Developers: Wii U "Less Powerful than PS3 and 360"
Posted by James Newton
Is it, isn't it?
Welcome once again to the best game show on the internet, How Powerful is Wii U?
While recently Darksiders II developer Vigil Games said Wii U is "on par" with current generation consoles, now a band of anonymous developers have spoken out to Games Industry.biz about the machine's power, claiming it's not got quite as much grunt as its current opposition.
One anonymous developer said:
No, it's not up to the same level as the PS3 or the 360. The graphics are just not as powerful.
Which was backed up by a second, also anonymous dev:
Yeah, that's true. It doesn't produce graphics as well as the PS3 or the 360. There aren't as many shaders, it's not as capable. Sure, some things are better, mostly as a result of it being a more modern design. But overall the Wii U just can't quite keep up.
Nintendo's stayed away from talking about Wii U tech specs so far, but that hasn't stopped developers and industry figures from piping up with their own takes: we've heard that Wii U is 50% more powerful than PS3, twice as powerful as Xbox 360 and now we're hearing that it's not as powerful as either. Our prediction for the next Wii U power quote? "Wii U Not as Powerful as Wii."