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newer consoles are released from rival companies Sony and Microsoft, do you think the Wii U console’s games will look outdated?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



 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.

Tsubasa Ozora

Keiner kann ihn bremsen, keiner macht ihm was vor. Immer der richtige Schuss, immer zur richtigen Zeit. Superfussball, Fairer Fussball. Er ist unser Torschützenkönig und Held.

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.



 Nintendopie  Was obviously right and I was obviously wrong. I will forever be a lesser being than them. (6/16/13)