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Wii U has more next-gen 1080p 60fps games than Xbox One and PS4

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Site Gaming Blend published a list of all the -confirmed- native 1080p 60fps titles on ‘next-gen’ consoles and, it looks like the Wii U has more of these than the Xbox One or the PS4(without counting indie titles).

Just take a look:

Wii U

The Wii U has confirmed games to run native 1920x1080p at 60 frames per second: Super Smash Bros. U, Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8 and Rayman Legends.

Super Smash Bros. U was confirmed to run at 1080p, as noted on My Nintendo News. Mario Kart 8 was confirmed to run on the Wii U without a hitch at 60 frames per second when it was unveiled at E3. Bayonetta 2 was labeled 1080p at 60fps via Siliconera, and even if we want to count HD remakes for next-gen such as Wind Waker HD, Digital Trends made it known that the game is 1080p at 60fps. There’s also Rayman Legends, once a Wii U exclusive, that also runs 1080p at 60fps, as noted by Digital Foundry.

So we have about six next-gen games running 1080p at 60fps for the Wii U, and even if you want to knock off Wind Waker HD as a remake and a game that’s not a real next-gen title, that’s fine. We still have a nice cache of games on the Wii U that are native 1080p to prove its case.


There are only a few games on the PS4’s side that hits 1080p at 60fps, including:

  • KillZone: Shadow Fall = 1920×1080 (MP=60fps, SP=30fps)
  • DriveClub = 1920×1080 (Targeting 60fps)
  • Flower = 1920×1080 (60fps)
  • Resogun = 1920×1080 (60fps)

Now there’s also Warframe and DC Universe Online that are also 1080p at 60fps, but neither of those are native next-gen games; they’re ports. That would be the equivalent of looking through the Wii U’s eShop and naming all the native 1080p 60fps indie games and Wii ports, and by comparison the Wii U would wipe the floor with the competition in that regard.

But look at that list for the PlayStation 4… while I love what Sony is doing with the console, we can see that Killzone isn’t native 60fps, but only 60fps in multiplayer with tons of downscaling of the graphics and visual effects.

We also have DriveClub which may or may not be native 60fps, as it seems as if it’s a bit of a toss-up. There’s also Flower, but again, if we’re counting Flower then we may as well leave Wind Waker HD on the list. That means we have three-and-half games on the PS4 side running 1080p at 60fps.

Xbox One

On the Xbox One side it looks even worse. We have…

  • Killer Instinct = 1280×720 (60fps)
  • Forza 5 = 1920×1080 (60fps)
  • Call of Duty: GHOSTS = 1920×1080

You may as well scratch Call of Duty: Ghosts off that list because it’s also going to be 60fps on the Wii U and PS4. That just leaves us with Killer Instinct and Forza Motorsport 5, granted only one of those games is a next-generation title at native 1080p and 60fps.

According to the site, this leaves us with the Wii U being more next-gen than its supposed bigger, badder, next-gen competitors.

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