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Nintendo Admits to Falsifying Wii U Footage

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As Michael Comeau reported today, Nintendo is following up its record-selling Wii console with a suped-up overhaul. The Wii U will become Nintendo's first HD gaming console and feature yet another revolutionary controller. The controllers come equipped with a touchscreen and a front-facing camera. For Wii U titles, the company intends to focus more on third party developers and hard-core gaming -- something that Comeau has his doubts about -- in an era when iPhone and Android gaming is rapidly gaining ground against consoles.

And rather than have a rehash of the Wii's biggest weakness and remain conservative in hardware capabilities, Nintendo aims to develop high quality, graphics-rich games. To prove its point, the company showcased some eye-popping video that could easily be mistaken for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 footage.

So easily, in fact, because it was.

In an interview with, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Ame admitted to using six-year-old consoles to demonstrate the power of a system set to be released next year. Granted, little gaming development has been completed for the unreleased system, but Fils-Ame couldn't categorically say that the system will look better than the PS3 or Xbox 360.

In a span of seven years, awesome controllers or not, that should definitely be a concern if Nintendo wants to target hard-core gamers.

Here's the interview:

(See also: Wii U: Nintendo Attempts to Satisfy Both Hard-Core and Casual Gamers With New Console)

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