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From first hand experience, the answer is undoubtedly yes. It's embarrassing.

I found it odd that Jett Rocket had more slowdowns than usual when I played it on my Wii U. My fears were confirmed when I tested Super Mario Galaxy 2 extensively. About the only notable slowdown the game had on the Wii was in the Bowser level in world 4 during the brief part where Mario flies towards the camera during the middle of the level. On the Wii U, however, are more slowdowns. The most memorable instance is in the Gigagoomba galaxy right after Mario flies through the big pipe. There's some irritating slowdown when making your way across the triangle platforms.

The conclusion is obvious: The Wii U is indeed less powerful than the Wii, because Wii games run worse on it.

This shocking revelation almost made me consider a non-Nintendo console, but Sony has already confirmed that the PS4 won't be powerful enough to run the games of its predecessor (and thus features even more embarrassing hardware than the Wii U, for a higher price no less) and Microsoft, based on rumors, seems to be hellbent to withdraw from the console business. So I'll have to stick with my Wii U due to the lack of choices, although I won't play any Wii U games on it due to the lack of choices.

Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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And he does it again folks! Nintendopie  Was obviously right and I was obviously wrong. I will forever be a lesser being than them. (6/16/13)

This is going to be fantastic. I can't wait to see the blood and urine that will spawn from this glorious Rol thread.

You should stick with your WiiU and its tablet only games. I hear they are amazing.


You get a hunk of plastic AND an iPadthingie, how can you beat that?

It'll only work if no-one reads the OP.

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Simply put, no it is not. It's a tech question so there is no room for debate here.

fuck Rol. i want a baby from you!

Otakumegane said:
And he does it again folks!

He does what again? Rol is being completely serious. The Wii U has problems. It's not a true next-gen console. 

Carl is a Piplup hater and deserves to be punished eternally.

i dont think people read the whole OP anymore... they just read the title :/


Well said. I agree.


Edit: try sticking a fork in your Wii U, it made mine faster.