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Wii U 'twice as powerful as Xbox 360'

Next-gen system far outperforms current expectations, Develop source claims

Nintendo’s next generation hardware will be roughly twice as powerful as Microsoft’s current system, the Xbox 360, according to a studio source speaking to Develop.

The person, communicating anonymously from a studio currently building a Wii U title, said the new Nintendo console could achieve roughly twice the processing and graphical potential of Microsoft’s current generation machine.

While twice the power of an Xbox 360 is broadly above market expectations, Develop’s source claimed this is in fact less than some studios had expected.

“I've heard [a project designer] complain it's underpowered compared to what Nintendo announced, resulting in people having to de-scale their plans,” the source added.

Nintendo’s persistence with non-disclosure agreements means that it has been difficult for Develop to cross-examine the source’s claim, which was made late last year.

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However, yesterday a separate insider source told IGN that the next generation Xbox will be “six times as powerful” as its predecessor – the key addition being that this will mean it yields a “20 per cent greater performance than Wii U”.

That unverified calculation, if true, echoes claims from the Develop source who claims the Wii U is far more powerful than current expectations.

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Develop also understands that a prominent UK racing studio has committed to support Wii U with one project each year.

If the first bold italics is true, I think I'm going to break something.



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I was pretty psyched for Rayman on the 3DS (on of the games I wanted for the system), but now...? No co-op?? Hrmmm...

Now on to the Big news: Xbox720 vs Wii U.... I'm happy to here that the U is considerably stronger than the PS360, but I'm not to pleased to here that the Nextbox will be even more powerful - I saw it coming, it's not a big surprise. I just hoped Nintendo would go ful out in getting back the core-gamers. However, 20 % isn't that much - I think 3rd parties gonna support both systems in that case. But, if the PS4 turns out to be 20% more powerful than the NExtbox, nintendo's in a pretty bad shape...

One thing I don't get with this rumour thu: it said the Xbox720 would have Blu-ray... Why? Why support Sony???



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NintendoPie said:
BasilZero said:
spurgeonryan said:
BasilZero said:
Dayum!

Kingdom Hearts 3D looks like KH2! Its gonna be epic *-*!

Come on Basel! Go out tomorrow, trade in your ipad and get a 3DS. There are 10 games that you can buy today!



LOL! I dont have a Ipad  and no plan in getting one either xD!

I only have 4 games I want for the 3DS thats out atm ;p (forgot to mention I wanted Dead or Alive Dimensions earlier).

There are only 3 games I have for it right now, that is no excuse! ;) :D


Me, I'm waiting for the 3DS Lite with 2 circle-pads built in ;) So far I think I want 3-4 games for the 3DS...



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DanneSandin said:
NintendoPie said:
BasilZero said:
spurgeonryan said:
BasilZero said:
Dayum!

Kingdom Hearts 3D looks like KH2! Its gonna be epic *-*!

Come on Basel! Go out tomorrow, trade in your ipad and get a 3DS. There are 10 games that you can buy today!



LOL! I dont have a Ipad  and no plan in getting one either xD!

I only have 4 games I want for the 3DS thats out atm ;p (forgot to mention I wanted Dead or Alive Dimensions earlier).

There are only 3 games I have for it right now, that is no excuse! ;) :D


Me, I'm waiting for the 3DS Lite with 2 circle-pads built in ;) So far I think I want 3-4 games for the 3DS...

I doubt they will put two circle pads in. The one right now is practically perfect, they don't need to make another.



NintendoPie said:
DanneSandin said:
NintendoPie said:
BasilZero said:
spurgeonryan said:
BasilZero said:
Dayum!

Kingdom Hearts 3D looks like KH2! Its gonna be epic *-*!

Come on Basel! Go out tomorrow, trade in your ipad and get a 3DS. There are 10 games that you can buy today!



LOL! I dont have a Ipad  and no plan in getting one either xD!

I only have 4 games I want for the 3DS thats out atm ;p (forgot to mention I wanted Dead or Alive Dimensions earlier).

There are only 3 games I have for it right now, that is no excuse! ;) :D


Me, I'm waiting for the 3DS Lite with 2 circle-pads built in ;) So far I think I want 3-4 games for the 3DS...

I doubt they will put two circle pads in. The one right now is practically perfect, they don't need to make another.


