Submitted by Gaetano 732d ago | opinion piece

Wii U vs. SmartGlass: Is Microsoft Banking On Nintendo's Success?

Will the predicted success of Wii U help make Microsoft's SmartGlass more relevant to gamers? (Wii U, Xbox 360)

LX-General-Kaos  +   733d ago
From what has been shown so far both look promising. But the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system tablet like control mechanism seems to be far superior on a gameplay standpoint. Standard gaming buttons will put Nintendos invention far ahead when actual gameplay is concerned, and is more geared toward consumer needs. It simply makes more sense to have the screen, and the buttons readily available with two hands.

Smartglass does seem to be in a way banking off the success off of Nintendo Wii U entertainment system control innovtations this time around. Though all we can do is pray that they are both successful in this overly competitive industry today. I personally just see Nintendos original innovation of a touch screen controller with buttons swan diving much further into the pool of success than an original tablet without an input button in sight.

I actually dont quite understand how it will work properly since I only have two hands and they will both be on the XBOX 360 gaming media pubs controller and not the tablet itself. Hopefully someone here is more equipped with information than I am.

Prime example.. http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Rated E For Everyone
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Samus HD  +   732d ago
"I actually dont quite understand how it will work properly since I only have two hands and they will both be on the XBOX 360 gaming media pubs controller and not the tablet itself." - that's what I was thinking.. but maybe games like angry birds will be fully playble , i mean without using the 360 controller
ChunkyLover53  +   732d ago
I agree, Smartglass looks interesting, but the Wii U has a Gamepad packed with every console. I wouldn't doubt if its successful that we'd see a Microsoft branded add-on tablet/controller. Rumors and a patent of that have been around for over a year.
ape007  +   733d ago
the wiiu is better imo cause it's a controller and a tablet simultaneously which is pretty neat and can be integrated in more things
mike1up  +   732d ago
Only if Microsoft is also "banking on" our fellow Octopus/Squid gamers to buy SmartGlass some time before November.

You need at least 4 arms to get a similar experience.
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BABYLEG  +   732d ago
So you're buying smartglass? Microsoft must hate you since they're giving it to every 360 owner for free as a downloadable app. Do some research bro
mike1up  +   732d ago
My mistake, I need to read up on SmartGlass.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   732d ago
SmartGlass looks cool. I'd give it a shot. Of course the Wii U has a better system but that doesn't make SmartGlass any less cool.
WiiUalpha  +   732d ago
The issue with smart glass is the 360 console was not built around the idea. The Wii U updates the gamepad faster than it does the TV. Does smart glass do this? Also wont you still need a controller along with a smart phone to make the most of this? Few smart phones even have buttons so I'm not sure its a viable option for some games.

It is funny though to see the opinions of many gamers changing now. When it was just the Wii U it was a stupid gimmick but now that MS and Sony both have their own versions it's suddenly cool.

Given the option though I will take Wii U. Its much more powerful and actually built around this aspect of game play.

I dont want game play advancements at the cost of graphics improvements. With Wii U you can have both and get a solid system built around multi screen gaming. With PS3/Vita and 360/smart glass you dont get that because they are still using 9 year old CPUs and GPUs with limited RAM.
R_aVe_N  +   732d ago
I think both are not that great mainly because they take away from immersion of games. That is the first thing they teach when making games is not to pull the player out of immersion unless you have a really good reason. Out of the two though the Wii U is a lot better mainly due to the fact that the Wii U pad actually has a controller built into it. I have no desire to have to focus on two different screens when I am trying to play my games. The only real reason I would see using that screen is for maps and such (which I can do with my Kindle or Phone already). I do agree it does offer some more gameplay options but think it best suited the lower end mini games stuff.
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Moonman  +   732d ago
I'm not seeing the enthusiasm from the xbox community for smartglass like the nintendo community for WiiU yet. Like all things support is needed for success. Quality games and sales support matter.
Belking  +   732d ago
Thats because with nintendo you really have no choice since it comes with the system. You will see the same with xbox720 but it will be better.
MilkMan  +   732d ago
Let me see...YES!
RFornillos4  +   732d ago
the way i remember it, SmartGlass is a technology to allow one to use Windows tablets to be used in some ways for XBox360 games for interaction, and WiiUAlpha is right to say that it wasn't built into the system, but more of an "extension" only. the Wii U's gamepad is built around the system and is able to stream data from console to gamepad faster. OS is also custom for Wii U, unlike SmartGlass which will be a technology running on top of a Windows OS tablet (or Windows phones); this will also mean that it highly unlikely they will include this in-box with the console, since the device itself is a separate "gadget" on its own.
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Wikkid666  +   732d ago
SmartGlass isn't just for tablets. It will also be available on smartphones .
RFornillos4  +   730d ago
I know, that's why I added "(or Windows phones) there... but I missed the first part where I mentioned what it was for also. But yes, it's also available for smartphones.
Axonometri  +   732d ago
Microsoft seems really busy marketing their marketing right now. At least from an outside POV. Smartglass was announced and then what? Maybe they needed to make more room on Smartglass for Ads.

I'm already concerned with getting neck strain on WiiU in some situations, what is M$ planning on us do, put the game "on pause" and "put the controller down" to pick up the Smartglass and read about other media entertainment?

metroid32  +   732d ago
WiiU has Power7 4 core cpu and a souped up E6760 so generations in front of 360 in terms of tech is every1 forgetting this ? Metroid4 will blow your minds on this system ?

IBM did confirm the watson/Power7 cpu on wiiu yet again on Twitter just the other day.
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