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Submitted by TotalRevue 1166d ago | opinion piece

Are We Already Playing The Next Gen?

We all know the big dogs at Sony and Microsoft are carefully planning their next generation of consoles and with powerhouse, eye meltingly gorgeous games such as Star Wars 1313 and Watch Dogs being showcased at E3, the next generation is slowly becoming a reality. (Next-Gen, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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1upgamer99  +   1166d ago
I am excited for the new Metroid, and Zelda game engines. Nintendo says that they have never done anything so graphically ambitious. Zelda is supposed to be the biggest Zelda world ever. With the new tech in Wii U I am looking forward to seeing what 1st party games look like. Wii U may not be a PS4, but it does have new tech that according to Ubisoft has not been fully utilized yet. PS4 I can only imagine, but I am not going to pay $499 for a basic console at launch, like it was last time. I have only had PS3 for 3years.
FriedGoat  +   1166d ago
"Nintendo says that they have never done anything so graphically ambitious" of course they haven't, they haven't even done anything as graphically ambitious as the X360 or PS3 yet and the WiiU has already launched. Great start to the "next gen" *cough*
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Hatsune-Miku  +   1166d ago
"The Wii U is a next-gen system weather people like it or not. Generations are determined by console cycles, not power."

Let's not play semantical games. Wii u is a next generation Nintendo hardware but not a next generation upgraded system. Wii u is a continuation of a generation where it doesn't offer anything new or upgrade to console hardware core gamers have been use to. It's like how ouya is being released but not considered next gen because we've experienced and used similar tech before.

Wii u is a continuation of the first hd gaming era for consoles. It doesn't offer anything that the xbox and ps3 can't do especially the ps3. I've never seen a bunch of fanatics try to clutch onto the idea of something that they like being more than it is like NES fanatics. Some people are Nintendo fans, they accept the truth and what the Wii u is without being liars milling about lying to people about something that isn't. They accept the faults and truly don't care about the truth of the console being weak and inferior to xbox and ps3.

The NES fanatics are a different set who can't accept anything that differs from their deceptive views. They'll shout abuse, vote people down, and all sorts because someone's views are different or someone is actually being realistic about the Wii u or anything Nintendo. These are the sort that'll tell you the Wii is better than a xbox, or uncharted looks like crap, killzone 2 tech was done better in conduit and all sorts of rubbish I've seen fanatics say.

The truth about the Wii u are easy to see from the games and exclusives out. Most ports are worst on the Wii u, and the exclusive titles are akin to cheap games people would buy on xbl and psn. They'll tout about how the Wii u is easy to program for , well ok but why do the games look so bad compared to xbox and ps3.

I can't wait for xbox 720 and ps4. I want improvements in every thing I've been use to on this gens hd system and don't want a continuation of corner cutting or more of a very limited game. Games will still have limits next gen but devs will be able to improve upon a lot with less limit
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Ihaa  +   1166d ago
Thats not exactly true. Super Mario Galaxy for one had many graphical techniques not done in any game. Its a super optimized game and looks really good especially for a underpowered console. If you take previous games from nintendo, they have done many things in regards to water simulation (mario sunshine), artistic depth of field (zelda skyward sword), perfect slicing like in metal gear rising (skyward sword), lots of relfections (galaxy), rim lighting (galaxy), etc. All in all, even if one game made by nintendo didn't have a ridiculously large amount of graphical features, putting the experience behind all of these games, the developers have worked with just as much graphics techniques as developers on PS3 and 360. Besides, games like skyrim don't have any big lighting or model detail effects, simply large draw distances and that was also done by nintendo for xenoblade.
MariaHelFutura  +   1166d ago
I want the PS4 and the next Xbox aswell. That doesn't change the fact the next generation started when the Wii U launched. So who sold the most systems THIS gen? The Wii. Making the Wii U (wait for it.....) NEXT GEN. The fact Nintendo CHOSE to not have power be their main concern was their own choice. I personally don't like it, but that doesn't stop it from being their next system released. Making in next gen. 'Whether' people like it or not. :P


"next gen system playing current gen games. By your logic assassins creed 3 is "next gen" because its on a "next gen system" Stop bullshi**ing yourself."


Stop bullsh!ting yourself.I'm not going to deny that Nintendo (by their actions) made things super confusing (regarding AC3). But the fact remains.....

