Wii U: Next Generation Console Might be Underpowered
Rumours are beginning to surface that Nintendo’s next console might not b as powerful as the current generation rival consoles PS3 or Xbox 360. Nothing is actually known about the Wii U hardware specifications on an official level but sources who claim to be familiar with the set-up have claimed that this is the case.
It seems that the problem lies in the fact that the Wii U just doesn’t have the horsepower to render graphics as well as the current consoles. However Nintendo have stated all along that this is not the point of the Wii U preferring instead to concentrate on gameplay innovation and offering the user an experience quite different from anything else on the market. Up until now there has been no other indication that the Wii U will not be competitive against the current generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft but the problem lies in whether or not the Wii U will be competitive against the next generation PS4 or Xbox 720.
Nintendo still insist that the industry will be shocked by the Wii U when it finally launches. And there are many industry insiders who have already stated how impressive they find the technology. Gamers need only to wait until E3 at the beginning of June to get their first impressions of the state-of-the-art console. It maybe that the graphics in particular are not the focal point of this unique experience but the tablet style controller is certainly intriguing. Nintendo have also stated in the past that they are not concerned about pre-empting the next generation consoles the PS4 and the Xbox 720 with the Wii U. Focusing instead on trying to compete with the current generation hardware.
In an email leaked earlier this week evidence surfaced of a possible November 18th release date for the console. Although at this point that is really just speculation.