NFS Most Wanted 360 & WiiU comparison pics

The developers at Criterion were not kidding when they said that the Wii U version of the game was improved graphically and based on the PC version's assets. Just this small example shows already a step up in graphical fidelity in not just the textures, but also with the shaders and lighting from the Wii U's more modern GPU.

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Jadedz3379d ago

It's official then (Wii U is next-gen).

PopRocks3593379d ago

The Wii U is next gen regardless. It came a generation after the Wii. That's it.

While I still would like to see a brand new game built from the ground up and using the Wii U's full power, it's nice that at least one developer took some initiative, made their port look appropriately better on a newer machine.

Not to mention it finally puts these ridiculous assertions people keep ignorantly spouting that the Wii U is only on par or even weaker than six year old hardware to the grave.

Whether or not the Wii U can keep up with the Nextbox/PS4 remains to be seen, but for the time being I'm satisfied that some element of truth is being realized in this community.

Jek_Porkins3379d ago

I believe there was a rumor that the Wii U is getting an exclusive sim racer to compete against GT and Forza. Those rumors started last year I believe.

Wii U is next gen, simply because it's the next console released by Nintendo, so I agree with you. I was unsure as if to get one, but now that I have one I absolutely love the console, I wish they would add an Achievement system, but it is fun and they just need some quality software, many company's have been in that same situation recently.

I doubt the Wii U will be able to keep up with the next Xbox or PlayStation, mainly because of memory, it's looking like the next Xbox will have 8 gigs and the next PlayStation 4, while the Wii U has only 2.

I don't think the games will be as noticeable as they were this gen though. Obviously the Wii U is in HD, which will help close the gap.

Ju3379d ago

But it is on par with the other consoles (those shot have different time of day and those different shadows??).

Some quotes here:

They use P360 geometry. The only difference is the high res texture pack. And that shows. But the rest is basically ported from current consoles.

ElectricKaibutsu3379d ago

I'm curious as to how the Wii U version of Watch Dogs will compare to the 360 and PS3's.

Jadedz3379d ago

Yes, you're right. Though there are those who believe that the graphical fidelity of games, define the console's generation.

All this proves is that the Wii U is more advanced than the PS360, which a lot of people on N4G still believe it's either on par, or a few notches below.

Nevers0ft3378d ago (Edited 3378d ago )

Towards the end of the next gen life-cycle the Wii U might start to falter but I think it'll be fine for a two or three years... The graphical difference between Wii U and PS4/720 is likely to be the difference between "Great" and "Really great"

It isn't just increased texture resolutions (although that makes the main difference). They also updated the lighting engine and increased the draw distance.

Deku-Johnny3378d ago

The Wii U will be able to keep up with PS4/720 for a while. Games on consoles get better over time as developers get use to the architecture. In a year or two games on the Wii U will look a lot better than they do now just like PS3/360 games look better now compared to when they were first released.

I don't think the difference between PS4/720 and Wii U will be as big as the difference between PS3/360 and Wii. By the time the PS4/720 are released Wii U games will probably be nearly on par with the PS4/720 launch games.

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aceitman3379d ago

I would have like to see clear pics on both of them .

Ck1x3379d ago

Yeah I know, but while one version is still in development it was the closest thing to a comparison that we have right now until the game is released. The video links in that article are probably what really gives justice to Criterion's extra work they are putting into this WiiU game.

lilbroRx3379d ago

If with the Wii U version still under development, the different in detail is plainly apparent. You can looking at the videos if you want clearer, in motion shots.

Qrphe3378d ago

Although the graphics do not see to be close to PC level, there are some additional lightning effects and bump mapping on certain environments just by looking at it that the 360 version doesn't have. The Wii U was confirmed to be better than PS360 a while ago so it's nice to see that with enough development time games can look better than those consoles.

Muffins12233379d ago

its official...wiiu had its first game that looked better compared to 7 year old hardware.Enjoy the "victory" Nintendo....

TheRealTedCruz3379d ago

People are going to hate on the console, no matter what they see.

When you don't see anything of note, it can't produce anything of note.

When it does, you still talk trash.

Truth is, none of the next consoles seem like they are going to be all that powerful. Consoles have never really been about power and the most powerful console has never been the one that did the best.

