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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 B3an on 6/9/2011 10:32:15 PM , Rating: 2
Except for that fact that the rumored specs show it to be pretty good as far as updated. The GPU is comparable to a 4870 which far above the minimum specs for all PC games. And the CPU is an IBM PowerPC based off Watson's.

Why have idiots rated this comment up? Have we all forgot that this console hardware will probably have to last atleast 5 - 6 years and is already dated before it's even out? A GPU that is equal to PC hardware from 2008 is acceptable now? Do PC gamers, or even console gamers want to be held back again by limited hardware until atleast 2017??

I'm sick of how Nintendo dont get enough flak and they constantly bring out gimmicky cr*pware and so few people are bothered by it. It's worser than with iSheep.

RE: Nintendo
By robinthakur on 6/10/2011 6:27:27 AM , Rating: 2
Lol, calm down dear! You don't play a GPU or a CPU, you play a game, and the Wii has had sufficient power to last a generation whilst leading in sales, so what about this strategy failed exactly? Let MS and Sony make the losses on every system sold to have cutting edge tech which overheats and dies prematurely, or perhaps you think that it is acceptable that I have to buy several iterations of a console to last a generation now?

I recently saw described how the 360 will have 3D enabled through a firmware upgrade in the near future upon which the questioner asked how this would work with people with 360's released without an HDMI port. The answer was something to the effect of "It will work on all 360's assuming you aren't running one of the old crappy ones" Good way to screw the early adopters MS, really great.

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