Iwata believes Wii U’s graphics won’t be drastically behind PS4 and Xbox 720
Nintendo’s president believes Wii U won’t be that behind Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen consoles in graphical capabilities. He believes they have created a console that not only good performance but also proper graphics and they had to design it that way to make it affordable to consumers.
“Other companies might launch a next-generation console with more power, but we don’t necessarily think that the difference between the Wii U and such console will be as drastic as what you felt it was between the Wii and the other consoles because there will be fewer and fewer differentiators in graphics,” he said.
“Naturally some consumers are very sensitive about such a small difference in graphics so that we will make efforts to make the most of the performance of the Wii U to keep up with technological innovations and not to make the system out-of-date soon.
“However, as the structure of the product called the Wii U is as if we are including both a video game console and a handheld device, if we were not careful about how luxurious both of them were, we could end up having to offer the price of the two hardware systems combined, which would not be an acceptable price for the consumers. We had to design it by balancing the performance and the costs,” he added.
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