Read that title again, ladies and gentlemen, because it might throw you for a loop - developers working with the Wii U are saying that it's just about as powerful as current-generation consoles. That's not the Xbox 720, it's not the PlayStation 4, it's the already release for many moons Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. How Nintendo will possibly be able to keep up with these other two titans of mobile gaming will soon become clear - if it does not, we fear for the very short life of Nintendo's next effort.
On the plus side, there are no talks thus far of the Nintendo Wii U dis-allowing the re-use of "used" video games. Where both Microsoft and Sony's new consoles are being said to only accept brand new games and do not want you to share or sell your games at all whatsoever, the Wii U may well be the last gaming system on the street with used games for sale at GameStop. Would that be enough to turn you away from one of your other favorites in the field?
Current generation consoles are fantastic, undeniable, better than ever before. But will Nintendo need to up the ante to compete with what very well might be the next systems from their competitors in the next couple of years? Let us know what you think!