Nintendo confirmed that its Wii U launch games will run at 720p. However, third-party Wii U games that will be released this holiday will be running at 1080p. During a recent Wii U Experience,  Nintendo representatives stated that the Wii U versions of Batman: Arkham City – Armored Edition and Assassin’s Creed III will run natively at 1080p.

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    • It does make the games look alot nicer, but 60fps is where its at, Bioshock has a weird option where you can boost the frame rate, you get slight screen tear, or whatever its called, but you can really tell the difference, runs alot quicker and smoother, and make the game look better

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    • To be honest, I do not see a point in comparing the WiiU graphics with the PS3 or/and the Xbox360 and pointing out that it’s better. It’s been six whole years since the other two got released, so isn’t it the very least to expect the WiiU to be better than them? I just don’t understand why people keep acting like it’s something fantastically awesome for Nintendo to have a system coming up which hopefully has better specs than two six years old systems. It gives me the impression that those people don’t even consider the WiiU as next-gen, since they keep comparing it with the current generation the whole time. Wouldn’t it make much more sense to compare it with the other two up-coming next-gen systems? I think it would.

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      • It’s fanboys comparing it to current Gen systems, it’s fanboys saying it’s not as strong as current Gen, it’s fanboys who are written post, articles and blogs saying that it isn’t going to surpass the xbox 360 or ps3 graphics, even Micrsoft claimed it was just an xbox360. So who r u referring to? Nintendo has said many times they’re not directly competing against Sony/Micro..it’s Gametrailers, IGN, Gamespot, Xplay and others sites full of fanboys that are overly concerned that their favorite systems will be surpassed and fear Nintendo wining another generation. Plus u can’t compare what isn’t out yet! So until those systems get released that what we’re faced with….and it nice to see Nintendo all U haters up!!!

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  1. Interesting news. But, I am more cynical to this from a representative: when they mean “run” at 1080p; will it actually be upscaled to 1080p, like most games? Or will the native resolution for the Wii U multiplat be 1080p and not the Sub-HD resolution?

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  2. I’m sure ports running at 1080p will just be upscaled. as for nintendo they probably don’t want to reveal the full graphical power of the wiiu at launch so that’s why we won’t be getting 1080p from them sooner.

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          • I’m watching this video in the source right now and there is absolutely no mention of them running at 1080p. Looks to be an edit to me so far.

            Even then, I’m not listening to Nintendo reps over the developers of those games who know what they’re talking about. The direct feed rip of those games proves this wrong as well, have fun convincing me they have entirely new builds that suddenly run at that resolution and FPS.

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            • nobody ever said it was in the video

              “it looks to you like” and “it is” are 2 fundamentally different things so please spare me with the bullcrap

              the article and the source say natively, whether that’s correct is another story and entirely not the point
              end of discussion

              also i don’t give 2 cents about your opinion so why on earth should i waste my time and try to convince you of something i don’t even know for sure? sorry but that right there is a job for people like you

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              • There is no credible source or anything linking to a quote from there, thus this article is BULLSHIT until proven otherwise. :)

                I’m not seeing any quotes, nothing. It’s the same article as this reposted with shorter comments.

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          • Scribblenauts Unlimited 1080p 60 fps FSAA
            New Super Mario Bros. U 720p 60 fps AA
            Nintendo Land 720p 60 fps
            Ninja Gaiden 3 720p 60 fps v-sync
            Batman 720p 30 fps v-sync
            Project P-100 720p 60 fps
            Rayman Legends 720p 60 fps
            Mass Effect 3 720p 60 fps
            Pikmin 3 720p 60 fps
            Zombi U 720p 30 fps
            Lego City: Undercover 720p
            Trine 2: Director’s Cut 720p FXAA
            *E3 builds.

            gg pal.

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              • You can find the exact feed info I posted at NeoGAF and numerous sites. You’re a Nintendo fanboy in denial of the bitter truth. I have the facts, you have the “he said, she said”. Back your shit up, or shut the fuck up. Don’t waste my time until you do.

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                • those “facts” you just quoted are the same sourcless crap you just proclaimed as not being credible
                  unless we have definitive confirmation from the developers (which we don’t) nothing at all is confirmed
                  as sorry as i am to break it down to you this way but the mere circumstance of other sites repeating the same bullshit as the first site setting it in motion doesn’t make it a fact

                  see how right i was with my conclusion about how it was your job to convince other people of things you aren’t even sure about yourself? nailed it

                  have a nice day

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                  • I gave you a source, find the data I posted with a simple search. Your laziness will not hide facts.

                    Everything posted was fact, you don’t like what’s posted because it isn’t what you were hoping for. Nintendo fanboy behavior at it’s finest.

                    Like I said, you’re a waste of time and your typing skills are vomit inducing.

