According to a recent report, the Nintendo Wii U will have less power then both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Developers familiar with the hardware who spoke to GamesIndustryInternational, on a condition of anonymity, say the Wii U just isn’t graphically up to par with the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.

“No, it’s not up to the same level as the PS3 or the 360.,” said one developer who’s been working with the Wii U. “The graphics are just not as powerful,” reiterated their source.

Apparently the developer is not alone in their opinion as another developer at a major company confirmed this point of view.

“Yeah, that’s true. It doesn’t produce graphics as well as the PS3 or the 360,” said the source. “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.”

If proven true, this would certainly be disappointing to those wanting to jump into the “Next Gen” first with the Wii U. Nintendo is expected to reveal the final specs of the system at this year’s E3 in June.

Source: Games Industry Biz

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