Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata was asked about the gap in power between the Wii U and Sony and Microsoft’s next generation consoles, during their general meeting to the shareholders. Iwata assured the shareholders that the gap won’t be as big as the Wii compared to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
“We cannot promise that the Wii U will never be excluded from multi-platform software for eternity, but we can at least assure you that the Wii U will not have such a big difference as the Wii had in comparison to how, on other platforms, developers could expect very different graphic capabilities of generating HD-applicable high-resolution graphics,” said Iwata.
“Other companies might launch a next-generation console with more power, but…the difference between the Wii U and such console will be as drastic as what you felt it was between the Wii and the other consoles because there will be fewer and fewer differentiators in graphics,” Iwata continued. “Naturally some consumers are very sensitive about such a small difference in graphics so that we will make efforts to make the most of the performance of the Wii U to keep up with technological innovations and not to make the system out-of-date soon.”