Is the wiiU weak?

#1smash66Posted 10/23/2013 8:13:11 AM
Why are there so many inferior ports? Either lower framerate or muddier texture. As a nintendo fan in kinda makes me sad.T_T
#2Crazy_tank51Posted 10/23/2013 8:16:23 AM
Devs hate putting in any more effort than they have to and the Wii U has a very different architecture than PS360.
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#3ill-thoughtsPosted 10/23/2013 8:21:16 AM
Weak....but Unique.
#4aiyobroPosted 10/23/2013 8:23:48 AM
omg it is not weak at all it does what it advertises it's supposed to do at optimal settings

the only thing that is weak about it is the usb 2.0 for external hardrives
#5ShankspearePosted 10/23/2013 8:25:55 AM
we are all weak.
#6Gamer4e4Posted 10/23/2013 8:41:53 AM
Yes, considering the date it launched, the hardware sadly is very weak indeed. :(

Even the total farce thats the Xbox One will outsell the Wii U and thats a joke.
#7avigeant83Posted 10/23/2013 8:47:27 AM
Need For Speed, Splinter Cell, Deus Ex all look better on the Wii U than the 360/PS3 and it will just improve. It's weak compared to the xbone and PS4 but it's not that drastic as most will think.
#8Pac12345Posted 10/23/2013 8:51:12 AM
I was going to give an actual answer, but since this is most likely a troll topic, I won't anymore.
#9CranberryPSOPosted 10/23/2013 8:54:05 AM
It is a troll topic. Remember, with troll topics the only winning move is not to play.
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#10guttertalkPosted 10/23/2013 9:11:24 AM
There's a difference between "weak" and "weaker."

The Wii U uses a RISC architecture which is capable of a lot, but the PowerPC is an old design, which Nintendo tried to compensate some for.

One reason several ports look bad is that the 360 and even PS3 had a design based on brute forcing instructions through the pipelines. The Wii U can actually handle more instructions more efficiently, but that requires a significant reworking of the game code.

Likewise, the Jaguar has its own set of problems, but the X1 and PS4 are going to rely on a lot of cores to take care of those problems. The Wii U is weaker, but it's not "3 cores vs 8 cores" weaker. That's a simplification that's not as bad as comparing clock speeds but somewhat similar.