Wii U will not upscale Wii games to HD

COO of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aimes has stated that Wii U will not upscale Wii games to HD resolution, despite the new console boasting 1080p graphics.

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-Alpha2692d ago

I'm still so confused lol

miyamoto2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

Its the only reason why I waited for Wii U hoping Wii games get upscaled to HD!

That really sucks considering the Dolphin emulator has been here for years!
Its not even hardware its just software. Even single core PCs can do Wii HD.

Also I think this Wii U controller has the potential to kill the 3DS.
At first glance everyone will think the Wii U is a portable gaming device that can run games on its own.

Reibooi2692d ago

I find that flat out lazy to be honest. There is no reason for it not to be there. There are plenty of games that could look ALOT better being upscaled. Super Mario Galaxy, Smash Brothers, Muramasa, Madworld, Twilight Princess and so on and so forth.

it just reeks of laziness to not have some kind of upscaling or smoothing in there.

Active Reload2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

There isn't any hardware available to upscale games like that...yet. Were people actually waiting for Nintendo to invent the tech? If not, then you must've assumed that this is a possibility already. If it was, don't you think MS or Sony would've done it already instead of releasing HD remasters of last gen games? I'm sure someone is working on it but I wouldn't expect it to be Nintendo.

Edit: Below, you're lying. I've played numerous PS2 games on the PS3 and none of them looked different on the PS3 as they did on the PS2. I hate when people lie like that.

Reibooi2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

Upscaling or not the PS3 DOES improve the look of PS2 games and even PSone games to a much lesser extent.(Launch PS3's do anyway which is what I have) At the VERY least the WiiU should have something similar but it doesn't and I find that incredibly lazy.

It's another example of Nintendo being behind on the times. They now have a somewhat powerful console but don't do things with it that would be common sense.

Dark_Overlord2691d ago

@Active Reload

The older PS3's did an amazing job upscaling PS2 games, since my 60GB died I had to resort to using the PS2 to play them, and they look like shit. Its the main thing I miss about the Phat's :(

ATiElite2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

Wii games were never HD.

Therefore playing them on a Wii U is the same as playing them on a Wii cause the Wii games are Native ???? x 480 resolution, key WORD being NATIVE.

Besides upscaling is only so the input signal to your TV matches what your TV wants to send out keyword being signal NOT changing resolution. If you paid extra cash for a "Upscaling DVD player you got RIPPED OFF cause most TV's have a chip in them that does this automatically. Hence a 1080p ONLY TV playing 720p video with out it looking fuzzy or huge black spaces top and bottom.

like playing Sonic the Hedgehog on my emulator, I can AA and AF the hell out it but it's native res is still NOT HD even though my monitor is 1080P

playing PS1 or PS2 games on the PS3 is better because the PS3 can add more Post-Processing effects to sharpen the image like MLAA.

jay22692d ago

Thats a bit poo considering that Dolphin or what ever it's called emulator does.

VampiricDragon2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

do you realize how cpu intensive it is to run dolphin on max settings?

It takes more power than any of these consoles have

Hell my computer chugs

@ below

amd phenom(tm) II x4 940 processor 3.01 Ghz

And I still cant get more than 27 fps out of gamecube games.

Its so cpu intensive you have no idea

did the ps3 make ps2 games look like ps3 ones? Of course not. Same with psx and ps2.

The kind of ram and cpu you need to really up things can only be found on the highest of end pcs

stop trolling its getting annoying

Takoulya2692d ago


Not implying that you're lying, just curious, as I'm thinking of buying a PC for gaming.

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Jack-Dangerously2692d ago

So YOU can talk crap to someone. But when someone does it to YOU it's trolling? LMAO whatever, bub.

Jack-Dangerously2692d ago

Welp. After writing my previous comment I happen to come across more of MartinZ comments.

So yeah... My bad, he WAS trolling.

ATiElite2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

What are your total specs Ram, GPU, etc.

I can run Wii GC and PS2 games NO PROBLEM on a Dual core Phenom Black X2 550 and of course my Core i5 2500k.

Also you gotta play with the Dolphine settings for best results. Make sure your Dolphine CPU settings are SSE2 and compiler. You have enough PC power just wondering do you have enough RENDERING (GPU) power.

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UP2692d ago

Does everyone know that the console "can" boast up to 1080p resolution. And we do not even know if its native or not.

Thecraft19892692d ago

Yes all tech demos where running at 1080p.

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