In the blue corner (or should that be green) we have the XBox One. Will people think that it is 360 times more inferior that the XBox 360? Will they compare it to the PSOne? Is their naming convention too confusing for anyone to truly follow?
And in the brown corner is the Wii U. At least they're sticking to what they know. Stick with the Wii name, because that works. And why not stick with the same policy of not backing it at launch with enough games either, amIright? Then, when the games do come, they're the same games we already played. When did Nintendo release an original game? I'm thinking GameCube era. No doubt when the games do come along they will be good, but the way Nintendo are likely to drip-feed them through there won't be enough to keep people interested. The tablet is neat, but so far no one is doing anything interesting with it.
I think the Wii U could put Nintendo in some serious trouble, but they'll always make money from their games - but could we one day see a day when Nintendo release games on another platform?
So it will be left to the big boys to duke it out. Punches will be thrown. Blows will be landed. At the end of the day many of the big games will be multi-platform, but there will be some exclusives. If you can't call it from the exclusives and you're looking at what else it can do, well frankly I'd go for the Sony kit. It looks better. It won't make you pay for Kinect you might not even want, and, at the end of the day, it looks better.
So! Who will you back in the next generation!?
''To celebrate one of the biggest U-turns in corporate history Microsoft are pleased to announce the Xbox 180''
Made me laugh anyway.
They must have been getting utterly hammered to make the decision so quickly.
I think they must have been utterly hammered when they made those decisions in the first place!
This part of the press release made me laugh:
''Thank you again for your candid feedback. Our team remains committed to listening, taking feedback and delivering a great product for you later this year.''
...candid feedback?!! I can't recall a product receiving the universal slamming that this one did, MS had messed up big and they knew it. The question is will customers trust them now or will they fear that they may try and get this machine established before introducing something later down the line? They still need to release a version of that console without the Kinect as well in my view as that still seems to be an issue for quite a few prospective customers.
Think I'll wait...
If I was planning on a next-gen console, I'd still be going for a PS4. Think Sony are definitely winning right now.
You're not going to buy a 6-year old a PS4 for them to take care of their Nintendog. Each to their own I say, we each decide what we want to play, and ultimately buy.