We’ve been wondering for quite some time how Wii U’s graphics compare to current gen consoles. With Nintendo’s new Nintendo Direct we have a look at new games developed from the ground up for the Wii U. Now seems like a good time to check back in and see how the Wii U’s original efforts compare to other consoles. I even threw in some Wii screenshots for good measure. I’ll offer no commentary to sway your opinion one way or the other. I’ll let the screens do the talking for themselves.
Skyward Sword (Wii) vs Ni No Kuni (PS3) vs Wind Waker Reborn (Wii U)
Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Wii) vs Little Big Planet 2 (PS3) vs Yoshi’s Ummmm Epic Yarn (Wii U)
Xenoblade (Wii) vs Uncharted 3 (PS3) vs Halo 4 (Xbox 360) vs. Xenoblade 2 (Wii U)
For the comparisons, I tried to pick out the games with the most comparable art style. Only exclusive titles were chosen to show off games optimized for each console. The Xbox 360 was mostly left out because it was hard to find recent titles that had comparable art styles to the games shown off today.
Well there you have it. Clearly the Wii U is a tremendous leap from the Wii, and the Wii U’s second wave of exclusives shows considerable improvement over titles like Scribblenauts Unlimited and Zombi U. I’ll leave you to decide how the Wii U stacks up to current generation consoles.