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Does the Wii U upscale Wii games? Check out this video evidence


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19 Nov 2012 14:58

OK... Let u get thoe save files over, Ninty!!!!!!
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19 Nov 2012 15:00

that's not evidence. that's just the output of the video signal the tv is getting. not a rendered resolution.
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19 Nov 2012 15:00

Just because his tv says it's 1080p doesn't mean it is! I'd like more proof than a game that also happened to be ported to ps3 (even though there is a + symbol at the end of the video). Show me on skyward sword or something. Count the pixels!
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19 Nov 2012 15:00

Upscaling isn't what makes games look good in Dolphin though, the games need to actually be rendered at 1080p which I'm still not convinced is what's happening here. A Blu Ray player upscales DVDs, but they don't necessarily look any better.
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19 Nov 2012 15:03

Sonic Colors didn't look too stellar when I tried it out last night. I also find 'Wii Mode' entirely unnecessary but that's another story.
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19 Nov 2012 15:03

Sonic Colors didn't look too stellar when I tried it out last night. I also find 'Wii Mode' entirely unnecessary and painfully slow but that's another story.
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19 Nov 2012 15:13

I created this simulated comparison image using Rock Band 3. It's not a very pretty-looking game but the point still stands. First is Wii, Second is Wii U.
http://imgur.com/9DWY4,R5A0Z#0
The 480p rendering of the game is scaled up to fit an HD resolution like 720p internally with the Wii U, then sent to the TV via HDMI. This is better than what the Wii was doing by sending the signal to the TV via component, then having the TV scale it up to the TV's native resolution.
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19 Nov 2012 15:19

@megarockexe

That extra sharpness kinda makes the jaggies stand out more. Not really sure if it's a good thing or not. Oh well, first world problems...
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19 Nov 2012 15:25

@megarockexe Awesome, appreciate sharing. It makes a big difference for text. That's awesome.
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19 Nov 2012 15:27

I too noticed a bump up in graphical quality or the sharpness and carity of the picture when playing my Wii, Virtual Console and Wiiware titles. I doubt it's 1080P but I'm sure it upscales it somewhat or does some fancy trickery to make it feel 1080p.
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19 Nov 2012 15:29

Well, at least this confirms it actually does spit out a 1080p image in Wii mode. The way they were talking about it made me fear it was gonna force the Wii U to output in 480p. Glad that's not the case.
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19 Nov 2012 15:42

@Frank
It's still technically correct that Wii games are upscaled on the Wii U. It just doesn't make much of a difference because... it's just upscaling.

Of course I've always said that upscaling makes little difference. I don't know why people make such a big deal about it.
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19 Nov 2012 15:55

yeah .. great ... i'm looking forward to not noticing it . I played mario galaxy back then just after playing one of those ps3 platformers on a hdtv. Nope mario galaxy was still better .
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19 Nov 2012 16:56

@StarStabbedMoon
I think the exaggeration of upscaling with Dolphin made people expect upscaling.

Basically, Dolphin had support for better textures, Anti-Aliasing, HD resolution, etc so it looked 10x better.

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