IDC Predicts Wii U, Xbox 720, PS4 will Calm Games Industry Turbulence
The International Data Corporation (IDC) has issued a fresh report suggesting previous forecasts predicting the demise of the console market were premature, suggesting the market will rebound early 2012 as the next generation of consoles begin to be rolled-out.

A recent report has indicated that the current development kits being used to develop games for the Wii U are actually underpowered, meaning that the actual games when released will boast significantly better graphics.

The report came from consulting firm Hit Detection. It indicated that the development kits currently being used by developers to create launch titles have been underclocked.

The firm went on to explain that this is why the games shown at E3 by Nintendo looked no better graphically than their PS3 or Xbox 360 equivalents.

Hit Detection went on to specify that Nintendo chose to focus on tech demos at E3 rather than showing off games, "due to titles not looking much better than what is currently available on Xbox 360 and the PS3."

Third party developers have since clarified to that the Wii U is expected to exceed Sony and Microsoft's current consoles in graphical prowess.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot commented that the Wii U's visual quality should be "at least" that of the 360.

He has since elaborated,"It should be even superior for some of the games. We don't know everything, so we have a few things Nintendo is telling us that will have such and such powers."