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Old 07-15-2012, 10:29 AM   #61
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the Wii U will be what it's meant to be - the "other" console that is capable of playing Nintendo exclusives

while Sony and Microsoft fight if off for best looking version of third party games, and fight to be the "main" console for gamers, Nintendo will be the "other second" console for games - graphical satisfaction already satisfied by the main consoles, so gamers don't care and can buy the Wii U cheap for the exclusives
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:53 AM   #62
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Wrong Alucard. According to this article, it's only slightly more powerful than the current gen. Harada's contention is with the fact that while the Wii U can handle all the 360/PS3 ports (which, incidentally, are past-tense), it will not fare so well when trying to port true next-gen softs.

Basically it will be a repeat situation of the Wii vs 360/PS3, and while they're correct in that the Wii sold bucketloads, it was Nintendo's own software that sold on the platform while the vast majority of third-party softs hardly made a dent. So that's definitely a concern looking forward. Devs will likely test the waters for about a year before shifting emphasis back over to MS and Sony. Again, just like this gen.

Thing is you cant really say I'm wrong yet. Do we even know if the WiiU will have more ram than the 360?
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:16 AM   #63
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Why is this argument still going? The Wii U is more capable than the current generation, and that's not a speculative claim or rumour, it's a fact. Remember the current consoles have been in use for ~7 years. Look at release day Xbox games and look at them now, they look a lot better; once developers learn the hardware they can produce better stuff and that's always been the case. The same can be said for the Wii U.
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:37 PM   #64
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Yes its better, but theres still obvious glaring issues with the graphics. Low ram means less textures and stuff on screen. You cant get passed the ram hurdle by magic. Do you know how much the WiiU's ram is?
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:29 PM   #65
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weren't the "allegedly leaked" specs sheets saying 2GB RAM?
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:13 AM   #66
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Leaks annoy me as they're never 100% accurate. If the system DOES have 2GB though then thats beyond godly for a console.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:26 AM   #67
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If the system DOES have 2GB though then thats beyond godly for a console.
Knowing Nintendo's habits, it is unlikely. That amount of ram for console will make the price unfriendly. Unless it's PC.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:48 AM   #68
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Yeah. I mean it would probably cost them $10 max to do that. I think it'll be impressive, by their standards, if it even reaches 512mb. Without any bullshit cheating by adding other ram figures to try and make you think it can do more but it really cant. You know, like sony kept doing. Bunch of fucking hacks.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:21 AM   #69
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isn't 2gb expected for next gen anyway?
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:49 AM   #70
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They really should be aiming for 4. If anyones going to have 2GB it'll be microsoft, and I'm not sure if they'll reach that unless pressured. I totally expect nintendo and sony to have less. If they do 1GB I'll be surprised.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:13 AM   #71
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the OS is very minimal anyway, so I'm assuming the shitty minimal PS3 OS won't take much, so 2GB for a console's RAM should be alot (for now)
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:25 AM   #72
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Yeah but thats the problem. 'For now' That little bit extra ram and the system wont look dated after a couple years and easily stretch another year onto its lifespan.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:15 AM   #73
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I predict between 512MB and 1GB, probably the former.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:27 AM   #74
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I vote at least 1 GB. Possibly two. KoS, you don't get a vote.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:42 AM   #75
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I will guess 1gig for wii u, streaming games properly from console to tablet and Miiverse is my reasons for my guess.
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