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First Blood: Next-Gen Console War Detailed

With the Wii U launching shortly, we can officially say that the next-gen is coming to a start. Some say that next-gen won't start until all the new platforms are out and some even say the Wii U is considered current gen. Which one is true? Which one is false? The answer is debatable, but what we do know is that both the PS4, also known as Orbis, and the Xbox 720, codenamed Durango, are on the way and sooner rather that later!

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MultiConsoleGamer1320d ago

Next Gen is...

Xbox 720
PS4
Wii U
Android Boxes (Ouya, etc)
Apple TV
Streaming Services
Cable Box Gaming
Smart TV Gaming

blue_cheese1320d ago

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trenso11320d ago

the perfect expression to that comment and the article title. Another sensational head line about the invisible console war, just a title to ignite fanboys.

nerdkiller1319d ago

@ bluecheese:

lets call u bubble boy from now on. thats some good shit there, bubble for u

HappyGaming1319d ago

I feel like a fool for even wishing that the "console war" would end the last generation -.-

Console war
TV war
Phone war
its all childish games, the real battle lies in the...
Microwave war!!!!

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Skate-AK1320d ago

Not gonna lie my Smart TV's games suck.

DeFFeR1319d ago

Vizio poker... Now with only 45 seconds between AI hand decisions!

Never. Again.

cannon88001320d ago

Cool bro, where did you get your steam box? Oh wait, there's no such thing yet.

andrew1719941318d ago

its gonna be coming out in next gen-__-

MultiConsoleGamer1320d ago (Edited 1320d ago )

So wait, are people actually saying that these aren't the competitors in the next gen living room battle? Because if you think otherwise you are sadly deceived.

And I didn't even mention tablet gaming, or the Steam Big Picture mode.

In before, no u, casuals, strawman, and hurr durr.

shempo1319d ago

competitors or not they all gonna sucks @ss compared to the big three

Nexgensensation1319d ago

more like

Social entertainment vs. Hardcore gaming

metroid321319d ago (Edited 1319d ago )

Next gen power table as follows
PS4
720/WiiU

Thats the order yes going off 720 specs we know and wiiu specs there about equal that will give them the edge in the Nextgen war as they will be affordable i think the ps4 will be too expensive.

That's the power table now raw graphics

PS4/WiiU/720

Yes all will be equal i mean with Retro Studios/Nintendo boasting GameEngines equal to UE4/CE3 as rumoured and all the bells and whistles that come with the latest shader models and lighting engines ect you wont be able to say hey we have the best graphics unless you have superior skill in art direction like RetroStudios plus look at the following games for Nextgen which would look better ?

Metroid Prime 4 vs Halo 5
Zelda wiiu vs unchartered ps4
F zero wiiu vs Wipeout ps4

This is what i mean with Retro Studios suprising Mark Rein with there GameEngine ect i bet the Engine will be shown to the public at E3 as Retro/Nintendo have 1st/3rd party games being developed using there new engines so i just think Nintendo are being serious about getting the best graphics out of there wiiu with or without MarkReins help ?

Deku-Johnny1319d ago (Edited 1319d ago )

Wipeout has nothing on F-Zero.

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Npugz71320d ago (Edited 1320d ago )

I personally am looking forward to the xbox 720 and PS4! I'm thinking microsoft will have a surprise reveal sometime in the first quarter of 2013!

Stealthypengui1320d ago

Is this just another retarded article speculating, seriously stfu.

legodarthvader1320d ago

nothing wrong with a little speculation. Besides you find out a few more facts every time

nassour1320d ago

Speculation is part of journalism. Also yes, the term official was used but last i checked, the Wii U officially launches in a few days unless I'm wrong?

DevilRebellion1320d ago

Speculation is half of journalism in the video game industry, my friend. It's best to assume, so that the producers know what we want and what we're expecting. Besides, speculation can lead to truth, just as long as it's backed up by facts and logic.

tee_bag2421319d ago

Clearly you have not a clue what you write.
Did you think it sounded clever ?

camel_toad1320d ago

Misuse of the word "detailed"...

I must now consult my Speculatronometer for more details.

glennco1320d ago

nintendo does its own thing. you only have 'generations if consoles are all being released at the same time. the other thing is people only consider console power/graphics, not innovation. calling this current/next-gen is for the kiddies and the media. i don't care if you wanna call it current or next, it doesn't matter, and changes nothing.

it has always been about the games for me, i am not in this to improve my image. if the wiiu can come out and offer unique game play then it is just as much, if not more, future gen than the cliched power worshipping of the others. they offer nothing new aside from graphics.

metroid321319d ago (Edited 1319d ago )

Look i dont know about you but its official the wiiu uses a Radeon E6*** which is obviousy either 6770 or a 6760 or with it being custom its more realistically a hybrid of both either way were talking extreme power when you consider both chips SM5 and Compute shader 11 were talking real power 2/3 generation ahead of ps3 wiiu will be equal to ps4 and 720 graphics wise.

Twitter is what confirmed the gpu also it was said the wiiu has a quad core 3.0 ghz cpu not power7 but power based with features from watson and power7 and is 20 times the power of wii and 2.5 times the ps3 all confirmed on Twitter.

TemplarDante1319d ago

Hate to break it to you dude, the Watson twitter account CONFIRMED afterwards it is NOT power7. They apolygised. However according to Devs, its 3 wii cores and is having problems rendering many characters on screen simultaneously in DW7.
Also.. they may have upped the GPU power since the original dev kits.. but a year ago they packed a HD4850.

Im hoping its a "next gen" gameplay experience Nintendo wants.. if its graphics.. their bringing a knife to a gun fight next gen.
My little sister plays the Sims 3 on a pc with similar specs..

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