Wii U games footage taken from Xbox and PS3 releases
Nintendo confirm Wii U launch gameplay footage was taken from Xbox and PlayStation releases
Nintendo has confirmed that the gameplay footage used during its unveiling of the Nintendo Wii U was taken from its competitor’s current generation machines with content coming from Xbox 360 and PS3 releases.
Having officially revealed the Nintendo Wii U at E3 in Los Angeles with what was believed to be an insight into the upcoming console’s graphical capabilities, Nintendo of America head Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed in an interview with GameTrailers that the footage was actually of existing PlayStation and Xbox titles.
Whilst Fils-Aime was keen to stress that the Wii U will deliver Full HD 1080p graphical content that will at least match that of the current Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 consoles, the content stealing revelation will be a blow for the image of the console that is still over a year away from launch.
Unveiled a year after Nintendo outed the pocket friendly Nintendo 3DS, the Wii U was shown off with a multipurpose controller that combines a full button array around an expansive display that can mimic what appears on the connected TV or provide users with additional gaming content.
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