Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Game Director Katsuhiro Harada believes that people shouldn’t look at the Nintendo Wii U from a hardware perspective, as its actual features are way more important than the technical specifications.
The Wii U is set to appear later this year and, while Nintendo did present some of its hardware features, many people are still wondering just how the new home console stacks up in terms of power
to the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.
Such a comparison shouldn’t be made, according to Tekken franchise Producer and the game Director of the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Katsuhiro Harada.
He told Dusty Cartridge
that the Wii U’s graphics performance was quite good, judging from the porting process of the game onto the new console.
"While developing Tag 2, since it's very graphics intensive because of the multiple characters on screen, there was still some power left over for graphic capabilities so the graphics chips seems to be pretty decent," he said.
"But to be honest, that's not really even relevant because people seem to be focusing too much comparing the raw specs to other hardware. You really have to be looking at the capabilities and what features it has."
The main feature is, of course, the Wii U GamePad
, which allows owners of the console to play games even if the device isn’t connected to a TV.
"For example, if you're playing Tag 2 on the Wii U at home and your parents get mad at you for taking up the TV too much, you can just take it to your bed and start playing there. Being able to take a high end game and play it in your bed is something that's really unique so that's the thing people are kind of missing."
The Nintendo has yet to reveal the launch date or the price of the Wii U, so fans will still have to wait until they get to admire both its features and its technical specs.