The Wii U power debate seems to never end these days. There are some developers who clearly support the console and appear to be taking advantage of the hardware (like Ubisoft), while others aren’t so impressed. A few months ago, unnamed developers told us that the Wii U graphics power isn’t as good as the current gen consoles. Developers at at Namco on the other hand, said the exact opposite: the Wii U GPU has plenty of power while the CPU is underclocked.
Now Scribblenauts Unlimited developer 5th Cell joins the debate, with CEO Jeremiah Slaczka telling Videogamer that the Wii U is “definitely more powerful than Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3”. Not only that, he’s “frustrated” to see all the rumors and speculation about the Wii U and how people keep going back and forth on how powerful the console is. 5th Cell was one of the first developers to see the Wii U, Slaczka said, where Nintendo persuaded the developer to move its upcoming Scribblenauts Unlimited to the Wii U. It was originally developed for the Wii console.
It’s clear that while Nintendo is moving into the HD era with the Wii U, the company still isn’t competing on specs alone, but on gameplay. Recently, Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata said that next gen gaming will be about improving gaming experience, and not about making prettier graphics.
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