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New Super Mario Bros. U Not 1080p, Says Nintendo

By Kevin on Nov 04 2012 10:02 AM
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During the early part of last month, the official New Super Mario Bros. U website was updated with the following information for the video output capabilities. The specification said, "Experience Mario like never before... in full 1080p HD, only on the Wii U console!" Just as quickly as fans spread the news throughout the capillaries of the Internet, the information for the video output was changed to "Experience Mario like never before... in High Definition, only on the Wii U console!"

In an effort to squash all rumors and speculation, Nintendo have made the following statement on the official site:
"The previously stated information about video output for this game was inaccurate. The Wii U console supports video output of up to 1080p. While all Wii U software titles display high definition graphics, resolution for specific titles may vary."

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New Super Mario Bros. U will be available as a day one launch title for the North American, European and Japanese regions.

Source: New Super Mario Bros. U Official Website


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Nintendo has been slacking with their "New Super Mario Bros." series lately. First the 3D mode in New Super Mario Bros. 2 is pretty much useless, and now they can't develop a horrible looking 1080p game?
In the scheme of things, this game not being 1080p is not a huge deal. With the graphic style of NSMB the upped graphics really would not be noticed (720 ->1080).  I would be more disappointed if a game like Mario Galaxy was released under 1080p.
Most high definition games aren't 1080p anyway.
To me, the fact that New Super Mario Bros. U isn't 1080p is irrelevant to how I view the game. After I published this article, I was looking through lists of PS3 and Xbox 360 games that are native 1080p and, well, there aren't too many of them.

If something like this makes anyone think twice about whether or not they should make a purchase, then they really don't understand how the technology works in the first place. Trust me, New Super Mario Bros. U is going to be fantastically gorgeous.
It always irritates me how most PS3 games cap off at 720p, though I suppose that's mainly because I don't think the PS3 and 360 can actually handle native 1080p. Last I heard, they only upscaled games to 1080p on those two. I have no idea for certain, so don't quote me on that.

I still need to figure out how I'm going to get the Wii U set up, as both of my HDTV's are out of HDMI ports. Might just switch it with the PS3 every now and then, since I'm really the only one who uses the PS3 at all.

View PostLuffyFoxtrot, on 05 November 2012 - 04:32 PM, said:

I still need to figure out how I'm going to get the Wii U set up, as both of my HDTV's are out of HDMI ports. Might just switch it with the PS3 every now and then, since I'm really the only one who uses the PS3 at all.

Switching would be the easiest way to go about doing that. It literally only takes second or two. That's what I do, anyway.
Yea, sounds about right. The PS3 uses the front HDMI port, too, so that'll make it even easier to switch the two around as needed.
Plus, that means you won't hae to spend any additional money on equipment.
Even better. I'm already expecting to be paying about $800 on launch day at the very least. I hereby curse Australian pricing.

View PostLuffyFoxtrot, on 05 November 2012 - 04:42 PM, said:

I hereby curse Australian pricing.

I curse region-locked software. I understand it, but I believe it would help the gaming market out overall.
That too. Considering that region specific TV's (evidently the initial reason for region-locking, due to slight differences in pixel numbers in PAL and NTSC sets) are now non-existant, the only reason it still exists is effectively to keep local businesses earning profits.

Honestly, I only import when it's the only option I have (mostly the Japanese music CD's I get on a semi-regular basis) and stick to buying locally if I can.
I really don't see or care if it's 1080p or not.
I don't notice the look of New super Mario Bros because of all the chaos going on in 4 players.
Only time I bet i'd notice is when playing single player but that's gonna be rare.
I don't understand why they call 720p and 1080p "HD" to begin with. That's like calling 240p and 480p DVD quality. When I think "HD" I think "Blu-ray," and the movies in that format is native "1080p." Calling 720p "HD" is a tad misleading to the consumer.

Anyway, the bottom line: Nintendo has 0 excuses to limit a 2D Mario to 720p. If 3rd party developers with much less development time can release much better looking native 1080p games, why can't Nintendo do the same with more time?

View PostKing Mika, on 05 November 2012 - 06:10 PM, said:

I don't understand why they call 720p and 1080p "HD" to begin with. That's like calling 240p and 480p DVD quality. When I think "HD" I think "Blu-ray," and the movies in that format is native "1080p." Calling 720p "HD" is a tad misleading to the consumer.

Because that's what it is, technically.
http://reviews.cnet....dtv-resolution/