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                    • i know the sources you posted and i know what they say
                      concerning batman: AC and AC3 none of these qualify as facts as none of these stem from a developer

                      any other source can be considered unreliable, considering how well known it is that “representatives” talk bullshit as often as not

                      yo momma is fat <- fact

                      see how easy it is for me to produce facts when i use your method? it's astonishingly simple

                      wasting your apparently abundant spare time is always a pleasure

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                    • also it’s really not my fault if you haven’t mastered your own language and are struggling to understand posts from someone who isn’t even a native speaker ;)

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  3. Guess I’ll be buying a mix of New Super Mario Bros. U and Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition at launch. Really wanna try out a game in 1080p and since I haven’t bought Arkham City before and I’ll be getting exclusive controls as well as all the DLC in one package, I say this is one good game from day one with New Super Mario Bros. U. :)

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    • Or you can get both Batman games with all DLC now on Steam for less than $20 and use the money you save on Pikmin 3 or Assassin’s Creed III.

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      • But some people don’t have computers that are powerful enough. I know I ended up buying two games on the Steam sale that I couldn’t play because of how graphically heavy they were.

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  4. WTF ??? WHERE IS THE 56970p ??? BULLSHIT !! WII U SUCKS !! BURN IT TO HELL ..ITS A PIECE OF SHIT !! NOT NEXT GEN AND SHITTY GRAPHICS :) PS3 4EVER !!!

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        • The PS3 can do full 1080p, and proven many times. Therefore it is not the first, and nobody will know if this will even be the best. Stop being a dimwitted fanboy.

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            • Owning additional consoles isn’t going to make you less of one. Just saying.

              And coming up with “it’s going to be the best” is fanboy talk.

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                • In my opinion it’s going to be another Gamecube sales and popularity-wise. The fad is dead and they’re spending their time trying to convince people that it isn’t an add on.

                  If they actually have to explain what this device is to people rather than instantly getting their message across, they’ve already failed.

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                  • They have more press conferences coming up. Why do you think they havent announced everything? I mean come on its pretty obvious, they dont want sony and microsoft to copy them.

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                    • One press conference should have been enough. Like I said, if they have to keep explaining this product, it’s just plain going to tank in sales and only the fanboys or blind buyers will be powering it.

                      Sony and MS have better things to do with their new consoles, Wii U isn’t likely to be a threat in the long run, just like Gamecube and just like the Wii. The latter of which was only a big marketing scam for casuals.

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                    • Why would you announce everything in one press conference. They dont want sony and microsoft to copy them. Dont you get that? They are going to release really good games to combat the other consoles and if you dont know that you are kiddin yourself.

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                    • I cant stand the way people say casual and hardcore games. Its a load of bullshit. If you like a game you buy it.

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                • Also, as of this gen, no not really. Many first party games from Sony have smashed the Wii’s generation. Uncharted Series, Heavy Rain, GoW, etc.

                  Nintendo only delivered a bunch of late Gamecube games with lens flare and the Nintendorks will call them amazing and so bloody innovative.

                  Wii has SMG 1/2, Xenoblade…maybe SS but Skyrim was a better game in the genre anyway.

                  Anything else?

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                  • Im not really into skyrim. Dont really like elder scrolls. I prefer SS. Your telling me that uncharted, Heavy Rain, GoW smashed mario, zelda etc in sales?

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                  • Uncharted is about generic character named drake that is rip off of Indiana jones with plots that directly steal from it.Drake is corny.Let me predict what Uncharted 4 is going to be.

                    1.Cutscenes that last to long.
                    2. Pseudo-cutscene/platforming [climbing up a rope omgz or pulling myself up)
                    3.Quick Time Event
                    4.Generic Shooting.I could thousands of more interesting shooting gameplays.
                    5.Characters that clique or just forgettable.
                    6.Honestly if you watch commentaries on Uncharted they sound like there sleeping.
                    7.Played the game and thought it was movie
                    that happen to have gameplay in it.
                    8.SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAMN EASY.That it’s boring.
                    Honestly the only ones who care about this game so much are ps3 fanboys.

                    GOW?
                    HAHAHA
                    The game where you can literally win just by pushing square over and over again.

                    1.To Easy
                    2.To many quick time events.
                    3.PS2>PS3 version because it was still fresh.
                    4.Nothing has changed just better graphics and more blood.
                    5.Hit square you will win.
                    6.Nothing new they could have named it GOW2 remake and I would not be able to tell the difference.Well….there would have been a better ending than 3.
                    7.Bad script.
                    8.I literally let my little brother play who is 13 and he never died once.Not counting quick time events.

                    Heavy Rain is good imo.No problem with that.

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  5. This is great news!!
    I’m tired of playing 720p games on my 1080p TVs. Hopefully this’ll provide a better jaggie-free experience!

