Wii U Less Powerful Than PS3, Xbox 360


As the release date of Wii U draws closer, developers are beginning to reveal some rather sad details about the console, the most disheartening is the fact that it doesn’t pack as much power PS3 or even 360.

“It’s not up to the same level as the PS3 or the 360,” an unnamed developer old Games Industry “The graphics are just not as powerful.”

“It doesn’t produce graphics as well as the PS3 or the 360,” said another anonymous source.

“There aren’t as many shaders, it’s not as capable. Overall the Wii U just can’t quite keep up,” it added.

“The whole thing about the tablet controller is that you only get one of them, and you can only use one and it’s not completely independent,” the sources said unanimously.

“The base console has to be on, and you have to be in range. Other controllers are just Wiimotes, or other Wii controllers. They may change the form factor or looks a bit, but it’s the same controller.”

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4 Comments on "Wii U Less Powerful Than PS3, Xbox 360"

  1. nick April 4, 2012 at 4:31 am -

    they cant make up their minds can they!?
    first it was 1.5 times more powerful, then slightly more powerful, then about the same and now less.
    in other words they have no freaking idea!
    yea, thanks, but i think ill wait till ninty confirm the specs.

  2. Ernice Gilbert April 4, 2012 at 7:05 am -

    Yeah, agreed.

  3. nick April 4, 2012 at 9:57 am -

    gotta wait and see i guess.
    ive read 3 stories from vergil the guys doing darksiders 2.
    last year they said its slightly more powerful.
    in a article with gameinformer they said its about the same.
    and now there saying its quite far behind.
    so guys which one is it?
    yea it will be extremely hard for ninty to market a device with a tablet controller and still maintain higher graphics.
    but that said the ps3 and 360 are 6 and 7 years old!
    come on, prices for that hardware has tumbled since then!
    even with the cool tablet controller ninty should be able to whip something up at least equivalent to current systems.

    plus they have to remember they release this year, $ony and M$ release next year.
    so they need to close the gap as much as possible to reduce the gap for next gen systems.
    the wii did extremely well this gen because of the motion control gimmick.
    that kept it alive up until 2 years ago when people started to get sick of SD graphics.
    next gen though, well what gimmick does ninty have to stop people from switching over?
    the tablet?
    im not so sure that will hold people off like MC for the wii did.
    long story short if ninty releases a less powerful system then ps3 and 360, then there going to make life REALLY hard for themselves when their replacements release!

    you have to remember profit in these things always comes from software not hardware.
    so what reason do customers have to buy the wiiu versions of games over ps3 or 360 or even their replacements?
    thats the biggest problem ninty will face, if they cannot offer equivalent graphics to the 6 year old ps3 and 7 year old 360 then they can kiss their spot in this industry goodbye!
    their first party titles will do better then ever, but they will be in serious trouble with third party games.
    TBH i can see the wiiU turning into the N64 2.
    allot of exclusive franchises left nintendo with that simply because they thought it was too outdated.
    im worried the same will happen again and big third party games wont be available for it.

    ninty really shot themselves in the foot with the wii by going SD.
    now they have make a bucket load of cash with the wii!
    its outsold ps3 and 360 for so so long, so they really need to dig their heels in, release a amazing console that beats the ps3 and 360 in power.
    even if its at a massive loss they should be able to whether the storm because they have a big market at the moment thanks to the success of the wii, and the success even of the 3DS.
    they need to pack as much as they can in there otherwise im worried it will flop quick smart!

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