Playeressence's Furious Francis delves into why Sony and MS need powerful systems, and how the Wii U games will be more than enough for gamers.
What this author needs to understand is no matter what you say Nintendo are going Hardcore so they made a powerful affordable console in the WiiU,just because games are colourful doesn't mean you don't need powerful hardware ? in the gamecube era Nintendo calaborated with 3rd partys and made them version superior that's what's happening again so all this talk of Nintendo don't need powerful hardware doesn't take away the fact the WiiU is a powerful powerful hardware Randy Pitchfords words and considering the games ive seen and with Gearbox making an UE4 FPS on wiiu,and AMD confirming a modified E6760,it sure looks like all 3 will have dx11 comparable graphics or you wouldn't be seing Xenoblade or Beyonetta looking that good.
Read the article. What u said is exactly what the article says. The title is just in terms of ms and sonys leaked specs which are much better than the wii's incomplete yet revealed specs
I dissagree the WiiU will do anything they do in fact going of the leaked 720 gpu the wiiu has a gpu thats 40% more powerful that's a FACT.
Yes, the exclusive games will tell use what console(x720,wiiu,ps4) will be the most powerful and capable of. Specs don't mean shit if the developers can't utilize it properly. this gen it was clearly the PS3. next gen, we'll have to wait and see.
StarFox17 doesn't know what he's talking about, FACT!
Tell that to wii u's sales.
The Wii U's sales are fine. If the system was more powerful and costed $500 would you have bought it already? No. Strongest system rarely ever wins the console race.
LOL, $500? $400 and the exclusion of unnecessary touchscreens (Not to mention a likely year later start to development of the hardware, when things are slightly cheaper and more powerful) and you'd have a much more powerful system. It's not about being the "Strongest"...it' ;s about not being stuck early like the Dreamcast.
and the wiiu will miss a lot of hardcore games like the wii y cause its not powerful enough , the im calling it now watch 8 months from now hell matbe even sooner that a developer will say its not bringing a game to wii u cause it lacks power. and sony is always trying something new with stuff they where the 1st with the eyetoy in ps2 , the 1st with home , now called miiverse for Nintendo, I give credit to Nintendo for the wii , but right now I feel they have put them sevles back to the gamecube days and that's not good.
You don't even have to wait that long, EA already said it isn't targeting Wii U with it's next gen plans due to it's lack of power.
but to that i say MS and sony wont be getting any nintendo games. and those are the reason people buy nintendo systems when it comes down to it, its all about mario, zelda, and smash
but damN .. what will Samus Look like now with the wiiU power . ? . Donkey Kong like blue guy from Monsters Inc? ssssss
The Wii U isn't meant to compete against the PS4/720. Like the Wii - it'll be a system where consumers might consider to buy it alongside another system.
thats absolutely true cause nintendo is about selling uniqueness and new ideas while sony and microsoft are more into selling prettier images and pixels to satisfy fanboys
How bout you trying to say what you said 6 months after the PS4 and Xbox 720 comes out. You then realized that Uniqueness and new ideas will sell a lot of consoles but in the long run the Wii U owners will be left wanting the AAA games that are on the PS4 and xbox 720. Because the Wii U cant handle some of the game that will be made for these "next Gen" console. The wii U will be in the same boat as the Wii. Number of console sold will benefit only Nintendo, but when it comes down to it, its the software that keep the console alive. If Developers dont make games for it then pretty much the console is dead.
The Wii U does need to be Powerful. Its like If someone ask you for something to drink. There 2 ways one can approach it. You can Give me what you think would quench my thirst or you can ask me what would quench my thirst. In this case, Nintendo didn't even bother to ask us what we wanted gaming wise, instead they gave us what they wanted which isn't satisfactory.
