It's gossip day, today; and one studio source has reportedly gone and told Develop that Nintendo's slice of next-gen hardware will be twice as powerful as the Xbox 360. We've already heard rumours to the effect that it would be "slightly" more powerful, and this week has been rife with whispers pertaining to the next Xbox too.
According to Develop, the source, who was described as "communicating anonymously from a studio currently building a Wii U title, said the new Nintendo console could achieve roughly twice the processing and graphical potential of Microsoft’s current generation machine".
That said, apparently these specs are a little under what was expected by some studios, Develop's source suggests. “I've heard [a project designer] complain it's underpowered compared to what Nintendo announced, resulting in people having to de-scale their plans,” read the statement.
However, IGN's report from yesterday suggested that the next Xbox would be six times more powerful than the current model, and would "yield 20-percent greater performance than Nintendo's forthcoming console, the Wii U".
So after all of that we know two things for certain: 1. Next-gen consoles will be more powerful than current consoles. 2. Most of these percentile numbers mean bugger all.
Still, good to have something to gossip about. [Develop]