Lead producer and game director of the Tekken series Katsuhiro Harada has said gamers are focusing too much on Wii U's specs.
Harada stressed that consumers shouldn't be concerned in regards to how the Wii U fairs when its raw specs are compared to competitors. Instead, the next-gen platform's unique capabilities and features should be focused on.
The hardware itself is more than capable of handling the graphical requirements Tekken Tag Tournament 2 warrants, but that's irrelevant, according to the Tekken producer.
"While developing Tag 2, since it's very graphic intensive because of the multiple characters on screen, there was still some power left over for graphic capabilities so the graphics chips seems to be pretty decent. But to be honest, that's not really even relevant because people seem to be focusing too much comparing the raw specs to other hardware. You really have to be looking at the capabilities and what features it has."
Harada singled out Wii U's ability to allow gamers to take their gameplay experience from the television to the GamePad.
"For example, if you're playing Tag 2 on the Wii U at home and your parents get mad at you for taking up the TV too much, you can just take it to your bed and start playing there. Being able to take a high end game and play it in your bed is something that's really unique so that's the thing people are kind of missing."
Analyst Michael Pachter, however, isn't too keen on the GamePad and indeed the console itself. He said the console simply "won't work", and that the tablet controller would create difficulties for the platform.