Nintendo Admits It Used Footage From Other Systems To Show Off Capabilities Of Wii U

If you watched Tuesday’s Nintendo E3 press conference, which I attended, you might have been floored by the showmanship that unveiled the upcoming Wii U wonder-system, which is capable of HD graphics that, unlike the Wii, are theoretically on par with PCs, the Xbox 360 and PS3. But the impressive graphics Nintendo flashed in a demo reel at the conference were from those other systems, and not the Wii U.

GameTrailers got a Nintendo exec to come clean about the switcheroo in this video:

Does Nintendo’s somewhat shady maneuver make you think differently about the system or the company?

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