These are the console generations (since Nintendo)

- NES and Sega Master System
- SNES and Genesis
- N64 and the PS1
- Gamecube, PS2 and Xbox
- Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360
- Wii U, PS4, Xbox(whatever is going to be called)
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MaxXAttaxX  +   1166d ago
It is only NEXT-GEN from a chronological perspective.
And while it may be the Wii's successor, it still falls in the PS3/360 category.

The proof is in the GAMES! It's doing the SAME thing as current gen systems. It has just caught up with PS3/360 after 7 years.

It may be Nintendo's next-gen, but not next-gen in gaming overall. This will become clear when the new consoles arrive and the Wii U starts looking outdated, just like the Wii did.
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Picnic  +   1166d ago
I think that Super Mario Galaxy may be their 'Get out of jail free' card.
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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1166d ago
Will WiiU games look like this?

A next gen shooter would be like planetside 2. 2000 players 24/7 non stop on 25 sq mile maps.

made by sony sony ps4 will be good to go to play with pc players.
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FriedGoat  +   1166d ago
maria your generation explanation is ridiculous. there are many more not included in this "list" which you would not be able to place because it just doesnt work like that.
It may be the next generation in the Nintendo line of consoles but it sits side by side with current consoles in a realistic perspective. If it worked like that the Xbox would sit in line with the SNES as it is Microsofts second gen.

This is ludicrous, its like saying the next Iphone is generations ahead because it releases every year with a small advancement (even though it matches up to current phones if even inferior.)
When people refer to next gen they are talking of a leap in technological advancement (something that has happened at the start of EVERY generation so far) and the WiiU simply doesn't have that.
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ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1165d ago

You don't actually expect the next iteration of Sony and Microsoft consoles to be able to pull off that do you? Sony struggled out of the gate and got boned by their 600 dollar price point costing them millions. Microsoft had the RROD fiasco which costed them millions. Neither company will be putting out a console that would cost that much. It would not be smart financially.

And to get power you need to have something expensive.
BattleAxe  +   1165d ago
When The Last of Us and Beyond: Two souls comes out, then PS3 owners will be playing "next gen".
Imalwaysright  +   1165d ago
@ Friedgoat

Generation has nothing to do with tech aspects. You remind me of those 360 fanboys wanting to change the meaning of the word "exclusive" just because it didnt suit their agenda.

The Wii is also much less powerful than the PS3 and 360 but no one will deny that is a console from the 7th generation just like the PS3 and 360. PS2 was also weaker than Xbox and GC and no one will deny that its a console from the 6th generation. The 8th generation started with the Wii U. Even if the Wii U was as powerful as a NES it would still very much be a 8th generation console.
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dantesparda  +   1165d ago

"Gamebase USA technical director Gabriel Liberty says the console is powerful enough to take advantage of all of the Gamebryo engine’s features, although he views the Wii U as “a more powerful Wii”, suggesting the leap in power may not be that great. Gamebryo has powered titles such as Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, LEGO Universe and El Shaddai."
humbleopinion  +   1165d ago
The Wii is pretty much a last gen console because it shares the exact same architecture with the GameCube (two GCs ductaped together anyone?) and only offers a new interface.

So for the exact same reason the redesigned Xbox Kinect revision and the new Playstaion+Move revision are not "next gen" because they offer a new interfaces, the Wii isn't a current gen console. It's a last gen console which sold pretty well (not as well as the PS2 though).

The WiiU is a generational leap over the original Wii, which actually makes it a current gen console (with hardware pretty much at the same ballpark of specs of other current gen consoles).
Welcome to the part Nintendo! You're only 7 years late.
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mcstorm  +   1165d ago
Wow when will people realise that the WiiU is a next gen console.

If its not a next Gen console then the PSX was not in the same Gen as the N64 because it was not as powerful as the N64.

Power dose not mean next gen. This world is really starting to get power mad.

I remember when PC games ruled the world but then developers starting making there game only for the most up to date computers and people started to switch to consoles because it was costing to much.

Its now the same in the phone market people take about there phone having a better processer in there phone over another but again this is not what makes the Phone good its the software.

Look at Android. It is a updated version of what Wimo was back in the early 00's but has only started to become a stable OS over the last 2 years yet IOS and Windows Phone will run without any issues on a single core phone and is also faster at doing tasks ect.

Its the same with Windows 8 over Windows 7 it runs better on older hardware.

