Wii games played on Wii U reportedly look much better when played on HDTV

Tuesday, 20th November 2012 13:57 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Wii U owners are reporting that when playing Wii games on their new console via an HDTV with 1080p display resolution, the game actually look better – which is good news for those who’ve amassed quite a large Wii library over the years. While the backwards compatible console doesn’t render older games in 1080p, Wii U will upscale the games in the same manner as a decent HDTV line. While the games won’t contain as much detail as the newer Wii U offerings, rough edges are smoothed and few touch ups will at least be applied. In short, your Wii games may not look “as good” as your Wii U games on your spankingly nice TV, but they won’t look horrible either, and that’s a good thing. Via: NeoGAF, CVG.



  1. Hirmetrium

    I thought most Wii games could actually run natively at quite high resolutions? At least, Dolphin emulations did. Apparently a lot of the higher resolution textures were already in some games.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. ManuOtaku

    Well i didnt had any problems with my composite cable, i do have my wii connected to my HDTV, the same i use for my ps3 and 360, and the games did looked good either way, i thought this was granted on the WiiU too, not better or worse just the same, i dont see the big deal unless wii owners didnt had the composite cables in the first place, in that case it is a big deal, mario galaxy with those cables looked almost as good as banjo nuts and bolts, and that is saying a lot of those nintedo wizards developers.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Cobra951

    They run at 480p, and as anyone who plays their movie DVDs on a good progressive upscaling player can attest, 480p can look quite good on an HDTV.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Showmeyomoves!

    I suspect these people didn’t use component cables for their Wii.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Mike W

    I have to check that out. I can tell you that the batman game for the Wii U is not that great at all. It’s choppy as hell

    #5 2 years ago

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