Sony and Microsoft Playing Follow The Leader As Nintendo Innovates, Moves On

This generation it was Nintendo's Wii that took the world by storm and after their E3 2011 conference, Nintendo is looking to repeat that success. This time it's the WiiU a next gen console with a innovative touch screen controller with amazing features. The new console/controller was unveiled at E3 and is set to launch in 2012. First it was the Wii, now it's the WiiU that has Sony, Microsoft, and insecure fanboys around the globe nervous in the service.

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Shok4792d ago

Oh God. Incoming shit-storm lol.

*Takes cover*

zootang4791d ago

3D and Blu Ray, say hello!!

Series_IIa4791d ago

Blu Ray isn't innovation though, its progression.

Plus I don't see any innovation with the Wii U, it's claiming to have current gen graphics for a next gen system, it has a massive screen on the controller, just like a iPad and other tablets. The Wii U is just a Nintendo DS XXXXXL, 2 screens and still behind the competition, when it comes to games and tech.

captain-obvious4791d ago

Nintendo did innovate SOME things in video gaming but not all

SSKILLZ4791d ago

About time nintendo caught up , but when the ps4 comes out its over.

sporteous1212124791d ago

Basically it is just a further iteration of the DS into a home console. It uses technology that has been around for a few years now and they call it innovative?

GFahim4791d ago

yeh but when the next nintendo console comes out after ps4, then it will be over too.

see, i can say the same thing too. bruv, u cant just think like that.

AngryTypingGuy4791d ago

I'm not going to bother listing things because I don't need to. Anyone who follows the industry can list how all 3 companies have innovated, and how all 3 have borrowed ideas off of each other.

Information Minister4791d ago

This entire "article" seems to be written in an extremely biased and unprofessional way. A fanboy calling out fanboys?

Nevertheless, I understand the author's logic: Nintendo introduced motion controls to the market (although even that is open to debate), with Sony and Microsoft following the "leader" a few years later. But if that's how we measure innovation, then we'll have to acknowledge that Sony and Microsoft also innovated by bringing HD systems to the market and are now being followed by Nintendo.

room4144791d ago

@Information Minister

The wii mote/Move like motion controls we're seeing this generation were most definitely NOT introduced by nintendo .

They were introduced by XAVIX a full 2 years before the release of the wii.


blackbeld4791d ago

Wii U controller is nothing special at all.

I can use my PSP as a controller for my PS3 already.

Wii innovates? I doubt it.

AngryTypingGuy4791d ago

I wouldn't say that. I think using the Wii U controller as a virtual tee while you stand with a Wii controller, aim for the golf ball on the controller screen,and watch it fly onto your TV screen seems innovative.

I hate to break it to you guys, but Sony doesn't invent everything. They definitely innovate a lot, but not every unique idea comes through them.

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chrisgay4791d ago


3D and Blu Ray are what's wrong with the film industry and they WILL harm the video game industry in the long run.
Apocalypse Now, Taxi Driver, 2001- all of which weren't released in 3D or on Blu Ray, but just look at the films that have been. It is all about spectacle: more pixels, more CGI, more gimmicks. This is the direction video games are headed in, developers love it because its easy.
Don't be fooled.

Oxymoron0284791d ago

I disagree'd. Why? Because the Film industry hit the shit pan waaaaay before 3D in movies became popular.

barb_wire4791d ago

@ chrisgay

3D has been around since the 1950's. Thought you might like to know.

chrisgay4791d ago (Edited 4791d ago )

My point still stands 100%- if the film industry had hit the shit pan, 3D and Blu Ray ain't going to make it any better. Good films, however, could do.

Same applies to games- CoD getting stale? Release MW4 in 3D and watch everyone go nuts, let them make use of Blu Ray's capacity, those improved textures will get the series back on track... The way things are heading, this isn't an unreasonable analogy.

Using the Blu Ray's capacity to create something that is genuinely great (eg. Metal Gear Solid 4) is fantastic. It can be used to support design to awesome effect, but offering it as a competitor to design or some form of innovation is asking very little of developers.

3D cheapens everything on the other hand, it isn't innovation and doesn't improve anything. It is tacky and needs to die- quick.

