Rumor: How Much Power Will the Wii U Pack?

Rumor: How Much Power Will the Wii U Pack?

According to some reports, the Wii U will be nothing more than a juiced-up Xbox 360. Then again, that’s also what was said about the system’s predecessor — just drop the 360 in the comparison console’s title. The rumor comes courtesy of Wii U Daily, which says these specification speculations come from a developer that’s porting a PlayStation 3 game to Nintendo’s next-gen console.

Regardless of what the system will be capable of graphically, Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime says processing power is only a small part of the equation. Certainly that’s true. After all, with three consoles of comparable graphical output on the market, the Wii U will need to differentiate itself somehow and that fancy touchscreen controller isn’t going to sway everyone.

What do you think? How important is processing power in the grand scheme of things with the Wii U’s launch? Take a look at the speculation after the jump.

Alleged Wii U Specifications
Quad Core, 3 GHz PowerPC-based 45nm CPU
768 MB of DRAM “embedded” with the CPU, and shared between CPU and GPU
Unknown, 40nm ATI-based GPU

For comparison’s sake, here are the Xbox 360‘s and the PlayStation 3‘s.