Nintendo Wii U has “more RAM” than Current Generation, “Great Processor”

It’s been a strange week for Nintendo Wii U rumours. Earlier this year, developers were saying the console is at least on par with PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Then, anonymous sources told a website that the console is less powerful than current generation machines.

Now, magazine Nintendo Gamer reports that Brian Martel, Chief Creative Officer at Gearbox Software who are developing Aliens: Colonel Marines confirmed the console has more RAM (Random Access Memory) than current consoles, and a “really great processor”;

“The machine itself will be one of the best looking versions of the game [sic]… because they’ve got more RAM than some of the other things [platforms]“, says Martel. “They’re late in the cycle so they’ve got this really great processor.”

Of course, this doesn’t really say much in terms of capabilities, but more RAM generally points to faster performance, and if a developer is happy about a processor, it can only be a good sign. Officially, Nintendo are remaining tight lipped, perhaps seeing the Wii U as more of an entertainment device than a PC.

You can check out Nintendo Gamer’s interview in the source link below.

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  • Nivlak Bifreið

    It’s Xbox 360 not Xbox 3DS.

    • AussieGamer

      Heh heh… My bad. Thanks =)

  • Victor

    Really interested to see what it is capable graphically. However, that is not why I am getting a Wii U. I am getting it for the new and fresh gameplay elements that will be a part of the console.