Originally Posted by Basileus777
The chief technical officer outright states in blunt, plain English that the CPU is horrible and slow, there's no real room for this type of reinterpretation.
There are some pretty good efforts at spinning this quote into "we are shit lazy devs who are ignorant about how to use superior modern hardware to run our gray brown dudebro clone that only PC gamers wanting a tech demo buy anyway. Oh, and we will be out of work soon because THQ is dying, so this is our way of getting some free press."
In retrospect, given the actual games that Nintendo has shown over the last few months, it is pretty obvious that the wii u's upper ceiling is definitely current gen. But that's Ok because looking at where and how they are advertising the system, it is being targeted towards the Under 13 crowd.
Nintendo's pricing strategy, most likely, is going to be like the 3ds. Sell it high to the Nintendo fanatics at first. Then use price reductions to position it at the bottom of the market to make it super attractive to parents. That's why they have penny pinched so much on it, they want to eventually cut the price to the bone.
Of course, with it being on par with the PS360, this strategy might not work so well if sony and microsoft keep those consoles on the market beyond next Dec.
The wii u will look cheap compared to the ps720, but never in comparison to the ps360.