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Microsoft Executive Says Wii U is 'Effectively' an Xbox 360

Category: Gaming
Posted: 02:04AM

The upcoming Nintendo Wii U certainly has the potential to be a good system, but we still lack concrete information to push that one way or the other. If you happen to listen to Microsoft, the Wii U is nothing special in terms of performance. Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios, says the Nintendo Wii U is "effectively" an Xbox 360 when you look at the graphics performance. The Wii U Pro Controller "makes a lot of sense" with the Nintendo console because it is so similar to the 360, which could make the console a haven for Xbox 360 ports. The Pro Controller pretty much does mimic the 360's controller, so it would make sense for ports to appear. Plenty of the Wii U games that will come out are in fact ports, but there are some new IPs like ZombiU. Spencer did have kind words to say about ZombiU and liked how Ubisoft is utilizing the second screen of the Wii U's GamePad. He just does not feel the console itself is anything special. I think we will just have to see for ourselves whenever the Wii U comes out.

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