X360: Nintendo’s Wii U is taking a new approach, but so is the 360′s SmartGlass. Can the Wii U compete with the Xbox 360 when Microsoft’s console is so flexible?
In my personal opinion I would rather have a remote like the Wii U pad over having to use a main controller and a tablet / smart phone or w.e. but again it's down to opinion, we don't know how successful the Wii U will be, sure a lot of people are saying it will fail but we don't know it could be another hit like the Wii or it could have a slow start them expand into something huge, only time will tell. these articles don't help anything
After E3 it is clear that Wii-U is not threat to the 360. That absolutely does not mean it wont be a success in it's own right. For Wii-U to have been a direct threat to th 360 they would have needed launch games that were on the level of a Halo 4 or a Gears 3...they don't. They would have had to knock off Micrsoft's biggest asset..Xbox Live..and nothing they have shown leads anyone to believe they are even close on the online front. They would have needed a motion control game that pushes the boundaries and was so innovative that made Kinect obsolete to the casual..they don't Smartglass does not make the Wii-u tablet obsolete..but when I see vids of people putting their Wii-U tablet on the ground just to play a golf game it makes Kinect look even better. The fact that millions upon millions own the the tech that Smart Glass connects to was just a 'smart play' for Microsoft. Add in Windows 8 and Micrsoft Surface and the 360 just has all of it's basis covered on that front. If I got one the game to get would obviously be Zombie-U..but that game isn't going to compete with the onslaught of hardcore games coming this fall and holiday. Maybe in 2013, when Super Mario Galaxy U or Mario kart U drops will the masses peel in the direction of the Wii-U..but by then the 720 and PS4 will be poised to release as well. I will never count Nintendo out (especially in Japan) but they are in a bit of strange place overall this time coming back into the hardware front. Evil
Sorry Evil, but Xbox aint the juggernaught you make it out to be. I am fairly certain that their aim is for another "Wii" success not "Xbox" success, Nintendo afterall are the ones to beat next gen. A question though what games are releasing for smartglass? what i understand so far is that its a device which doesen't offer direct gameplay ineraction but rather menus, gps, maps and game info. Phil Spencer apparently said this- "It just makes so much sense for a developer who wants to supply, maybe not time-critical information, like 'that enemy is getting ready to shoot you,' but information that augments what's happening on screen." http://www.joystiq.com/2012... It seems alot of core players complained about this being a tacky WiiU gimmick. But because of the lack of latency im going to say that the WiiU is a superior gamimg device. Besides you only need two hands for a WiiU... unless you tape the iPhone to the side of your cap, awesome.
@ Salamander Who said Xbox was some kind of 'juggernaught' the article is about Wii-U being a threat to the 360. It isn't and believe me smart glass isnt the main reason. In fact, smart glass again was just a smart 'play' from Microsoft tech wise. Again, I'm just keeping it real..just because Wii-U isn't a threat to the 360 does not mean it is t going to be successful. People can't seem to separate the fact that consoles can have separate lanes. As a fan of the original Wii and motion gaming period I just felt like Nintendo had a real shot at striking lightning twice as E3 this year. IMO they are going to have a tougher go-around because of how effective the current gen is on so many levels. That includes comp from the original Wii itself. Bottomline, this holiday..no threat to the 360..next holiday might be the year we all are starving for one like the original Wii..Nintendo just has their work cut out for them. Evil
Don't worry Evil, you're just caught under a dogpile of outraged Ninty fans and opportunistic Sony 'boys.
Yeah i know you or the writer didnt actually say the word "juggernaught", it just sounds like you and the article are implying it. You use the sentence "they would have..." in your first article alot, implying the WiiU has been released already.... there are games yet to be anounced for the launch window and we dont know what their online service is capable of yet. Oh and i completely agree with you, consoles can have seperate lanes.. nothing wrong with that. "Who said Xbox was some kind of 'juggernaught' the article is about Wii-U being a threat to the 360." "It isn't and believe me smart glass isnt the main reason. In fact, smart glass again was just a smart 'play' from Microsoft tech wise." It isnt a 'juggernaught'?- smartglass isnt the main reason? - im confusion. You seem to have a few contradictions in your argument Evil. You say they can have different makets, but not a threat to XBOX- maybe next holiday season- its as if Xbox is a 'juggernaught'. You make good points Evil, but none of them relevant to the ones i raised. @DERP72 For the record im not a fanboy, i dont own a Wii, granted nor an Xbox. I do own a PS3 does that sole fact make me a sony fanboy?. Pull your head in son.
I think microsofts outlook is awesome, with todays society going mobile. It be awesome to use onces cell phone as a rear view mirror for games like forza or whatever else racing game there is. Or a fps game where i can look at detailed specs of guns... or my personal achievments in game ...i think smart glass is a solid direction.
Yes the latency will be ace /s
its solid alright a solid pile of [email protected]#
It depends what developers do with the tech (both of them) but it has to be said, SmartGlass has taken the wind out of Nintendo's Wii U sails.
How? I don' t get it, with SmartGlas you can't control directly an it's not a real time stream of data. How do the even compare?
The Wii U has nothing to worry about, smart glass won't even be able to compete with it.
How do u go from saying that to saying that the Wii U is just a XBOX 360, to saying that they aren't even a threat to the XBOX 360. Microsoft sounds a little scared lol. What a terrible article also.
My god, the propaganda you hear from Microsofts corner is astounding. I mean the amount of WiiU bashing that MSofts doing kind of makes me think that someone somewhere is feeling a little threatened. Would a Class Imperator Titan upon learning of an approaching band of cultists bleat its warhorn to rally its forces and intimidate the rabid band of heretics, NO, unless of course it sees the distant figure of Dies Irae looming on the horizon. And despite the approaching doom Commissar Pachter continues to spew his righteous defiance. Cool analogy huh? though probably wasted. The Smartglass and WiiU will be tested on the anvil... i personally think that the Gamepad is more ideal for what i want in a console, gaming. The writer of this article needs a lesson of humility.
The snes out sold the megadrive by alot. any one who owned a n64 know how good it was. Nintendo will never die
The Xbox 360 Lost to Wii... and you're saying this.
What a craptacular article.
Just like the Wii wasn't a threat to the 360, right? @Samus HD Didn't see your comment, Bubble Up+
hahahahahahah xD alternate universe stuff trolls are considered Gods here
True, and it's not suppose to be, The WiiU is meant to be competing with the PS4 and Nextbox.
Break the locks?
LOL I was like "wtf" when I read his comment xD
More like smartglass is not a threat to wii u. The problem with smartglass is that there is not "there might be lag" there is a "there will be lag". It might be functional for touch based control options but for display purposes it just wont compare. Wii u's controller is a direct link to the system with a gpu built for multiple displays. While with smartglass, to achieve the same effect your smart device will never connect directly to the system. All inputs will have to go over the internet to the xbox. That means from your wifi or your 4g dataplan over the internet, back from the internet to the xbox. You're talking about any number of things that can slow down the process and get in the way. In the end the likliest reason MS showed IE as the main demo for the tech is probably because that really the only logical use for such a roundabout control method.
Wii U is obviously not a threat to the 360 because it is not competing with it. Wii U is a threat to the next Xbox and next Playstation.
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