Nintendo won’t release to the public its brand new Wii U console until sometime in 2012 (probably holiday next year if we had to bet for that), but given that the widely expected HD system will only be slightly more powerful than the current generation of consoles, PS3 and Xbox 360, some would debate that Nintendo’s caught in between and will be outpaced not long after launch by a much more powerful PS4 or Xbox 720. EA COO Peter Moore (former EA Sports head) doesn’t think that as a problem for the long running gaming company, Nintendo at all, however.
Speaking to IndustryGamers he said, “People will start talking about it being a transitional platform. And I don’t think that’s going to be the case, and here’s why,” Moore told IndustryGamers. “I think the [tablet] controller [is huge]. This is not about specs anymore… This is about, as it was with the Wii, is the controller a unique way of enjoying a game experience, regardless of what the graphic fidelity is?”
Moore just doesn’t see the importance of massive graphical leaps anymore. Gaming audience are less likely to care the way they did about the big graphics bump say, between Nintendo’s SNES and N64.