Wii U power debate an impossibility
We are intrigued to know how powerful the Nintendo Wii U console is in comparison to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, although the theory is that it is not about the power and more about the playing experience. Trying to dissect the specifics of this aspect is harder than first perceived and there are many other questions being asked that all relate to the same thing.
Power is not the only thing on the mind of gamers as the quality of graphics available in Wii U games has also been mentioned. In an article on Eurogamer, they try to find out more concerning the power and graphics of the console by speaking to Nintendo, and they highlight the company’s focus on the experience of playing. Apparently it’s not about power, as this would have made both the GameCube and the Wii the number one systems or their generation, it is about fun and the whole experience.
A gamer that has had the chance to spend some time with the Wii U mentioned the Batman Arkham City title and the impression is that it does not run as well as expected, and the GamePad feature just reproduced exactly what was on the screen, although Rayman looked really good and ZombiU implemented the GamePad to better effect. It seems that the Wii U will pick up with better games but the launch titles are nothing special at the moment. Some have questioned why the specs have not been shown for the Wii U, in an age where people want to know what is contained.
In other related news, Videogamer write about a secret CryEngine 3 game heading to both the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo’s next gen console. The title teased by Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli a couple of months ago could be Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, as this shooter was listed on the ESRB’s website to be making its way to the Wii U as well as the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. According to the listing, the Mac and Vita are also possible destinations.
Only last week, we spoke about the upcoming Wii U press event in New York hosted by Nintendo and whether this would be the ideal time to announce an actual release date and a time. The event on the 13th of September could be a possible date for more than just a few details on the Wii U. What is your opinion on the lack of information on the specs from Nintendo?