Early benchmark tests have shown that the Wii U's web browser is surprisingly good at handling HTML5 - better than Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 on PC, in fact.
The data posted on HTML5test.com shows the following info:
- Wii U browser – 323 + 8
- Internet Explorer 10 – 320 + 6
- Chrome 22 – 434 + 13
- Xbox 360 Internet Explorer 9 – 120 + 5
- Nintendo 3DS NetFront – 109 + 0
- iOS 6 Safari – 486 + 9
The main figure is the base test score, and the plus points relate to how well each browser handles peripheral web elements - such as audio and video.
What does this mean? Well, seeing as the Wii U browser isn't finished yet (it's still listed as being in beta), it's hard to be sure that these figures guarantee a top-notch web experience - but it's certainly a positive sign.