Since the Wii U uses HDMI, do regular Wii games look any better on it?

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User Info: The_Darkwalker

The_Darkwalker
4 years ago#1
I know it doesn't upscale necessarily, but is there any increasing in visual fidelity at all when playing, for instance, a game like Xenoblade Chronicles through your Wii U on a 1080p tv?
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User Info: DeathSoul2000

DeathSoul2000
4 years ago#2
the same more or less.

User Info: DiscostewSM

DiscostewSM
4 years ago#3
Based on people's observations, many games look better, while some don't as much. Likely has to do with the style of the game, but I've noticed it is mainly involving textures, which the Wii U handles a little differently in comparison to what the Wii hardware does with it.
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User Info: Icecreamdunwich

Icecreamdunwich
4 years ago#4
No, they are literally the same game but upscaled.

User Info: thundercat2600

thundercat2600
4 years ago#5
They honestly look worse. The image is so sharp that you can see all the individual pixels/dithering/etc. Plus there is a weird underscan problem where the Wii games have a black border around the outside.
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User Info: The_Darkwalker

The_Darkwalker
4 years ago#7
Hmmm. Thanks for the info guys. I am really wanting a Wii U, but since there seems to be a great dearth of games right now I thought about checking out some games I missed on the regular Wii to tide me over. Not a deal breaker if they don't look better, but I may hold off if they can sometimes actually look worse. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate just looks too fun not to get one soon.
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User Info: deathsaber79

deathsaber79
4 years ago#8
They are upconverted, but you know what they say about polishing a turd...

User Info: Darkside_Shadow

Darkside_Shadow
4 years ago#9
When playing Wii Games on Wii U. Turn the Wii U resolution to 480p (native Wii Res.) and let the TV do the upscaling. Consoles are almost always worse at doing upscaling than TV's.

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