If Nintendo doesn't quench your thirst, you already have two other companies doing just that. Sony says "If you like coffee, you must have liked our last coffee. Well our new coffee has the exact same delicious flavor but it's doubly strong." MS says "If you like coffee, you must have liked our last coffee. Sorry 80% of our cups melted. Try our new double strong coffee!" And Nintendo says "I just made some lemonade, guys! It's sweet and comes with a crazy straw!" Maybe we didn't ask for lemonade, but I'd hate to live in a world without it (and crazy straws).
Ok you made your point...I agree that there are 2 others system that one can choose from if you don't like the wii U. Now don't get me wrong, I do like the wii U and plan on getting one as soon as they release more games. But the main issues I have with Nintendo is that when Nintendo make a bold statement that their Next Gen console is going to deliver games on a hardcore level and don't; then I will no longer believe anything else they say. Just keeping honest and real.
LMAO love how you threw the red ring in there plus bub
Basically what he said was, Nintendo fans care more about games and not as much about graphics, thus don't need a 'powerful' system. Sony/MS fans care about games, but also hold graphics at a very high level, thus need a 'powerful' system. In this sense he is sort of correct. The Wii U isn't as powerful as the PS4/720, but the PS4/720 aren't that powerful either. Not when the PS4 rumored specs top out at 1.8 TFlops, something achieved by midrange cards of 2011, and a CPU far worse than a $269 i7 920 from 2008. I think all three will be fine, but I also suspect there's going to be some whining, and most will come from the PS4/720 crowd. Some really want the PS4/720 to actually be powerful, but they simply won't be, and when some figure that out they are going to rage. There is going to be a huge gap between the strongest console and a mid range PC, whereas there was a small gap between the consoles and a top end pc when the 360 launched. The midrange GPU card in 2013 should be 4-6 TFlops. That blows the PS4's 1.8 and the 720's 1.2 TFlops out of the water. When you consider dual gpu's and SLI/Crossfire, the 720 already might be only 1/10th-1/12th the power of a ultra top end PC. Since an ultra top end might push 15 TFlops. Then take these numbers and realize they'll grow by 60-100 percent every year, and the numbers get absolutely crazy by 2015-2016, even for mid range GPU's. All the systems will be good, but there's a segment of the PS4/720 crew that want to buy power, and that thirst will not be quenched. Hopefully they grow up a bit, but seeing all the 'wii u' is dead articles and everyone thrashing it while knowing very little I don't see it as very likely. They have the biggest surprise when the so called 'real next gen' systems are only 2-3x what a Wii U is. 720 2x, and PS4 3x.
Someone told me that the teraflop thing isnt true. Both systems will have at least 3 teraflops according to what this person told me.
All the systems will be good, but there's a segment of the PS4/720 crew that want to buy power, and that thirst will not be quenched. Amen :-)
i like how people make numbers like if they were official.. u know what what i heard its that ps4 will push 15 instead of 1.8, if i say that and i tell u that i have my sources u will believe it and think is going to be as powerfull as a high end pc? stop making numbers.. people is so fun this days...
@jmc8888 "The Wii U isn't as powerful as the PS4/720, but the PS4/720 aren't that powerful either." The wii u is supposed to be slightly more powerful than the ps3/360. With the ps3/360 will be going from 8-9 yr old hardware to the newest series of a low to midrange graphics cards. Exactly how the hell is that not that powerful either, your talking about consoles not the pc. "Hopefully they grow up a bit" Says the guy doing damage control and spinning the wiiu's lack of power vs the next gens on every article. Unlike nintendo, sony and ms are not going to go to extravagant lengths to hide it's spec from gamers interested in buying it. So rumored specs are borderline worthless, till we know the true specs.
Riiiiiiiiiiiight, keep telling yourself that
People said that about the Wii and those who only had a Wii missed out on a ton of great games. PS: What i mean by this is that there were a ton of titles that came out on the 360 and the PS3 but not the Wii because Nintendos console was to weak to handle those games. Hopefully the same doesnt happen with the 8th generation of consoles.
