Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed that Nintendo’s forthcoming Wii U console won’t be that much more powerful than existing consoles on the market, such as Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360. The reasoning behind this is due to cost, as Nintendo want to make a machine that powerful, yet affordable to consumers. Has Nintendo made a mistake doing this, or is this the logical thing to do?
“When you look at what we’re trying to do this time, which is I think maybe to a certain degree somewhat reckless, because we’re trying to include this somewhat kind of tablet-like device – this controller with the screen,” said the producer.
“We’re trying to do that by finding the right balance between the CPU and the GPU, the graphics processor, and bringing all of that together with the ability to take advantage of the HD capabilities of the system, and wanting to do the most that we can on that front as well.
“We’re very sensitive, of course, to trying to do all of this at an appropriate price. So I don’t know that we would be able to sit here and say that it’s going to necessarily dramatically outperform the systems that are out now. It’s part of the balance that we strike in terms of trying to find entertainment that is new and unique.”