Wii U launch games to only support 720p

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Much speculation and discussion has surrounded Nintendo's upcoming Wii U consoles graphical capabilities and raw power. Its rumored full 1080p capability being the focus of much excitement amongst Nintendo fans and general gamers alike. However following the release of official screenshots for New Super Mario Bros U, screenshots which were only in 720p, it has been suggested that all first party Wii U launch titles will in fact only run at a maximum native resolution of 720p. NSMB U not being the only game to suggest that this may in fact be true, recently released official screenshots for both ZombiU and Project P-100 also came in at 720p. According to a WiiUdaily article linked below, a Nintendo representative on the floor at E3 hinted that Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros, and Pikmin 3 will only natively support 720p. And surprisingly he also stated that all playable games showcased at this years E3 will have a native resolution of 720p and not full 1080p HD.



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Bravo, Nintendo, now we know that next-gen is still 720p (sigh...).
I thought that the Wii U was going to be a more powerfull console.
 

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What a shit story, the games were confirmed to be displayed at a 720p resolution at the event, no word was said about what resolutions these games will support when they actually launch.

Both mario and pikmin are simplistic looking games, it's unthinkable that they won't be able to run at 1080p even on weaker systems like the 360 or PS3.

I also want to add that these games used full AA...
 
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What really matters is in the long run, what would be the resolution?

720p at launch is kinda expected actually, even for Pikmin 3.
 
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The question is: will future games support 1080p or is 720p the done-deal resolution?

This is not really a big deal IMO. The 360 and PS3 had 720p launch titles too. Plus, most of the console games run on 720p anyway. Don't know about the PS3, but the 360 has this secret 1080p upscaler.
 
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I have to say, I didn't care when the wii was only 480p, but now that the wii-u's launch games will only be 720p makes me feel like when the 360 or PS3 came out. It's almost like a slap to the face and it's to expect it now that most titles will probably be only 720p and a few rare 1080p games.
 

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