Insomniac CEO Comments on Wii U, PS4, Xbox 720

IGN:- Insomniac CEO Ted Price has commented on next-gen consoles but says he considers Wii U “current gen.

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LOL_WUT1623d ago

Oh snap the faithfuls got exposed again! ;)

ShinMaster1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

It's the Wii's successor and the next generation of systems from Nintendo, BUT it's not next-gen tech. Just look at the games. They're at the same level as PS3/360, with maybe a bit more polish. It's like the difference between Wii and PS2.

I think certain poeple were secretly hoping that the PS4 and new Xbox were gonna be weaker than what they actually are so that the Wii U wouldn't be left behind.

The Wii U is competing with the PS3 and 360, which is why it's doing bad.
It is NOT the first of next-gen systems to be released. .
It's the LAST of the current-gen systems to be released.

abzdine1623d ago

in terms of hardware power Wii U has nothing of next gen because that horsepower is more or less what we have on PS3 and if we look at console life cycle Wii U is next gen because it came years after Wii's lifecycle. Actually, Wii is a Gamecube1.5 in theory but to make every Nintendo fan happy Wii U is next gen. End of story

linkofrs1622d ago (Edited 1622d ago )

I still can't see why everyone is so ignorant around here. The wii u has around 1.5-2x the potential of these past generation consoles and nobody even knows what 50% of its graphics card even does. Its also amazing that people are judging this system based on its ports of last generation software. I guess we'll just have to wait for e3 and for nintendo to show the software they've been developing before people actually realize this.

BattleAxe1622d ago

" I guess we'll just have to wait for e3 and for nintendo to show the software they've been developing before people actually realize this"

You Nintendo people just don't get it. Nintendo isn't having a major E3 press conference because they've got nothing to show. Its time for some of you people to pull your head out of your ass.

comment1622d ago

''Its time for some of you people to pull your head out of your ass''

How about you get your's out first...they said they got games to show at E3....

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showtimefolks1623d ago

See what people don't get is we know in terms of gens yes wiiu is next gen but wii was so last-last gen that I'm gamers eyes and in development community wiiu is basically on par with current systems

Nintendo already can't get support so when ps4 and next Xbox comes out why would they want to port their games when Nintendo systems(home consoles)have long history of not being able to sell 3rd party games

This is how it works straight out:

Gaming media grew up with Nintendo so nothing Nintendo does can even mean anything bad, oh yeh so happy wiiu is HD so now we get to play Nintendo exclusives in HD while ms and Sony did that 7-8 years ago

Also ms better not make another gears game but guess what I will buy a wiiu when next Mario comes out, hypocrisy at it finest

Nintendo can make the same games over and over while ms and Sony cant make 3-4 games in one series before being labelled milking the franchise, I am so glad Nintendo is struggling and I hope they struggle throughout, they go on their own pace without caring what people actually want and should learn the hard way what consumers want

And last but not least this is how gamers are now a days Nintendo wise:

Any publisher or developer showing support: you see wiiu is being support and this publisher or that developer is awesome

If a publisher or developer says something negative: oh Nintendo survived without your support before and that developer isn't even A-list so who want their games

After E3 when a casual gamer walks into any store and asks what's new what you think the rep will suggest to that consumer? Wiiu or actually new systems with established online stores and community

Nintendo thought wiiu would sell it self like wii did but wii was once in a life time kid of thing, Nintendo tried selling wiiu with a gimmick too and it didn't pan out

Gamepad was suppose to target the mobile audience but instead they got nothing

HD meant core gamers would support wiiu and we got no games so no support

Now back track and struggle for next few years, that's what you get with bad planning

CEOSteveBallmer1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

Yes, Wii-U is next gen but hardware-wise, its still on par with PS3 and 360. Its just slightly powerful than the two but they are still on the same Graphics level. Common sense tells us. They ported batman arkham city and mass effect 3 and its still the same graphics with the two. That's why I never believed what satoru iwata said that wii-u is underpowered. Well its not underpowered when we are talking about "Current" gen. But its underpowered when compared to PS4 and 720. Its like the Wii has the same graphics level as an xbox and PS2. Nintendo should just accept they are One gen behind. graphics-wise not gameplay-wise

extermin8or1622d ago

@Showtimefolks, Fully agree with you although I will say that developers and publishers wise they don't have to abandon it completely at this stage, it could've sold a lot better-to it's target market which I don't think is really xbox or ps3 owners if publishers had given it the support Ubiisoft gave it at launch. And if they aren't going to support it at least not support it for the correct reason-buisness and low instal base etc not for say EA's main reason for dropping and infact blocking developers that wanted to support it supporting it (crytek and crysis 3)-their little fued with Nintendo over the Origin service... Because for the next year or two anyway alot of games will be cross generation- and will be scalable if the developer wished to put the effort in because they considered it worth the time and money. Anyway I'm waiting for my PS4 personally- here's hoping it's released in Europe this year....



