What the Wii U Tells Us About Next Generation

"The way Nintendo has handled the Wii U and its launch says a lot about the next generation of gaming, and what we can expect out of it." |

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Akuma-1974d ago

nothing, because its basically a xbox 360 so it doesnt tell anything

pcs now with games like bf 3, witcher 2, crysis and a lot of graphics power hungry games on ultra for the pc tells us where next gen gaming on consoles will be.

PopRocks3591974d ago

What the hell do PCs have to do with game consoles?

TXIDarkAvenger1974d ago

If you think next gen will look like high end PCs, your going to be in for a shock.

SugarSoSweet1973d ago

I see your point next gen will not have the identical power of high end pc's BUT keep in mind no games currently on the PC with the exception of mods are really maxing on top end GPU/CPU

Donnieboi1974d ago (Edited 1974d ago )

The wii u is not next gen. Next nintendo console =/= next gen by any other standards (especially since new info proves the wii u is barely more efficient than current gen). Next gen consoles begin with Microsoft and Sony, no matter how much Nintendo fans want to spin it. Nintendo dropped the ball and now 3rd party support will falter since developers dont care to spend money and resources having to work around wii U's issues and lack of power (for this gen and the next). Fact.

The "U" in Wii U stands for "underwhelming".

StarCSR1974d ago (Edited 1974d ago )

Why would "Nintendo fans" want to spin something? The FACTS are that the WiiU starts a new generation. Anyone who denies that doesn't know what a generation is. A generation has ONE console for each developer: ONE. And the 7th generation had the Wii for Nintendo, the PS3 for Sony and the 360 for MS. So the next console is the 8th generation. And yes: If Nintendo had decided to make it a 4-bit console, it would still be their 8th generation console.

Autodidactdystopia1974d ago

speculation is the root of all evil... lol jk fractional reserve banking is what i meant to say.

truth is we dont know jack and we wont know jack till later.

lets just get one thing straight although he might not be a comment on this article "sephirothx21" REALLY doesnt know jack and so it is best not to listen to him.


anyways wii-u is early in its cycle it will improve.

no telling as to whether the successors to the xbx/ps3 will annihilate it or not. my guess is that they will.

Im just gonna play whatever piques my interest and call it a day. i just like coming here to argue and spread info (dont we all?)

punctuation is for pyewsiees

a bit more time and things will become clear.

MmaFan-Qc1974d ago

hard to call it a next gen when its pretty much on par with 7years old consoles...

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Qrphe1974d ago (Edited 1974d ago )

The other consoles will have considerably better GPUs when they come out. The Wii U's is based on the Radeon HD 5670 which was worth $100 on 2010. If the PS3's RSX was based off a $600 card from a year before release (7800 GTX from 2005), I'm sure they'll be able to afford something similar or still powerful this time around, specially with how long they made last gen last.

Similarly, the Xenos in the 360 had a performance similar to the Radeon X1800 series which were around $500 when they came out and Microsoft was able to afford $300 and $400 price tags for their launch systems (from which they became profitable a long time ago but of course, it didn't release with a BR drive).

Gr811974d ago

Money are you willing to spend? $599.99?

Qrphe1974d ago

If last gen Microsoft released a $400 console with a high-end GPU in it ($450 today), it'd even be possible for them them to release a console with a mid-end GPU from today and STILL not have to sell at as much of a loss as they did in the first years of the 360.

Let's be straight, the Wii U has a GPU of something that was already considered low-end two years ago.

taquito1974d ago

next gen ps4/nextbox consoles, imo, will be around an i5, mid spec cpu, 4 gb ram, and a gtx 550 ti level gpu

should do 1080p native, 2x aa at 30 frames with medium to high settings on unreal 4 cryengine 3/4 and will stomp the sh!!t out of the wii u

MasterCornholio1974d ago

That sounds good enough for me which is why I haven't bought a Wii U yet because it will probably end up being another Wii.

Motorola RAZR i

Mikito111974d ago

Get a PC if all you think next gen is graphics and more bloody FPS's..

MysticStrummer1974d ago

I sincerely hope Wii U tells us nothing about next gen consoles.

Buenoblue831974d ago

Wii u is not next gen. Its an xbox 360 with a tablet controller. pc tells us nothing of next gen either, higher res and higher framerate is nice but current games are made with current gen specs in mind. you can upgrade a vw golf to 600 bhp but its still no ferrari. once the baseline specs are raised for next gen, then we will see real improvements.

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