stealth wrote:Based on time alone its 'next gen'. Based on hardware, its a current gen device, no question. It will look hugely out of date when the next playstation and xbox are released.
based on hardware its next gen. No this gen system can do real 1080 and 60fps like wii u can at launch
not that specs matter in anything regarding this industry sales, games or otherwise.[/quote]
ps3 and 360 had games released several years ago that ran at 1080p/60fps, the hardware inside the box is a lot closer to the current systems then it will be the proper next generation systems. There is not a cats chance in hell that the Wii-U will be Nintendo's main console mid way through sony and microsofts next gen consoles lifetime (ie 5 or so years time). It will be completely outdated.
Im not knocking the Wii-U, im simply saying it doesnt offer a true technical leap that other consoles do which represent a true 'next gen' experience. The Wii-U offers a slightly improved experience to the 360/ps3 with a new controller, nothing more.