According to a rumor, Wii U game developers have been optimizing their games and getting more out of the hardware over the past few months. New software updates from Nintendo to the Wii U SKD, engine improvements, etc. have reportedly helped developers to increase the frame rate of their games. All while the visual quality of the games has improved as well. According to the source, developers now have a better grasp on the system and are able to get more out of it.
It’s common knowledge that takes a while for developers to get the most out of any video game system. Compare the visuals of games at the beginning of the current console generation in 2006, and compare them now — the difference is huge. Nintendo previously said that it will take a while for developers to tap into the full potential of the Wii U hardware, but it seems to be already happening. We’ve heard from developers that the Wii U is “definitely more powerful” than current gen systems, and Nintendo themselves have said that the Wii U won’t be too far behind the next gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony. Most Wii U launch games should be in the finishing stages by now, with only a few months until the console launches.
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