Shin’en developer Manfred Linzner has told N-Tower that he believes that the Wii U will be the strongest console in history due to its future potential. Linzner then went on to explain that the console offers developers, such as himself, a brand new way at looking at video game design. He then concluded that with development teams such as Retro Studios, and Nintendo EAD, the console could well become unstoppable.

“Well, right now, the Wii U is the strongest console with a lot of potential for the future. You should not forget, that the Wii U GPU is from a different generation than the ones from the current competitors. Because of that, there are many new ways of approaching things. Which, on the one side, are easier to implement than special hybrid solutions that are currently used on the other consoles, and on the other hand, which brings with it a much better performance. In cooperation with the generous working storage you have unbelievable possibilities. You should not forget that you need developers who can actually max out the potential of a console. And with teams like Retro Studios and EAD, Nintendo has an unbeatable advantage.”

Thanks, Nintedward3dswiiu

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    • Sucks to be you, constantly worrying and being skeptical of Wii U despite all the ratio of positives over negatives about Wii U. I certainly don’t know how I could be extremely skeptical when so many big and small developers have been giving Wii U praise both for hardware and software potential.

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    • Nope, it does mean one thing – indie’s are impressed.

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    • 2 Gigs system Ram. on the Wii U. PS3 and exbox360 have 256 MB, because the other half of their Ram help to run the sound lol. Wii U has its own independent Sound Chip.

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  1. “You should not forget, that the Wii U GPU is from a different generation than the ones from the current competitors. Because of that, there are many new ways of approaching things.” Lizner’s quote is truly one of the best when it comes to Wii U and their lineup of games.

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    • They’ll probably copy Nintendo like usual and fail at it… I mean you seen the kinect, sure it was an interesting concept but Microsoft just fucked it up like usual.

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  2. All credit goes to nintendoeverything.com :) .

    On one side people will say ”well DUUUUHHHH its a 2012 console duuhh brains”

    on the other side , we Nintendo fans , for over a year now have been onslaughted by Trolls saying ”blah blah its not even as powerfull as current gen blah blah blah”

    So this is just obvious news , but important none the less.

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  3. Well, this certainly may be an encouraging comment, but it’s one comment from a developer who may not be as widely known as others – and whilst there’s a good selection of positive commentary from recognised names too, there’s still plenty of the negative out there which should give people cause to not immediately leap for joy, but to continue to let their own eyes and experiences tell them which side is the most correct.

    Still, we are most intrigued to hear something this positive, regardless!

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    • Negative comments? What do you mean? As far as I know of big names having not so positive comments, Bethesda and Rockstar are the only one’s not completely on board. You can go back to their comments, they haven’t said anything bad about the console, just that they aren’t COMPLETELY sold.

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      • The only ”negative” comment I can think of , was when tekken producer Harada said ” the wiiu CPU is a little less than ps3’s” . But he didn’t mention the other specs (which are all very powerfull) , he was just pointing out simple porting issues , and having to use GPGPU to help and even maybe enhance the game.

        EVERY troll on the web , took that as confirmation that the wiiu’s graphics aren’t as good as the ps3’s , lol .

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        • The Tekken developer said that the Wii-U clock speed is a little less than the PS3/360’s. It’s the Orochi Warriors 3 devs who said it’s power is less than the PS3/360’s. My guess is that they’re only making use of 2 of it’s 4 cores and are still coding 1 code per thread, which will explain why they would have problems with it’s slow clock speed, while other developers got increased performance and frame-rate with the Wii-U.

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          • Yeh , but the warriors orochi also said ”make no mistake , from a graphical standpoint the wiiu is far superior” , remember that ?? . I think its the architechture with the wiiu thats the problem for ports and cross platforms . They are a different shape and dont fit the wiiu well , but developers have to change or manipulate that shape to make the wiiu version far superior as it rightfully should end up being .

            GPGPU takes weight off th CPU for example .

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            • Of course, the Wii-U’s GPU is at least 4 years newer, has more horse-power, etc. I’d be surprised if it wasn’t. Yes, it’s the architecture that’s a bit of an issue with ports and cross platforms for certain developers such as the Tekken Developers and the Warriors Orochi ones because you can’t simply try and develop for it like it’s a PS3 and 360, you’re not going to get good results. The GPGPU definitely helps but it’s not going to take off the load as significantly as one would think. The CPU is still more efficient and overall more power and will have to be as such for the next-generation. The Flash may be faster (PS3/360) but Superman is more powerful (Wii-U).

