Nintendo has been noted the last decade or so for being a bit behind the the ball in terms of keeping up with the latest technology, specifically HD TV’s back in 2006 with the release of the Wii and now with a lower powered console compared to contemporaries that feature 6GB more ram capacity than the Wii U. Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo’s most famous game developer, previously mentioned that he wanted HD to happen a lot sooner at Nintendo. Now, he admits that 4k Televisions would actually be a benefit to one of the franchises he created:

“When it comes to games, I don’t see the need for Zelda in 4K but for Pikmin, making it 4K compatible could possibly further show more small detailed Pikmin moving around, show things from an even further perspective, and being able to see more may make a more fun game.”

In earnest, I am not sure we’ve seen the best we can from the visuals on 1080p yet (as in, I don’t think Pikmin 3 is a full representation of what is possible), but I can totally understand what he is getting at.

Our Verdict

Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
I am the current Editor-in-Chief of Zelda Informer and have been running the show here since July 16th, 2008. I've actually been running Zelda Fan sites since 1998, so I've been in this "industry" for roughly 16 years. I'm 28 years old and have two kids, one biological, the other more of a step daughter (not legally yet, but practically). I live with my girlfriend and our two kids (Aiden, age 1 and half, Melody age 3 and half). I'm attending college to create video games web applications, and I naturally love Nintendo (I run a Zeld a website after all!). For those curious, I currently own a Wii U, Xbox One, 3DS, PlayStation 3, and a gaming PC (and a gaming capable laptop too!). I do plan to eventually get a PlayStation 4, likely when more comes out I am interested in playing on the system. I do play the Wii U more than any other system I own.


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