Yesterday we posted a news article claiming that developer Sumo Digital told Eurogamer that the Wii U’s graphics are on par with the PlayStation 3. It has now been revealed that Eurogamer deliberately crafted a misleading headline in order to capitalize on a hot topic these days: the Wii U specs. The headline read: “Sega: Wii U graphics on-par with PlayStation 3, maybe even better“. The problem is that the developer never said that. They said that the graphics in the Sonic Racing game are “on par” with the PS3. Which makes sense, since the game was ported to the Wii U from current generation hardware. Eurogamer spun the quote to make it sound like the developer was referring to the Wii U’s graphical capabilities, which are of course much more powerful than current generation systems.
Shame on Eurogamer and its writer Tom Philips for using tactics like these. Their “article” was widely reported and Eurogamer was cited all over the web, including us here at Wii U Daily. We’re sorry for the confusion this may have caused to our readers. From now on, we’ll take everything Eurogamer says with an extra grain of salt.