Despite the increased graphical capabilities of the upcoming Nintendo Wii U home console gamers should not expect the development teams of the company to create and launch experiences that are similar to that offered by Call of Duty or other first-person shooters.
Satoru Iwata, the president and the chief executive officer at Nintendo
, has stated, “I think that the Wii U will be powerful enough to run very high spec games but the architecture is obviously different than other consoles so there is a need to do some tuning if you really want to max out the performance.”
He added, “We’re not going to deliver a system that has so much horsepower that no matter what you put on there it will run beautifully, and also because we’re selling the system with the GamePad — which adds extra cost to the package — we don’t want to inflate the cost of each unit by putting in excessive CPU power.”
The Wii U will offer a solid online multiplayer infrastructure to be used by titles like Mario Kart and other core experiences.
Publisher Activision and developer Treyarch have not confirmed that existence of a Wii U version for their upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops II
, but it’s very likely that it is already in development and will be offered when the new console is launched.
The developers who have already had hands-on time with the development kits of the Wii U are saying that the device is able to deliver the same graphical quality as the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, but it lacks the same CPU power.
The Wii U
does not currently have an official price point or an official launch date, but Nintendo says that it will be out before the high tide of the Christmas shopping season, which probably means late October or early November.