Ever since the announcement of the Wii U back in 2011, the internet has been in a rage storm over the console’s hardware specifications.
Big named developers like EA and THQ have come out to suggest that it has more power than the current generation consoles (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3), whereas anonymous developer sources seem to “leak” to “websites” news that it’s actually less powerful.
Well all that can be put to bed as 5th Cell CEO Jeremiah Slaczka told magazine Game Informer that he was one of the first developers in the world to trial the new console, and knows a thing or two about it;
“[Wii U is] definitely more powerful than Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3,” he said. “It’s kind of frustrating to see the rumours and speculation of people going back and forth saying it’s weaker or more powerful. It’s definitely more powerful.”
The studio is currently developing Scribblenauts Unlimited for Wii U – but Slaczka revealed that title was originally in development for Wii, until Nintendo came knocking on their door with the new console;
“I think we were one of the first developers to see the Wii U. Nintendo came to our studio and demoed it to us. A couple of weeks later Warner Bros. got to see it, and we said we should do this. This game was originally a Wii title but later moved to Wii U. It’s been about two years in development.”
So now we have a reliable developer source, who’s actually shipped some blockbuster games, commenting on the Wii U’s power. The verdict? It’s more powerful than Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Now who are you going to believe?