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Nintendo Could Be Limiting The Wii U’s Capabilities

by Ben Reeves on Jun 16, 2011 at 10:05 AM

The E3 tech demo’s for Nintendo’s Wii U made the system look graphically on par with Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360, but several industry reports seem to suggest that Nintendo has actually turned down the juice for it’s new console. Could the Wii U be more powerful that anyone expects?

According to Destructoid, consulting firm Hit Detection – run by former Newsweek correspondent N'Gai Croal – has confirmed that developers are currently working on underclocked Wii U dev kits. This would mean that Nintendo is limiting its new systems capabilities, possibility to hide the fact that it is more powerful than anyone suspects.

If this is true, we hope it is only for the purposes of revealing the system. We hope developers won’t have to design for a limited system for long. We’d like to see what the Wii U can do at full throttle.