gamepad support and handles native HD/60fps and 2 480p/60fps images on gamepads makes it very powerful doing native at 60fps is already squashing the ps3 but to then handle 2 wii resolution images in realtime at 60fps with HD graphics also is super power trust me.

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PopRocks3593513d ago

Doubt it's THAT powerful. Hopefully nobody blows this out of proportion.

Stansolo3512d ago (Edited 3512d ago )

Its 98 times more powerful and the pad has 124 buttons and a HDMI lead 30 times thicker than the PS3/360 one that runs at 20 times the speed of light. Protective overall is needed to play the wiiU because of the raw power and there is a fire risk, it could burn up into a super nova. Play at your own risk. I can't wait play it, these specs sound amazing. To good to be true.
(Just joking.)

AznGaara3512d ago

you forgot that the graphics are 40 times better than real life. So good it'll burn your eyes.

kesvalk3512d ago

the wii-u will have graphics so ultra realistic that real life will need better anti-aliasing to match it.

Optical_Matrix3513d ago (Edited 3513d ago )

These Nintendo reps have no relationship with Nintendo other than being on hand to help demo the system at events like this. These are the same reps that tried to tell me, while I was playing the Pikmin 3 demo at Eurogamer, that the game would release this holiday, despite it being confirmed numerous times that it's dropping in Q1 2013 from Nintendo themselves.

This claim is bull, to say the least. Not even the Nextbox and PS4 will be 19x the PS3. These meaningless multipliers need to stop. The proof is in the software after all. Hell even if Wii U was 19x more powerful, why is a simple game like New Super Mario Bros. U running in 720p?

Ridiculous. I'm hyped for the system, but I think people need to ground their expectations a little bit. This won't be the leap we've been waiting for. That won't come until the Nextbox and PS4. You know, and I know it.

Edit: @shock. I wouldn't even put it at 4x current gen. It's got a weaker CPU which was confirmed last month I believe. I'll try to find the source. The 1GB of dedicated RAM is what will really make up the difference, but I wouldn't expect anything that makes the likes of Halo 4 and God of War Ascension look like 1st gen PS2 games in comparison.

mrbojingles3513d ago

Just because it's CPU is clocked lower doesn't mean it's weaker. A Triple Core Broadway clocked at 1.6Ghz could out perform the 3.2Ghz Xenon in a lot of ways. It isn't all about clock speed, if that's what you're talking about.

If the PS4/720 have quad-core CPUs @ 1.5Ghz they won't necessarily be weaker than the Cell/Xenon, that is if you're referring to clock speeds.

metroid323513d ago

Its got a much more powerful cpu no one has said officially the wiiu cpu is weaker it new technology get a grip.