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Yoshida: Wii/Wii U In Generations Of Their Own

Matt Gardner
Games consoles, Generation gap, Next-gen, Nintendo, PS3, Shuhei Yoshida, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360

Yoshida: Wii/Wii U In Generations Of Their Own

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.

Add a comment4 comments
gunnx  Jun. 15, 2012 at 13:08

Is that just a nice way to avoid comparison? I see the WiiU as the same generation as PS3/360 which is now very old. I think that there will be a new console hardware announcement by next year.

aimtiaz  Jun. 17, 2012 at 18:49

They are not learning from the history, if you don't you would be like Atari and Sega and Neo Geo.

RiKx  Jun. 18, 2012 at 09:37

I'll miss you nintendo!

DivideByZero  Jun. 18, 2012 at 11:27

reads as "f*** gamers, we are selling these for non-gamers to pretend to be gamers by "playing" Zumba on."

Yes, the Wii did carve a large niche to itself... how many other consoles are used to just collect dust? Well done Nintendo, it was a pleasure knowing you.

Last edited by DivideByZero, Jun. 18, 2012 at 11:27


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