Nintendo representative says Wii U is ’19 times as powerful’ as the PS3
A recent statement by a Nintendo representative at the Eurogamer Expo is likely to get torn apart by the Internet Gaming Community. Prepare for a new meme guys because a Nintendo had this to say recently that the Wii U is supposedly ’19 times as powerful’ as the Playstation 3.
We should note that some of the Nintendo representatives at the Eurogamer Expo could have been hired temporarily by an agency for Nintendo during the expo. The specific rep who made this comment hasn’t be identified and we aren’t sure if he/she has any real times to the company or not outside of wearing a Nintendo shirt during the expo and answering questions.
The entire Internet Gaming Community, as I like to call it, has been doubting whether the Wii U is truly a next-gen console. For whatever reason having four times the system memory just isn’t enough to convince people that the Wii U is a next-generation console. These people will likely never be pleased.
Well, they’ll be pleased when they tear down this odd, out of left field comment by a Nintendo rep.
Rumors and developer comments have lead most of the gaming community to believe that the Wii U will end up somewhere between 2 to 4 times as powerful as current consoles in the long run.
I don’t doubt that current launch games don’t show the power gap between Wii U and PS3 but I don’t believe this is due to the Wii U not being significantly more powerful than Sony’s 6 year old console. I would chalk that up to shorter development cycles, issues with porting games not originally intended for the console, etc.
But making the claim that the system is 19 times as powerful as the PS3 is a bit silly. Even if it was, I’m sure Nintendo would just round that number up to 20. Picking a number like 19 makes it sound like the rep pulled the number out of nowhere.
Honestly I don’t even think people would stop complain about the Wii U being/not being next-gen even if it really was 19 times as powerful as the PS3.
We’re reaching out to Nintendo currently to see if they have any comment on this and we’ll update if they respond.