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Reggie says CoD looks dramatically better on Wii U...what?

Posted by: Sean Colleli at 11/25/2012 10:28 PM
CNN has an interview up with Nintendo of America COO Reggie Fils Aime, and for the most part it's a typical casual-oriented look at the new Wii U console. Reggie answers some questions about the GamePad controller, what it can do, and what it offers consumers. Then things get a little weird when the CNN anchor asks Reggie about the Wii U's technical capabilities as they stack up against the 360 and PS3, and Reggie responds that "if you do a side by side comparison, you would actually see that third party games like Call of Duty look dramatically better on our system."

Except that they don't. I've seen several side by side comparisons of not only Call of Duty Black Ops 2 but also Batman Arkham City, Mass Effect 3 and Assassin's Creed 3. These games all look fine on the Wii U but they look the same as they do on the 360 or PS3--not better, and definitely not "dramatically" better. I can understand spinning the truth a little and talking up your product, but there is a hard line between healthy bragging and outright lying.

I for one am really enjoying the Wii U and I think it's a slick new console with a lot of potential; who knows, maybe 2nd and 3rd generation Wii U games will look better than what is possible on the 360 and PS3. But none of the launch titles are there yet, and it's a little disheartening when NOA's president starts lying to our faces.