Earlier this week, GamesIndustry talked to developers who spoke on a condition of anonymity who revealed that Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U is “less than powerful” than the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Yep, you read that right, unnamed sources are saying that Nintendo’s upcoming “next-gen” console is weaker in the graphics department in comparison to today’s consoles.
Well, Nintendo has now given its response to these allegations. While the spokesperson doesn’t really answer the question directly, they didn’t outright say “yes” either.
“We do not focus on technology specs. We understand that people like to dissect graphics and processing power, but the experience of playing will always be more important than raw numbers.”
Do keep in mind that this “gameplay over graphics” mentality has been Nintendo’s mantra since the Nintendo 64 days; and while it’s good that they’re not deviating from it, couldn’t a game be fun – and also be graphically impressive?
Of course, Nintendo is banking on the Wii U’s tablet controller to change things around but there’s only so much a tablet controller can do until people want to see something “prettier” on screen, no?
In any case, we’ll know more Wii U details and how its games look once E3 rolls around.
Source: Digital Trends