I got my WiiU on Friday and I have to say I am really impressed with it. I was not a big fan of the Wii and I cant remember the last game I picked up for it but it has had some very goods games but over the last few years it has been all about the 360 and PS3 for me.

I got ZombieU, MarioU, Nintendo Land and Sonic AllStar Racing for my WiiU and for me ZombieU is ever Old style Res fans must own game. The graphics are very good. The Horror side to the game is the best ive seen since Res 4 and its a challenging game to.

MarioU its Mario back to his best in a side scrolling screen.

Sonic Allstars is a fun game and reminds me of DK racing on the N64 and will keep me going until Mario Kart is out.

Nintendo Land is the game that suppressed me though it is a very fun game to pay with mates and family and shows off what the WiiU is capable of.

I too cant wait for the Next Xbox and PS4 but I do think both MS and Sony will have a very hard job knocking Nintendo off top sport again this new gen as the WiiU is a very very good console and offering the different ways to play the games will appeal to more people again.
akaakaaka  +   1165d ago
@friedgoat I recommend you this..

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SIdepocket  +   1165d ago
@ Ihaa

"Super Mario Galaxy for one had many graphical techniques not done in any game."

That's not true; rim-lighting and reflective surfaces are not new in console games, just new to the Wii. It looked good only because it didn't rely on any realistic graphics lighting techniques which the Wii was bad at creating.

@ Imalwaysright

In terms of this article, the term generation has everything to do with tech aspects - it's talking about the kinds of environments that next-generation hardware can render, in which the Wii U is not included.
1upgamer99  +   1165d ago
No what they meant was the amount of detail that is going into the "worlds" Disagree if you want, but Metroid on Wii was very nice and at the time it came out it looked every bit as good as a 360 game. The 360 was newer at the time, and just like with Wii U the developers had not optimized there programming for it. With more power than PS3 I can only imagine what Nintendo's first party games are going to look like. The new game engines are built by Retro. I am pretty sure they are going to fully utilize the Wii U. The launch games are just that launch games. Wii U is still doing what it took developers 6 years to do on these systems. Developers of Assassins Creed 3 said that 4 years ago they never thought such a game would be possible on current gen consoles, but they learned programing "tricks" to make the games work the way they would like.
MariaHelFutura  +   1166d ago
The Wii U is a next-gen system weather people like it or not. Generations are determined by console cycles, not power.
ItsMeAgain  +   1166d ago
I don't like the current weather =[
MariaHelFutura  +   1166d ago

FriedGoat  +   1166d ago
next gen system playing current gen games. By your logic assassins creed 3 is "next gen" because its on a "next gen system" Stop bullshi**ing yourself.
PopRocks359  +   1166d ago

Peter Jackson's King Kong The Game was released on the 360 as well as previous generation consoles. Where does that game fit, as well as the 360?
MysticStrummer  +   1165d ago
Next gen Nintendo system, not next gen gaming. A lot of games this gen weren't "next gen" compared to PS2 and XBox. Wii U is current gen gaming until it shows something to prove otherwise. I personally don't think it ever will but I could of course be wrong.
Imalwaysright  +   1165d ago
I played AC3 on ultra 40 FPS and i guarantee you that my PC is more powerful than the PS4 and nextbox will ever be. Does that make AC3 next gen? Neither software or hardware define a generation. Like Maria said "generations are determined by console cycles"
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t3rrorc3ll  +   1165d ago
^ This guy lol

40Fps your pc must be crap. Sli gtx670 here and I don't really care I still want a Wiiu
bloodybutcher  +   1165d ago
i don't care about wether, whether in this weather or not:P
profgerbik  +   1165d ago
Hardware wise there is nothing Next Generation about it.

So stop lying to yourself please.. it's pathetic when my Galaxy S 3 literally has more processing power than the Wii U, a quad core processor that runs at just about the same clock speeds.. yet you are saying it's Next Generation? Really c'mon man..

I am not dissing the console really though if you enjoy it's games and prefer that as your gaming system. That is all that matters but for me I am a hardware whore.

I only want what is currently the best. The Wii U still is not that, so it's not for me and I don't honestly enjoy Nintendo games too much anymore either which doesn't help.

If i knew for a fact the Wii U was more powerful than the PS3 or 360 or had far superior game play, processing power and graphics I would be all over it.. but I am old and bitter, I don't feel like wasting my money just for a little bit of fun when I know for sure I will end up wanting something else later.

