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While Nintendo fans consider the Wii U a next-generation console, skeptics deem it as a current-generation console that won’t be able to compete with upcoming platformsPlayStation 4 and Xbox One – both of which are scheduled to launch later this year. However, according to a developer that has worked on games for Nintendo platforms, including Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Nintendo’s latest console is most definitely a next-generation console.

In an interview with GameReactorShin’en Multimedia Art Director Martin Sauter defended the Wii U hardware. Sauter said that while the Wii U isn’t a big leap in terms of raw power, if developers work hard enough, they can produce beautifully-crafted games on it.

Of course the Wii U is not the big leap hardware power-wise but it is a big leap to the Wii and to be honest I think we’ve reached a point where we don’t need so much more hardware power – we need better games. For every game you can make it look so good that it’s good enough for everybody and I think the Wii U is a good compromise between price point – because don’t forget you have a tablet controller, you have a great hardware base and it’s much better than everybody reads. It’s better than Xbox – sorry, it is better – and you can squeeze lots out of it, but you have to really work hard on it and I think you can make great games with it.

I’m not sure if a much more powerful PS4 will produce much better looking games. We’ve reached a point where good games will sell and I think the steps will be much much smaller in the next generation.

When newer consoles are released from rival companies Sony and Microsoft, do you think the Wii U console’s games will look outdated? Sound off in the comments below.

http://mynintendonews.com/2013/05/25/shinen-multimedia-wii-u-is-most-definitely-a-next-generation-console/



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it is a shame that thread like this don't get many answers :(

also

It’s better than Xbox – sorry, it is better – and you can squeeze lots out of it, but you have to really work hard on it and I think you can make great games with it.



Shin'en are REALLY good at maxing out hardware.

They are like 5 guys. I'm serious though. Nano Assault on 3DS looks stunning.

But I don't agree with their "we only need good games" thing. Sometimes we need something like Minecraft. Which isn't exactly a "good" game but extremely fun and engaging. With a unique and innovative idea. Something like Nintendogs or Pokemon.

A little bad can be fun. Like Glitches and laughing at what stupid stuff you could do in a certain game.



http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/profile/92109/nintendopie/ Nintendopie  Was obviously right and I was obviously wrong. I will forever be a lesser being than them. (6/16/13)

outdated yes but not like the Wii..i just dont understand all that cloud talk blah,blah..only 15 days left I hope Ninty shows some power.

Pezus what were you doing at mynintendonews, may I ask?

So it is happening...PS4 preorder.

Greatness Awaits!

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eFKac said:
Pezus what were you doing at mynintendonews, may I ask?

What, it's my second favourite website :O



pezus said:
eFKac said:
Pezus what were you doing at mynintendonews, may I ask?

What, it's my second favourite website :O


So you're like Nintendo's version of Phil Harrison, I see now...



So it is happening...PS4 preorder.

Greatness Awaits!

lol I was waiting for somebody to post the interview actually since I don't wanna post all the positive Nintendo news all the time :P

Anyways, these guys are the real deal, youtube Nano Assault Neo and watch that game a little, that game is 80~MB in size, it's fucking mind boggling how good they are.

Comments like this are only as good as the developers.

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

Biased reviews are a pleasure to read. Just my opinion, of course.

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dahuman said:

Wonder why Nintendo just doesn't hire them for engines and stuff like that.



http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/profile/92109/nintendopie/ Nintendopie  Was obviously right and I was obviously wrong. I will forever be a lesser being than them. (6/16/13)