Developers such as Gearbox ... etc that have weighted in on the WiiU ... only see generally, most of these developers won't push to the limits of the machine - their comments are welcome but it's just the beginnign of what we know about wiiu.
You see many sources from inside saying counter-information
At some point they say "pretty powerful" but at some point they say "on par" then they go again it has "more resources" ... i mean make up your mind.
There are many journalists and sources without proper tech experience to relay these info accurately - many sites spin and miscontext what has been indicated.
That "on par" might be a comment for the game Darksiders 2 it self as it won't be improved graphically because it was not designed on Wiiu from the start.
We already know WiiU would flop if it been the same as X360 and PS3 ... it's just not possible practically - those chips are stone age.
The WiiU's advance might even be better because of more advanced coding that will be possible with new feature-wise as well as middleware ... and speaking of consoles, they have full hardware access, means there's a lot of room to optimize compared to PC, the age of X360 and PS3 being called "hardcore" gaming is over.
With this more memory - the devs will be able to greatly enhance their games - memory was the main bottleneck.
Personally - i can't wait Carmack from id software to talk about the console - these mainstream devs don't really open up the picture from a pro view ... these comments are so rough.
"on par" thing is pretty low on it's credibility since there was no such sources from those that talked about wiiu in the firstplace ... "on par" was almost a always linked to certain devs and other sites took it for granted
This is just as a warning for more developers putting a non-tech person to speak for them or sharing too little details to make a point at which the statement feels confusing. Do not be impacted by these shallow opinions and wait for the PROs!
EDIT: whoops forgot to finish title
I meant: "Dont be tricked with mediocre developer claims and loose non-tech-skill media assumptions"
In every media article when something is said - the editor puts in his own asumptions.
Edited by Stewox, 01 April 2012 - 08:04 AM.