Nintendo gives reason why Wii U launch games will run at 720p


Nintendo have given their reason as to why launch games for the Wii U will only run at 720p. This resolution is still HD graphics but some people were unhappy learning about the absence of 1080p.

“As far as the resolution and framerates for any of the software goes, it’ll obviously depend on whatever the developer feels is the best way to get the best experience to the player.  I can’t personally speak for third-parties and their circumstances, but at Nintendo we have different teams working on different games that take into consideration the resolution… and if they think that by focusing on 720p and a certain framerate to get a certain experience, than that’s ultimately how they make their decisions.”

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3 thoughts on “Nintendo gives reason why Wii U launch games will run at 720p”

  1. Unforgivable Nintendo. You system is twice as powerful as a 360 and uses highly refined hardware built ‘inhouse’ to run mainly ‘inhouse’ games, all of which feature cartoonish graphics. This isnt Crysis – Its Mario and Pikimin. This system should be able to run these games at 1920×1080 (1080p) @100 frames easily. Heck, it could probably run cryisis on ultra settings @1080p resolution at a respectable 20 or so frames.

    Nintendo is simply being lazy here. Stupid Japanese idiots really think americans are going to pay next gen prices, for a system that runs as less frramerates and a lower resolution than their 7 year old Xbox 360 – which is already showing it’s age? Not to meantion most people don’t even own 720p TVs anymore (1080p all I see anymore). Seriously? They expect us to pay a small fortune for a system that is only about 50% higher resolution that a PS2 or a Wii? Honesty going from the Wii’s 480p – the Wii U’s 720p isnt even worth mentioning. Whoppie Nintendo: we gained 240 extra resolution. I just bought a 1920 x 1200 monitor (vs my old 1920 x 1080) – I gain just about that same bump in resolution just by purchasing a new monitor for my PC. My ipad has a 2500p resolution screen, that’s like 5 times that. What a joke. I certainly woulnt pay for this system until it can ‘atleast’ pull of 1440 x 1080 like some PS3 and XBOX 360 games.

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