Nintendo Co.’s Wii successor, Wii U, is said to be twice as powerful as Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 according to a new report.

Develop this week reported the Wii U will roughly double the power of the current Xbox 360 citing a studio developer source.

Meanwhile, IGN this week claimed the Wii U will have 20 percent less power than the Xbox 360 successor, placing it neck-and-neck with Microsoft’s next box.

Nintendo has not issued technical hardware specifications for the Wii U, though it will utilize a CPU by IBM Corp. and a custom Radeon graphics chipset by AMD Inc to relay high-definition visuals.

The Wii U is scheduled to be released in 2012.

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