Iwata wants to clear misunderstandings that Wii U is underpowered

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is aware of the fact that some people think the Wii U is underpowered.

He feels it’s a misunderstanding and they need to remedy this issue. He revealed this information at a recent investor Q&A, which was released by Nintendo for the press.

Iwata is also aware of the fact that some third-party developers are not interested in developing for the system, and while some of them are supporting it, he feels the situation will improve once more third-party developers start seeing success on the system and the install base becomes high enough.

He said it’s a difficult process and isn’t something that is going to happen overnight. Nintendo knows what it needs to do and are working on creating great software so that more people buy the system.

While we know the basic components behind Wii U, people calling the system underpowered aren’t really wrong. It’s up to Nintendo to show what the Wii U can do and make the best out of what they have.

  • TVippy

    And the verdict? Yeah, it’s ridiculously underpowered.

    • Balls

      Pokemon

  • Boby

    “Nintendo knows what it needs to do and are working on creating great software so that more people buy the system.” … So Nintendo will release games like Zelda Wind Waker… wait for it … in HD!!!. Wow, that will show us how powerful the Wii U really is …. (sarcasm).

  • Guest

    Nintendo Fucking sucks! That is all!

    • Ritsujun

      Yup.

  • http://twitter.com/Juhis815 Juhis815

    Hell, Metro: Last Light developer clearly raised the voice that CPU is “horribly slow” because they couldn’t port the game for Wii U, and now Nintendo uses blatant excuse that Wii U is powerful?!

    • Erimgard

      To be fair, that quote was made by someone who was not representative of the publisher, and they later publicly apologized for his statements and said that the CPU was not the reason the game didn’t come to Wii U. Also, this was still when they were dealing with an early dev kit, not the final product.

      That said, the Wii U’s CPU is definitely nothing to write home about.

      • http://twitter.com/tbiz33 BeastlyRig

        To be fair non of the new announced next gen AAA multiplats are coming to wiiU. Bf4!

        • http://twitter.com/JoeNealZecca GuruGamingHD

          WatchDogs and AC4 will be on the WIiU

          • Yldefonso Then

            Yeah but those will be on PS3/360 as well, while Battlefield 4 uses an all new game engine, I will still not gonna be surprised if Nintendo will once again have the least support from 3rd party devs.

          • lvdrest

            “Yeah but those will be on PS3/360 as well”

            So will BF4 and Destiny so whats your point? Most of these Next-gen multiplats are also coming on current generation consoles. People are not going to buy PS4 snd Nextbox for games they can play on their current gen systems. Next-gen isnt even getting GTA V.

    • Itscalledlogic

      The wii u has a GPGPU which CAN handle some CPU tasks. I think devs just don’t know how to develope games with a GPGPU.

    • James Enk

      metro last light was develop by a company that couldn’t afford to create another version of the game a company that clearly stated they are going to when the console was launching

  • http://twitter.com/hellspawnninja Michael Munnett

    Nintendo could add a memory expansion for wiiu like they did for the n64 that’s one solution or they could release a new wiiu model with minor spec changes something Sony has done with the PSp just another solution to think about or find game studios to make new exclusives to take advantage of wiiu’s features & functionalies as another possible solution.

    Cheers Gamers & Happy Gaming!

  • heavenshitman1

    The performance ratio between WiiU vs PS4/720 will be the same as the performance ratio between Wii and PS3/360. And Wii outsold clear and well. What ppl dont think about is that WiiU has to devote processing power to render on the gamepad, so in effect WiiU is running higher resolutions than the standard console setup is (and potentially even higher res than a standard PS4/720 setup)
    This is the first time Nintendo sold a system at a loss off the bat, and if WiiUs price isn’t low enough for the markets, PS4/720 won’t be remotely affordable for the masses. It’s getting close to launch time, when is , at least, Sony going to stop dancing around the price point matters and at least just tell us unofficially
    Traditionally the most powerful console never has won the generation. WiiU will in its stride while the competition has to convince gamers to lash out on uber priced systems

    • http://www.facebook.com/bluebomberscfl Colin Unger

      I don’t think the performance difference will be nearly the same as last gen. Last gen they had performance that was like 9 times less powerful. I doubt the new xbox will be much more than 4 times the power as the wiiu. Most of the difference will be 1080p versus 720p and 60 fps versus 30fps.

