5 Ways The Launches Of The Next Playstation And Xbox Will Follow In The Wii U's Footsteps

The Wii U has had it's troubles, but the next Xbox and Playstation may be in for similarly rough times.

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theWB271987d ago

The single BIGGEST reason to me is because this gen feels like it has legs left. We arent as tired of this gen visuals as we were last gen..hence most will wait. They will always have people( like me ) who want adopt early.

Cupid_Viper_31987d ago (Edited 1987d ago )

I think your point is true when it comes to the Wii U, as it hard to tell its games apart from the PS3 and XBOX 360(to the general public).

But with the Xbox 720 and the PS4 the leap will much more noticeable, but also, their connectivity to social media services is going to always keep them in the spotlight. So I don't see them falling in the same holes as the Wii U.

The Wii U was supposed to bring us a new way to play, but people are not buying too much into it. It seems that the new way to play is to actually live stream your game session, with live commentaries and chats and stuff. As opposed to having a second screen in your hand.

People are going to be on campus and watching their homies, or favorite players play from the laptops, Vitas and tablets, phones. I've said it before, I think Nintendo got it wrong this gen, play and simple.

Deku-Johnny1987d ago

The reason it's hard to tell most Wii U games apart from PS360 is completely down to the developers. The Wii U has been proven to be capable of graphics much better than 7th gen consoles but developers can't be bothered to put the effort in.

BullyMangler1987d ago (Edited 1987d ago )

And yur judging the wiiU in its infancy? Hhoh mann . .

Todos modos, back to what matters . .

Was that an actual in-game pikmin 3 pic in this article?

Miyamoto exposed the other day that this time in pikmin 3, we would be able to take pics of the land and share the in game snaps with others. The pictures he showed us of this feature revealed FACE to FACE shots of huge monsters/bolborbs and glowing mushrooms the size of street lamps, as if pikmin 3 was to now be in 1st person mode. That would give us a whole NEW camera angle from which to experience the pikmin world = An ants eye view, up close and personal with these beasts. not just a birds eye view anymore. .
What if this is true? . . . . . .

My chest is thumping just like when i was about to have sex for the very first time

FarCryLover1821987d ago

I am tired as hell of this gens visuals. They have improved since they debuted in 2005 and 2006, but there's not an extreme difference from then and now.

PopRocks3591986d ago

Go play Call of Duty 2 then go play The Last of Us when it comes out then get back to me.

Indo1987d ago

I just don't see it happening. Sony and MS got too much reputation on the line to let down so many loyal followers.

s45gr321987d ago

What a joke of an article these are issues Nintendo suffered at launch. Next box won't have any issues regarding networking that is were they are good at. Both Microsoft and Sony have strong third party support, so we will see tons of third party games. Sony has like 20 in house gaming studios so exclusives will be available for the PS4. Is over for Nintendo deal with it.

Ju1987d ago (Edited 1987d ago )

Who ever wrote the article lacks the fundamental understanding how different the Wii/WiiU is compared to PS3/4 and xbox.

Nintendo was riding the wave of motion controls. They were never a SW powerhouse to write a sophisticated OS, hence their trouble with the WiiU, it's OS and the network services.

Nintendo has no (!) experience with modern game development - shader technology in particular. I don't actually know how their dev tools look, but this sure has an impact.

While for the next PS360 generation this all has been done before. PS3 was a great test bed for Sony's online services, GPGPUs are pretty much a known by now. Live won't change that much. All the technology is already here it will get improved and extended. But it is build on a solid foundation.

Also, WiiU is not enough leap against PS360, that market is already saturated. PS360 players don't "need" another PS360. And the handfull of games are not incentive enough to dish out another $400 - not if there is another console on the horizon which will blow it out of the water. The WiiU competes against current and next gen consoles. That article is just so wrong on so many levels.

theWB271987d ago

That's who I was speaking of. The general public, that person on the fence wont be as inclined to adopt as early as last gen. I agree with the rest of what you said.

CouldHaveYelledUiiW1987d ago

The only thing I did not like about the WiiU Launch is that in the hype leading-up to the WiiU I was lead to believe that the WiiIU would both play games and make delicious coffee-drinks.
If PS4 or 720 do this I am changing allegiance.

Anyway, I think this writer is right-on.
There will be the same problems unless Sony and Microsoft pay big buck for Exclusives.

The Operating system is too early to tell, hopefully they read this article and change it before release.

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