Miyamoto Says 4K Resolution Would Be Great for Pikmin 3

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With 4K televisions making a big impact at technology trade shows and being supported by the PlayStation 4, it will be interesting to see how consumers will react to it. Miyamoto was quizzed whether he thought Nintendo games should support the new resolution. He stated that a game like Pikmin 3 would benefit from the increased resolution to show the detail of the Pikmin moving around, but something like Zelda wouldn’t really benefit from it.

โ€œWhen it comes to games, I donโ€™t see the need for Zelda in 4K but for Pikmin, making it 4K compatible could possibly further show more small detailed Pikmin moving around, show things from an even further perspective, and being able to see more may make a more fun game.โ€

Thanks, Iceazeama

87 thoughts on “Miyamoto Says 4K Resolution Would Be Great for Pikmin 3”

      1. Actually they can if they Upscale to 4k which is actually better looking because it still looks amazing because the more modern consoles such as the Wii U, PS4 and Xbox One all have a native resolution of 1080p which when upscaled to 4k actually looks good, unlike the last generation which they upscaled to 1080p from 480p

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      1. WiiU supports 4k for games its called 32MB/64MB of edram,16MB of edram gets you 1080p native,4K is twice that look it up,32MB edram gets you 4K resolution in games,its why he says making pikimin 4k compatible would benefit the game….

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    1. AND SO COULD WIIU WITH A SIMPLE OS UPDATE IDIOT AND ANY OTHER DEVICE WITH GOOD CPU OR GPU OR BOTH

      THATS JUST VIDEO

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    1. Smash, Mario 3d world, wind waker, Mario kart 8, Bayonetta, and every other 1st party game. No, I’m not just listing all of their amazing exclusives, but also telling you that they will all run 1080p/60fps. Plus black ops 2 already does… who ever sold you your tv lied… but I’m guessing you don’t even own the console to know that, now do you? Your just a stupid, hideous, waste of life, bum troll.

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      1. Pretty sure they’re all rendered in 720 and scaled up, which isn’t quite the same.
        Not that I care in the slightest. People that fuss over marginally better picture need to get a grip.

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          1. 360 and PS3 had a native resolution of 720p, could upscale to 1080i. Some games were 1080p native, as well as Blu Rays on the PS3. The Wii had 480p native.

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          2. All Call of Duty games run at 60fps, that’s like their thing. That’s why the graphics suck compared to most other current gen games. They focus on the frame rate so that you have a better experience

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    2. bigplayers that is the reason one should shut up if they have no knowledge of a subject matter. Reason why you hardly see the Sony brigade on mynintendonews anymore. There rants always bit them in their collective buttocks. WiiU is native 1080P 60 FPS. Now watch how the nintendo generals destroy you uninformed mind lol.

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        1. lol@saying wiiu=native108060fps..what does that even mean.
          this heavily depends on what kind of environments are going to be on display, assets etc etc.

          wiiu can display 1080@60, but it’s very doubtful (probably impossible) it would be able to run lets say the new battlefield @1080 on 60fps.

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          1. Doubtful? Impossible? Youre a dumbass lol. Someone hasn’t seen the E3 games running at 1080p 60fps lol. People talk out their ass I swear. You don’t know how stupid you sound lol.

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    3. THERES GAMES ON WIIU AT 60FRAMES 1080P ON 2 SCREENS

      IDIOT

      THERES MORE 60 FRAMES HD ON WIIU AT E3 THAN XBONE AND PS4 CONBINED

      I FEEL YOUR BUTT HURT IN YOUR COMMENT

      KILLDUDES IN BROWN 4 24 FRAMES THAS T INSULTING

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    4. Kid 16MB of edram gets you 1080p native on any game,wiiu has 32MB/64MB of it ???? oh all the games that devs want to be 1080p native are,and wiiu is the only nextgen console pumping out Full HD games at 60fps,edram gives wiiu the edge in graphics and resolution…

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    1. No one will even own a 4K television in five years… I know I won’t THOSE THINGS ARE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN MY CAR! ๐Ÿ’‹

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      1. First the industry wanted us to adopt 3DHD TVs, now 4K TVs are entering the scene. 1080p already looks unbelievably HD for me. I don’t think I need a new expensive TV until maybe the next thing comes out and future generations will think 4K looks like crap.

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  1. People do realize that none of the next gen consoles can run 4k natively? It would just be upscaling from 1080p.

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    1. No, it’s highest output is 1080p.ironically, it’s highest internal resolution is higher than 1080p, which is really saying something, on a day were a developer will sell you 1080p as 4k, but nobody even looks at Nintendo, when they can actually get their games to run higher than what they tell you… They should market that.

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    1. 4K broadcast in the US is looking like it will be another 6-8 years away, so I would even think about it yet. Besides RED cameras, the rest of the industry is really catching up to 4K, I think a good rig still cost like 50K.

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    2. I remember when people said the same thing about HD TV’s at the beginning of this last generation. =p

      They are expensive but give them another 7 years and the prices will drop significantly.

      No need for 4K in the home right now.

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  2. Isn’t Pikmin 3 only 720p? At least they could start with 1080p, then tell how they think it would benefit from a better resolution! :D

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  3. Wait wait wait. I’m confused. if ps4 and xbone can’t do 4k gaming, does that mean they are equal graphically with wii u? or is there something between 1080p and 4k?

