Nintendo surprised us all again this year with Wii U, an innovative hybrid controller. But one thing from the presentation seemed to be missing: the base unit. Jaz Rignall ponders on what Nintendo has planned for Wii U.
Who knows? And therein lies the problemo. :/
considering we don't know jack about it that is impossible to answer
how the hell would you know? aside from reassurance?
I would say its more of a proper current gen competitor. It will most likely be behind once the next consoles come around though, but at least they have the HD there.
Is it even next gen? I mean, so far we know it does 1080p, something both consoles and the PC has been able to do for forever. I guess we will have to wait, as always, to see the games.
There's no way to know because it's the only next gen system announced.
It is not next gen...it is NOW gen. The Plumber finally caught up to SIX year old hardware. Why they continue to get a free pass is pathetic. No doubt in a year maybe 2 when we see the next Xbox and PS4 THEN we will see what next gen looks like. Disagree all you want Nintendo fans. It does not make what I said false. What will really be funny is when Nintendo has its big E3 unveiling next year and MS and or Sony come out with REAL next gen consoles. If I were MS or Sony....in the words of Picard I would "Make it so"
I'm not a Nintendo fan in the slightest. Next gen isn't all about graphics; I'm sick of all of these kids and blinded adults swearing that better graphics means next gen - grow up. The current generation are the consoles out right now - the Wii U isn't out. It's coming out next year and it's the Nintendo's next generation console. Seriously, quit being so arrogant and blinded by graphics. Btw, if you're going to disagree, at least tell me how a console that's over a year from being released is the current gen? lmao
too early to tell, but the tech demo graphics did not impress and they are supposed to showcase the system's prowess. The controller seems kinda "meh" as well but we'll see as it definitely has some possibilities though none really interesting shown by nintendo other than game streaming.
A tablet with a screen that large and the console to boot. No way this will sell for $200-$250.
WOW first i see of that and dam its ugly WTF IS THAT ? its official nintendo is going after ipad users
Ughhh base on what was shown, it more like latest entry of this gen then actually early next gen. 1st party game going to be awesome as always but it kind of hard for it to catch up on 3rd party games since it looks like it all multiplatform and ps3/360 has already has taken so much of the market.
ummm IMO its nice concept for next gen and nintendo is first out but the wii was last gen so this is actually this gen besides the controller i know i'll get disagrees but did anyone see some graphics that makes you say wow thats on another level from this generation?? anyone? ANYONE? when sony and microsoft bring out their other consoles then nintendo will bring another also this is a wii upgrade people hd and great controller all ur current wii add-ons will work with it
It needs to be a next gen console to be a next gen winner, an it doesnt look very next gen to me.
I'm glad Nintendo talked about the main system after the conference. I saw earlier someone posted the specs, and they did say all your old Wii components would sink to it. I personally thought on stage purformance was lacking a lot, but a least finding this new info about what's next year is a lot better. I've pondered on what the WiiU abilities/limitations are capable of, and I think I'll honestly keep an open mind.
well considering Nintendo is 6 years behind the HD Era, its not really a Next Gen killer, since the New Next gen hasnt started yet. MS or Sony will start that era and Nintendo will fall behind again.
The biggest missed point about this whole conference is that Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that NONE of the footage you saw of third party games was running on Wii U hardware. All of the was footage from the 360 and PS3 versions and they showed them to let you know the version of these games are coming to the Wii U. It might completely change between now and then. Who knows? The only thing that was shown what was running from the Wii U hardware from the ground up was the bird video which I am also told was REAL-TIME gameplay. Meaning that is how it will look while playing the game. Nintendo didn't give us enough to make any judgment on the Wii U. Good or bad.
next gen? lmao...
Got to laugh at all the Nintendo fanboys coming out of the cracks. Where have you people been the last few years. The Wii U is not next gen, as others have said, its just Nintendo finally catching up to this gen. And seriously, can you really see anyone wanting to hold that ridiculously huge controller for any sort of lengthy gaming session, and with all that tech inside it is bound to be fairly heavy as far as controllers go. Sad to say it, but I can see this console being quite the flop.
Will they win, who knows. But if they do it will be another "Wii situation" and people will find a excuse to hate it. It's Nintendo, they are so cool to hate on.
What i find funny is everyone knows the tech is crap, everyone knows the controller is heavy/uncomfortable/batterys won't last everyone is now saying finally Nintendo has caught up in 'this gen' So yes, FINALLY we have a Nintendo machine with HD graphics but haven't Sony & MIcrosoft just joined with the motion movement...have they not just caught up and realised the fun is in the experience and not in pretty pictures?! Is it me or are they all now implementing motion as a way forward in gaming?? So the Wii was shit, funny, the other 3....who according to you guys are the trail blazers are now catching up using motion/voice tech to operate games?? Is this machine next gen...ask in 4/5 years when the others have followed suit!!!
Will it have CORE games and I don't mean 1 or 2? If yes, then it will be interesting If it's full of casual/kiddy stuff like Wii, then it has no chance. The only way Wii:U has a chance to win is if they start entering the CORE gaming market. How can they win something if they aren't even gearing towards the same market?
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