Nintendo defends Wii U's powerful specs (again)

#1Beatperson14Posted 5/2/2013 2:09:18 PM
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6407853.html

They are still pulling the 'hidden power' card talking about the architecture. The thing has been dismantled in every possible way and proven to be way below what the PS4 is pushing. How can they still say it's as powerful? They should be pushing how UNIQUE and FUN the thing is, and mention off-TV play. They are really going about this wrong IMO. The power could easily be made an excuse by saying "We split the power between the U and the gamepad so it can run the games"
#2MicroelectrodePosted 5/2/2013 2:12:18 PM
They can just say the real reason.
"For the past two consoles we'd rather turn a profit by selling 5-year old hardware than competing head-on, and we're hoping the included gimmick will be enough to entice you."
#3KingTurtPosted 5/2/2013 2:13:14 PM
Beatperson14 posted...
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6407853.html

They are still pulling the 'hidden power' card talking about the architecture. The thing has been dismantled in every possible way and proven to be way below what the PS4 is pushing. "


Any sources to back that up? The only thing we really know is about the Wii U's CPU and RAM. The CPU is purposely weak, which is why it has a GPGPU. Everyone still knows little to nothing about what the GPU really is. Hence the "Hidden Power".
#4Beatperson14(Topic Creator)Posted 5/2/2013 2:15:20 PM
KingTurt posted...
Beatperson14 posted...
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6407853.html

They are still pulling the 'hidden power' card talking about the architecture. The thing has been dismantled in every possible way and proven to be way below what the PS4 is pushing. "


Any sources to back that up? The only thing we really know is about the Wii U's CPU and RAM. The CPU is purposely weak, which is why it has a GPGPU. Everyone still knows little to nothing about what the GPU really is. Hence the "Hidden Power".


GPU specs here;
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/df-hardware-wii-u-graphics-power-finally-revealed
#5parthos566Posted 5/2/2013 2:16:23 PM
Microelectrode posted...
They can just say the real reason.
"For the past two consoles we'd rather turn a profit by selling 5-year old hardware than competing head-on, and we're hoping the included gimmick will be enough to entice you."


^This, Nintendo got battered by the PS2. And will never directly compete in that way with Sony again. That's why Nintendo moves to the beat of their own drum. Unfortunately they just can't make enough noise to interest developers.
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#6Lefty128kPosted 5/2/2013 2:16:32 PM
"On the contrary, some developers say in interviews that Wii U has a different architecture from other consoles and that, when utilized in the right way, it can perform well. At the moment, there is a great deal of contradictory information."


What a politicians answer....lol.

Lots of stuff can "perform well" if used optimally. Doesn't mean it's powerful.
#7thundercat2600Posted 5/2/2013 2:16:36 PM
Nintendo's first party games are running at 720p, and they're not graphically demanding in the slightest. I think that tells us everything we need to know.

If you think there's some hidden power inside Wii U, waiting to be unlocked, you are delusional. Nintendo fanboys said the same thing about the Wii.
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#8PendragoonPosted 5/2/2013 2:18:49 PM
Beatperson14 posted...
KingTurt posted...
Beatperson14 posted...
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6407853.html

They are still pulling the 'hidden power' card talking about the architecture. The thing has been dismantled in every possible way and proven to be way below what the PS4 is pushing. "


Any sources to back that up? The only thing we really know is about the Wii U's CPU and RAM. The CPU is purposely weak, which is why it has a GPGPU. Everyone still knows little to nothing about what the GPU really is. Hence the "Hidden Power".


GPU specs here;
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/df-hardware-wii-u-graphics-power-finally-revealed


Stop posting that debunked article.
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#9sdfiqdhaPosted 5/2/2013 2:20:07 PM
thundercat2600 posted...
Nintendo's first party games are running at 720p, and they're not graphically demanding in the slightest. I think that tells us everything we need to know.

If you think there's some hidden power inside Wii U, waiting to be unlocked, you are delusional. Nintendo fanboys said the same thing about the Wii.


New Super Mario Bros. U is running in 1080p isn't it?
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#10BadreviewPosted 5/2/2013 2:20:11 PM
Pendragoon posted...
Beatperson14 posted...
KingTurt posted...
Beatperson14 posted...
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6407853.html

They are still pulling the 'hidden power' card talking about the architecture. The thing has been dismantled in every possible way and proven to be way below what the PS4 is pushing. "


Any sources to back that up? The only thing we really know is about the Wii U's CPU and RAM. The CPU is purposely weak, which is why it has a GPGPU. Everyone still knows little to nothing about what the GPU really is. Hence the "Hidden Power".


GPU specs here;
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/df-hardware-wii-u-graphics-power-finally-revealed


Stop posting that debunked article.


Because the WiiU isn't at all next gen hardware?