Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed: The Xbox 360 vs. Wii U Comparison

One of the biggest points of anxiety for Wii U owners in the face of the long third-party drought is whether third-parties even see Wii U as comparatively capable compared to other HD devices. Given that in the past Wii U’s CPU has been labelled as slow compared to current-gen Xbox and PlayStation hardware, it’d be nice to see a direct comparison between a Wii U game and a contemporary Xbox or PlayStation game, right?

A comparison video showing the Xbox 360 and Wii U versions of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed running alongside each other should be a good indicator, right? Sonic Racing after all wasn’t a late or rushed port to Wii U – it debuted on Nintendo’s new platform alongside the other versions.

Hop inside for the comparison courtesy of Nintendo World Report, and let us know what you think.

The main difference I’m spotting is that there appears to be better anti-aliasing (i.e. fewer jagged lines) on the Wii U version. Can you spot any other major differences?

Source: Nintendo World Report on YouTube via GoNintendo

  • Erimgard

    They’re definitely pretty close. I’d say the Wii U version looks just a little bit crisper, but it’s no game-changer

  • Brian R Dalgetty

    The Wii U one looks a tiny bit better and the colour is slightly better but it isn’t enough of a difference to say that one sucks

  • snakeoiltanker

    nope, not that big a deal, all the Wii U has of it is Lighting, now if the did comparison video on Darksiders 2 i would be able to pick out ever detail!

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  • The_Hyphenator

    The Wii U’s AA and lighting are slightly better, but other than that, I couldn’t see a difference.

    Still, that flies in the face of the common “wisdom” that the 360 version looks better.

  • Death47

    It looks the same to me.. I for one am astounded the developers managed to make the games so similar at the wii u’s LAUNCH! Remember the xbox 360 launch? Many of its launch games played and looked worse than their last gen counterparts. People saying wii u is weaker than the current gen is speaking out of their ass.