Wii U is getting ever closer, with a press conference scheduled for this week that’s expected to include details such as the system's price and a launch date. We're not far away from Nintendo's next home console system hitting stores.
For some the arrival will automatically prompt talk of the beginning of the next generation of consoles, the starting gun that will end up with Microsoft and Sony also joining in, not to mention the range of PC, Android or cloud gaming systems that may arrive. That’s a reasonable stance to take, but others may decide that the ‘next-gen’ of gaming starts with Microsoft and Sony, if their next efforts are super-charged HD behemoths. Nintendo Life looks at the idea of what makes a console 'next gen', and Wii U's potential future in multi-platform titles and third-party support.