Wii U News: Iwata comments on Wii U’s power

Posted on May 1 2013 - 9:41am by Michael Sobrevega

Wii U News: Iwata comments on Wii U’s power

The general perception in the community is that the Wii U is an under-powered console compared to the soon-to-arrive competition. It seems investors have that same concern. In the Investor Q&A session, an individual questioned Iwata about the power concerns of the Wii U.


In frequently receiving inquiries from individual investors, they seem to have the impression that the Wii U system is not so powerful and that few third-party games will be developed in the future. The current weak software lineup has deepened their concerns. I would like to hear your view on this point.


As you stated, it is a fact that some software development companies assume that Wii U is not powerful enough. On the contrary, some developers say in interviews that Wii U has a different architecture from other consoles and that, when utilized in the right way, it can perform well. At the moment, there is a great deal of contradictory information. Nintendo is required to make more efforts to dispel such a misconception. In fact, some software companies are actively supporting Wii U and others are not. It is important to have supportive companies enjoy successful sales of a game and feel that their decision to develop something for Wii U was correct. We understand that this cannot possibly be achieved overnight and it may sound unconvincing under the current slow sales of Wii U. We would like to work to revitalize the Wii U market and show you favorable results for third-party software from this summer.

No question that the Wii U will not be as powerful as the 720 and PS4. But I do believe the Wii U will be able to output amazing games.