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The CPU inside the Wii U is a bit on the slow side, perhaps even more sluggish than the ageing CPU inside the Xbox 360 and PS3, Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada has told Digital Spy.

"I think maybe the game is coming along smoother than most people would think, as far as the look of the game," he told Digital Spy.

"As far as graphical processing and such, it's not much of an issue. But as far as the CPU goes, the clock is kinda low.

"I guess they're trying to keep power consumption down so we have to come up with creative ways to get around that and that's taking a little bit of time."

Asked if the Wii U CPU was slower than that of the Xbox 360 and PS3, Harada said: "Maybe a little bit."

He continued: "For example on PS3 it was kind of difficult at first, but if you made good use of the different cores, you could split up the processing tasks and you could achieve very good effects. But this is kind of a different issue than that."

Namco Bandai isn't yet discussing release date for the Wii U version of Tekken Tag 2, but Harada says he hopes it will be out "as close as possible" to the other versions set for September 14.

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Endless@ Bloodstorm

Who says it's modern? Last I checked Nintendo released it was a POWER7 cpu pretty much identical in architecture to the Wii and 360.

Yet regardless of the technicalities, a developer is having to code a work-around based on hardware restrictions. They even goes as far as specifying that it's not a similar issue to the PS3 where you have more cores or threads to work with to compensate for a lower speed.

The message I get from this is essentially that Nintendo has done another GCN > Wii move and they are STILL a hardware generation behind.

At least no-one has any complaints about the GPU, so there's hope yet :)
Posted 12:37 on 12 July 2012
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Bloodstorm@ Woffls

Completely agree 100% this this statement, too many people are going to take the headline the wrong way.
Posted 12:20 on 12 July 2012
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It is very important that we emphasise he was talking about clock speed. Clock speed taken in isolation doesn't mean much, it's more to do with what the CPU can do in a single cycle.

Modern CPU architecture is much more efficient, so it can do more at a lower clock speed. Sure, the Wii U CPU would be faster with a higher clock speed, but even with a lower clock speed than 360 or PS3 it will still outperform both quite comfortably.
Posted 10:11 on 12 July 2012

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Release Date: 30/11/2012
Developer: Namco Bandai
Publisher: Namco Bandai
Genre: Fighting
Rating: PEGI 16+
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