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Iwata/Miyamoto/Takeda talk Wii U's power

Q. Isnt the WiiU architecture too much focused on the GPU?

Miyamoto : For High End graphics there is a hurdle, since we have to reeducate our people. The development itself hasnt changed but we are recruiting specialists that can become core members in each specialized area. External Developers are used to shader techniques and we are collaborating a lot with external companies nowadays so we have a very good development structure.

Iwata: Every gaming hardware has its specialties. There is a timing of hit and miss before the functions can be used fully. We were not able to provide development kits that get out all the power of wiiu until mid of last year. With other gaming consoles firms had 6 to 7 years to experiment but our console has a different balance so it is easy to see who has adapted and who hasnt. However this is something time will heal so we are not too worried.

Takeda : WiiU is a machine that has a lot of performance compared to its power consumption. The GPU is definitely more pronounced than the CPU . There are people saying that the CPU is weak but that is not true. It is a trendl that the cash memory is whats getting biggrr with CPUs not the processing power. i do not think at the CPu is underpowered. Its just a design where the memory is more stressed.

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02 Feb 2013 14:49

The paragraphs have a lot of grammatical errors. I got lost a little bit
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02 Feb 2013 15:03

@shadowbuster
I think they are more like typing errors, but yeah, it's distracting. :S
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02 Feb 2013 15:21

Elfteiroh wrote:@shadowbuster
I think they are more like typing errors, but yeah, it's distracting. :S


They could also be translation issues if this was originally in Japanese.
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03 Feb 2013 16:20

bomblord wrote:
Elfteiroh wrote:@shadowbuster
I think they are more like typing errors, but yeah, it's distracting. :S


They could also be translation issues if this was originally in Japanese.

"biggrr" is CLEARLY a typing error though. ;)

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