      • http://twitter.com/tbiz33 BeastlyRig

        ps4 has 7 times the ram of wiiU for games.

        wiiu = 1gb for games ps4 = 7 gb for games. When it comes to next gen ports game over for wiiU.

        • heavenshitman1

          PS3 had about 20 times the RAM of Wii. The performance gap is probably smaller now. Also a linear increase in visual fidelity requires exponential consumption in perfprmance. So again, the difference will be less noticable again. Splinter Cell Blacklist WiiU trailer, the beginning of WiiUs potential being tapped, doing what PS4 likely wont.
          8 GB of GDDR5 costs big money. You’ll be paying for it. Don’t be ignorant like the other Sony followers thinking PS4 will be cheap, or even modestly priced.

        • http://www.facebook.com/bluebomberscfl Colin Unger

          Watch dogs is going to look great on Wiiu and greater on ps4. That’s what you’ll get.. but nobody is going to call Wiiu graphics bad unless they live in their moms basement. The system it capable of wonderful graphics. I hate when people add modifiers like if you discount the ram being used for background processes blah blah blah.. It’s 8 gigs versus 2. We have no idea whether nintendo will open up more ram down the road or not or whether Sony will restrict their ram to 6 gb for games or less.

  • http://www.facebook.com/laurence.smith.315 LEGIT _ELITE

    Iwata wants people to understand that the console isn’t underpowered but makes no effort to explain why its not.

    • heavenshitman1

      He’s Japanese, maybe his ability to communicate to the English speakers is poor, but I think he’s asserted fairly clearly in the past that they have a more viable gaming system with more development options (Wii fit being more or less a brand new genre invented last gen) at a price that masses can afford.
      Personally, I did feel the Wii was a tad feeble, but was still a success, and its mostly the devs fault for the shovel-ware on it
      Rogue squadron at Gamecube launch was a glorious little game, why almost no-one other than Nintendo could match that quality on Wii was confusing. Now we have WiiU, more powerful than this gen and ppl still thinks its not enough. Games don’t need more processing power, they need better ideas.
      I’ve barely heard moot about Crysis 3 since it launched (and I didn’t bother buying it), though Minecraft can harness the attention of a whole generation of gamers for it’s unique and in-depth construction system.
      If Battlefield 10, Killzone 7 and Call of Duty (part 4, version 6) is the games PS4/720 are going to run. I’d consider the 2 systems as good as lost for M’soft n Sony

      • http://www.facebook.com/laurence.smith.315 LEGIT _ELITE

        I’m sorry but his trouble with English is NO EXCUSE! He is going to become the CEO of an INTERNATIONAL MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR COMPANY! he has translators for that if thats a problem which if you watch Nintendo Direct isn’t a problem for him. Also you are getting off topic, was the Gamecube the weakest? yes was it on par or comparable enough? yes The wii was its own beast and was NOT for the hardcore crowd, the hardcore crowd is the crowd Nintendo PROMISED they would capture once again, but they’ve failed. The WiiU ismore powerful than current gen, JUST. the gamepad is like a ball and chain, it takes too much processing power to run on it, they should have mad a dedicated chip to run it, everything about the WiiU feels either rushed or not all their (feature set wise) they were limited by costs. The Wiiu is their first console they’ve ever lost money on (besides 3DS). They knew that if they went higher in price that once consumers compared the power of the “true next gen consoles” it would leave a bad impression on the WiiU regardless of good games and hardware.Think about it 720 and ps4 rumored to be around the $400 – $500 mark while the WiiU is $300-$350. Thats not a big difference ($50-100). Consumers dont do their homework so to them the WiiU is VASTLY underpowered , which it is! also if the ps4 and 72o have those games you list I dont see the problem, they will always have games like that, ALONG WITH other games that may interest you so thats a stupid argument. Mine craft is simple, designed to bring communities together, and have a LONG game length, and CHEAPER so don’t even try to compare it to Crysis 3 sigh…..

