Report: Wii U is 50 percent more powerful than PS3

The Wii U game console is expected to be much more powerful, at least in terms of its tech insides, than Nintendo's current Wii console. Nintendo didn't give much info about the inside of the Wii U at last week's E3 2011 event but that doesn't mean analyst cant speculate. However, Industry Gamers reports that at least one analyst believes the Wii U is much more powerful than even the Playstation 3 or Xbox 360.

Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia states without naming specific sources that, "Some of the developers we spoke to indicated to us that the console will have 50 (percent) more processing power compared to the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. This is yet to be confirmed by Nintendo." Nintendo did confirm last week that the Wii U, which also uses a controller with a built in touch screen, will have a PowerPC based processor from IBM and a graphics chip provided by AMD. However, in showing off third party games that will be coming to the Wii U, the company showed videos of the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of those games

Not everyone is convinced that the Wii U console will be that much of an improvement compared to what has been released before. Industry Gamers has another story with quotes from another analyst, Wedbush's Michael Pachter. He states, "We think that Wii U is arriving two years late, given that the other HD consoles already have peripherals for movement." If the Wii U isn't much of a improvement in terms of hardware power, Pachter states, " ... we believe Nintendo has conceded a tremendous first mover advantage to Microsoft and Sony, which launched Kinect and Move control schemes, respectively, in late 2010."

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