Nintendo: Wii U is about fun, not system specs

Nintendo: Wii U is about fun, not system specs

By Rob Crossley

April 5th 2012 at 11:45AM

Hardware numbers do not illustrate the console's core strength, platform holder claims

Nintendo has moved to calm the frenzy of speculation surrounding the hardware details of its next generation console, the Wii U.

For a number of weeks, developers have both publicly and anonymously provided contrasting views on the Nintendo console’s system performance.

Develop’s sources claim the system doubles the performance speed of existing generation systems, though studios such as Vigil Games claim the system is "on par".

In a statement issued to Digital Trends, Nintendo has placed emphasis on the system’s unique control system over its internal GPU/CPU set-up.

“We do not focus on technology specs,” the company said.

“We understand that people like to dissect graphics and processing power, but the experience of playing will always be more important than raw numbers.”

Nintendo is expected to announce Wii U launch details and other matters at its E3 conference in June.

The system is rumoured for a November 18 launch in North America.