Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore has said speculation that the Wii U is a transitional platform is unfounded, as the next generation of consoles will not see significant advances in graphics.
Announced at E3 this year, the Wii U’s graphical capabilities are approximate to those of consoles by Sony and Microsoft that have been on the market for five years.
Speaking with IndustryGamers, Moore said, “People will start talking about it being a transitional platform. And I don't think that's going to be the case.”
“And here's why: the [tablet] controller [is huge]. This is not about specs any more... This is about, as it was with the Wii, is the controller a unique way of enjoying a game experience, regardless of what the graphic fidelity is?”
“Look, you saw Battlefield - how much better could this stuff look at some point? There's a point of diminishing returns... I don't even know if there's anything better than 1080p.”
“So I don't know what Xbox and PlayStation's plans for their next platforms are," Moore continued, "but it's not going to be hanging on graphic fidelity. I guarantee you that.”
Instead, Moore suggested that Nintendo needs to focus on the Wii U’s online offering.