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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 suffers framerate issues on Wii U

The Wii U version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 suffers framerate problems not present in its PS3 and Xbox 360 counterparts, according to an in-depth breakdown from the tech statisticians at Digital Foundry.

Though the Wii U version manages to hold its own in the graphics department, the series' characteristic 60 frames-per-second gameplay frequently dips into the 30s and 40s on Black Ops 2 for Nintendo's new console. As seen in a number of comparison videos tracking how the game performs across the three consoles, the Wii U's frame rate drops significantly whenever a large number of characters or special effects are shown on-screen.

During a press event in June, an Activision spokesperson told Polygon that "60 FPS is our goal," adding that frame rate might suffer "in dual-screen mode, which is to be expected."

You can check out comparison videos and even a technical breakdown of Black Ops 2's Wii U GamePad display at Digital Foundry's home on Eurogamer.

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