... But Has 'Less CPU Power'
Dynasty Warriors producer Akihiro Suzuki reckons that the Wii U can produce markedly better visuals than the Xbox 360, despite having a "little bit less" under the bonnet in terms of CPU performance. Dealing with the potential performance hit is apparently a "challenge."
“One of the weaknesses of the Wii U compared to PS3 and Xbox 360 is the CPU power is a little bit less,” Suzuki told Eurogamer at TGS. “So for games in the Warriors series when you have a lot of enemies coming at you at once, the performance tends to be affected because of the CPU."
“Dealing with that is a challenge. While the visuals are great, as is being able to improve them, we had to deal with the lower CPU power and how we can get around that issue,"
However, Suzuki is also keen to stress that the Wii U is capable of pumping out higher quality graphics.
"From a visual standpoint, based on the performance of the Wii U, we knew the game had the capability of having much better graphics than games on PS3 and Xbox 360. Make no mistake, from a visual standpoint, it is able to produce better graphics. So our challenge was to make a higher quality graphics. We were able to meet that."
Nintendo are still keeping the CPU specs tightly under wraps, though its dedicated 1GB of RAM for games will doubtlessly help matters. You can read the somewhat redacted specifications in Carl's tech roundup.