The Wii U has often been criticized for it’s power, but Nintendo has continued to defend the system’s power. Even though Nintendo has never confirmed any of the rumored specs that have been leaked since the console launched in November, they still believe the console will match up with the PS4 and next generation Xbox.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says the company is striving to dispel the “misconception” that the system is not a powerful one. Iwata discussed how overseas developers perception of the console can be a positive one, rather than separating the system from other upcoming next systems.
“As you stated, it is a fact that some software development companies assume that Wii U is not powerful enough. On the contrary, some developers say in interviews that Wii U has a different architecture from other consoles and that, when utilized in the right way, it can perform well. At the moment, there is a great deal of contradictory information,” Iwata added. “Nintendo is required to make more efforts to dispel such a misconception. In fact, some software companies are actively supporting Wii U and others are not. It is important to have supportive companies enjoy successful sales of a game and feel that their decision to develop something for Wii U was correct.”