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mcstorm3379d ago

@Muffins1223 But all the fan boys keep saying the WiiU is not next gen. I find that funny as it is a next gen console but it is having current gen games ported to it at the moment. Nintendo have only given us Mario 2D in HD which can only have so much done to it anyway.

Its nice to see a developer work on a game like this for a next gen console as from the pics we can see the difference. Even though I have this game for my PSV im going to go out and get this game for the WiiU when it come out.

CaptainN3379d ago

Ummmm Trine 2 says hello !

deafdani3379d ago

Nope, second maybe. Trine 2 looks far better on Wii U and has extra content that could not have been in the other HD consoles without a serious graphical downgrade according to the developers.

And it's been available on Wii U since launch.

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GadgetGooch3379d ago

Yes it is on par and exceeds current hardware as they are able to use the assets from the PC version which current consoles are not capable of.

herbs3378d ago (Edited 3378d ago )

Hey Ju why post a link that actually conflicts with your comment? The differences are higher res textures, better lighting, greater draw distances, more optimization (less glitches, bugs), free extra cars from DLC and it supports every kind of Wii controller.

So the Wii U is displaying more geometry due to the increased draw distance, with better effects (lighting) and all textures are higher quality while simultaneously displaying on a second screen. Ju seems to be a classic N4G Sony zealots there are so so many on this site always clogging the comments with ignorance and pointless hate for reasons I will never understand.

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DivineAssault 3379d ago

im glad its being built to use the consoles strengths & set it apart visually like other titles shouldve done when it launched! But i highly doubt it will be on par with nx gen Sony/MS visually.. The leaked specs show its a significant boost from what wii u has.. However, it doesnt even matter cuz current gen games dont even look ugly so i can deal with em still.. Ill be loving zelda n metroid in HD with beautiful graphics like this.. But that NSMB, pikmin, & nintendo land were full $60 retail games that didnt deserve that price tag

wiium643379d ago

the game is superior to the microsoft and sony versions, the game uses pc texturing, on wii u, something ps3 and 360 are not capable of doing, and the wii u is next gen, so sorry it does look better, games with pc graphics always look better than those with console graphics.

Ju3379d ago (Edited 3379d ago )

Yeah, it's a 1GB PS360. That's it. It can't push more polygons nor can it run higher resolutions. Textures can be streamed, in some cases. So it's not that big of an advantage. Not what we are waiting for, I guess.

I'm waiting for more geometry, more resolution (1080p) and smoother framerate (60fps preferred, but I could accept 30+fps which never dips below), and more level of detail. Basically advancing on all levels. WiiU can't do that.

Neonridr3379d ago

So you're saying that the Video Card in the Wii U can't do more than what's in the PS360 Ju? So how do you explain Trine 2? Is it just higher res textures? As far as I know, it has a locked 720p/60fps (360 and PS3 have a scaling framerate to keep the resolution as close to 720p as they could). The Wii U's version also has enhanced lighting closer to what is on the PC version, plus it uses better filters and aliasing.

DivineAssault 3378d ago

maybe but only for a yr if anymore end up better.. PS4 murders wii u in all ways imaginable.. Miiverse got killed by the ps4 social network, 8GB GDDR5 ram lol.. its only gonna last a few months if any more games look better until it gets annihilated

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1upgamer993378d ago

I have yet to pay $60 for a game on Wii U. Ubisoft games are %30 off download this week too Zombi U $41 dollars. At stores like Toys are Us Nintendo Wii U games. Buy one get one %60 off sales. You just have to look around.

WiiUsauce3378d ago

yeah, current gen games look beautiful enough as it is. Have you seen gameplay for Gears of War Judgement? it looks absolutely stunning, and it's running on a console weaker than Wii U. Wii U will be fine.

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sway_z3379d ago (Edited 3379d ago )

Oh! ..Okay sod it!

...Let's sell our 360's & PS3's...ignore all the incoming PS4 news later, and rush to our local retailer and purchase a Wii U!

...Because no way am I playing an inferior version of a game that was published by way José!!

*Jokes that not the point?? ...Wii U games are supposed to look better than both PS3/360...7 years is a long time in this industry. The Wii U is 'Nintendo's' next gen system, therefore by default it is next gen.