All opinion, obviously and I appreciate that people are free to enjoy 3D as they see fit, but for the sake of games and films, I think it is best left out of the picture.

EDIT: Also I'd like to add that Sony and Microsoft don't actually need to innovate. They simply need to provide a robust platform. Let the game developers do the innovating. Nintendo on the other hand are the only developers worth considering for their platforms- let them innovate as they please...

TBM4791d ago

I don't want them following (in the case of M$ its already too late :( if the extreme casual route taking)

Sony you keep using whatever tech you think is best for systems, and releasing games, and M$ you just idk what the hell you're doing but please stop with the casual crap.

pain777pas4791d ago

Look, they had to get up to the HD generation because they were missing out on great software experiences for their customers. Lets get everything into perspective. 1080p was a Sony push from what I remember. However, Sony and Microsoft went for the motion controls after Nintendo and now Nintedo is going for their spot in the market.

young juice4791d ago

who says we need to move on? if you ask me we need to take a step backwards.

but all in allim still looking forward to wiiu lol

xCaptainAmazing4791d ago (Edited 4791d ago )

I was watching GameTrailers, and after the Nintendo conference they had that Pachter fellow on (I know some people hate him, but he's actually a cool dude if you watch him more than once) and he said he asked MS how they felt about it and they said "Are you kidding? We want to implement touch in all of our devices."

This completely holds true with how they are designing Windows 8, Windows Phone 7, etc. I would not be surprised at all to see them match Nintendo in some way next time around as that is their overall goal to begin with. It's too early to tell yet, but it's possible that Nintendo has started something again.

There has been a lot of discussion whether or not this Vita device could achieve something similar. I don't doubt it could, but the approach is unarguably different. With Nintendo, this is going to be a mandatory experience across their software, with it being the core controlling experience. Sony will more than likely take the "optional" route (if they feel the idea is worthy), which like the Move will kind of result in a "meh" outcome. I think Sony will do something different altogether, but I do see MS doing something more core.

iforgotmylogin4791d ago

ok im really tired of innovation bs people say.


if its not so innovative why are they trying or planning on duplicating it.

nintendo to me innovated and cultivated many things in this world.

putting cameras on a system good idea they knew so in the black and white days.

mic's in hey u pikachu
rumble, virtual reality , all that stuff
nintendo took gambles on and if it became a success
and caught on it spread industry wide

touch screens werent really mainstream till the ds and iphone came out and sold millions. all of that stuff nintendo had a part in its success and letting the world catch on to it.

all the hate ppl say but really a screen on your controller is a really great idea to me just for the pure geek factor. thats awesome and its gonna spin into something cool in the next generation of controllers.

xtreampro_REVENGE!4791d ago

Streaming a fully fledged game on to a portable and playing it on the go was demonstrated by Sony first. That article was basically saying the PSV can already do what the WiiU controller can do.

The WiiU had nothing up and running at E3 apart from tech demos, whereas at Sony's kiosks actual games being transferred from the PS3 to the PSV were being demonstrated and played with.

Learn to read and keep up.

iforgotmylogin4791d ago

if you payed attention at Nintendo e3.

wiiu has nothing with streaming on the go.
its projecting a video feed from the wiiubox to the controller and displaying stats and such.

your tv is your screen but if you wanted to you can transfer your tv screen to your controller and play the game seamlessly.

wiiu controller isnt a portable. i read the article but the wii u does more than that. i dont see anyone putting their psv on the floor and using move to play golf.

this year was wii-u's reveal and its only cause
of all the hype that built up from march
nintendo needed to take control b4 it leaked imo, its not fully developed yet.

2 year strategy which is reveal console year 1
show games and everything else year 2 for a launch that year or early year 3.

xtreampro_REVENGE!4791d ago

I know it's projecting the game to the controller so what's your point? PSV does it better by letting you take it anywhere on the planet.

By the way the PSV is a portable gaming machine, not a gimmick, putting the WiiU controller on the floor to hit a golf ball is a gimmick.

How would you control your PSV/3DS if it's lying on the floor? Use your brain for once.

metsgaming4791d ago

Yea nintendo innovates alright, they just entered the HD gen, they made the wiiu which works alot like the psp and vita. Then they keep creating the same games over and over, dont get me wrong its great for the fans but how about release something new as well?