Acording to Latin America head of SCEA, in a Q&A session after the Brazillian Conference (held some days ago) it will be releasin' in Brazil "same day as the rest of the globe", he even made a comparison with being available at the same day in New York and São Paulo. Considering he said "globe" and that Brazil is not the biggest market, I assume it will be worldwide release for everyone.
Around 43:30 or a bit after (most of the conference is in english by the way).

GT671623d ago

at the tone please leave a message.

Mr. Price just give us a damn decent RATCHET AN CLANK game plz!!! no more "all 4 one" "full frontal assault" crap.

that is all Beep!

extermin8or1622d ago

Oi oi Full Frontal assualt or Q Force as it's known here is actually a very good game-I just wish it was like a small part/multiplayer section of a big, singleplayer Ratchet and Clank game :p

boybato1623d ago

ohhhh shit.... here we go again.

NYC_Gamer1623d ago

Wii U is current gen in terms of hardware specs

M-M1623d ago

It's next generation in terms of coming after another generation, just to add on. Some people still can't see the difference between the two.

Persistantthug1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

"Perception is reality."

You and anyone else can tell us it's "next gen" until they're blue in the face,
But if everyone believes it's "current gen" and not worth the price of admission, then that's all that will be remembered of the Wii U.

Perception is reality.

Ju1622d ago (Edited 1622d ago )

Doesn't matter. Devs started engines for that generation 5 years ago, and they are not starting all over again - which they'd have to to push the WiiU - just to get on the same level of PS360. With the next gen around the corner it's hard to justify this investment.

7uff11623d ago

Of course it is, it's already out, Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii are last gen. Wii U, PS4 and "Xbox Infinity" are current gen.

M-M1623d ago

You can't say that the PS4 and the next Xbox are current generation, and that its predecessors are last generation because they aren't even out yet. You can say the Wii U is current generation and that the Wii is last generation, but only if you're looking at Nintendo and nothing else at this time.

7uff11623d ago

@Cooguy1212 I meant they're classified in the same generation, the 8th gen. But yeah, you're right

lilbroRx1623d ago

I guess achieving twice performance at less than 1/5 the power consumption with technology that did not exist until 2008-2010 is the same as being on par with you.

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Baka-akaB1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

There hasnt been a single game achieving twice the performance , at least for now , so your argument is kinda moot .

Maye there will be , i'm sure from nintendo studios , but right now , all we have are a bunch of titles close to ps3/360 , some performing a bit worse , some other a bit better , and most identically .

The most impressive title i've seen so far was the next Xenoblade , and it's probably far away .

Salooh1623d ago

Let's make this clear again.

People buy next generation to play something new and exciting not just better version of current generation console games That's why i don't consider Wii u a next generation(Console) but it is a next generation to the wii if that will make nintendo fans happy.

danitanzo1623d ago

That's why it is next gen though?... There will be better games than on the wii...

Mottsy1623d ago

Yes, exactly! For Nintendo fans it is next generation. I mean look at the specs of the Wii compared to the generation it was up against. PS3/360. But the Nintendo path isn't about raw power. They answered fans with HD because that was what fans were saying. Well here is HD, Fans wanted a affordable next system, they got that too. I don't ever recall fans saying we want a more powerful system then the PS4 or Nextbox cause lets face it, did we really expect the next Nintendo to be some powerhouse of a system. This company has a very nice profit off its casual and recycled (although some our quite fun) 1st party games. But at N4G its all aboard the hate train for every console besides the holy grail which is Playstation.

extermin8or1622d ago

@danitanzo: yes but those games that are better than the wii games- many of us have been playing on the ps3/xbox360 for some 7 years now.... So therefore all those consumers over 70 million gamers- the greater proportion of the hardcore market that buy many games, instead of just one or two casual titles- already have had those experiences and are looking for the next step up. Some PC gamers might buy a console for the exclusives on offer too- but if they have a bar they expect to be matched or broken by games, in order to persuade them to purchase the console-I can't see the wii u cutting it unless ofc they are after mario and zelda etc then yeah ofc wii u is the place to go-but most people just don't seem that bothered anymore.

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Prodigy-X1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! Snap!!!!!!!!!!

but in all seriousness what is with all these developers not supporting Wii U.

PirateThom1623d ago

Developers asked for one thing from next gen consoles. More power. Nintendo, rather than delivering it, gave developers a controller they never asked for and a system that is just barely better than current gen. Marketing confusion and Nintendo's lack of support have led to low sales and, as such, there's no incentive to develop for it.

Root1623d ago

....and we have a winner

Someone gets it

MNGamer-N1622d ago

I have to agree. This is why it's OK to own a PS4, along with a Wii U. You'll get everything. Nintendo, it seems their focus is not specs, but offering different ways to play. I think this is OK, as long as they are able to make money. It remains to be seen if the approach will work twice.