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The Wii U Probably is the Modern-Day Dreamcast

The Wii U Probably is the Modern-Day Dreamcast
From N4G - November 20, 2017
AKR16h ago

I disagree that it was a "crap concept". The system had to constantly stream a wireless video signal to the Gamepad that was sometimes separate from the video signal that was going to the HDMI port. That means it was basically double-rendering, and half the workload had to be pushed wirelessly. Most likely that's the reason the Gamepad's screen was only 480p, because an HD screen would have made the workload even more strenuous on the hardware.

Had Nintendo tried something like the Switch in 2012, it would have been far more expensive than just $300, not to mention the mobile technology the system uses would not be anywhere near the Tegra X1 that powers it right now.

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