Which for me will probably be the PS4, as to me the PS3 has still put out the most advanced games to date. Being the old hardware whore I am now, that is right up my alley.
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sak500  +   1165d ago
Wii u is infact a next gen console but with current gen tech. Made by kiddies, for the kiddies...
mysterym  +   1165d ago
Make zelda better not bigger. I found the last two too big anyhow!
Cam977  +   1166d ago
The Last Of Us, FC3, GRAND THEFT AUTO: V and Beyond all give us an insight into the next generation.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1166d ago
If those games can run on this gen, i wonder what games in next gen will look like. Hopefully they look good.
millzy102  +   1166d ago
when this gen kicks of properly, i.e. when all systems are released last of us graphics are going to be the norm. some people think were going to get super computers with ultra realistic graphics but a high end gaming pc cant do this so its not going to happen. no console ever has highend pc components its too expensive and smart people would just fork out the extra cash for a gaming rig thats upgradable. console gaming is ment to be a reletivly cheap and easy way to game for those who cant afford or dont know how to make a gaming pc.
profgerbik  +   1165d ago
GTA V is going to be sick it used the new engine they used in Max Payne 3.

I wouldn't say it's next generation but it definitely tells me next generation games are going to look bad ass, if not even that much more bad ass I don't mind really, graphics don't make a game but the added processing power and GPU power will definitely add an entirely new realism to console gaming at least.

I mean even though I won't probably get a 720 or bother with Microsoft this time around, I still know when it comes to not screwing around with their consoles hardware wise... (Not including Xbox's horrible red light and poor heat sink design for the first couple years but they fixed it.) Sony and Microsoft really push their hardware to the limits.

So I am excited to see but also at the same time worried, people have been losing so much money due to this ignorance over smart phones and tablet gaming, pathetic excuse for gaming if you ask me but that is another subject. Regardless it is taking a toll on everyone even Nintendo.

So hopefully it doesn't limit these newer consoles at all.
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Godmars290  +   1166d ago
Sorry, but there needs to be a repeal of the opinion that everyone's opinion matters base on this alone. Nevermind all the BS that goes on in politics. Creationism vs Evolution.

If anything is happening with current gen tech which makes it look like next gen, its that some devs are finally starting to understand and utilize the hardware. Some devs.
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BitbyDeath  +   1166d ago
If the Paraolympics is still olympics then Wii U is still nextgen. (Or make that current gen now)

I don't think it matters how disabled a system is, as long as it still arrives at or around the same timeframe it is still the same generation.
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Uzesgelen_Goo  +   1165d ago
ooooooh thats cruel comment :D
bumnut  +   1165d ago
It was cruel, but he does have a point.
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Legend_Killer  +   1166d ago
Next Gen console is here, but no next gen games yet. Simple
Yodagamer  +   1165d ago
i think the wii u is going to be able to put great graphics if developers give it time, it's even running unoptimized ports with only a few framerate issues. The wii u simply needs a game that shows off what it can do like the gears of war game did for the xbox 360.
bumnut  +   1165d ago
I agree, when 360 came out the games were shit and hardly looked better than original Xbox games.

I find it amusing that graphics matter so much to people now, but if you mention PC and how much better the graphics are than 360/ps3 you are an 'Elitist'

Now Wii U is out 360/ps3 owners are saying pretty much the same!
taquito  +   1166d ago
been playing a gen beyond anything ps3/360 have ever done or will ever do since 2007....gaming at about 2 gens beyond them now

16x aa

ps4/nextbox will NEVER come close

i <3 u pc!
Rainstorm81  +   1166d ago
Yet still playing the same games with the same gameplay mechanics, No matter how good your PC is it doesnt improve AI and animation on the same game we are playing on consoles

Now go back in your cave and hope for Red Dead and GTA
Norrison  +   1165d ago
Not really, 60 fps improves gameplay and animations, AI is better on some games, mods improve gameplay too, and we're not hoping for red dead, we got a lot more games to play and we already have GTA the BEST version.
Now go play some COD or some corridor shooter.
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tee_bag242  +   1165d ago
I disagree. Norison said it, plus games like bf3 are gimped for consoles to run.
Some games you are right but when frame rates take a hit the gameplay can suffer
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akaakaaka  +   1165d ago
You don't have to be that mean to nerds but you own him lol

Doesn't metter if a monkey is wearing a suit, he still be a monkey. Simple but hard to understand for some.
MysticStrummer  +   1165d ago
People like you are why PC gaming doesn't truly dominate like it could. The next gen consoles will release and PC gaming will drop back down the charts like it always does. Don't forget to keep commenting when that happens, mmmkay?