Realplaya3379d ago

The point is publishers and developers rushed there games out instead of taking extra time to make there games look and run better. If you are planning on reselling your games and at full price might I add why not put time and effort into it.

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ps3_pwns3379d ago

wii u should of been 250 dollars. 350 for wii u is to much. I hope the ps4 is 400 dollars so you guys can really see you wasted your money getting the wii u first. I will then wait for the wii u price to drop to 250 by the end of this year and have both systems for far cheaper and that work without crap patches that red ring of death the system. The wii u might actually have games out by then to actually justify a 250 purchase. So i basically win for not buying the wii u first. Saved a lot of money already :)

FinalomegaS3379d ago


how would the people that bought the system wasted their money? Did they buy the wiiu so they can put it as a door stopper to collect dust?

The white model is 299$, so by next year maybe you'll get that -50$ off and it'll be the magic number 249$.

Just a little detail, I can't remember any Playstation releasing under 400$, and if the next PS system does use cutting edge tech then for sure it won't be, just thinking realistically.

Link0793379d ago

So what games make ps4 worth the purchase ?

MasterCornholio3379d ago (Edited 3379d ago )

You find out soon enough.


lilbroRx3379d ago

If the Wii U should have been 250, then the PS3 should be $99.

paul19743379d ago

have you got your mums permission to use the computer?

jmc88883378d ago (Edited 3378d ago )

You have every right to purchase a system when you deem fit.

You do realize though that by the time PS4/720 launch it will probably have a price cut. So moms and dads living in the great depression will see the Wii U at $249, maybe less (for the basic) compared to the rumored $429-529 for the PS4 will have a legitimately hard choice.

While people that adopted earlier paid that bit more, I'm fully enjoying BLOPS2 on WIi U using the gamepad for my killstreaks and much bigger in-depth not-so-mini-map. NSMBU is fun, about half way through. Zombi U is fun, and more. While anyone would say it needs more content, I've had alot of fun to justify the price AND there's more content between now and these other console launches. (just like ANY launch ALL consoles have a dearth of titles for a good period of time). My PS3 was a Resistance Fall of Man machine for quite some time. My 360 was a Perfect Dark Zero and Gun machine for quite some time.

Is the PS4 worth double the price? It's only 3x more powerful if the spec rumors are true. 720 only 2x as powerful.

Oh and if we're going to get into the nitty gritty of costs, the GTX 660ti is stronger than a PS4 (again if rumors are true) and it costs $239-299 and you has been out for quite some time, not a future product coming in nine months. Or you could have gotten the GTX 670 last May for $399.

Or you can wait until Q4, still probably before the PS4 or 720 launch and get a GTX 770 for $399 and have something 2.5-3x a PS4.

Either way, if you want power go PC. If you want to save money, buy Nintendo. If you want a little lower than mid level power and decent cost, go MS/Sony.

Personally I get them all, and have a good PC. I save my money, I'm not rich nor buy them on credit. When it comes to PC's, build your own. Better parts for less money.

1upgamer993378d ago

Dude the gamepad tech alone is a high cost for Nintendo. Also the Wii U is being sold at a loss. Sony really cant afford to sell at a loss again, like it did at over -$150 per PS3 for a couple of years. Look it up yourself. I do not think Wii U is a waste of money, there are games I really like on it, and better than on my PS3 BOPS2 is one of them, and I have off screen play. With the AAA games coming out and screens like this to show that the Wii U is very capable, how is it a waste of Money? There are games out right now that I can't play on my PS3, that said there are some great PS3 games coming out this year.
If Nintendo had not added the gamepad, and just took that money and added a more powerful gp/gpu/cpu
and sold it for the same price, yeah it would have more power, BUT I would be playing games the same way I always have. I would not have off screen play, and things like TVii, that freaking gamepad is cool. If you have not sat down with it in your own home online you would have no idea. I respect you for not picking one up, but it is far from a waste of money.

sitharrefus3377d ago

The game pad should not be a high cost for nintendo, its just a a screen with buttons. It does have nfc and sensors that may bring the price up, but the pad its just a screen nothing else.

herbs3378d ago (Edited 3378d ago )

Wow you will save a whole fifty dollars you are so much smarter and lucrative than anyone who ever lived lol.

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