Wii U twice as powerful as the Xbox 360; doesn’t match expectations of some studios

Posted By | On 25th, Jan. 2012 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl

According to sources close to Develop, Wii U will be twice as powerful as Xbox 360, which is a 6 year old console. Now, we don’t have accurate specifications of what is inside the system, but it is expected to pack in a R700 GPU, and about 512MB RAM.

We urge you to take this rumour with a pinch of salt, as when a new hardware launches there is bound to be a lot of misinformation, but Develop is a credible in most situations.

It is also mentioned that some developers are displeased with the system due to their expectations being lowered and they’ve had to “de-scale their plans”.

IGN reports that, Xbox360’s successor will be six times as powerful as the Xbox 360, so the Wii U may end up being underpowered when compared to Sony and MS’ systems.

Stay tuned for more information regarding these and other leaks at GB, as we strive to bring them to you as we get our hands on them.

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  • ME

    Please. We already knew this was going to happen. Nintendo Jumps the gun to get something out that’s better than the Wii but very close to PS3/360 and then Sony/Microsoft just go a head and release their systems that blow the WiiU out of the water in about a year’s time and the WiiU is in the same position as the Wii was with the 360/PS3 with those 2 systems getting the better developed games and the WiiU will be left in the dust with crappy ports. Vita ports on WiiU anyone? 😛


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