Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Miyamoto: Wii U might not "necessarily dramatically outperform the systems out now."


With Nintendo light on specific Wii U horsepower specs at E3 and showcasing only a limiting number of demos, the world is still in the dark of the system's true power.

Early rumors put the power above current gen systems, which doesn't come as a surprise when talking about five and six year old consoles. Yet, when Ubisoft Quebec's senior technical architect Marc Parenteau was asked about Wii U's technical prowlness, he was less than specific.

When Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto was asked at E3 a simular question, he told GameSpot, the Wii U may not "necessarily dramatically outperform the systems that are out now". The reason for this seem to be price concerns, and Miyamoto acknowledged that at certain price points the console might not be something parents would buy for their kids.

"We're very sensitive to pricing because people have generally only a certain amount of their spending that they'll devote to entertainment," said Miyamoto, adding that the inclusion of the new touchscreen controller might be "somewhat reckless" from a pricing standpoint.

With most developers just getting their Wii U devo kits, its more than likely the system's true power has been set in stone yet.

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