Wii U 50 Percent More Powerful Than PS3, Says Analyst

by Mike Bendel June 13, 2011 @ 2:22 pm


Aside from Nintendo’s own Zelda tech demo, the company did little to push the graphical capabilities of its newly announced Wii U hardware at E3 2011. Amplifying this is the fact that third-party footage shown was running code direct from PS3 and Xbox 360. So how does the Wii U stack up to these six year-old machines?

While Nintendo hasn’t released any official data yet, Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia has reportedly told Industry Gamers that multiple developers confirmed a figure of 50 percent more powerful, compared to PS3 and 360.

“Some of the developers we spoke to indicated to us that the console will have 50% more processing power compared to the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. This is yet to be confirmed by Nintendo.”

It’s odd that Nintendo refrained from mentioning this at all during its E3 showing, but then again, it did want to focus on the controller rather than the hardware itself. This is something it reiterated throughout the show. Here’s hoping that more light will be shed on theĀ specificationsĀ in the coming months.

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