Price hampers Wii U performance not innovations
Far too many times have we heard that the Wii U will not be a next-generation console, even though we were told by Nintendo that their upcoming console would offer more raw power in terms of graphics when compared to the PS3 and the Xbox 360. However, we have since learned that this might not be the case and could in fact be less powerful.
From what we are being told by those close to the situation the price will hamper the performance of the Wii U but not its innovations, well that’s according to developers who are working closely with Nintendo on the successor to the popular Wii console. It would be a shame if it turns out that the graphics are not as powerful because one that would mean Nintendo had lied to us and second, well we cannot see the new console taking much of the market share from Microsoft or Sony, as what they will offer us by the end of 2013 or a little later will be fully-fledged next-gen devices.
If this rumor turns out to be true then we’re the only ones to blame, as we are not willing to pay a huge sum of money for a console like we once did, which means that Nintendo will need to make certain sacrifices in order to drive the cost down and the easiest way to do this would be to reduce the performance of the Wii U. It’s no secret that a huge portion of the cost for a console comes from the CPU and graphics, so reducing this and putting more resources into other areas is a decision that Nintendo would have thought hard about.
The original Wii shocked us all and took the world by storm and Nintendo hope to replicate this, but they are counting on the innovations from the new tablet controller – we just wonder if this will be a key selling point for you?
We’d be interested to know how you feel about Nintendo sacrificing performance in order to keep the price of the Wii U down? One thing we should consider though, if Nintendo plans on releasing this in time for the 2012 Holiday Season then we can expect Microsoft and Sony to reduce the price of the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 to counter this threat.
Before we get too ahead of ourselves there are a couple of things we need to remember, the first is that we have already seen demo footage of Wii U games and the performance seems to be pretty good, the other fact is that the original DS was less powerful than the PSP and look who won that battle.
Just touching on what we mentioned at the beginning of this article, the Wii U can still be classed as a next-gen console after all because it’s not just about graphics, it’s about creativity as well; if Nintendo can get this right then we are in for a great battle over Christmas.