Battlefield 3 developer Gustav Halling has echoed the opinion of Metro developer 4A Games, stating he believes the Wii U's slow CPU will dramatically shorten the system's life.

Linking to a report on 4A Games' comments, Halling Tweeted: "This is also what I been hearing within the industry, to bad since it will shorten its life a lot when new gen starts."

He added: "GPU and ram is nice to have shaders/textures loaded. Physics and gameplay run on CPU mostly so player count is affected etc."

He admitted that he has no firsthand knowledge of what makes the CPU slow, but says "enough "tech" people I trust in world are saying the same things".

It's not all doom and gloom. Halling concluded: "[Wii U] should be a great fun platform if you are a Nintendo fan the coming years and the memory and GPU part looks good!"

Wii U launches in the UK on November 30.

Source: @gustavhalling