        • heavenshitman1

          Minecraft vs Crysis 3 is an absolutely perfect and legitimate example. It’s dead-set anavoidable proof that low end productions can obliterate the highest grade games running on exotic graphics (and even physics) engines. It doesn’t matter why Minecraft is better, it just indicates that graphically enhanced games is meaningless for its success.
          And I’ve written so many posts on the price subject. Dude, the rumours u heard aren’t based on evidence, they’re based on wishes coming from whimsical statements particularly Sony. If PS4 were going to be that cheap, it wouldn’t be a rumour. Sony would have said it loud and proud by now. Rumour states they’re not even planning to announce price by E3 even. Sony cannot cram eye-toy, Move, capactive touch, top end processing power etc.. etc.. in a system for cheap.
          PS4 will cost u a fortune, if not the launch unit at least, then everything else will. A Sony exec in an interview stated ‘he hopes it doesn’t sell for 600 again’
          Ur not using ur head if u think Sony can go that cheap, and by launch time (which will be delayed in at least 2 territories) WiiU would be cheaper to manufacture and Nintendo will likely afford an official price point drop.
          And Nintendo is for core gamers, ur just not aware of it because probably the only thing u ever attempted to play on Wii was Wii sports. 100 million buyers weren’t just a casual crowd, I’ve also got my PC which will run most of ur premiere titles on PS4/720.
          And are u aware of the new Thief game going to hell? Another example of a modern high production game becoming too difficult an financially unviable to develop. Countless devs are collapsing over high budget games, thats a bad sign for Sony n M’soft

          • http://www.facebook.com/laurence.smith.315 LEGIT _ELITE

            I’m sorry I don’t mean to be rude, god knows we have enough of that on the internet, but that is the biggest load of BS I’ve heard in a while. Just about everything you said is either misinformed or just plain wrong. First of all success and quality are two different things!(not saying minecraft sucks) also you need games like Crysis to push boundaries of tech for future ideas of games to flourish! Your argument makes no sense you could use Uncharted compared to angry birds OBVIOUSLY uncharted has better graphics but they are 2 COMPLETELY different games angry birds doesn’t need to look better yet it sold unimaginably more than uncharted. with out the AI, scripts, physics graphical fidelity and such uncharted WOULDN’T be uncharted u need those for the experience. Also next time do alittle homework and you’ll find that multiple sources and dev have said that sony plans to make the ps4 around that price range. A cost rundown of the known specs was made and it equaled around $430 (remember they don’t pay what we pay they buy at wholesale prices). SOny is known for taking losses on their products every playstation console in the past was initially sold at a loss. The ps3 launched with them losing around $300 per console so dont tell me sony isn’t willing to take a major loss especially since now they are making profit. Devs said months to over a year ago that sony was building their console to be cheap and easy to build,they want to release before Microsoft. They’ve siad time and time again in offical statements that it wont be as expensive (IT’S RUNNING on ADVANCED PC PARTS). Will they announce a price at E3 probably not and they shouldn’t they should play the waiting game and see wat Microsoft does. It just makes sense, they need to see what their options are and see how mch of a loss they need to take. Nintendo is less up to losing money which Ironic since they have MUCH more money than Sony (playstation). The WiiU costs alot because of 2 things… the custom GPGPU chip and the Gamepad. Because of that other features had to be cut. Proper DVD,CD, Bluray playback support, ethernet port, satisfactory Hard Drive space, R&D on Online and OS. Deal with the facts they’ve already stated they have no plans to drop the price of the WiiU and it can take months or even over a year to coordinate a price drop with retailers, lawyers, companies you have licenses with, manufacturers etc. Nintnedo is between a rock and a hardplace and not having a conference at E3 just makesi tworse one time they NEEDED all eyes on them for a moment and they cut their potential market growth significantly so that they can do nintendo directs?! The Wii was for casual crowd it had great games for hardcore every once in a while but the vast majority were shovelware. WHY? because 3rd party support sucked, always has with nintendo since N64. The Wii was too underpowered to play many games. When you have more power you can squeeze more gameplay options. I’m in game development myself and I know how things like not having enough ram might mean scrapping an entire level. or gameplay that is physics heavy. Your example of Theif is misinformed first of all the development hell its in has nothing to do with money but instead creative differences. As such top level devs have left the team due to disagreements. Countless devs are collapsing because of many factors 1. we are in a recession, 2. their hasn’t been a game as huge as Call of Duty EVER! It’s put the industry out of balance normal consumers might buy maybe 2-3 games a year. and COD is ALWAYS on their list. Any games that is different is looked at as bad in their eyes. Take Zipper interactive they brought Socom 4 and made it easier for COD players to join in. It killed them! 3. yes AAA games cost more than ever to make but that doesn’t they should be made as a gamer I would expect you’d want them, the features and ideas of AAA games always eventually find their way into smaller games and studios and thats where they flourish and evolve. Sony and Microsoft are gonna become BEST friends with indie this gen so AAA game issues wont ruin them , they are smart they’ve been watching the numbers for years they know and they been planning and preparing. Next time do your homework, and stop making up fanboy BS! at this point everyone needs to be critical of Nintendo thats why nintendo is stubborn because their fans dont do anything. That’s why Sony has changed, their fans were VERY critical of them.

