Sony's Shuhei Yoshida has suggested that Nintendo's Wii and Wii U consoles are in generations of their own, insisting that the PS3 and Xbox 360, and their successors, will be battling it out between themselves, with Nintendo really doing its own thing.
“Personally, I have always thought Wii was in a generation of its own. I always thought PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are in the same generation, but Wii was not the same,” Yoshida told Eurogamer.
“To me, the industry was growing really fast when those three platforms came up because the focus is so different. The PS3 and the 360 were the closest in terms of high definition and networked services. But Wii carved out a large niche to itself. To me, it was like two generations going at the same time.”
Yoshida rather expects that the Wii U will follow in the footsteps of its albino brother.
“Wii U is the next generation of Wii. That I understand. To me, it’s its own generation,” he said.