Friday, September 19, 2014
Wii U Won’t Lag Behind PS4 And Xbox 720 In Visuals, Console Won’t Feel Outdated

Wii U Won’t Lag Behind PS4 And Xbox 720 In Visuals, Console Won’t Feel Outdated

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata spoke bluntly in a recent Q&A session with shareholders, telling them that although PS4 and Xbox 720 will have more advanced visuals than Wii U, the contrast won’t be vast like it was with Wii and current-gen machines.

“Other companies might launch a next-generation console with more power, but we don’t necessarily think that the difference between the Wii U and such console will be as drastic as what you felt it was between the Wii and the other consoles because there will be fewer and fewer differentiators in graphics,” Iwata explained.

“Naturally some consumers are very sensitive about such a small difference in graphics so that we will make efforts to make the most of the performance of the Wii U to keep up with technological innovations and not to make the system out-of-date soon.”

Iwata told the investors that Nintendo had to cut some corners to compensate for Wii U’s price as, according to him, it’s really two consoles in one.

“We are including both a video game console and a handheld device, if we were not careful about how luxurious both of them were, we could end up having to offer the price of the two hardware systems combined, which would not be an acceptable price for the consumers. We had to design it by balancing the performance and the costs.

There are currently many videos on the Internet, many of which are very interesting and suitable for family entertainment. You have seen them by PC, smartphones or tablets, but with the Wii U you can search a good movie on the Wii U GamePad, tell everyone there to see it and easily move it to the TV screen. In this way, a video-sharing website can be a great form of entertainment.”

Wii U sees a launch later this year.

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  • nick

    if that is what he seriously believes than sorry dude but your in for a rude shock!
    ill eat my hat if the gap between ps4 and wiiu games are not as big as wii to ps3!
    the more and more i hear about the wiiu the less i want it!
    yeah they need to offer the unit at a affordable price, but the need for having up to date technology is FAR greater!
    i feel that ninty have taken the 3DS sales too personally.
    that sold poorly because it had so few launch titles, and really was not a powerful piece of kit!
    not because it was so expensive!
    im worried that they have seen that and thought ok people wont pay too much for a wiiu, so we have to cut its capabilities to save costs.
    thats not true, people will pay lots for a wiiu as long as they feel like its worth the money!
    that was the problem with the 3DS!
    not that it was too expensive, that it was too expensive for what it offers!
    ninty seem hell bent on the fact that people wont spend high money on the wiiu even if it could propel them to the moon!
    i wish they would put the best hardware possible in it, make it as close to ps4 and 720 as possible!
    and i think IF they did that, and IF they had a awesome launch line up, than it would sell amazingly!
    much better in fact than if they go for a cheap lazy system!

  • benzo

    Third party games may not see a big difference….but 1st party titles will blow this idea up! BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!