Nintendo: 3rd Party Games Look Great; Everyone Else: Hah
Have you picked up a Wii U yet? If I get it at all, it’s going to be sometime next year when the price inevitably comes down. But if you’ve already picked one up, perhaps you have an opinion on its graphical capabilities? Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime sure does. He’s positively crowing about the system’s ability to deliver a pretty gaming experience, going so far in an interview with CNN to claim that it’s essentially the best available system for graphics at the moment.
Here’s the money quote:
If you did a side-by-side comparison. You would actually see that third-party games like Call of Duty look dramatically better on our system.
Heh, the thing about this is that Black Ops 2′s limitations on Wii U have already been chronicled in painful detail. “The Wii U version matches the look of the Xbox 360 game and thus gives it an edge visually over the PlayStation 3 release,” says Eurogamer. “[B]ut unfortunately it comes up well short in terms of performance – an aspect that is all-important to the playability of a COD title. The frame-rate variance is such that the PS3 game feels generally smoother, while the 360 release feels like an entirely different game in the more demanding levels. Bearing in mind the commonalities in hardware design between Wii U and Xbox 360, we can’t help but feel somewhat disappointed that Black Ops 2 under-performs so noticeably.”
So what do you think, Game Fronters? Obviously, you’re all PC gamers, but perhaps one of you has succumbed to nostalgic longing and the hope that Nintendo could possibly ressert itself at the top of the gaming world? If so, let us know what you think.