Report says Wii U “not as capable” as PS3, Xbox 360
A recent report from developers has mentioned that the graphics aspect of the Wii U isn’t as powerful as the PS3 or Xbox 360 consoles. The technical specifications have not been released but they should be able to match the quality of the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles with the Wii U games.
Developers have made it known that, at least in terms of graphics, this device is not on par with the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles.
Unknown development sources told GamesIndustry Int. that the Wii U is “not as capable” as the current generations of Sony’s or Microsoft’s consoles.
"No, it's not up to the same level as the PS3 or the 360," one developer said of Nintendo's first high definition home console. "The graphics are just not as powerful."
Another source specified: "Yeah, that's true. It doesn't produce graphics as well as the PS3 or the 360. 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."
Even with its release coming in the late fall, the specifications have still not been released but the developers have mentioned that it will be able to meet the qualities of the current consoles out there.
Last month Vigil, developer of Wii U launch title Darksiders 2, said the Wii U hardware was "on par" with the current generation of consoles, and that the Wii U version of the action adventure will be "pretty much the same" as the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. Nintendo will unveil the final design of the Wii U at E3 in June.