Shin’en sticks up for Wii U hardware
It’s safe to say that the folks at Shin’en are technical geniuses. They’ve consistently managed to get the most out of Nintendo systems, even when difficult limits have been in place – like WiiWare’s 40MB cap.
While the Wii U has been lambasted for its low power compared to other next-gen systems, Shin’en feels that what Nintendo’s console offers is quite enough – especially compared to Wii. Shin’en Multimedia art director Martin Sauter told GameReactor in a new interview that instead of focusing on power, “we need better games.”
Of course the Wii U is not the big leap hardware power-wise but it is a big leap to the Wii and to be honest I think we’ve reached a point where we don’t need so much more hardware power – we need better games. For every game you can make it look so good that it’s good enough for everybody and I think the Wii U is a good compromise between price point – because don’t forget you have a tablet controller, you have a great hardware base and it’s much better than everybody reads. It’s better than Xbox – sorry, it is better – and you can squeeze lots out of it, but you have to really work hard on it and I think you can make great games with it.
I’m not sure if a much more powerful PS4 will produce much better looking games. We’ve reached a point where good games will sell and I think the steps will be much much smaller in the next generation.