When the Wii U titles were unveiled at E3, we finally get a chance to look at what it was capable of in terms of graphics. Of course, this is only the first generation of Wii U titles, so you can expect some improvements over its life time. However, we were wondering how the Wii U would compare to Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation consoles. Typically, the leap between generations is quite high, so there are lofty expectations out there for Microsoft’s and Sony’s next hardware.
The Nintendo CEO knows that people may hold out on the Nintendo Wii U if they believe that something “radical” is around the corner, so he came out in defense of his product and said “we can at least assure you that the Wii U will not have such a big difference as the Wii had in comparison to how, on other platforms, developers could expect very different graphic capabilities of generating HD-applicable high-resolution graphics”. I have underlined “capabilities” because wording is important here. Many people assume that Mr Iwata is talking about graphics performance, but he is not. (more…)