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Submitted by nassour 646d ago | opinion piece

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! (Next-Gen, Wii U)

MultiConsoleGamer  +   646d ago
Next Gen is...

Xbox 720
PS4
Wii U
Android Boxes (Ouya, etc)
Apple TV
Streaming Services
Cable Box Gaming
Smart TV Gaming
blue_cheese  +   646d ago | Well said
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trenso1  +   646d 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.
GTRrocker666  +   646d ago
Ha love that meme
neogeo  +   646d ago
+bub for well said:)
nerdkiller  +   646d ago
@ bluecheese:

lets call u bubble boy from now on. thats some good shit there, bubble for u
HappyGaming  +   645d 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!!!!
KwietStorm  +   645d ago
lol "well said"
Skate-AK  +   646d ago
Not gonna lie my Smart TV's games suck.
DeFFeR  +   645d ago
Vizio poker... Now with only 45 seconds between AI hand decisions!

Never. Again.
andrew171994  +   646d ago
STEAM BOX> all
cannon8800  +   646d ago
Cool bro, where did you get your steam box? Oh wait, there's no such thing yet.
andrew171994  +   645d ago
its gonna be coming out in next gen-__-
MultiConsoleGamer  +   646d 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.
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shempo  +   646d ago
competitors or not they all gonna sucks @ss compared to the big three
Nexgensensation  +   646d ago
Another nexgen console war
more like

Social entertainment vs. Hardcore gaming
metroid32  +   646d 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 ?
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Deku-Johnny  +   645d ago
Wipeout has nothing on F-Zero.
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ps4!!
Npugz7  +   646d 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!
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Stealthypengui  +   646d ago
Is this just another retarded article speculating, seriously stfu.
legodarthvader  +   646d ago
nothing wrong with a little speculation. Besides you find out a few more facts every time
Stealthypengui  +   646d ago
They say " official".End
nassour  +   646d 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?
DevilRebellion  +   646d 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_bag242  +   645d ago
Clearly you have not a clue what you write.
Did you think it sounded clever ?
camel_toad  +   646d ago
Misuse of the word "detailed"...

I must now consult my Speculatronometer for more details.
glennco  +   646d 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.
metroid32  +   646d 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.
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TemplarDante  +   645d 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..
darklinx23  +   646d ago
I'm pretty sure Xbox's new console is going to be a war machine
DevilRebellion  +   646d ago
This is pretty cool! Admittedly, I wish there were more details regarding the systems, but still! Glad to know they are coming! I don't quite know what to expect, but I'm looking forward to it. But how is Microsoft going to get blu-ray discs for Xbox, if blu-ray came from Sony?
1upgamer99  +   646d ago
I am not sure. I know that the Wii U is using a special disk that stores way more than a DVD, but it is not Blu-Ray. To use regular blu-ray Microsoft would have to pay a royalty. I just looked it Up a DVD holds 4.7 GB Nintendos disk holds 25 GB and Blu-ray 33.4 GB per layer.
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ZoyosJD  +   646d ago
Wii U proprietary disks are confirmed to hold 25GB.

The lowest end DVDs hold 4.7GB, most hold ~8-9GB (like the 360's disks), with rare double sided and double layered DVDs holding ~17GB.

Blue-ray can hold 25 to 33GB per layer depending on the standard size being used. Some companies have reported the ability to manufacture a BR disk that is 16 layers(~500GB total).

If my memory serves correctly: The royalties on using a Blue ray tech is only a few cents per blue ray drive and less than 1 cent per disk.

Z-O-Y-O-S
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neogeo  +   646d ago
I'm hoping the next gen system uses CD roms. 700mb of data! Full motion video!

Your games will be played on a disk using lazers!
candybooty  +   646d ago
The article is more of a "the story so far" type of thing, but really helpful nonetheless.

The WiiU already seems like something I really want, so if Nintendo is pumping out something I think is impressive, then I really can't wait to see how the two more "powerful" contenders respond with the next generation.
teezanpleez  +   646d ago
the next generation will take us on a whole other level !!! still remeber the time with the call of duty 2 coming on XBOX360
candybooty  +   646d ago
I remember experiencing it for the first time. I saw COD2 at Virgin in Time Square, NY and I was flipping. I got home and immediately concluded that I needed an XBOX for these revolutionary graphics and action.

I literally played that game for months. My friends and I would gather to play local multiplayer in the Carenton and Tunisia maps over and over.

