With Nintendo still keeping most of the details about the Wii U under wraps, there has been plenty of speculation and debate as to whether or not it’s actually more powerful than the Xbox 360 and PS3. According to Jeremiah Slaczka, CEO of Scribblenauts developer 5th Cell, it is, and he’s getting a bit sick of hearing all of the rumors that claim it isn’t. It sounds like the Wii U just found one of its biggest fans in Slaczka.
“[Wii U is] definitely more powerful than Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3,” Slaczka tells Game Informer. “It’s kind of frustrating to see the rumors and speculation of people going back and forth saying it’s weaker or more powerful. It’s definitely more powerful.”
5th Cell is currently working on Scribblenauts Unlimited for the Wii U, so Slaczka has spent plenty of time with the machine. In fact, he says in the interview that 5th Cell was one of the first developers to see the Wii U in action, so he’s probably had more time with it than most other developers out there.
Still, when it comes down to it, as long as the games are good then the hardware shouldn’t matter (at least not as much). An abundance of graphics power can only take a game so far – it’s up to the gameplay department to supply the real wow factor. At the same time, a number of people are hesitant to embrace the Wii U because they think third parties will abandon it once the next Xbox and PlayStation arrive on the scene. Whatever ends up happening, we have a while to wait before it all unravels, so maybe we should all hold off on rushing to conclusions about the Wii U’s future for now.