Do you consider the WiiU to be a "Next-Gen" System?

#11RedOrionPosted 4/20/2013 2:42:48 PM(edited)
The word Next gen is thrown around a lot these days, it has pretty much lost it's meaning and has become a gimmick. The Wii U released after the Wii/PS3/360 and is more powerful, even if it isn't a massive jump. The actual system "feels" next gen since it's doing things previous generations have not.

But in a matter of speaking, yes I consider the Wii U next gen.
#12gecko_man2(Topic Creator)Posted 4/20/2013 2:49:39 PM
RedOrion posted...
The word Next gen is thrown around a lot these days, it has pretty much lost it's meaning and has become a gimmick. The Wii U released after the Wii/PS3/360 and is more powerful, even if it isn't a massive jump. The actual system "feels" next gen since it's doing things previous generations have not.

But in a matter of speaking, yes I consider the Wii U next gen.


I see what you mean, and i agree about the feel of the system. I just worry that when people look back on the system, it will be in a position similar to the Dreamcast, kind of stuck between generations.
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#13mashuPosted 4/20/2013 2:58:24 PM(edited)
Depends how you define "next-gen" as its tossed about so loosely these days. Since its a new console that came out years after the so-called "last-gen" systems and is more powerful than they are (even if its not a huge leap) then yes, I see no way it is not the start of the next generation of gaming consoles. Kind of a no brainer really.
#14slymshadyPosted 4/20/2013 2:53:28 PM
I don't no.
#15ShadowSkill11Posted 4/20/2013 2:57:32 PM
Next gen? The consumer models have been available for about 6 months now. That makes it current gen Nintendo and current gen console tech.

In fall/winter it will still be current gen Nintendo tech but it will become last gen console tech after Sony and Microsoft's new consoles are released to consumers.
#16gecko_man2(Topic Creator)Posted 4/20/2013 2:59:33 PM
Just to clarify i dont consider it next gen. We can argue the semantics of what next gen is but you know what i mean when i say next gen.
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#17horror_spookyPosted 4/20/2013 3:03:04 PM
Uhh...doesn't really matter what people consider the Wii U to be, it is an eighth generation gaming system along with PS4 and 720.
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#18gecko_man2(Topic Creator)Posted 4/20/2013 3:04:37 PM
horror_spooky posted...
Uhh...doesn't really matter what people consider the Wii U to be, it is an eighth generation gaming system along with PS4 and 720.


Im talking in terms of power, dreamcast came out in the same gen as ps1 and n64 technically.
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#19megax11Posted 4/20/2013 3:05:13 PM
It's an 8th Gen console, so yes, it is next gen.
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#20HungoverHero777Posted 4/20/2013 3:05:15 PM
gecko_man2 posted...
Just to clarify i dont consider it next gen. We can argue the semantics of what next gen is but you know what i mean when i say next gen.


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