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Reggie Fils-Aime doesn't see a problem with it, insisting that Wii U games will look similar when it launches

Yesterday proved to be an exciting time for Nintendo as it announced the Wii's successor, Wii U, at its press conference at E3. While the improved system specs and tablet-like controller seemed to have won many Nintendo fans over, the game footage looked like nothing the video game company has ever made before, and that's because it wasn't Nintendo footage at all

Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, admitted that some game footage at Nintendo's E3 press conference was taken from Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games. 

Why did Nintendo think this would be appropriate, you ask? Fils-Aime insists that Wii U games will be "comparable" to the graphics and game play of Xbox 360 and PS3 games once it releases. 

"We're talking a year away from when the system's going to launch," said Fils-Aime. "The system's going to be 1080p. You're going to see games that take full advantage of a system that has the latest technology and can push out some incredible graphics."

The game footage shown at Nintendo's press conference was from Xbox 360 and PS3 games like "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online," "Madden Football" and "Assassin's Creed 2."

Nintendo Wii, Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3 are all part of the seventh generation of video game consoles. The Xbox 360 launched in 2005 while the Wii and PS3 were later released in 2006. Competition amongst the three consoles is pretty stiff as new game, hardware, and online networks are introduced in order to offer a better gaming experience. 

Sony and Microsoft's recent E3 briefings have brought news on a new portable PlayStation Vita, and Kinect-compatible games as well as voice recognition features. But out of the three competitors, Nintendo is the only one releasing a brand-new home console. 

Wii U will feature 1080p high-definition graphics over HDMI, an IBM Power-based multi-core processor, four USB 2.0 ports, and a built-in Secure Digital slot. The controller will feature an integrated 6.2" color LCD screen, two analog pads, a cross control pad, L/R buttons, A/B/X/Y buttons and ZL/ZR buttons. It will initially be featured in white, and will be released in 2012.

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RE: Nintendo
By Reclaimer77 on 6/8/2011 6:13:36 PM , Rating: 2
I completely agree with this, when did gaming become more about what the game looks like than how it plays?

It's not about how games look. But there is at least a MINIMUM standard for graphics, and the Wii just does not meet that. Sorry but it's not 1980 anymore, and we're not wowed by Pong. Are you also against Blu-Ray DVD's and HDTV's? I guess a VHS is "good enough", right?

Having said that, I'm not sure we should accept your premise that Nintendo has "great" game play. Some titles are fun, but the vast majority is kiddie crap and recycled Mario ports.

RE: Nintendo
By B3an on 6/9/2011 10:38:01 PM , Rating: 2
Wow, a post by you that i agree with. Nice.

RE: Nintendo
By robinthakur on 6/10/2011 6:35:35 AM , Rating: 2
Actually, Nintendo got it about right with the Wii. Whilst I have a 3D 50" screen in my living room and HD Surround sound, I would never presume that everybody does. The wii looks just fine on it if you take into account that it isn't an HD console. It hardly looks like pong or VHS video is just wrong and elitist. The games are still enjoyable to play, and that is THE most important thing really. Anyway, the Wii U *is* an HD console so what are you getting your panties in a bunch over exactly?

If Sony, MS or Nintendo listened to bitter old trolls like you on the Internet they would probably go bankrupt overnight. Nintendo was king of the console business when you were probably in diapers.

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