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    Default Developers are saying the Wii U is less powerful than PS3 Xbox 360

    Nintendo already said the Wii U won't be as powerful as the next xbox or PS4, but it seems like it might not even be on par with the current gen PS3.
    No one knows for sure so these rumors/speculations might be wrong.
    But it's interesting and the article does make a few good points.
    "No, it's not up to the same level as the PS3 or the 360," said one developer who's been working with the Wii U. What does that mean? "The graphics are just not as powerful," reiterated the source.
    This developer is not alone in their opinion. Another developer at a major company confirmed this point of view. "Yeah, that's true. It doesn't produce graphics as well as the PS3 or the 360," said the source. "There aren't as many shaders, it's not as capable. Sure, some things are better, mostly as a result of it being a more modern design. But overall the Wii U just can't quite keep up.
    This part makes the most sense to me.
    Nintendo is also hampered in some ways by the tablet controller. Putting something innovative into a new console is pretty much expected, and the tablet controller is Nintendo's big innovation for the Wii U, not raw horsepower. The tablet controller, with its color LCD touchscreen, is not going to be an inexpensive component. This would tend to push the price of the Wii U (which consists of a Wii U console plus a single tablet controller, according to sources) higher; keeping the retail price of the whole package low means cutting back on the capability of the GPU, CPU, RAM and other components in order to keep the price at the desired level.
    What do you guys think. Disappointed if true? False rumors?

    It doesn't really matter to me, I already promised my son he'll get one on release date. I just hope their launch games don't suck like the 3DS.

    Last edited by RoMee; 04-02-2012 at 10:20 PM. Reason: added source

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