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  4. Not really news in any regard, but it’s good to see Shin’en looking forward to the future of Wii U. I’m expecting some really innovative games this time around from them above what they have already worked on for the Wii.

    Would definitely love to see Jett Rocket 2 make it to the Wii U eShop and how they decide to utilize the Wii U’s hardware in the future. We need more experimental developers out there like them. :)

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    • Would you rather have news saying ” the wiiu is the same graphics as ps3 ” or news saying ”the wiiu has unbelievable potential and is the most powerfull console at the moment” ??

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  5. Simply amazes me that people demoralise games so much.
    If you think they’re awful then make something that’s better.
    Wii U will be amazing from day one. Wish the release date came closer.

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  6. While we don’t have any real info yet, I highly doubt the next Xbox and Playstation will be leaps and bounds above the PS3 and 360. They would cost way too much and once again Nintendo’s console will be the more attractive choice at a cheaper price. Plus I would like to see what happens when the console war is based solely on games rather than power. If i’m wrong i’ll be the first to admit it.

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    • Miiverse looks so amazing lol . Its gunna be a safe haven social network from trolls . If people want to troll miiverse , they have to buy a wiiu !! hahah . win win for Nintendo :) .

      Looks really really really epic . love the fact they put a voteing system on their aswell.

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  7. Shin’en is a great developer. They brought out the graphical power of the Wii with FAST racing league, which is a Wii ware title and they’re showing us just how potent the Wii U is and have given us a look at the graphical prowess that the Wii U can achieve even at this early stage. Nano Assault Neo looks absolutely gorgeous and imo I haven’t seen a better looking Wii U game yet visually.

    P.S Some of you guys need to GROW UP! >.< You're making the comments section look like a joke -_-

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    • No we won’t . Because when fans get their hands on it at launch , the graphics will just look a tiny bit better than ps3 and 360 , with only things like improved textures , resolutions , framerates.

      We’ll see when retro studios or EAD comes out with their first proper wiiu game a la mario galaxy 3 for example ……

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      • Yeah, it takes a good few years for the full potential of systems to be unlocked. Launch games never look as good as the systems are actually able to put out.

        I’m sure we’ll see some real impressive stuff down the line.

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        • Indeed , things that may be outpeformed by competitors , But things that will blow us away regardless :) . The graphical gap between wii and 360 and ps3 is a pain in the ass . If that gap is made ALMOST unnoticeable , then I would be a much more happy consumer , even to the point where I wont feel obliged to buy other consoles to fill a huge gap .

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  8. I agree on one thing. It’s potential is off the charts with the mix traditional controls + touch screen controlers + motion controls. Then on top of that you got 4x the ram and the wide range of interesting games that Ninten is known for. As far as it being the strongest console, we’ll see when the ps4 and 720 comes out. Sony and Microsoft gotta focus on the quality of games (game mechanics, how the story is crafted, content, replay value, and optional game modes) rather than the quality of the picture.

    My opinion is that they should only heighten the graphics for intense moments like when characters use extremely powerful moves or when there’s scenic/important cut scenes.

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  9. While we know the GPU is strong, I fear the CPU is not, which is a disappointment. Had Nintendo designed the Wii U with a slightly more powerful CPU than Xbox 360 and PS3, I think Nintendo would put Sony out of business, but reports are saying that the CPU in the Wii U is slightly less powerful than the Xbox 360 and PS3, which is strange.

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    • Fear not, I believe the reports were suggesting the clock speed was slightly slower. However, if the cpu is designed with modern architecture the clock speed shouldnt matter much at all, in fact it will require less power and be much easier to cool.

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    • The CPU isn’t less powerful. It has more to do with the fact that the slow clock speed will lead to poor results if it’s treated like the PS3/360’s CPU. If a developer only codes for 1-2 codes of thread per core, a slower clock speed will definitely be an issue, especially if you only use 2-3 cores like the 360. BUT, when you begin treating it like a next-gen console, that will not be an issue, seeing as the Wii-U’s rumored CPU is rumored to code for 4 codes of thread simultaneously per core.

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  10. It will be the strongest console when it launches, but we have to wait and see what the other two have planned before we can make assumptions about the future. I personally think Wii U will be the best of the 3, but that’s just an opinion. Leave luck to heaven.

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