Nintendo’s Wii U on par with Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

It would seem that Nintendo’s upcoming new console, the Wii U, might just be equal in possibilities to those of Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360. That’s according to EA, more specifically, EA Sports and vice president of the label, Andrew Wilson, as he informs that new dev kits have arrived and are being worked with.

“The short answer is yes, we have a better idea of Wii U’s power; the longer answer is not quite,” said Wilson. “With our early research we had been very happy with the output of the box and we expect that that will only go up moving forward.”

Wilson explains the team loves a challenge, especially when it comes to doing something different and as of yet unconventional like rendering on two screens, but initially perceives the Wii U to be on par with what both the PS3 and Xbox 360 can achieve.

“It’s still moving, but I think we’ll be able to do anything that we can do on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on the Wii U.”

As for any online capabilities, Wilson explained that “we have a series of people who are under very strict NDAs as you can imagine, operating with Nintendo, building that online system out,” adding that Nintendo has, unlike the company’s past, “demonstrated an openness and willingness to work with us and work with developers that I think will only land us in a positive place.”

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