With the end of the year slowly sneaking up on us (it’s already April!?!?), Nintendo fans are eagerly awaiting their first foray into an HD console from the “Godfathers of Gaming.” The only real look we’ve had at the Wii U has been some amazing test footage of Link fighting a Goma-looking boss – but this small snippet has incited giddy cheers from fanboys. Now it seems the cheers may have come all too soon.
GamesIndustry.biz has reported that the Wii U’s technology is “not up to the same level as the PS3 or the 360,” according to one developer working closely with Nintendo. “The graphics just aren’t as powerful,” continued the source.
This news may come as a surprise, but the Wii was well behind the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in tech specs and still outsold them from the start. At the same time, with Microsoft’s “Durango” and Sony’s “ORBIS” peaking up over the horizon, Nintendo has to worry that its system just won’t hold up in the next generation. We can only hope that Nintendo has a trick up its sleeve with the Wii U.
Rumor has it you can pick up Nintendo’s new system as early as November 18, 2012, though no official date has been given by the company.