More news regarding Nintendo’s new console has been trickling out since E3 and if you missed our rundown on the Wii U, click here and get caught up. Everyone has been wondering how much power the Wii U will possess. Engadget is reporting that it will contain a custom last-gen Radeon GPU which is a step up for Nintendo, but not exactly cutting edge. Before anyone panics, Crytek has stated that they are close to getting their advanced CryEngine working on the new console and it will certainly be more powerful than the PS3 and Xbox 360, which both still sport amazing HD graphics.
In other news, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata confirmed that the Wii U will not support DVD or Blu-ray playback stating, "The reason for that is that we feel that enough people already have devices that are capable of playing DVDs and Blu-ray, such that it didn't warrant the cost involved to build that functionality into the Wii U console because of the patents related to those technologies."
We’re still missing a few key pieces of information before solid judgments can be made on the Wii U. Many people are waiting for pricing information, but what we really need to see are the games! For now, Wii will have to wait and so will U. [via Engadget]