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Nintendo on Wii U power: 'We don't focus on tech specs'

Firm doesn't deny reports its new console is less capable than PS3 and Xbox 360

Nintendo has issued a statement in response to growing reports that Wii U won't be as powerful as PS3 or Xbox 360.

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While few people truly know what Nintendo's upcoming console is capable of, development sources have claimed in recent weeks that Wii U's graphics "are just not as powerful" as PS3's or Xbox 360's, while we were told that it struggles to match current-gen consoles when it comes to processor intensive game systems such as complicated physics and AI.

A Nintendo of America spokesperson neither confirmed nor denied these reports in a statement issued to Digital Trends, saying:

"We do not focus on technology specs. We understand that people like to dissect graphics and processing power, but the experience of playing will always be more important than raw numbers."

Supposedly leaked emails from both Japanese and US retailers suggest Nintendo plans to release Wii U in North America on November 18.

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