Antony from Leviathyn.com discusses the Wii U and asks whether or not it really is the beginning of the next generation of consoles.
We still don't even no the final specs and how powerful it really is.
You can't tell me that after seeing this you still think its no next gen. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Oh lord. The explosions on this article are gonna be of epic proportions.
I think it will be ok, zombiu looks ok, has nice effects, I'm under no illusions though, I know it won't match the next Xbox or PlayStation but it will be worth a purchase I think, def gonna get one if the price is right, Nintendo always do it their own way, will be a good console I think
I thought it was funny when he stated that the GC was weaker than the competitors! Plural... lol But once again yes we know nothing of the final specs, people stop crying about not knowing the specs already. Because unless some 3rd party developer releases them, Nintendo never will! So I guess all of the info coming out on WiiU running this Next-gen engine and that Next-gen engine means nothing then huh? Or the fact that multiple developers have stated its a true next-gen system and not just a pivitol point. I just think its pretty funny that fanboys on here actually believe that the visual difference in graphics from WiiU to PS4 will be just as large as it was from Wii to PS3! Now that's hysterical and true blind loyalty for you...
it is Nintendo next gen console, i dont think it will match ps4 but it doesnt need to either, ZombiU looks decent for a next gen nintendo console game, hopefully Nintendo bring the games i want to play next gen.
No. http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... 6-8GB of RAM - now that's REAL next gen specs.
Most of which is reserved for the OS and tasks like recording cable shows. And dev kits normally have twice the amount of RAM than in the retail unit for development and debugging. All of which could mean it will end up with 500Mb more RAM than the WiiU. = not so amazing after all.
How is 512MB of RAM "mostly" for the OS? That's less than half of the supposed 1.5-2GB of RAM in the final build.
I think that the WiiU will make the term "Next Gen" worthless in terms of technical advancement.
Not really. Old hardware with a new gimmick controller. Generational leaps are typically marked by jumps in graphical power. That's why many don't even really consider the Wii to be a current gen console alongside the 360 and PS3. It's stuck in some kinda casual limbo between this gen and last gen.
This is crazy talk! If generational leaps for consoles are traditionally measured by graphical improvements. Then the Xbox1 was in its own generation and the GC wasn't far behind it over the PS2!
Yeah, sure, if you want to delusionally exaggerate the graphical differences between those consoles. They all looked similar, including the Dreamcast. Wii looks closer to the 6th generation than the 7th, while the Wii-U looks like 7th gen.
Wii = Current Gen. Wii U = Next Gen. While I make the point that power has nothing to do with it, let's lay off the technical specifications of the Wii U until we, you know, know what GPU and CPU are actually inside of it? Aside from those of us who are intelligent enough to remember that the CPU is confirmed to be a Power7 based multicore processor. Not that anyone listens to that.
People who get out of the bubble/mainstream always wins for creativity. The key to success is making changes, not upgrading again and again and again.
I know that it's more powerful than the PS3 and the 360. But what I don't know is by how much. XperiaRay
For an underpowered next-gen console here's a graphics comparison of the same game, only the WiiU was taken off screen and PS3's was a direct feed. I don't know about anyone here, but I can clearly see that the WiiU is a visual upgrade and this game is a port on top of it... http://h13.abload.de/img/as... http://h13.abload.de/img/as... And here's the video footage to prove its not an optical ellusion! PS3- http://www.gametrailers.com... WiiU- http://www.gametrailers.com...
Wii u is much much better looking it makes the ps3 look like a ps2, so yes its next gen , and these are the first ever games to be developed for the wiiU and still look great. I cant wait to see the finished results
Im sorry nintendo fans but its not really next gen. I know we dont have final specs, but from what they have shown it can't do much more tech wise than ps3, or 360. That doesn't mean it wont be a great console. U can call me every name in the book, but its the truth. When ms and sony release there next consoles u will see. Again tho, it doesnt mean the wii u wont be great. They did alot with the wii, and im not even sure if it was as powerful as the original xbox.
Well 3rd party developers say that it is next gen, but I guess they wrong too, right? After all, they only work with final specs that you mentioned... every single day. They are wrong because Nintendo had a bad press conference, and because you saw some bad screenshots of ports, right? You have seen NOTHING from the PS4 and 720, yet are convinced that "we will see". I don't have to call you anything, from any book, your comment sums you up quite nicely.
if it can keep up with a mid-range pc from 2 years ago, then it will be a generation ahead of ps3/360 if it does 1080p with anti aliasing properly, then it will be a generation ahead of ps3/360 if it utilizes dx10 or 11 then it will be a generation ahead of ps3/360 so quite possibly, and hopefully it will be a generation ahead of ps3/360
The guy who wrote this article is a tool......he actually believes that the Gamecube was underpowered in the last generation. Shows he never really played that console. And all he comments about on the Wii is Wii Sports....and yet he wasn't impressed, I wonder why. And then he goes on the speculate if the Wii-U is next gen or not, without any facts on the system. This is a great example of poor jounalism at its finest !
The Wii U is next gen. Generation = time. It is the first new console for six years, and the first new console of the 2010s.
Yes, it really is - Here is the definition for a Generation - A stage or period of sequential technological development and innovation. http://www.thefreedictionar...
I don't think a console has to match or succeed in specs or graphics of its competitors to be considered and called "next gen". It's next gen for that company and brand and the consumers who buy those products. The Wii U may not be a powerhouse, but it's still neat. Playing Pikmin 2 among others this year on the Wii U, I am really looking forward to this console. I've never bought a launch Nintendo console, but perhaps this time.
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