Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has weighed in on the discussion of Wii U's power, estimating that Nintendo's console is as powerful as Xbox 360 at a "minimum".

"From my perspective I do not understand the public's concerns that the Wii U is weaker than PS3 and 360," Yerli told CVG. "From my perspective the Wii U is minimum as powerful as Xbox 360.

"My opinion of the Wii U is very high. It's just that we didn't have a business case unfortunately that justifies us making a game for it.

"It doesn't mean that CryEngine 3 doesn't run on Wii U - it actually runs beautifully. In fact, there actually is a game in development from a respected developer that we will be announcing. I've seen the game running and it looks really great."

Nintendo's lack of transparency over the Wii U's power has led to speculation that the console may not be as powerful as current-gen hardware.

Last week, Nintendo UK's departing head David Yarnton told VideoGamer that "at the end of the day, [Nintendo's consoles] provide what they do."

Crytek is currently in the midst of a major change.

In an interview published on VideoGamer yesterday, Yerli detailed the firm's plans to transition to a free-to-play developer.