          • heavenshitman1

            Sony do always take losses on their systems. Last time (PS3) as u said they took a massive loss JUST to get it down to 600US. It nearly killed SCE. The scenario isn’t poised to be much different this time. U’ll see. Just watch.
            Nothing is wrong with quality production titles but they’re less and less viable. The Thief example wasn’t directly related to money (as I said). Ur right about the directional matters, but the size and ambition of the title from a technical point of view means any indecision on a title costs larger sums of money. In other words, larger production titles require more and more organisation, which fewer and fewer studios will be capable of.
            My comparison between Crysis 3 and Minecraft is more or less what all journos have been saying on the net (Im just an echo there). Mobile gaming is taking dollars and attention away from large production titles. WiiU is reasonably well poised to compete with that market (already got Android games on mine). PS4 is positioned to compete against the very top end (and shrinking) market. And at the end of the day my 2 year old PC will still run most of PS4/720s premiere titles. Battlefields, CODs, GRIDs, Project cars, Dirt’s, Mass Effects, Thiefs (if they continue), Witchers games
            Most FPSs, racers, 3rd persons at least anyways.
            If I spent another couple grand on my PC it’ll still never run Wii fits, sports ,other lifestyle games, Zeldas, Marios (Karts/platformers/Sports/Parties/etc.),Pikmin ,Smash Bros, Metroids, Starfoxes, Fire Emblems and the list goes on.
            Again, the Blacklist WiiU trailer is just the start of WiiUs potential. Doing what even PS4/720 (depending) may never do.

