Nintendo coughs to using Xbox, PS3 footage at Wii U event
E3 presentation shows rival consoles at work
All that glistens is not necessarily Nintendo, it seems, after news has broken that gameplay footage shown during its Wii U announcement was actually from Xbox 360 and PS3 games, rather than clips rendered by the new hardware.
Various third-party titles were on show during the E3 event, from Ninja Gaiden 3 to Dirt, but with no indication that the footage was not taken from Nintendo's new hardware.
But during a post-presentation interview with GameTrailers, Nintendo US CEO Reggie Fils-Aime let the cat out of the bag, saying the reel of games on show were not actually from the Wii U. Asked if they were from PS3 or Xbox 360 versions, he responded:
"Absolutely, because we’re talking a year away from when the console will launch."
In short, we can't show you Wii U HD footage now, so here's some other console-sourced HD content instead, which may, or may not, be how the Wii U will presents it.
When queried if the system will be as good as its competitors, Fils-Aime provided a cloudy answer, highlighting the console's 1080p output and saying how the games look will be in the hands of developers.
Nintendo has almost certainly bridged the HD gap between the Wii and its rivals, and an all-new touchscreen control pad will undoubtedly reshape the way we play home consoles.
But will it be really more powerful than the current-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft?
If reports are to be believed, their respective follow-up machines will probably surface around 2015, so if Ninty has indeed pulled superiority out of the hat, then the Wii U has a long time to reign. ®
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Dammn Steve, will you just f-off already? Every time there is an article up about rival games machines, you come on here saying how amazing Sony is and how shite everyone else is. It's boring.
I suggest you remove that Move controller from the place we all know you have it stored and take your petty, predictable, Sony love elsewhere. Otherwise, I'll tell them you're not doing your job properly and everyone can see through the ignorant bias.
BTW, I have a PS3 and I love it. You're doing the company a disservice because people like you actually make me want to spite Sony really.
RE: Sick of Nintendo
"you're still releasing yet another Zelda, yet another Metroid, yet another Mario"
Is that so different from another Halo, another Killzone, another GTA, another Resistance, another Call of Duty, another Battlefield, another Medal of Honour...?
Just because the Nintendo IP franchises are older doesn't automatically make them inferior to your other cookie cutter games.
Looks like it was skimping on testing...
The link you gave has this gem in it:
"The problems began before the Xbox 360s got to the market. The testing machines were not ready, and the battery of tests that they ran were not fully developed. That meant that the testing machines would inspect the Xbox 360s coming off the line and approve them for shipment, even though there were likely flaws."
Well it could also mean he doesn't know. My own belief is Nintendo get away with as low specs as they dare. With the exception of the Gamecube all their consoles have been underpowered including the recently released 3DS.
2015 is too far away. The PS3 turned up 6 years after the PS2. The PS3 will turn 6 next year and the 360 will be 7. I expect both Microsoft and / or Sony will be announcing new consoles either in 2012 or 2013 at the latest.