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Nintendo Wii U: Wii U Texture Resolution Is Greater Than PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Gearbox co-founder and chief creative officer Brian Martel has told IGN that textures on the Wii U are displayed at a higher resolution than those on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games. We still don’t know the technical specifications for the Wii U, but we do know it’s slightly more powerful than the current generation of consoles.

We’ve got the [Aliens: Colonial Marines] engine running on the Wii U, and as far as the console goes, you’re going to see textures at a resolution that you haven’t seen on [the current] generation. [We’re] finding out what kind of final tech specs the Wii U is going to have.”

But we like the system a lot. We think it’s going to be a really cool stop-gap in between this generation and the next generation. We think it’s really smart of Nintendo, and the fact that as a platform it’s a lot more capable for hardcore first-person shooter-style gaming – for us that’s fantastic.”

“But the thing we’re most excited about is: what can we do with the controller? So the obvious thing for us is that we can do the motion tracker [on the controller screen], or the sentry gun information – all that kind of stuff. That stuff is really sexy for us. Getting the information off the screen and onto this device is a fantastic idea, right? So can we have a HUD-less environment? Yeah, probably. That would be fantastic, right?”

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33 comments

  1. Great news people. It has a higher resolution than those consoles released 5 years ago! Really excited now. (sarcasm seeps trough teeth)

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      1. Nope. I’m not a “fan-boy”. I own a PS3, PSP, Wii, and Nintendo DS and love them equally. I just think the ‘texture resolution’ announcement is redundant when compared to consoles half a decade ago old. Especially at the rate technology advances. They should have withheld this announcement and focused on the fuctionality of Wii U instead. Also, learn how to properly structure a sentence before you childishly attack someone.

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  2. I would hope that the Wii U’s texture quality is better than the current generation of console. It should be better, because it’s new. It would be pathetic if it didn’t….woah! This chick is hot! Lol

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  3. It’s so easy to distract these in denial Virgins… Self respect is free to the right person… Leave the slut alooooooooone -.-

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  4. I for one, don’t find this that surprising. I am starting to get kind of tired of these comparisons to last generation consoles. It sort of makes me want to see the PS4 so that people can say the Wii U has better textures than the PS4…. wait no the PS3, yeah, the last gen console! It does better textures than that! I mean it is like comparing the Gamecube to the Playstation.

    Yes, I am happy that the new console will be powerful, but I keep looking into the future when the other next gens come out and we are left in the dust again.

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    1. For the last time as i keep explaining to ppl, How can graphics get any better than 1080p. It is the current standard resolution. maybe a slight upgrade but not that much. not even pc’s can go higher than that and they’re more powerful than game consoles. Please think guyz, why do you think Sony and Micro aren’t in a rush to make another console. it’s either they think wii u won’t dent they’re market, or they need more time to figure what new to put in they’re consoles

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      1. They’re talking about TEXTURE resolution, not screen resolution. The textures of individual objects within game’s screen is not 1080p, not on the PS3, not on the 360, not even on the Wii U. We’re still decades away from making every in-game object have a software resolution equivalent to 1080p.

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      2. Textures are involved with graphics right? And what allows those textures to be displayed at they’re highest potential……A Screen. Now elaborate about the whole every object isn’t 1080 cuz I’m pretty sure each game is made from the ground up with a set resolution

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    2. Actually I think it’s necessary to compare them because you may have forgotten that Sony and Microsoft aren’t really planning on releasing any new consoles soon. So the Wii U will be competing against 360 and PS3 for awhile, IMO I think that’s a reason to compare. And since it is made 5 years later than those systems then it’s obviously better graphically, but now that factor is combined with the innovation of Nintendo. I think it will compete with the newer consoles as well. (Which may be copies of the Wii U)

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      1. Yes it’s necessary to compare them since they are similar. I just want to stop ppl who keep saying “PS4 and Xbox 720 whatever it’s called i gonna leave Wii U in the dust with better graphics and features” Like really you don’t know that especially which graphics being at it’s peak at the moment. what features can we see that are gonna be new and innovative that can make it better than wii u. Unless they copy as usual

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  5. This is in reply to Sjw’s sarcastic comment. Why does everyone think it’s a joke when they say Wii U’s graphics will be better than the PS3 or XBOX360? They should be. Just because the PS3 and XBOX360 are over 5 years old doesn’t mean Nintendo will still be behind graphically when the Wii U comes out. The new systems have always been more powerful than the previous systems regardless of which brands you’re comparing so it should be expected, not laughed at just because the Wii’s graphics aren’t as good as the PS3 or XBOX360. The graphics will be BETTER, not the same as. I’ll agree that Nintendo is overdue graphically but just be glad Nintendo is finally going HD. You’re not funny, you’re just like all the other whiners who get off by hating on Nintendo.

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  6. I’m actually surprised it is. Nintendo rarely cares about graphics, now they throw these “almost as good as it can get” graphics at us. Who wouldn’t buy this to play Pikmin 3 in HD, or mario, or zelda, or metroid in HD?

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  7. I guess some people that commented here about the lady are still virgins. It’s like this is the first time they see a sexy woman.

    Anyway, as much as I hate to admit it, Feast is right. Unless a new standard resolution is out, the next PS4 and Xbox720, if they come out before the next standard resolution TVs, will not get a higher definition than 1080p. I guess this is true for the next PS4 because according to SCEE vice president, James Armstrong:

    “I do not think we’ll have a console with a lot better graphics than the PS3 currently offered. I believe the future will be to offer consumers better and more accessible experience. The aim will be to make more people enter the world of video games and try to design titles for women.”

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  8. Why do you say it’s only going to be slightly better? I think it’s reasonably safe to say that the Wii U will have “significantly” more power that the current generation. But maybe I’m wrong. Maybe it will only be marginally better. But it is not know at this point.

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  9. Wow, I see many desperates here.
    Anyway, good news as always. the Wii U is shaping up to be more superior than the 360 and PS3 in every way.

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  10. You know a hd4800 has better textures too since it has 1gig for them instead of 256.

    The stop gag thing is a slap in the face though. He doesn’t even have the final specs or the specs for the next ps4 or xbox.

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