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Wii vs Xbox: the spec truth

June 14, 2007

Nevermind that Xbox, we’re talkin’ Xbox 1 here, the behemoth. The Duke-box 180. In another interview concerning Fifa 08 Wii, EA tells Eurogamer Wii’s hardware muscle nearly flexes to the point of the original Xbox’s 20-inch pyhtons, but jiggles too much.

From Joystiq:

Group producer Tim Tschirner was asked his thoughts on the Wii’s horsepower. Tschirner said that the console is “about as powerful as the original Xbox,” though noting that the video hardware “unfortunately is not as powerful.”

Shaders were cited as an issue.

That’s not even new gen. Oh well, Nintendo’ll live. They got money in the bank, shawty. Fuck a shader.

36 Comments leave one →
  1. frisby permalink
    June 14, 2007 10:16 pm

    man…thats so pathetic. Nintendo made $50 a console on the damn thing too.

    my ass hurts.

  2. June 15, 2007 12:20 pm

    HEY! I like my Xbox!!

    (Am I still banned from comments? Is it because I wrote the “P” word too many times?)

  3. June 15, 2007 12:20 pm

    (Oh, goody… my comments are finally coming up again!)

  4. June 15, 2007 1:03 pm

    What p word?

  5. June 15, 2007 2:21 pm

    Dare I write it down…? OK, here it is:


  6. frisby permalink
    June 18, 2007 9:36 pm

    Little do we know that Iman has…caught them all.

  7. fukmyname permalink
    June 26, 2007 6:20 am


  8. June 26, 2007 4:23 pm


  9. Himal permalink
    June 28, 2007 4:09 am

    the wii is far better than the x-box
    in my country now u can’t even find x-box games and new wii games cost only $5

  10. June 28, 2007 1:22 pm

    What country is that? Nintendo headquarters?

  11. 5l4y3r permalink
    July 4, 2007 12:07 am

    wii for amatures and x for the next

  12. July 4, 2007 3:15 pm

    Its sad but I think he has a point.

  13. Pwner of you nubs permalink
    July 17, 2007 4:04 pm

    you guys suck. Wii has atleast DOUBLE of 360 sales.
    and triple if not MORE of ps3 sales.
    get the fuck off your communist-microsoft-brownnosing stool and give credit where credit is due.

  14. July 18, 2007 12:19 am

    Yay. Sales. I’m thrilled over this fact. Just look at my facial expression. Wrinkles’ll come early if this keeps up.

    What’s wrong with communism, anyway? And what did nubs ever do to you? Most people want twice as many.

  15. kelvin232 permalink
    August 9, 2007 7:24 am

    wiis are shit 360 are the best conles in the world

  16. August 9, 2007 4:20 pm

    Can’t argue with Kelvin232‘s sharp-cutting logic… conles will take over the World!!

  17. jjjj permalink
    August 13, 2007 6:49 pm

    yor mum

  18. i_hate_you_all permalink
    August 26, 2007 7:09 pm

    oh come on. videogames are ABOUT have fun, right? wii is not way more fun, but adds variety, plus has a shitload of great franchises, plus the graphics capacity of a ps2 and above. whats not to love?

  19. silversurfer permalink
    October 5, 2007 9:25 am

    communisim works in theory…. just in theory . n fuck all u cunts hu proclaim that xbox is better then wii all bill gates does is copy other pplz ideas n put a new name on them get a life

  20. October 5, 2007 1:49 pm

    I bet he wont copy how you spell. Just saying.

  21. critterz permalink
    October 12, 2007 3:44 pm

    Well the gamecube could do better graphics than the xbox and the wii is twice as powerful. It also depends on how good the developer is with the system.

  22. October 12, 2007 6:56 pm

    Ok, Mizz Information. The Cube is more powerful than the Xbox. Apparently that’s a secret to everybody.

  23. gerrod permalink
    December 16, 2007 11:58 pm

    ok, the cube DOES actually have more griphic memory then the xbox and ps2, its just that none of the games put out for it fully utalized the graphics, the cube’s graphics actually MATCH the 360, and i have worked on these systems since they have come out, so, if im wrong…. to bad, IM NOT

  24. December 17, 2007 3:26 am

    i would like play on my yahoo mail .

