Wii U graphics may top this gen

By Alan Ng - Aug 17, 2012

The debate on the graphics quality of the Nintendo Wii U continues to linger on and we have just heard another developer chime in on their thoughts on Nintendo’s new hardware.

We’ve heard plenty of criticism on how the Wii U won’t even be able to match the PS3 and Xbox 360 in graphics, but some recent comments have proved that this may be untrue. Sumo Digital are currently finalizing the Wii U release of Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed, and in a recent interview they’ve said that the Wii U is at least on par with PS3 and Xbox 360, if not better than both in terms of graphics potential.

They revealed this insight to Eurogamer and it’s likely to add another piece to the deciding factor on whether prospective Wii U console owners believe that the console is good enough from a graphics standpoint. Nintendo has made a point several times to say that their new console is now ‘hardcore’ friendly with the boost in hardware specs, but many gamers remain unconvinced, especially with next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft coming out soon.

As for the game itself, it looks pretty fun, although we wish developers would stop using dubstep in their promo trailers to add some kind of brownie points to the game. Dubstep fits in some places with trailers, but Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed definitely isn’t one of them.

What are your thoughts on the continued discussion on Wii U graphics? Are you starting to get frustrated with all of the negativity surrounding Nintendo’s new console, or are you worried as well that the Wii U may not be able to cope once the PS4 and Xbox 720 is out?

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  • Jimmy_Piranha

    Why are we still going on about this? It’s all one big stupid debate from start to finish. The Wii U’s graphical potential isn’t going to be fully realised until around haldway through it’s lifespan. Even with numbers and statistics, you won’t know what the Wii U is capable of until you see a game that takes full advantage of those numbers and statistics.

  • wcb123

    “but some recent comments have proved that this may be untrue”

    Are you media lot thick or something or do you just take Nintendo and the gaming community for a bunch of retards? Of course Wii U has superior graphics, there was never any question. Stop regurgitating this BS over and over again. There was never any question, stop making up this BS to fill your website up.

  • The Wii U is gonna be awesome! And no amount of ps360 fanboy droning and trolling is gonna stop it. I’m getting my system at launch. Im not all that impressed by graphics, Id rather have great games with high replay value, than a over shined piece of crap. Also These morons dont realize the gap in tech between Wii U and whatever the others come up with (unless they opt for the latest AMD/radeon chips and those are almost $500-$600 alone), So Even if someone invents red-ray, and discovers 2160p; Those systems would cost WAAAY too much for consumers to make a proper install base. Nintendo knows this (3DS & ps360) were proof! I dont see the Wii U costing more than $350 But we know sony ms are gonna copy what they see, call it something different, and slap a $500 price tag on it! Get A Clue!

    • Guy above me has no clue

      Lol! the only troll on here is you! have you read your comment your the one trolling and arguing against know one, why bring Sony and Microsoft in to it? and so- called fanboys? because so far all I can see is you trying to cause an argument with…(Cough*, Cough*) Nothing.

      Your points are also invalid, i’ll happily correct you below:

      1) Since when have Sony and Microsoft ever copied Nintendo Lol? “But we know sony ms are gonna copy what they see” seriously grow up, any gamer could turn around and say that Nintendo is copying Microsoft and Sony by trying to make a console with similar power to Their consoles ( but know one is, only you are )

      2) Since when did you work for Nintendo’s marketing department “(unless they opt for the latest AMD/radeon chips and those are almost $500-$600 alone)” Oh my bad i guess you obviously FORGOT that big company’s such as these buy chips in bulk (Lol they don’t head to their nearest super market and fill up their trolley)

      So basically all you’ve done is rant and rave on about how Wii U is the best and not to mention contradicted yourself by calling random people? trolls? when in fact Braniac your just trolling for the sake of defending a console that you don’t even own Lmao!

      Seriously grow up and stop sucking your mum’s thumb xD

      • Unknown T

        Sony and Microsoft HAVE copied Nintendo ( Sony numerous times).
        Why would Nintendo be copying MS/Sony simply because they bought out a new system?

        • Another Problematic Above

          What is wrong with you people your so out to defending a console, my gosh! talk about living in a shell, And didn’t say they copied I mearly used it as an example if you use your eyes and read above, you’ll realize that, thanks.

        • kingo

          xbox and sony tried their hardest to copy the wii motion controls

  • you suck

    U annoying ass troll journalists all need to die