Nintendo Wii U successor specs not a stretch

By Peter Chubb - Jan 21, 2014

It was early last year that we started to hear rumors that Nintendo was working on a Wii U successor, and while many of you would have thought that was mad, the likes of Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony usually start work on a new console a year or so after they release a new one.

Going back to the Nintendo Wii U successor, it’s about the right time that the company should be working on a next-gen system. Their current games console was dubbed a next generation system, but it’s easy to see by looking at its specs and graphics abilities that this is just not the case, and this is one of the very reasons why sales have been a huge concern.

If Nintendo has any hope of clawing its way back, then they need to think out of the box once again, although Nintendo need to back this up with decent performance.

Okay, so we know there is more to the success of the Wii U than specs alone, as Nintendo has to offer better games, as well as offering increased third-party developer support.

We have come across a rather intriguing article that takes a close look at some rumored Nintendo Wii U successor specs, and while we need to take these with a grain of salt, it’s not a stretch of the imagination to think that Nintendo could go with the rumored specifications.

Have a read of the rumored specs for the Nintendo Wii U replacement and let us know your thoughts.

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  • gimmegimmekevin

    I got to admit, I like the look of that controller. I’d be down for a Wii U Game Pad that uses a smaller screen but more PS Vita like build, as in sticks below screen. I wouldn’t be mad if their next system used a controller with a screen in it either, I would just hope they’d get costs down to like $20-$30 per controller. At launch the Game Pad was like $80+ I believe.

  • Rodger Jamjet

    I bought a WiiU and I’d be excited to buy this next-gen machine. No questions at all. If this machine is really on the cards and can be swiftly developed with Nintendo quality and reliability then I’m sold and have no problems at all buying it. Even if Nintendo offered WiiU owners more trade it dollars towards this beast of a machine would be awesome.

  • bearmon2010

    They will need to adding Blu Ray to their next Wii U successor since HVD is no good for the 3rd parties. I am glad that I didn’t buy Wii U yet. I am into Nintendo games such as Mario and Zelda but I am skipping it until the 3rd parties are supporting next one. Therefore, I do not want to waste my money.

    • gimmegimmekevin

      HVD no good? HVD isn’t happening but doesn’t HVD have more storage than BR in theory? Also, the Wii U already uses a propetiary version of Blu Ray, 25GB single layer discs.

  • Joe

    Convergence. Nintendo needs to converge Wii-U (3D-HD TV main screen, with smaller tablet touch screen) and the 3DS two screen action into a new console that can be taken mobile.

    Look at it like a 3DS-U; a handheld like the 3DS that docks into “console” that displays on the TV/Tablet, but can be picked up and taken on the road.

    Nintendo is undisputed leader in mufti screen consoles, and handheld leader, why not merge the two?

  • Nintenjoe82

    While I don’t doubt that Ninty are busy beavering away on their new console(s) I wouldn’t have thought they were anywhere near the stage of knowing what specs are going in!

    I’d like them to grow a pair and try to make a console like the N64 that has capabilities beyond where gaming is at now. Make it capable of rendering ray traced images at 60fps and only have the best developers make games. I know it would be outsold by PS5 and Xbox infinity but I would love to see them regain their respect for being the best and most powerful!