Sony: Wii U in a Generation of its Own

By   /   4 years ago


Do you think Nintendo’s Wii U is a next generation console? Sony doesn’t seem to think so. While it’s already known the Wii U won’t necessarily be running around the PS3 and Xbox 360 graphically, it’s still considered “next gen” by some since it is the official successor of the Wii.

According to Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, the Wii U exists in its own generation.

Personally, I have always thought Wii was in a generation of its own.

I always thought PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are in the same generation, but Wii was not the same.

To me, the industry was growing really fast when those three platforms came up because the focus is so different. The PS3 and the 360 were the closest in terms of high definition and networked services. But Wii carved out a large niche to itself. To me, it was like two generations going at the same time.

Wii U is the next generation of Wii. That I understand. To me, it’s its own generation.

I honestly do not know if that’s a compliment or a dig, at Nintendo’s upcoming console. In saying that Yoshida does have a point. The Wii — and it seems the Wii U — marches to the beat of a different drummer; they’re valuing gameplay features and mechanics instead of being able to show off the shiniest new graphics in town.

We’ll know if that strategy works once Nintendo releases the Wii U later this year.

Source: Eurogamer

Join the Conversation

Hot Right Now

E3 2016 console war 2.0

PS4 vs Xbox One Sales: Microsoft Touches 20 Million a Year After Sony

Looks like the PS4 vs Xbox One battle is turning one-sided as far as sales victories are concerned....

by   /   3 weeks ago
Titanfall 2 is multiplatform

Titanfall 2: What We Want and Do Not Want

When Titanfall released in 2014 it was one of the hyped game releases that got enough attention...

by   /   3 weeks ago
videogame pirates punishments

Ten Interesting Ways Videogame Pirates Were Penalized by Developers

Here we are with another one of our interesting videos segment episodes. This time we will be...

by   /   3 weeks ago
Street Fighter V Frame Data

Entire Street Fighter V Frame Data, Hitboxes, BnB Combos in One Place

If you are a hardcore fan of fighting games you would know that they are much more than just button...

by   /   4 weeks ago
Billy De Vorss Overwatch Tracer Pose Copy

New Overwatch Tracer Pose is a Rip-Off of 1950 Art by Billy De Vorss

A couple of hours ago, Blizzard Entertainment revealed the new Overwatch Tracer pose after the old...

by   /   4 weeks ago
Load More