Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has praised the Wii U, calling the new console a 'tremendously powerful system' in a recent interview with IGN. However the technical capabilities of the Wii U have not yet been formally addressed by the company.
There was a notable absence of specific information in a spec sheet released earlier this month with information on the hardware's GPU, memory and processing power left out. Furthermore, many believe that the console is significantly less powerful than the Xbox 720 and the Playstation 4.
Despite this, Fils-Aime has expressed his optimistic views regarding the Wii U and questions the need for competitive platforms. He comments:
A system that pushes out great graphics, a system that has an opportunity to do a lot of things.I think in the end, the consumer choice is going to be... Once I buy my Wii U, that satisfies my Nintendo cravings and my cravings for all of these other great multi-platform franchises, then what is the role of a competitive platform? It's going to have to live on the backs of some sort of unique proposition, or unique content.And to me that's the million-dollar question. Of our potential competitors down the road, who's going to have that compelling content that's going to say, hey, now I need to branch out and pick up this additional system? I think it's for them to answer.