The WiiU is no Wii, not on its best day. The WiiU will be a failure in comparison to the success of the Wii, therefore the WiiU needs much more going for it.
So the PS3 was a failure compared to the PS1 and PS2?
LOL - I think its obvious the PS2 was more successful the fact that you posed that question means you need to not post anymore.
The wii u has a gpu that is 40% more powerfull than the rumored ps4/Durango specs hahahahhaha omg these ppl are delusional. Not only is the Wiiu gpu moderate at best and nothing cutting edge but their crappy cpu hinders whatever could have been any type of nxt gen graphics because the gpu has to pick up the Cpus slack. You ppl keep saying "well the Gpu makes up for the Cpu deficiencies" that may be true but a GPu is not a CPU and although it nowadays does many of the things CPU use to solely do a good CPU is still good to have and a good GPU so it can really shine. Wiiu does not have this combo but Ps4 and maybe Durango will. And to the author the only reason Nintendo faithfuls supposedly only care gameplay is because Nintendo has brainwashed and [email protected] them into believing that crap. Theres no reason to have a trade off in graphics for good gameplay Sony already proved this so thats all crap!!!! You can have great looking games with awesome gameplay. Games like Demon Souls, Ni Nu Kuni, Uncharted, GOW and others have shown this!!!!!!! Its funny i sure remember Nintendo fans caring about graphics during the SNES era and i sure as hell remember the fanboys jumping up when ppl thought BO2 would be 1080p native lol hahahahah
nintendo has never really needed a strong 3rd party presence will this be as successful as the wii probably not. lightning rarely strikes twice, however will it be successful? Yes nintendo has that kind of first party black magic
Damn! sorry for all the typos guys. I hate typing on android devices.
Then it means ps4 and next box need 3rd party, the wiiu does not.
Yes somehow you got it right. N console is bought as second console and only for first party games. Well I do it this way since n64 days.
Damn too many dumbass people make assumptions and judge way to early we will just have to wait and see and HUMAN ELEMENT is one multiplat that the wii u is getting in 2015 anything before or after that I don't know but look it up if you don't believe me and I'm sure nintendo still has a lot of secrets so once again we will have to wait
The only dummy here is you. Whats worse ppl making educated assumptions based, off nintendos recent history and what we know and have been shown, .Or blind faithfulls that keep getting proved wrong and shafted by Nintendo but still are in denial?
I knew it was only a matter of time before the old excuse came back to the surface one the rumors of Sony and Microsoft's next gen system came to the surface. First it was all boasting about how much more powerful the Wii U was compared to the PS3 and 360 and how Nintendo is going to steal all the developers from under their noses blah blah blah.An now it is back to 'graphics and power doesn't matter'. It's amazing how fast people can backslide when things look like they are no longer going their way
Well i guess the denial stage is over and nintendo fans have moved on to acceptance. And starfox17 must be metriod32's new account by the bs he posts. So we go from hd gamers are just shallow graphics whores and only real or true gamers care about the gameplay. To lol the wiiu is so superior to the ps3 and 360, look at it's phenomenal power. To the ps4 and 720 are not going to be that much more powerful than the wiiu. To nintendo doesn't need 3rd parties to survive and is perfect as a supplemental or secondary console. And it's a shame all those articles poprocks posted with 1st and 2nd party developers praising the wiiu's power were all for nothing. Funny thing i only hear nintendo fans describe games they are looking forword to in terms of graphical capacity and never discussing any gameplay elements. At least kaos was smart enough to call it quits, when nintendo stopped sending him checks. If a console and it's fans throw in the towel, before the competition even releases it's a lost cause for anyone not a big time nintendo fan. For a group of gamers that are supposed to be all about the games, alot of you nintendo fans seem to be obsessed with sales or winning the race. So if the wiiu doesn't need power then i guess no nintendo fan wants the next zelda game to look on par or better than the e3 2010 zelda tech demo.
Wow, lots of people are butt hurt that the WII is underpowered.
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