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Wii U graphics superiority, Black Ops 2 singled out

We told you not too long ago that we thought the Wii U version of Black Ops 2 looked better than the same game on Xbox 360 and PS3. That theory was obviously up for debate from both sides of console owners, but now Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime has made some very interesting comments indeed in a recent interview, claiming that all third party games will look better on the Wii U.

Not one to miss out on an opportunity to tout the Wii U’s capabilities ahead of other platforms, Reggie made the bold statements in a recent live link up during a CNN interview. Aside from stating that “third-party games look better on the Wii U”, he also singled out Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 as well, insisting that it is “dramatically better on Wii U, compared to Xbox 360 and PS3”.

Reggie was quick to correct the reporter, when she told him that the Wii U specs were ‘on par with Xbox 360 and PS3’ and asked him if he was worried that the Wii U would be a generation behind when the Sony PS4 and Xbox 720 arrive. Reggie hit back instantly by saying that the Wii U games are ‘much more graphically intensive’ than PS3 and Xbox 360, challenging the reporter to do a side by side comparison to see the differences.

Reggie also chimed in with a Wii U sales update too, adding that the system is ‘selling very well’, considering the current economic climate in the US with stocks low. After picking up a Wii U at launch yourself though, would you agree with him that all third party games, with specific mention to Black Ops 2 look better on the Wii U?

We expected a nice defense from Reggie as standard, but those are some pretty bold claims you have to agree. Black Ops 2 on the Wii U does look fantastic, but will developers be able to keep up the same standard when other titles arrive on all three platforms?

Reggie says graphics are better on Wii U than Xbox 360 and PS3, but what do you say? Give us your opinion on this below.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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facts are nintendo is about making whats user friendly to all age groups. Tell me what nursing home you can go into and see a ps3 or 360. Also look of the stats there were more regular Wiis sold then the ps3 and 360 combined even if you count all the ylod and the rrod as well has anyone ever gotten a rrod or yellow ring of death from a nintendo product>> Nope cause nintendo always thoroughly tests stuff before its released. Now look at home many versions of 360 came out before microsoft had it right as well as… Read more »

Adam
Adam

Considering the Wii U version is pretty much a copy/paste version of the 360 port, with a little tweaking only, it’s good to see that the Wii U version looks better, especially with textures and colours – I would have thought that with virtually identical code there wouldn’t have been any improvement in picture quality (like playing a PS3 game and a PS2 game on a 6 inch black & white TV), but it does look better. When you have people putting more effort into Wii U ports, and with more understanding of Wii U coding, Wii U ports will… Read more »

Pete
Pete

It looks exactly the same as the 360 version but the framerate is much worse, I know it’s a launch title but if they can’t even match the poorer PS3 port on framerate at this point in time I can’t see how they can sell it as next gen.
To be honest I wasn’t expecting it to be a better port but I thought it would at least be on par.

Thomas McBrearty
Thomas McBrearty

Really? so where exactly is this so called ‘ Graphics Superiority’ because frankly I see absolutely nothing that matches First party exclusives of certain games… Third party games, yer perhaps some may just tip the ice-burg in that sense; from what I’ve seen I’m not impressed, the Wii U just looks like a catch-up-console eager to fit in to what the current-gen is offering in its last few years. Yes dual screen is a nice concept, but it’s not exactly ground-breaking or even new for that matter. ZombieU looks pretty good, a classic zombie game, but that’s about it… nothing… Read more »

Kyle Wilkin

Of course the Wii U will have better graphics than the 360/PS3. It’s half a decade newer..

When the Xbox 720/PS4 come out, we’ll have a repeat of last gen. Wii U’s graphics will look like crap in comparison. That’s what people aren’t understanding, I guess.. You’re all comparing a 2012 console to the 2006 consoles…

Compare the Original Xbox to a PS3. HUGE leap in graphics. They’re one generation apart. Yet there isn’t a huge leap in graphics between the PS3/360 and Wii U. Because Nintendo never has the best graphics.