How come they realesed a circle-pad-pro-thingy then? I'd NEVER buy that! it's too big and clumsy - therefore I think they'll make a second 3DS (kinda like they did with the DS lite) and add a second circle-pad...



I'm on Twitter @DanneSandin!

Furthermore, I think VGChartz should add a "Like"-button.

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happydolphin said:

 

If the first bold italics is true, I think I'm going to break something.

 


Oh please, next you'll be telling me how you hate EA and Activision, while forgetting the fact that many devs. have simply become bankrupt this last gen.

360 graphics are fine, and while some power could be used to push more pixels, etc, the fact is we really ARE at a point where graphics don't matter.



“When we make some new announcement and if there is no positive initial reaction from the market, I try to think of it as a good sign because that can be interpreted as people reacting to something groundbreaking. ...if the employees were always minding themselves to do whatever the market is requiring at any moment, and if they were always focusing on something we can sell right now for the short term, it would be very limiting. We are trying to think outside the box.” - Satoru Iwata - This is why corporate multinationals will never truly understand, or risk doing, what Nintendo does.

Wii U`s power comments are all over the place! Either no one knows for sure or there are going to be a lot of different Wii U skus when the console launches. Each with it`s power! :D
Good times!



If you want real numbers:

01. Mario Kart 7 (3DS) - 35 105 / 1 404 728
02. Rhythm Thief (3DS) - 31 598 / New
03. Monster Hunter Tri G (3DS) - 31 369 / 1 159 866
04. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS) - 26 051 / 1 265 491
05. One Chanbara Z (X360) - 22 013 / New
06. Heroes Phantasia (PSP) - 15 163 / New
07. Inazuma Eleven GO Dark/Shine (3DS) - 14 190 / 360 325
08. Beyond the Labyrinth (3DS) - 14 176 / New
09. Super Robot Wars OG Saga (PSP) - 11 598 / 93 494
10. Warriors Orocho 3 (PS3) - 10 690 / 347 614

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01. Nintendo 3DS - 80 960 / 4 704 590
02. Playstation 3 - 21 155 / 7 762 331
03. Sony PSP - 17 181 / 18 840 136
04. PS Vita - 15 219 / 516 481
05. Nintendo Wii - 10 173 / 12 237 098
06. Nintendo DS - 2 022 / 32 820 765
07. Xbox 360 - 1 588 / 1 541 890
08. Playstation 2 - 903 / 21 777 099

Ouch Beyond the Labyrinth



DanneSandin said:
NintendoPie said:
DanneSandin said:
NintendoPie said:
BasilZero said:
spurgeonryan said:
BasilZero said:
Dayum!

Kingdom Hearts 3D looks like KH2! Its gonna be epic *-*!

Come on Basel! Go out tomorrow, trade in your ipad and get a 3DS. There are 10 games that you can buy today!



LOL! I dont have a Ipad  and no plan in getting one either xD!

I only have 4 games I want for the 3DS thats out atm ;p (forgot to mention I wanted Dead or Alive Dimensions earlier).

There are only 3 games I have for it right now, that is no excuse! ;) :D


Me, I'm waiting for the 3DS Lite with 2 circle-pads built in ;) So far I think I want 3-4 games for the 3DS...

I doubt they will put two circle pads in. The one right now is practically perfect, they don't need to make another.


How come they realesed a circle-pad-pro-thingy then? I'd NEVER buy that! it's too big and clumsy - therefore I think they'll make a second 3DS (kinda like they did with the DS lite) and add a second circle-pad...

They probably released it because of it not having the second circle pad, so it fixes their problems. 



megaman79 said:
happydolphin said:

 

If the first bold italics is true, I think I'm going to break something.

 


Oh please, next you'll be telling me how you hate EA and Activision, while forgetting the fact that many devs. have simply become bankrupt this last gen.

360 graphics are fine, and while some power could be used to push more pixels, etc, the fact is we really ARE at a point where graphics don't matter.

No, you're wrong. If a dev wants to implement high end graphics, all the power to them. If a console manufacturer fails to provide that opportunity, it's a mistake. Man, the Wii wasn't a bad enough lesson for you to understand that? And do you realize the Wii U needs to generate 3 images at once, all HD? I don't think you did. Add to that some customers are looking for 3D. If Nintendo makes this an expensive console yet doesn't deliver on the high-end graphics, I'll break something. Promise.

I don't want the games, I'm happy with the graphics of today. It's that I want Nintendo to succeed, pure and simple bud.