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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  2. ilman

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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.
     
  3. TheDarkSeed

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    Despite all the hints, I don't think that's the case. Not many of games displayed at E3 are shown in their final form.
     
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  4. qlum

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    I don't know if it gets 1080p games in the future but launch games are usually rather conservative graphics wise like always with new hardware.
     
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  5. FIX94

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    Maybe the games get some kinda update later on.
     
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  6. Guild McCommunist

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    Nintendo Land looks like the game that will define our generation.

    Eh I've been out of commission since the Nintendo conference so I'll express my thoughts elsewhere.
     
  7. Eerpow

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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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  9. RupeeClock

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    You say "only" 720p like it's a bad thing.

    So long as it's not 480p I'm happy, 1080p I would love to have but 720p is more than good enough.
     
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  10. chris888222

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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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  11. Gahars

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    To be fair, is Nintendo Land a game that really needed to be displayed in 1080p? Or at all, for that matter?
     
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  12. azoreseuropa

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    Well, most ps3 games are 720p, did you know that ? I said "most". :)
     
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  13. RupeeClock

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    I think the expectation is that people want hardware to push forward but Nintendo isn't supporting 1080p for all games, which is admittedly a shame.
     
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    Look at the Flag...
    And the big question:

    Real 720p or something like 520p Wii-Upscalled to 720p? :)
     
  15. HiroshiYamauchi

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    TBH, this is kinda a let down, so far, i've seen nothing that suggests that the Wii U is more powerful than the actual HD consoles...
     
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  16. Fibrizo

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    this is call been lazy they shuld have work to make them 1080p as the wiiu can handle that easy
     
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  17. Hadrian

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    On first glance Pikmin 3 is simplistic but look closer and there is a whole ton of stuff going on in there.
     
  18. R2DJ

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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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  19. Crimson Phantom

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    >complaining about high definition nintendo games
    Guys...
     
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  20. DeadlyFoez

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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.