@Stroke vvv - Wii U is about as powerful as the current gen systems, maybe a tad more powerful. Maybe. You really think the next Sony and MS systems won't be noticeably more powerful than Wii U? You're delusional, sir.
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Bathyj  +   1165d ago
We get it. You Love PC and look down your nose at consoles. Good for you.

Now be sure to remind us again tomorrow, less we forget.
tee_bag242  +   1165d ago
Not sure you you're talking at, but I have all the consoles and a high end PC. All I can say is Most PC people or multiplatform owners just think its petty comparing graphical superiority over consoles that have almost the same amount of power and limitations.
The thing is, if you want an idea of what the next gen will look right now like you have to reference from a high end PC.
waltercross  +   1165d ago
You wont see uncharted on the PC, and boy does it look good!...just saying ;)
madascanbe  +   1165d ago
I play next gen every year with a new graphics card every year, yeah i know it cost a fortune but playing a game @

16x AA
no restrictions on what hardware or peripherals i use including custom made.
next step for PC Oculus Rift
profgerbik  +   1165d ago
Sadly it doesn't matter Taguito. Most developers put more time into console versions than PC anymore, you should know that being a hardcore PC fan probably like I am.

It's a sad reality I have come to face years ago when EB games stopped taking PC games for trade in's. That was the day I knew PC development just was coming to a halt. Sadly it has, sure we still get some good games but remember when the only good games were on PC?

Exactly, times have changed and sadly chances are the 720 and PS4 could actually have Supervision (4K) which is way higher than any definition of HD available.

So I wouldn't hold your breath on PC anymore. It's somewhat dying off just like consoles and handhelds are, I mean they will always be around but their time is passing.

Before all we had were killer PC games and when you talked about that epic bad ass game it was always, I mean always was on PC, but that changed and consoles became more like PC's then everyone focused more on consoles. Now the same is happening with consoles, with smart phones and tablets because that is all anyone is focusing on now..

I mean look at Windows 8 for god sakes, a fucking smart phone and tablet OS. That shit makes my stomach turn every day I see computers turning into crappy tablets.

Thing is Supervision or 4k what most call it in the US blows HD, any HD definition out of the water by like 10x.

So honestly who knows what new consoles could sport, Supervision TV's right now are very expensive but by the time these new consoles are released they could be much cheaper and it will be the whole HD craze all over again.

Trust me I even laugh at HD really, Hell I have this NEC CRT Monitor that is literally like 12 years old now.. thing was around way before HD TV's and it's resolution still goes far beyond 1080p which is most HD's standard.

So HD even now is still somewhat of a joke to me, it more like a marketing term used to lure idiots into buying something that really isn't even new.

Supervision is no joke though it's the most advanced by far even any monitors I could buy can't go that high as far as resolution is concerned unless they are Supervision monitors which I haven't really looked into, I am sure they exist but regardless Supervision will become the new high resolution standard for everyone and it's not just a marketing term either this time around it's actually just as the name sounds.. Super Vision.. I wouldn't be surprised if it's higher resolution than our eyes can even comprehend if that makes any sense..

Just like most people don't realize our eyes can only really comprehend 60Hz frequency, even though a lot of TV's and Monitors now days go way above that. Technically your eyes will only notice the smoothness created by high frequency refresh rates, other than that it actually can't even see at refresh rates that high on it's own.. which the human eyeball maxes out at 60Hz.

So anything higher is actually split between your eyes if that makes any sense you aren't actually getting the full refresh rates in both eyes and if it goes higher than 120hz, its practically beyond noticeable at all with the human eyes then..
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claud3  +   1166d ago
Either way, I will see what the top two have to offer
Stroke666  +   1166d ago
I'm confused by these comments. as far as i kno nintendo has wii u where as sony and microsoft havent released any consoles as of yet THIS gen. I mean sure their last gen stuff is still selling but whats with this "next gen" "next gen" talk am I to believe sonysoft fans want their preferred companies to skip a gen? this gen started as of nov 18th, sonysoft I think will join it some time in the next two years(one next year and one the following). sure the wii u has some last gen software right now but they are less than a month out of the gate people, you expect miracles. And i can't help at chuckle at the assumption that sonysofts venture into this gen is gonna be soooooooo much more powerful than the wii u, there is little to nothing known about them so to make such assumptions is just naysaying for naysayings sake. when they release some detail into their next systems then we can say whatever but till then... STFU and play!
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waltercross  +   1165d ago
The PS3 is more powerful then the WiiU, Sony doesn't even need to bring out the PS4 yet. Nintendo just got here.

