The Wii U Might be a Little More Powerful Than we Thought

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Based on everything we saw at E3, Nintendo's new Wii U console didn't look any more powerful than an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Now, though, some developers are apparently saying that's not the case!

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Speaking with IndustryGamers earlier today, Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia said "Some of the developers we spoke to indicated to us that the console will have 50% more processing power compared to the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. This is yet to be confirmed by Nintendo."

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Now, this isn't an analyst guessing, or making a prediction like they normally do. This is an analyst directly passing on information they say they've heard from people working on the console.

Such a vague term could mean anything, of course, especially without more technical information in support of it, but for those hoping games could look a little better than what was shown at E3, it's cause for optimism.

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If you want better graphics, expect to pay for it. And I don't mean the console. If it comes to soon, expect to slap down $100 a game or even more.

Also, those who keep linking Nintendo with under-powered; Nintendo have always released consoles that are at the top end in regards to graphical prowess.

Master System - NES

Mega Drive - SNES

Playstation and Saturn - N64

Playstation 2, Dreamcast, Xbox - Game Cube

The Xbox was last gens beast, and that gen and the previous had some staggered releases and competitors, but regardless, you can see that Nintendo release powerful consoles.

The Wii was an exception. It was also done on purpose.