So far, the Wii U is looking like a great step forward for Nintendo, especially against current models of consoles. However, when Microsoft and Sony do decide to eventually launch their successor consoles, the white box from Nintendo might just be eclipsed once again in terms of raw power.
Team Ninja however, believes in the console, elaborating how the Wii U is going through constant technology fluxes that keeps improving on the core hardware that will be available to gamers when the device finally launches at the end of this year.
“They asked us what we would want from the hardware, and when we give them feedback we can see that they have definitely listened and making changes,” Team Ninja’s Yosuke Hayashi said to NGamer. “The hardware is still changing constantly.”
Describing development for the device as “very easy” and “almost exactly like on the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360”, the Team behind the upcoming Dead or Alive 5 spoke about how their work on the DS version of Ninja Gaiden influenced their work on the Wii U and its tablet-controller, as they sought to bring in similar elements into their future titles.
Newer, more powerful hardware may be great, but Nintendo is going to have to offer gamers something a bit more substantial than a tablet device to play games with and on. The premise is intriguing, but gamers have yet to see some proper execution on the idea, as that’s the hook that will keep Nintendo relevant when a new generation of gaming begins.
Hopefully at this years E3, we’ll see what exactly it is that Nintendo has in store for curious gamers.
Last Updated: February 1, 2012