Is the Wii-U already a generation behind?

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Nintendo’s successor to the phenomenally successful Nintendo Wii isn’t even on our shelves yet and already it looks like it’s going to be an entire generation behind the upcoming PlayStation 4 and whatever Microsoft throw out next.

According to a throw away tweet by Spike TV’s host, Geoff Kieghley the Wii-U will not be able to run the upcoming Unreal Engine 4 but is rather going to be running the Unreal Engine 3 that we are currently all used to seeing in games like Gears of War and Batman: Arkham Asylum.

This isn’t all bad news as the current gen games are incredible to look at and each new game has managed to squeeze more and more out of the aging engine, but that’s the point really. It’s aging.

It’s not a good sign when your brand new console is barely keeping up with the competitors last gen consoles and unless Nintendo shows us something utterly amazing at E3 this year I can see some seriously rough times ahead for the Nintendo stock.

Last Updated: May 30, 2012

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Gavin Mannion

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