Sadly, that was the last game I remember playing local multiplayer. I've gotten older and have detached myself from that notion since then
deiradinn  +   646d ago
It's all about playability not sheer hardware power and graphics. Look at all the digital PSN/XBL/Wii Ware downloads. Not a lot of those games are next gen worthy but we enjoy them. I'm not all about power, I'm about story and music. The extra graphical detail will be a bonus for sure though.
nassour  +   646d ago
i have to agree with this, gameplay remains priority for me graphics come second. I know in general gamers are split in terms of which is of priority though!
andrew171994  +   646d ago
Steam is goin to take over. its the best services.. besides getting your account back after its been gone. the games are solid on them valve its just the best make of games and i would lover to see the next source engine:)
turgore  +   646d ago
Sony and Microsoft should unite next gen. Why ?
>Nintendo has an early mover advantage.
>Threat from other gaming places.
>Would have the largest library of games
>Consumers would have to buy 1 machine instead of two.
>Sony is struggling financially, Microsoft could back them up.
> Xbox music+Sony Records = greater selection of artists.
Pillsbury1  +   646d ago
Pass whatever you are smoking over here.
tee_bag242  +   645d ago
Wait a sec...he hasn't been smoking! He's been sniffing glue!!
hardcorehippiez  +   645d ago
hahaha good one there.oh your serious Hell no are you mad?
ChampOfChamps  +   646d ago
Graphics are awesome, but I need a game that will immerse me. Sure it's easier to do when the world is so beautiful around you, but if the story sucks, the menus are terrible, camera angles are difficult, and the game is buggy and/or laggy, I will not be impressed and trade it in for something else.
With that said, I don't think this will be the case for the next gen systems and games. Every 'new gen' system I've cracked open and played I've been blown away - there has been such a leap forward in graphics, playability, and story that the old generation becomes a fond memory, or something to play when we miss the 'old' times. The PS4 will be a beast for sure, the Xbox will be insane, and as for the Wii U I'm sure they'll do well with their core games.
Max-Zorin  +   646d ago
F*** the console ''war''.
ChampOfChamps  +   646d ago
Just go PC all the way? :D
Nefario6  +   646d ago
This is terrible. Nintendo always beats Microsoft and Sony to the punch but never short of disappointments. What is happening Nintendo
Nefario6  +   646d ago
Ouya baby!
NirvanaInChains  +   646d ago
Android boxes are a waste of money. I mean seriously, How could ouya and the other 1283729849 Chinese fake boxes provides a better gaming experience than pc, consoles or real handheld systems? Just doesn't make sense. Its like saying the Ios version of cod zombies is better than the real game. Streaming is also garbage.
xJumpManx  +   645d ago
It will be same as this gen. Fans of each console will stick with their console. Microsoft will own the biggest territory sales wise the US again and Sony prolly will be the worldwide leader. The WiiU will be a wanted console but just like this gen it will not be able to compete graphically with the other 2 consoles.
Braid  +   645d ago
Wii U spills the first blood? It's more ketchup than blood if you ask me, with Wii U being a 7.5th generation console. Nintendo has its own line of products appealing to a spesific fanbase, so they're not in a direct competition, they'll sell nevertheless. The real war will begin when MS and Sony pull their swords, when hardcore gamers will have to decide which console to get.
TemplarDante  +   645d ago
I hope the Wii U is next gen in gameplay experience..
Graphically, it wont be..
Again, those that want it...
Live And Let Live...
However, not my cup of tea. I want Xbox 8 and Playstation Orbis
please
Next Gen 1st blood is drawn at standard 1080P and 60FPS for everything.
josephayal  +   645d ago
What a Beautiful NEXT GEN DNA, i dont see any diff between WIIU, X720 and PS4
kma2k  +   645d ago
For next gen i swear my allegiance to no one, wow me!
tee_bag242  +   645d ago
Spoken like a champ! Bubble up
MayraWaters22   645d ago | Spam
taquito  +   645d ago
pc
next gen consoles
tablet/phone gaming
handhelds

the hierarchy of the game world in the very near future. PC is already making more money than ps3/360 combined and unfortunately, handhelds will come out dead last unless a new type, with a new business model is made, nobody wants to pay $40 for a handheld game.
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BitbyDeath  +   645d ago
Got any links to back that up?
SegaKnuckles86  +   645d ago
Not looking forward to ANOTHER console war.
DevilRebellion  +   645d ago
I have to agree with you, it's tiresome when people talk about it. But the best way to "enjoy" it is to side with neither console and just watch how silly some people can sound, sometimes. :P
Besides, I think the publishers relish the competition, or "war" as some people call it. It gets their work force interested, all pumped up and motivated. In the long run, it really doesn't matter, but keep in mind that console wars have been going on since the beginning. From Atari 2600 vs. Intellivision vs. Colecovision, to Nintendo vs Sega, to Sony vs. Microsoft. It's not going to end. Might as well try to enjoy it. lol
Nes_Daze  +   645d ago
WiiU is irrelevant in online gameplay....
ToonarmY  +   645d ago
They are all old already, my pc that I built a year ago will have better components than the three of these things stacked

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