Contrary to some developers claiming Wii U will be twice as powerful as PS3 according to their testing, Nintendo godfather Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed the console won’t “dramatically outperform” neither PS3 nor Xbox 360, because Nintendo’s trying to keep cost down despite “reckless” new controller.
That’s what he willingly told Gamespot in a recent interview, adding Nintendo knows there’s only so much money people can devote to entertainment.
“Nintendo is an entertainment company,” he told the site.
“Weâ€™re very sensitive to pricing because people have generally only a certain amount of their spending that theyâ€™ll devote to entertainment. And if youâ€™re talking about parents buying something for kids, there are certain price points where parents may be willing to or not willing to purchase a certain product.
But at the same time, you have these technological advances, and you have the needs of being able to take advantage of that technology, and those result in increasing costs and things like that. â€¦ Nintendo is the company thatâ€™s going to probably pay the most attention to striking that right balance.”
Miyamoto also confirmed Nintendo was making a rather “reckless” decision by including a tablet-like controller to the new console.
“Weâ€™re trying to do that by finding the right balance between the CPU and the GPU, the graphics processor, and bringing all of that together with the ability to take advantage of the HD capabilities of the system, and wanting to do the most that we can on that front as well. â€¦ Weâ€™re very sensitive, of course, to trying to do all of this at an appropriate price.
So I donâ€™t know that we would be able to sit here and say that itâ€™s going to necessarily dramatically outperform the systems that are out now. Itâ€™s part of the balance that we strike in terms of trying to find entertainment that is new and unique.”