In an interesting turn of events, reports are now circulating that the upcoming Wii U may not be as powerful as Nintendo had stated in the past.
GamesIndustry surveyed several developers who are currently developing Wii U titles and have stated that the system is definitely not as powerful as the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Also mentioned was the fact that the tablet like control is quite a bothersome to work with.
“It’s not up to the same level as the PS3 or the 360,” said one developer. “The graphics are just not as powerful.”
“It doesn’t produce graphics as well as the PS3 or the 360,” another developer stated. “There aren’t as many shaders, it’s not as capable. Overall the Wii U just can’t quite keep up.”
When the system was revealed at E3 2011, Nintendo had mentioned that the graphical capabilities would be in line with the other two household systems. However, it seems like Nintendo has pulled the old innovation rather than power card again, similar to that of the Wii. So far, no comment from Nintendo concerning the study, though it would interesting to see what they have to say about this.