Jeremiah Slaczka, the CEO of 5th Cell, has quashed rumours that claim the Wii U is not as powerful as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
The race to be the first next generation console seems to have been won by Nintendo based on the fact that the platform developer seems set to launch its console by either the end of the year or in Q1 next year.
With both Microsoft and Sony keeping things close to their chest on anything and everything relating to their next generation consoles, Nintendo will have the entire market’s attention when they do launch their Wii U. However, there have been widespread rumours and reports claiming that Nintendo’s next-gen console will not be as powerful as Sony and Microsoft’s current generation consoles.
A majority of rumours claimed that the Wii U will only be marginally more powerful than the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360, while others have speculated that Nintendo’s next-gen console may even lag behind the likes of Sony and Microsoft.
However, without any real specifications on either of the three consoles everything at this point in time is rumour and nothing more. The only people who actually know the reality of the what the Wii U is sporting underneath its exterior are the video game developers and one of them has publically stated that the rumours slating the console’s lack of power are not to be believed.
Jeremiah Slaczka, the CEO of 5th Cell, the studio which brought the cult classic title, Scribblenauts, to the world, has gone on record voicing his support for the Nintendo’s next-gen console.
Commenting on the rumours he said, “It’s kind of frustrating to see the rumours and speculation of people going back and forth saying it’s weaker or more powerful. It’s definitely more powerful.”
That should settle it then, however, the developer believed it necessary to repeat that point and emphasize it again as he went on to state, once more, that the Nintendo Wii U is “definitely more powerful than Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3″.
Another important aspect of the Wii U that everyone is slightly concerned about is the line-up of titles on offer on the console. Assassin’s Creed 3 and ZombiU will surely pull gamers in, especially the latter, but the rest of the titles are those that have already been released on consoles with Batman: Arkham City being just one example.
If Nintendo have an ace, or a pair of aces, under their sleeve then they are doing a great job of keeping it a secret and if they do not then things are looking slightly bleak for the Wii U’s opening couple of months.
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