  25. ayreon213 permalink
    December 23, 2007 12:23 pm

    umm, the president at factor 5 said that the wii is capable of far more than it’s producing atm. the only problem is the way the hardwware works you have to do ‘tricks’ to get the high quality graphics, but it can be done. look at SMG. developers are just lazy wank shits who just wanna port stuff.

  26. Choko permalink
    January 10, 2008 2:01 pm

    *sigh* lolzorz…

  27. January 10, 2008 4:03 pm

    I know, Choko, I know… Fansites… what can you do?

  28. lennell permalink
    June 1, 2008 8:16 pm

    gamebryo is the most powerful engine out for the wii,and a game call sadness will be the first to be make from it. some of the xbox 360 games used this engine.

  29. maxPOWER permalink
    July 26, 2008 5:38 pm

    The wii could handle some realistic features if nitendo make a game that push it hardware to the limit.

  30. lennell permalink
    July 29, 2008 7:08 am

    To maxPOWER: you’re right,but game’s like mario galaxy and metroid prime 3 is not even using 50 percent of wii power,it’s only using like 25 to 30 percent of wii power. that’s like gamecube 100 percent max power. mario sunshine and metroid prime 2 used about 60 to 65 percent of gamecube power, and resident evil 4 and star wars rogue squadran 3 used 80 to 85 percent of gamecube power. so mario galaxy is like gamecube 100 percent max power and metroid prime 3 is like gamecube max power over the limit by 105 to 110 percent more.

  31. lennell permalink
    July 29, 2008 8:02 am

    metroid prime 3 is like looking at gamecube true max power but about 5 to 10 percent over it’s power. resident evil the umbrella chronicles is not showing the wii power,it can be done on the gamecube,it’s using the resident evil 4 engine with about 10 to 15 percent more power in it,and that’s because of the new shader and better explordtion. the wii true power will be in the next zelda, and the game that factor 5 is working on, and maybe the conduit.

  32. MGB permalink
    August 29, 2008 6:27 am

    Important points to remember here:

    1.) How many consoles ever reach there full potential with regards to the quality of graphics? The X-Box, PS2, or practically every console ever made have never been squeezed to make something absolutely the best it possibly could be, based on the specifications of the hardware.
    2.) Every console has always taken time for even the most determined of developer to get to grips with the niches of a particular devkit systems coding. The first generation of games to come to market, generally do not look anything like say the last generation, once developers have had a chance to get used to programming for the system and getting the best from it.
    Wii has the potential to put out graphics that are good looking and next-gen, and if you’ve utilised the 480i output via a decent cable you can see how much it improves so many titles, but developers have to want to put the time/resources into making things better, leading to point number…
    3.) The direction for most of the industry (especially the case with 3rd party developers/publishers) is to make profit and not necessarily a good product. Once people in charge of budgets worked out that quality control was not related in any way to profit, the need to put the extra time/expense into making something better was taken away. Some developers have always prided themselves on quality over quantity, or indeed all else, but this is the exception and not the rule. The first party titles should be “leading the way” here, because then it would highlight what a rubbish job everyone else is doing and how lazy and incompetent they are.

  33. lennell permalink
    August 30, 2008 12:55 am

    to:MGB you’re right. but the only consoles that was squeezed to it’s max power was the ps2,it have the longest games,the longest life,and developer squeezed the console to it’s max power. and here’s some of the games that push the ps2 to it max power, or close to it’s max power. hitman bloodmoney,resident evil 4,god of war, metal gear solid 3, and a game call black push the ps2 to the max of it’s power.and that’s some of the games there.but know other console was being push like the ps2. but if the gamecube was push like the ps2 the graphics will look close to the xbox 360 games.

  34. silly_fanboy permalink
    December 9, 2008 3:21 pm

    PC FTW!!!1

  35. mac_fanboy permalink
    January 18, 2009 1:31 am

    Mac is way better than pc…………

  36. immii permalink
    December 7, 2010 1:12 pm

    Wii is sh*t 🙂 hehe x

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