          • http://www.facebook.com/laurence.smith.315 LEGIT _ELITE

            I can understand why you’d think they’d take a MASSIVE loss again, but you have to understand that was a different time. That was 06 before the recession. Right on the heels of the PS2 the most successful console in history.They could afford it then (sort of ). Again you’re sort of getting away from the original problem, the power. You pretty much (don’t know if you did it on purpose) compared the WiiU more to a smartphone than a home console for next gen. The PS4 and 720 WILL NOT have this problem. Which is why I had trouble understanding why nintendo does nothing to show the true potential of the hardware (power wise). Your argument about spending more on pc and not getting those Nintendo exclusives.. you could say the EXACT same thing about M$ and Sony (much less so for M$). Personally Sony’s exclusives suit my style of play better (still love nintendo franchises anyday).I fear that the features shown for blacklist on WiiU are not the “beginning of the gamepad. It’ll be the DS all over again. maps, and item selection. 3rd party is not going to redesign their games for WiiU just to take advantage. The entire gameplay would have to change. the DS now is just about the same as it was 7 years ago. Good but hasn’t evolved. Even nintendo hasn’t done anything different with it for years. The PS4 has the touch pad/ Vita/ android devices it can do the same thing. Not everyone will have it unlike WiiU but it will be their and be better quality (multi touch functionality, processing power of each device, extra separate functionality.) I find it hard to find a reason that the WiiU is poised to be in a good position next gen. All I want is for Nintendo to wake up and remember we are in the 21st century, their philosophies need to evolve (not change), evolve.

          • heavenshitman1

            And Nintendo since the dawn of electronic gaming have only just barely made its first loss ever a year ago. Current reports say Sony made a profit of about $400 mil. But Sony is in the films, media and general electronics industry. So $400 mil is probably quite miniscule. SCEs financials are probably a far worse story

          • http://www.facebook.com/laurence.smith.315 LEGIT _ELITE

            This comment is pointless and actually supports my argument that I already stated.

    • James Enk

      this was not addressed to the public if he wanted to tell something to the consumer he would try to sell it harder

      • http://www.facebook.com/laurence.smith.315 LEGIT _ELITE

        hmmm maybe

  • Aiddon

    though at this point I wonder if the PS4 and NextBox will be worth it. Studios waste too much of their budgets on making things shiny which inflates costs uncomfortably.

    • heavenshitman1

      As I just ranted to someone below, Crysis 3 came along and has almost immediately been forgotten, but I’ve watched one young friend playing minecraft for endless hours. Watching vids on it, discussing it, seeing minecraft spin off games at conventions etc…
      Just yesterday I read an article about the new Thief games development going to hell. I remember the original Thief, and the original Crysis, both memorable experiences. But if they’re just gonna bump up visual values, and rank up major costs, PS4/720 wont be viable in that mindset.

      Its not supremely stellar, but Splinter Cell Blacklist WiiU trailer. Can start to see how WiiU changes up traditional gaming

      • Aiddon

        I am looking forward to see how multi-plats are like on the Wii U. If they find some neat stuff to do with the gamepad I’ll probably get that version. I find Nintendo’s slow and steady approach to be far smarter than MS and Sony’s brute force “let’s go ahead with this even though we know we can’t afford it in the long run” suicide approach.

        • Ritsujun

          Nintendogs spotted.

        • brianc6234

          The gamepad is a piece of crap gimmick. Don’t waste your time. If you want to play games on a tablet get a real tablet. You can get lots of cheap games on the iPad.

          • Aiddon

            I do have a tablet. Not something I want to play games on though, mostly due to a lack of buttons and capacitative touch screens being a bit inaccurate.

          • Charles Crowe

            Aiddon, Yeah it was funny when analysts claimed tablets would kill consoles but all the gamers said they were crap because they didnt have buttons and now the Wii U is a tablet with buttons but they’d rather have no buttons and a multi touch screen…
            Just a bunch of Sony and MS supporters looking for an excuse to hate without enough common sense to think what they are asking for. If you got one hand holding the controller and the other hand using the stylus, what other hand are you going to be pulling out to multi touch with..
            And the whole Wii U specs things is just another bunch of BS. Wii U clocks at 1.6 its the end of the world. PS4 is 1.8 and its cutting edge beyond any PC.
            Truth is I have not seen a single thing showing the specs of Wii U at all. Even the DF break down they admitted to not knowing what half the areas of the chip actually did.
            Most of the people here dont even have a simple understanding of SPecs. One kid even says Wii U only has 1 gig for games while PS4 has 8. Like the PS4 wont have an OS to deal with as well like Wii U.
            Nintendo hate is common but rarely justified. 99% of people complaining about Wii U are ignorant of what it actually does, have never used one, and wouldnt have ever supported it no matter what it offered. Most will never leave a network ID to back up their ownership