360 is more powerful to.

Sure power isn't everything, But It is one of many Variables. My Wii is just sitting there collecting dust as usual so I'm Reluctant on buying a WiiU.
millzy102  +   1166d ago
i love the fact people disregared the wii u as next gen, its stated it can run next gen game engines but the games are still in development.

also ive owned every console on market since nes and im telling you wii u can do thing xbox 360 and ps3 could only dream of. i also own a vita and it cannot do what wii u is doing.the screen shots of zombiu dont do it justice, yes character models are average but the lighting effect are like nothing ive seen on a console, alot of people on miiverse has said this who are multiplat gamers not nintendo fanboys. whenever a new console comes out they get ports of last gen. new games take time. im not saying wii u is super powerful but it is by no means last gen.

this is the start of the 8th generation of game consoles and cant wait to see what microsoft and sony bring to the market.
Picnic  +   1165d ago
I'll never be able to play a Naughty Dog game on the WiiU though will I. And if that's what I want then whether or not it can do what the Xbox360 or PS3 can 'only dream of' (I doubt it- have you seen Uncharted 2 - and that was a few years ago) becomes less important. At best with the WiiU we're probably looking at minor graphical improvement as a result of little more than careful use of the features that are slightly better and clever art design. For instance, they reckon some WiiU games have a blue tinge to them to make them look a bit futuristic. It's hardly a Dreamcast-like leap in to the graphical unknown is it. But I still think that the WiiU will sell between 50-65 million as a result of the huge Wii userbase and curiousity from long time gamers who've spent 5 years looking at Wii and thinking 'if only it looked slightly better I might have got one...'.

If the WiiU ends up getting sales of about 100 million though then it's the mainstream buying one yet again as the latest toy. They pay little or no attention to tech specs or even if rival consoles might have artsier games.
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millzy102  +   1165d ago
you do realise naughty dog is owned by Sony so there games won't be on wii u that's like me saying you can't play zelda on ps3 people need to learn shit before making comments. also I own all four uncharted games so yes i have seen them, I wasn't referring to graphics I was referring to features there's more too a console than graphics and I was basically saying smartglass and psvita cross control won't cut it. ill have a ps4 aswell anyway so i can still play naughtydogs games.
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waltercross  +   1165d ago
@ millzy102

Maybe that's the point, When done right games on the PS3 are fantastic.

EDIT: Features, Blu-Ray, PS Vita connectivity. So as I've stated in another article the PS3 can do stuff the WiiU cannot to. I just hate when people say "The Wii U can do everything the 360 and PS3 can and then some" I'm here to remind you "No it can't".
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Deku-Johnny  +   1166d ago
I don't know about any of you guys but I've been playing the 'next gen' for about four days now. Yes Star Wars 1313 and Watch Dogs look great but by definition they're last gen games.
ThichQuangDuck  +   1165d ago
I will agree that the Wii U is a next gen console,but you can't honestly believe any of the launch titles truly tapped the potential. The launch was mainly ports, I feel they would have benefited from launching something that at least felt it was made from the ground up for the wii u and used its strengths. That is just me personally. I am glad this is a long generation because it forces developers to be more creative even when they try to sequelize they have to add something new to sell people
Deku-Johnny  +   1165d ago
I do agree with your comment, I was just stating those games are last gen as it annoys me when people think generations are dependent on graphics or power as apposed to when they are realised. I'm quite happy with the line up so far, it could be better with as you say more games built solely with the Wii U in mind but for now even with mainly ports I would say it's definitely worth the price tag.
ThichQuangDuck  +   1165d ago

