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Does the Xbox One Pose a Threat for Wii U?

The video games industry undeniably runs on competition. When Nintendo announced and released their brand new Wii U, it was inevitable that it would face fierce competition from the likes of Microsoft and Sony in their bid to join the next generation race. In fact, in a live presentation today, Microsoft announced their next major home console, the Xbox One, it seems to have alot to offer, but will it pose a threat for the Wii U?

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OneAboveAll1133d ago

Uh... the real question is what isn't a threat to tne Wii U?

Anon19741133d ago (Edited 1133d ago )

If anything, I think Microsoft just threw the Wii-U a lifeline. People aren't looking to replace their cable boxes when they buy a game console. Playing Blu-Ray is one thing, but taking over your TV? Does it work with existing cable services? Does it double as a PVR? Does it work with your PVR? You're average consumer isn't going to mess around with all this garbage. They just want to plug in and game, or let their kids game.

Based on this reveal, the Xbox One isn't even about gaming. This is certainly going to give Nintendo and Sony a boost. Who's going to consider the Xbox One for a cable box? Are they going to carry them in the gaming section of stores or over by the TV's and PVR's? This has train wreck written all over it.

At least the Wii-U and PS4 are straight forward. They're game consoles first. I think consumers will respond to that message now they're seeing everyone's cards.

NYC_Gamer1133d ago

Nintendo way of doing things is the biggest threat to Wii U

Theyellowflash301132d ago

And Microsoft's isn't. I guess you like getting raped by Xbox Live, TV, shows, Windows, and exclusive DLC

Tuxmask551133d ago

Is it just me, or did the smartphone part of the demo remind you of the Wii U and its gamepad?

zeal0us1133d ago

Does a snake pose a threat to a mouse?
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Third party wise I could see more developers jumping over to the One and PS4.

First party wise, only time will tell.

rainslacker1133d ago

It poses competition. The games will decide it's threat level.

CouldHaveYelledUiiW1133d ago (Edited 1133d ago )

"Well Said"

Nothing in the show really wowed me.

And the one thing that was interesting to me mostly included live actors..?

So, I will wait till E3 to be shown what I really want a console for... games.

Nintendo has already got me hooked because every Gen. they release quality exclusives that I have grown-up playing.
SSB, Metroid, Mario Kart, Zelda, Fire Emblem- and now "Xenoblade" and a NEW Eternal Darkness (SotE)... Got to have a WiiU.

So, Sony and Microsoft are fighting for 2nd... so far, Sony wins,
-They have Quantic Dream.

rainslacker1133d ago

Only thing that really caught my attention was the quantum game. But it seems like it might be my kind of game from a story perspective, and I give props to the developer's ability.

Can't deny how popular EA Sports games are, but their presentation was rather lackluster and showed no ingame footage. However to the layman the graphics trailer demo was OK I guess. Forza is Forza, so nothing wrong with that, but Sony has GT and now Drive Club, and Nintendo will have it's Mario Kart game eventually. I know it's not a direct competitor, but it is a racing game. COD is going to be on all the systems, and timed exclusive DLC is about as exciting as it was 7 years ago.

Otherwise, I've been critical of Nintendo's current release schedule and lack of currently available compelling software, but at the very least we know they will be bringing something.

15 exclusives and 8 new IP's does hold promise though, so I'll reserve judgement until E3.

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