          • heavenshitman1

            U bern reading my posts above? WiiU does way beyond what a tablet does. Watch the Splinter Cell Blacklist WiiU trailer as one tiny example. Mobile tablet gaming is 90% trite that doesn’t gain attention for merely even hours.
            And I’m gonna make an educated guess, that u already feel the same way about mobile gaming

    • brianc6234

      Is that you Iwata?

  • themuIe

    Nintendo made a console for Nintendo games. Well, that’s what they always do. For Nintendo games it’s perfect. If Iwata wanted third-party support, why did they not make a console for third-party developers?

    • GaySkull

      becausr third party dont sell as well as their first party games. fact.that says much about majority of their customers.

      • themuIe

        it’s the chicken and the egg story.

  • PatcherStation

    Thing is, look at how well the Wii sold, yet thirdparty support was quite poor, even Nintendo didn’t release many games which is the case with all of their consoles. The Wii U can still pull off enough power against the Xbox 720 and PS4, but at some point, developers will hit a brick wall and it won’t be able to keep up (cross format games). Some people will argue that it’s not all about power, but the next generation is about power. Need next gen in its hand, as the Wii U could have followed the Wii, if it’d been up there with the power of the Xbox 720 and PS4.

    • Charles Crowe

      Really? History says you are completely wrong. The most powerful console has never won. What exactly are you basing that off of because it clearly isnt anything based on facts

      • Yldefonso Then

        That doesn’t mean it’ll never happen, it could happen with PS4 or Xbox. Plus most of the cases there was not such a thing as the most powerful console until the original Xbox. The original Xbox was the console that proved the most powerful at the time because of the many things it achieved to do compared to PS2 & GC in both graphics, specs & performance wise, & it managed to outsell the Gamecube, & Gamecube started & finished being the cheapest console. The gens before each consoles had things better than the other & vice versa. PS1 was more powerful than Saturn with the exception of 2D games, & outsold it. So it’ll all up to how the companies play their cards, Nintendo clearly is a company that can hardly compete, it’s all up to how much of a business players they are, being the least or more powerful console has nothing to do with winning market share, the inclusion of the DVD as a movie & games media was one of the reasons PS2 succeeded.

      • themuIe

        SNES was most powerful than Genesis, your history knowledge is lacking, and don’t bring the Neo-Geo into the generation only to prove a point, that’s like saying all arcade boards back then also were part of the generation. Neo-Geo was a home arcade machine, not a console.
        PSone was the most “powerful”. Yes, Nintendo 64 made polygons and some effects look prettier, but on the other hand the PSone had the format of the future: DISC. That was even more powerful, it meant way longer games than what we had experienced before, it mean lots of CGI cutscenes and lots of pre-rendered imagery (which in turn caused long loading times) it meant VOICE-over, spoken dialogue, crisp sounds and soundtracks, that was more than enough to make anyone drool back then.

  • http://twitter.com/tbiz33 BeastlyRig

    “Iwata is also aware of the fact that some third-party developers are not interested in developing for the system, and while some of them are supporting it, he feels the situation will improve once more third-party developers start seeing success on the system and the install base becomes high enough.”

    bull!!!!

    So many devs working on ps4 and it’s not even out yet!