I agree again, I want gamers to be more how they were last generation(PS2,Xbox,gamecube) which was less focused on graphics and more on gameplay. Flashing lights is great,but if it is not fun or challenging than what is the point. I believe we are playing the next gen already and in terms of the "true" next gen. I just look forward for developers to be able to do more in terms of AI, framerate,gameplay elements pretty much everything other than graphics. I want to see unique art styles and not everyone dying for realism. Developers will have no excuses for limits at least for a long long time. This generation made them squeeze more out of it than graphics.
millzy102  +   1165d ago
@waltercross unlike you i own both systems and I'm telling the Wii u can do thing ps3 cannot that is a fact ans about games when a game is made properly for Wii u then we can talk and compare. the only thing Wii u can't physically do than ps3 is bluray playback but it does use bluesy technology and connect to vita but Sony would sue. do you own a vita. I'm guessing not, as I said I do own a ps vita and ps3 and they cannot do between the TWO systems that Wii u does on its own, add 3ds crossplay (monster hunter) it does the same and more.
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wiiulee  +   1165d ago
you're truly playing the next generation because how you interact with games is what makes it worthwhile not that it looks prettier even though wiiu does better graphics then the other systems..but haters and childish gamers will not understand that
Triggytrolls  +   1165d ago
I've been gaming on the 360/ps3 since launch, and I can not wait to get a WiiU at Christmas. I think the WiiU looks like a lot of fun and that's what I want from a console.

I will get the next Xbox, maybe once it goes down in price. I can see it being a good £500 at launch.
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ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1165d ago
"Star Wars 1313"

HA, yeah right. A glorified corridor cover shooter.
Ducky  +   1165d ago
Isn't exactly far-fetched to believe that next-gen will just be more of that.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1165d ago
That's the sad part. Star Wars fans begging for games like KOTOR, Republic Commando or Battlefront 3 and they give us some Uncharted-esque game.
Orionsangel  +   1165d ago
You'll know Next Gen when you see it. It's like the way you can tell the difference between a PSone, PS2 and PS3 game. The graphics have to be at a new level that blows us away and makes the last gen look old.
Theyellowflash30  +   1165d ago
Nothing at the Xbox 360's launch blew me away.
Felonycarclub8  +   1165d ago
I can't wait for the next next gen consoles ps4/xbox720, since wii u is next gen.
black911  +   1165d ago
All I'm gonna say is Beyond Two Souls.
black911  +   1165d ago
Oh yeah and don't forget The Last Of Us.
Bladesfist  +   1165d ago
I forgot about games in sub 1080p, have not played one in a long time.
Kos-Mos  +   1165d ago
Are we, are we, are we? It`s so exciting.
Ricdog  +   1165d ago
Why do people constantly say they can't wait to see next-gen graphics? As if they are some type of secret.

Here are videos of how next-gen graphics might be:

I say "might" cause im not even sure the ps4/xbox3 might even be this powerful. So yea Last of Us and Beyond Two Souls ain't anything to brag about.

So do Wii U graphics look so outdated after watching that?
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MuhammadJA  +   1165d ago
Consoles, no. PC, Already surpassed this gen, so yes.
megamanX2  +   1165d ago
current gen

""The Wii U is a next-gen system weather people like it or not. Generations are determined by console cycles, not power."

dont waste your breath on these retards.
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SkullBlade169  +   1165d ago
Those "Next Gen" games at E3 were running on PCs.

I guess they could be next gen titles, but they will be on PC + Next gen consoles.
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TABSF  +   1165d ago
Guys you can look forward to all this now, Its Called PC
bunfighterii  +   1165d ago
Just a word on Farcry 3 on consoles- its impressive but not amazing- the draw distance is fairly limited, and the screenshots are all from a fully optimised PC build. I've completed about 50% of the game on PS3 and I can its graphical achievement is great but not as great as this article makes it out to be.
e-p-ayeaH  +   1165d ago
Does it matter? some games have clearly being taking game play features w/ sequels what´s next gen about that?
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pennywhyz  +   1165d ago
PC is the only nxt gen hardware out.and when new consoles come out pc will be a gen if not 2 gens get what you pay for when it comes to hardware.what the devs do with it is a whole diffrent topic of its own.
MilkMan  +   1165d ago
Yep, funny thing right? Started with the Wii U. Sorry to inform you.
PC is always on the cutting edge if you can afford it.
M$ strategy (if rumors are to be believed) is straight out of the funny farm. Xbox TV for the casual players/Xbox app users and a pricey as f*&k console for the "core" user (which I'm sure will still have an OS that is 98% Ad space)
and SONY will play the waiting game to see what it can copy and try and do best from both Nintendo and M$ added with their cloud based solution.
Hell man, even senior staff at EPIC is getting off this crazy ass ride.
Cant tell their @ss from their elbows.
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