E
E

the Wii U looks cool but im a huge Microsoft fan so i say i like the Black ops 1 and 2 on the Xbox 360 better especially when you play on Live

Firestonex

Afew things.. 1.) saying that the graphics are better on a new console, vs. one that is 6 plus years old is not something to be bragging about… 2.) I am watching Video Games Awesome side by side comparison.. So far the Wii U is not doing so good. The Wii use doesn’t even have bullet hole decals in multiplayer. 3.) if the Wii U can not stand up to the PC version right now, then it is going to get hit really hard in a year or two when the xbox and playstation announce their new systems.

Jason
Jason

I own the Wii U version and it’s just fantastic. Super smooth and looks fabulous. We need more players though. Not enough people are online.

Rinslowe
Rinslowe

I own all current consoles incl. Wii U… I have made my own comparisons of AC3 from my own library, 360 and Wii U versions as well as comparing my bro’s Black Ops 2 360 against the Wii version which I also bought with the system. Both are looking better on Wii U. But I wouldn’t go as far as to say the differences a strikingly better, but definitely noticeable… If this is a sign of things to come, Wii U will become the go to device for multiplats, whereas 360 did that for me over PS3 over the years…… Read more »

DavidG
DavidG

I gotta say the Wii U is awesome.I own PS3 & 360 but that gamepad works perfectly.Black Ops 2 does look sharper n runs smoother.Something that most ppl don’t talk about is the internet browser. It’s very fast and responsive,better than any browser on any console.Having the options to use different types of controller really makes it that much better.I’m very impressed with it so far and I’m definitely looking foward to see Zelda,Metroid,Smash Bros,DK,Mario Kart,Mario Galaxy,Pikmin in gorgeous 1080p.

jr
jr

own bops2 on ps3 and Wii u, I like the Wii u better hands down. Its no joke about the low # of users online, will change in time.

oghre
oghre

I have Black Ops 2 on both Wii-U and PS3. The Wii-U is superior in every way, including FPS, AF and texture quality. The only down side to the game is what Truth said a few posts back, VERY few players online. Most I have seen at a prime playing time (afternoon/evening) is 650. I’m a midnight owl player and at those times its around 100 to 250 depending on the day of the week and time (2 in the morning is around 250 players and 5 in the morning less than 100)

wolfniggr
wolfniggr

I borrowed a neighbor’s Black Ops 2 for the U. Got to say, Reggie’s on crack. The 360 version has better textures. When I switch from the U to the 360, at times it looks like the U version was missing textures that are on the 360. I might borrow my buddy’s ps3 version, but I’m sure it’s on par with the 360. My PC version blows all off them away, but thats not surprising. I didn’t buy the U for multi platform games, but if between now and the release of the next Xbox or PS developers are able… Read more »

Scott
Scott

i have cod bo2 on wii u. it looks great on the tv and on the gamepad.

Truth
Truth

Did he mention that for online multiplayer there are less than 100 players on any given hour for Black Ops 2 on the Wii U? lol

ima_sinner
ima_sinner

Well I haven’t yet bought any third party games yet that I’ve seen on other systems. I have Nintendoland, NSMBU & Scribblenauts Unlimited…which all of them do look pretty great. I’m sure Reggie wouldn’t say that if it wasn’t true.

Brandos12
Brandos12

I’d say he is correct as well. I looked at quite a few comparisons and the Wii U, as a next generation console, is superior in graphics.

steinhauershawn

I say only slightly better like going from PSP to 3DS.

Guest
Guest

I’d say that Reggie is correct on this one.

Wii U is getting massive support, with exclusives like Bayonetta 2, Rayman Legends, and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, as well as enhanced versions of games already on other platforms, like Batman Arkham CIty Armored Edition. Hopefully its support will hold up when PS4 and NextBox arrive, but I think this generation will be more like the sixth generation then the seventh generation (powerwise).

Kudos to Nintendo!

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