    • Charles Crowe

      MAny have said they werent interested in developing for PS4 either dude. Stop beleiving anything you are told because it fits in with your made up beliefs of how things should be. What I find most amusing is Sony fans actually have the balls to attack Nintendo and their fans when Sony has all but admitted their fans are idiots who will buy whatever Sony tells them to regardless. YOur own company openly admits you are an idiot and you are here defending them. I rarely agree with Sony but they are right about their fanbase

      • Yldefonso Then

        So tell us what are those “MANY” that said they’re not interested in developing on PS4 when in fact there’s plenty working on it, even Arksys. Dude, don’t twist something out of the reality, Nintendo have always faced those issues with 3rd party companies since the N64 days, it’s a fact that can’t be denied. Also show us where Sony said their fans are idiots, but aren’t those that keeps buying the same many Marios, Zeldas, Pokemons & rejecting great 3rd party games anywhere closed to idiots? Dude you’re nothing but a blind Nintenboy defending your company of choice, please as if it’s taboo to attack Nintendo, please. Look at how the Wii sold, very impressive, but still, sucky 3rd party support, even Sega were disappointed with their MadWorld sales on Wii, but very proud with the Yakuza sales on PS3, & kept releasing more, try with actual fact & research next time partner.

  • lt.dan

    The problem is that the wiiU is an intermediate between this gen and last gen. It’s stronger than current gen, so it can play anything that current gen can, but not a ton better. So there is no point in upgrading to it. It is a lot weaker than what next gen will be, so it will be hard to develop next gen games for it. Nintendo made the wiiU the exact wrong power.

  • brianc6234

    Hahaha. Too much. Everyone can see the Wii U is clearly underpowered. It isn’t even close to the PS4 or I’m sure the new Xbox. We already know it’s barely more powerful than the PS3 and Xbox 360. Why would anyone believe it isn’t underpowered compared to the next gen consoles?

    • Miles

      How pathetic. Someone finally states a valid point with legitamite facts to back it up and you completely go back to saying the same crap you were saying before. Knowone knows anything about the PS4 and the next X-box’s specs. Heck we barely know anything about the Wii U’s specs and yet you fanboys spout the same bs out of your mouths. The wii u is at the beggining of its life span and the multi plat games already are PROVEN to look AND play better on Wii U. The PS3 and X-box 360 are at the end of their life span, imagine how the wii u will look at the end of its lifespan (Alot better then it does now). Im probaboly the only one here who actually has a Wii U, X-box 360, a PS3 and I love them all. Hopefully someday all of you will finnaly learn that this is all entertainment, and that you dont have to be loyal to ONLY one developer, you can be loyal to all of them, be a true gamer, and finnaly experience gaming in the way its meant to be experienced!

      • nic cage the WHAT mage

        the ps4 specs were announced 2 months ago. We already know that it is a butt-load faster than the wii u. Yes, the wii u has better hardware than systems released 7 years ago, big surprise, however it is only marginally better, go look at the spec sheets of both on their wikipedia pages, aswell as the wii u and ps4’s specs.
        The wii u has 4x as much total ram than the xbox 360 and ps3 (2gig compared to .5), and the ps4 has 16 times more (8 gig). this means that the ps4 has a comparable difference in available memory to the wii u as the wii u has to the ps3 and xbox360. On top of this, as both new systems have 1 gig of ram for operating system only, games have 7 times more memory available to them when on the ps4 instead of the wii u.

        This is not the only way in which the wii-u falls short (1.24 GHz CPU lol) and if nintendo want to get any of the next generations multiplats after a year or so of the nextboxes and ps4s release, they are going to have to release a new console.

  • GaySkull

    Iwata if you can show me a agme on Wii u that looks as good or better than Uncharted 2 then we will believe you.

  • Stephen Davis

    SO SO SO many haters here. Your statements mean nothing, because they reflect how biased most of you are and how rigid in your thinking u can be towards one “ideal” product. Every console has had success and failures, and it will continue to be this way. Nothing is for certain and there are no guarantees. Even developers understand that, that is why there is more focus now than ever on creating better gameplay and cinematic experiences to draw the player in. High powered cpus, and gpus are nice but they usually don’t add or subtract much from an already great game. (Its just an extra layer of eyecandy) Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo see this. Stop obsessing over every little variable and be happy with it is you’ve got.