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    1. you can render at any resolution you like.. the question is however if it makes sense

      4K is exactly twice the vertical and horizontal resolution of 1080p.. so a 1080p image will look just as good on a 4K screen as it would on a 1080p screen
      however if you take an intermediate resolution image quality may deteriorate due to the need for interpolation (can’t simply have 1 pixel occupy 4 pixels on the 4K display like you can with a 1080p image, you need to interpolate pixels) so if you’re very unfortunate it may end up not looking any better than a 1080p image
      that being said it’s very unlikely that xbox one or PS4 will render at anything other than 1080p
      maybe they will be able to handle 2D games at 4K resolution (and maximum 30fps since hdmi 1.4 doesn’t allow any more) but certainly nothing with elaborate 3D graphics

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    1. Pikmin 3 will be 1080 on T.V’s that can do 1080 and it will be 720 on screens that can do 720. I don’t see what the big deal is with this decision??? ๐Ÿ’‹

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      1. it’s not rendering in 1080p natively

        the big deal with this decision? miyamoto is lamenting over how pikmin would benefit from 4K.. so why isn’t it even in 1080p? why?!?

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  4. Please no Nintendo, the average consumer cannot purchase a 4k television as of yet. For the most part, people are just still transitioning from CRT televisions, and some still have 720p tv’s. What with the ps3 I bought last year, the $500 I put into my gaming PC, my mothers 3DS and my 3DS XL, PS4, Xbox One, and about $700 worth of video game preorders, not to mention retro game collecting which I do on am almost daily basis, my money resources are tapped to the max, and a new damn television is the LAST thing to purchase on my agenda. Bring the price of the 4K televisions down to lets say $300 for a 26in television, and I would buy one, but there’s not a snowball chance in Hell that the average consumer will be early adopters and purchase a 4K television for at the very least, 10 more years, or until the price drops to being affordable.

    Now, don’t get me wrong, I would love like hell to own the sweetest rez tv out there, I’m always dabbling with PC game graphics mods that push my current television screen. I get it, the better looking, well, the better, but no Nintendo, back down boy, please don’t.

    But I tell you what, IF Sony and MS do adopt 4k compatibility, and the Wii U is in fact capable of delivering 4k signals, then go for it. I wouldn’t mind playing Pikmin in 4k, I just gotta drop $4k to do so.

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    1. 500 dollars will not make a gaming rig, lol.
      i got 6 thousand in my rig, my REAL gaming rig.
      a 500 dollar computer, what is that?
      and 4k sets are not that expensive. we got an 85 in panny, would have been 45 thousand but becuase its a hotel we got it for 25 thousand and only have to advertise the place we got it from with a card in the corner of the screen for 2 years.
      eat that children.
      oh by the way, wiiu is crap.

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    2. “But I tell you what, IF Sony and MS do adopt 4k compatibility, and the Wii U is in fact capable of delivering 4k signals, then go for it. I wouldnโ€™t mind playing Pikmin in 4k, I just gotta drop $4k to do so.”

      while it may be capable of delivering 4K signals (and that’s already very unlikely) it certainly won’t be capable of delivering elaborate 3D graphics such as those of pikmin 3 in 4K… no way in hell
      most high end PCs will break down completely if you task them with rendering 8 million pixels

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  5. LOL Nintendo like graphics now that they have tried them, stupid thing for him to say though because he made it in 720P and the ground still looks shit! Cant wait for it but he needs to shut up

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  6. why is is not in 1080P as well Nintendo are just fools at points, don’t get ahead of themselves when they are behind still

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  7. Oh, Please Internet, do not give that kind of Ideas to that man, the game was so much delayed, 9 years to be exact, far away from the Wii just so that they could make it for a HD console; I do not want that they delayed the next Pikming games, for the next console last year of life sicle, just because he think 4K would be the best for the Pikmin series but they then come out and said thinks like

    “When it comes to the scale of software development, Wii U2U with 4K graphics requires about twice the human resources than before. Please allow me to explain that we may have underestimated the scale of this change and as a result, the overall software development took more time than originally anticipated just as we tried to polish the software at the completion phase of development.”

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  8. Okay, who owns a 4K television? I know I won’t own one for many, MANY years. Also, isn’t Sony the only one making these televisions at this point in time? ๐Ÿ’‹

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  9. Its funny how Pikmin 3 changed everything. A week ago Wii u was doom and gloom. PS4 was going to dominate and win next generation. Now with Pikmin 3 being an example of how other heavy hitters are expected to sell even better (3D Mario World) saying “Wii U will dominate next generation” doesn’t seem impossible. A week ago trolls thought PS4 had better value. But now it looks like retailers will remove those discounted Wii U prices real soon.

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    1. The sales of the WiiU weren’t even that impressive after the release of Pikmin. And how can you tell that the WiiU might do better if we didn’t see any kind of sales of the PS4 yet, due to the fact that it wasn’t even released yet, you lunatic.

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      1. it jumped from 8000 units the previous week to 22000 units in japan.. and that’s just counting 2 days since pikmin 3 released at the end of the week

        if you subtract 8000 from 22000 and regard the resulting approximately 14000 consoles that sold in just 2 days then that is pretty impressive

        we’ll see if sales hold up when this weeks sales figures come in

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  10. Miyamoto is reaching for the stars I see, they barely started with regular HD (and are experiencing problems with it even a whole generation) and he’s talking about 4K resolution already. *laughs*

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  11. I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw native 1440p games next gen. That’s four times more pixels than 720p. 4k is impossible next gen for consoles unless someone comes up with some amazing new hardware/software that makes things 5x cheaper.

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  12. THIS THREAD IS FULL OF MAD PEOPLE HE ONLY STATED A TECH FACT HE DIDN’T SAY A 4K CONSOLE WAS COMING OUT AT CHRISTMAS

    STOP DELUDING WHAT PEOPLE SAY AND LOOKING 9 YEARS OLD ITS PATHETIC

    HIS MAKING A POINT

    IF HE SAID I NEED THE TOILET CAN YOU WAIT 5 MINUTES DOES THAT MEAN HE HAS PROSTATE CANCER STOP MAKING THINGS UP

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