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Wii U is 'twice as powerful as Xbox 360' - report

But studios still expected more from it, claims development source

An anonymous source has claimed that Wii U will be twice as powerful as Xbox 360.


Speaking to Develop under the condition of anonymity, the unnamed development source said that Nintendo's tablet oriented console could run with around twice the processing and graphical power of Microsoft's console, but that the significantly increased power still hasn't been enough to satisfy some developers, who expected more from the console.

"I've heard [a project designer] complain it's underpowered compared to what Nintendo announced, resulting in people having to de-scale their plans," the source said.

Develop points out that it has had trouble cross-examining the claims due to Nintendo's stringent non-disclosure agreements.

Late last year a Japanese developer claimed to have the full Wii U specs and revealed that the box will contain a quad Core, 3 GHz PowerPC-based 45nm CPU, "very similar to the Xbox 360 chip", "768 MB of DRAM 'embedded' with the CPU and an "unknown" ATI-based graphics processor.

Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed that a full Wii U reveal will take place at E3 in June.

[ SOURCE: Develop ]