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    • To be honest, id prefer the framerate be 60fps than have 1080p, but 1080p is always nice, itll just take a while before develipers get used to the WiiU, their approaching it the same way they do with the ps3/360, but by the sound of if, its built and works alot differently

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  6. @sickr when the nintendo 3ds will be released you should see if the desgine is flawed as the 3ds.If yes then warn everyone on your blogsite..If not then it’s ok

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  7. Why are nintendo so fucking retarded ? the wii u is current gen , dosnt support 750494p , Where is the support for 100 wii U pads ?? only 2 ? thats pathetic , dosnt even have real life graphics , cheap ass controller , costs $9000000000 , MY PS3 IS MORE POWERFUL !!! SO SUCK A FAT ONE FANBOYS !!

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  8. Come November, 1/2 of the xbox360 and ps3 fanboys would have sold or traded in the consoles to get a Wii U. Why waste money buying games for consoles ala xbox 360 480p native upscale 720/1080 P resolution or ps3 720 p native upscaled to 1080 P that are last gen; when you can buy the same games on a next gen Wii U 1080 P/1080i native that can play all multiplats and next gen unreal 4 and CryEngine 3 designed games with ease. Nintendo fans have common sense High humble IQs and not bashful. Thus we patiently waited for Batman arkham city (all DLC ) included with extras armored edition. BUY A Wii U it’s a better wiser purchase.

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  9. Dude. Aeolous. However the fuck you spell it. Watch that demo of Wii U golf and if you don’t think that’s the coolest fucking way to play a golf game, why do you play games? “That golf game is shit because it doesn’t natively perform at 1080p and run 60fps.” <—- don't be that guy, aeolous. Play the fucking awesome golf game, and try and bitch about Nintendo's gameplay for once. Ocarina of Time wasn't developed by Sony, and it's the best fucking game ever. Microsoft didn't make it either. Who made the best game ever then? Oh, you know, the number one video game maker, Nintendo. Number one. That means best. Which means better than Sony and Microsoft. Which means Sony and Microsoft are worse. I'm saying this repeatedly because you have the thickest, most dense skull of anyone on this planet. STFU and play the fucking golf game. "Oh but it's too casual" Then go live in an alternate world where innovative gameplay doesn't exist you son of a bitch.

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    • “Ocarina of Time wasn’t developed by Sony, and it’s the best fucking game ever.”

      Wow. First of all: that your opinion, not a fact. Stop trying to make people think your opinion is the be-all end-all fact. Yes, it got great reviews, but so have plenty, PLENTY of other games. And other games have sold better and logged more play time. Again, your opinion is just your opinion.

      Second: stop being such a whiny fanboy. So he doesn’t live to suck Nintendo’s junk like you do? Who cares? How does that affect you and your life?

      Answer: it doesn’t. So do yourself a favor and keep your “zomg fuckhead, Nintendo is derp best! Herp!” comments to yourself. Cursing at him and calling him names doesn’t make your opinion fact, but what it DOES do is make you look terribly ass-hurt and fanboy-ish.

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        • Ladies and gentleman, this is the typical fanboy mentality: provide them with clear logic and reason, and they get ass hurt, can’t provide any subsequent reasoning to counter, so they act like a 5 year old child with special needs.

          Hey Mr. Sickr, exactly WHY was I warned and this tool runs rampant, insulting anyone who doesn’t tongue Nintendo’s arse blindly like he does?

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    • And so what? Nobody seems to remember that PS360 has a lot of games that don’t run on HD (and when run, most are upscaling). At least Wii U games are truly and natively HD.

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      • That’s not the point. The point is that everyone else *is* running at 1080p, and taking advantage of that, but the company that made the damn console isn’t. That’s stupid and laughable. You can reason it any way you’d like, but it’s still laughable. Especially since AC3 and Batman, fr example, look 5 times more graphically superior to any of the first party games being released, so Nintendo can’t even use the excuse of “oh, we’re just making more graphically intensive games, so we’re running at a lower resolution to compensate.”

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        • You seem to forget some things. Nintendo games are running with 60 FPS at 720p, thing that any gamer wasn’t used to do beyond PC gamer. It’s not a big deal run at 1080p once the games in 720p are running at 60 FPS with AA on.

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        • i would just like to say that maybe they’re heavily using the gamepad as whereas 3rd parties are just using the pad for maps or anything that doesnt affect performance as much as rendering two actual things seperately…maybe im wrong but it still makes sence.. :)

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  10. This is a good start for Wii U to have 1080p right out the door (although I wish Nintendo would have taken the time to make their games 1080p as well). I have a big list of Wii U games I am going to get at launch:
    1. New Super Mario Bros. U
    2. Assassin’s Creed III
    3. Batman Arkham City-Armored Edition
    4. Mass Effect 3
    6. Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge
    7. Darksiders II
    8. Pikmin III
    9. Rayman Legends
    10. ZombiU

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