We already know that the Wii U packs some powerful hardware, according to some, it’s up to 50% more powerful than the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Now EA has added to the debate, with EA’s vice president Andrew Wilson saying that the Wii U is at least just as powerful as the current gen consoles, and will be able to handle anything that the Xbox 360 and PS3 can. Speaking to Eurogamer, Wilson also said,
“As every new piece of hardware and every new development library comes through we get a greater understanding of the power. With our early research we had been very happy with the output of the (Wii U, ed.) box and we expect that that will only go up moving forward.”
Wilson also said that they hope that the Wii U will surpass the Xbox 360 and PS3 in terms of raw power. The Wii U has already attracted interest from high-profile developers and game engine makers, including Crytek with its CryEngine 3 and Id Software with the Id Tech 5 engine — both of which are coming to the Wii U.
Wii U is scheduled to be released approximately a year from now. Both Microsoft and Sony are rumored to be working on new consoles, but it is unknown whether they’ll see a release in 2012 or later.