It’s always an interesting thought exercise to think about what the Wii U might bring the table as far as graphical prowess but we’re really not going to know much more until we get to E3 or Nintendo releases some more official news.
However, a new report is stating that the Wii U will be about 2x as powerful as the Xbox 360.
Ignoring the hypothetical Xbox 720 that we should be hearing about soon, it will be interesting to see if that will satiate the tech masses and be enough to be another hit in the marketplace or if the Xbox 720/Playstation 4 will be another huge upgrade like the Xbox 360/Playstation 3 was.
A lot could be riding on this for Nintendo as they announced poor quarterly earnings and a poor outlook as well. 2012 is important.
2 responses to “What about those Wii U graphics?”
You might want to check out the John Siracusa (of the Apple section of arstechnica.com ) podcast where he comments on Nintendo’s history, both distant and recent, and the relevance of these earning outlooks. http://5by5.tv/hypercritical/48 It’s interesting and thought-provoking. Not sure if he’s right, but I think he makes some good points.
By far, one of my favorite podcasts I have ever listened to. He has a lot of good things to say.
I don’t think Nintendo is in any REAL danger of going under at the moment, and I think that the fact that the Wii U can do HD gaming will really nail the main technical weakness of their home console. I’m hoping they’ll have more to say about their online and social components as well.
It will be fun.
Regardless, I’ll be buying one when they release the next Zelda game. Darn.