Developers gives thumbs-down to WiiU’s performance
System now powerful than the Xbox 360 or PS3.
Surveying a number of unnamed developers, GamesIndustry has collected enough evidence that Nintendo’s upcoming home console, the WiiU, is not as powerful as the PS3 or the Xbox 360.
“It’s not up to the same level as the PS3 or the 360,” said one developer. “The graphics are just not as powerful.
“It doesn’t produce graphics as well as the PS3 or the 360,” said another. “There aren’t as many shaders, it’s not as capable. Overall the Wii U just can’t quite keep up.”
Developers even commented on WiiU’s new touted feature – the tablet like controller. They noted the limitations of the device, and the fact that only one can be used at one time.
“The whole thing about the tablet controller is that you only get one of them, and you can only use one and it’s not completely independent.”
“The base console has to be on, and you have to be in range. Other controllers are just Wiimotes, or other Wii controllers. They may change the form factor or looks a bit, but it’s the same controller.”
Personally, Nintendo has never been the company that boats its system’s performance capabilities, and to be honest, not many of us expected WiiU to have better internals than Xbox 360 or PS3. Hoped, but never expected. Ultimately, WiiU will sell on its uniqueness and the games. That’s only thing Nintendo has to worry about right now.