Could Wii 2 Take Lead From PS4 and Xbox 720?

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Next week we will finally get to find out what Nintendo have up their sleeves with their mysterious next console which is codenamed ‘Project Cafe’, we have previously been told that it will offer a truly unique gaming experience and also some say that it will be called the Wii 2 and will be far more powerful than the PS3 and Xbox 360, if this all turns out to be true we could well be in for a real treat which will surely shake up the console market.

Today we will look at how a Nintendo Wii 2 release date in 2011 could result in Nintendo taking the lead in the next-gen console market, in fact even if it arrives by mid 2012 it should still have enough time to establish itself before the next-gen Xbox and PlayStation consoles show up.

Some people have said that the Wii 2 hardware will be based on a custom version of the R700 architecture (see here) and will feature an IBM CPU, this will allow it to support 1080p HD displays and stereoscopic 3D, this is a huge jump for the Wii, but not when compared to Sony and Microsoft’s current consoles.

The fact of the matter is that if the Wii 2 turns out to be more powerful than the PS3 and 360 it will attract interest, mix that with a “truly unique gaming experience” and we could have a formidable console on our hands, even if it is based on dated DirectX 10.1 spec hardware. Some people think that the next-gen Sony and Microsoft consoles won’t arrive until 2014-2015 which means that the Wii 2 has some time to establish itself and take the lead.

It is pretty much certain that advances in technology will result in the PS4 and Xbox 720 being much more powerful than the Wii 2, but in this day and age people don’t mind buying a console to bide their time until a better option arrives, this is where the Wii 2 could see some success, what do you think?

Will you buy the Wii 2 to just to keep you busy until the PS4 / Xbox 720 arrives?

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  • http://twitter.com/RZACO Remon Strader

    No if it is only moderatly more powerful than the current gen consoles why waste my money. i would rather wait save up for a console that will be around for future technologies. I do like the possiblity of the nintendo’s Stream Controller. I wouldn’t mind have a screen to let me play while I make a sandwich. lol I know that sounds fat.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CLAYTHAR7243HXJRVPQFOEV4WQ Michael

      This article was total bullcrap, Nintendo’s next console is going to be much more powerful than the PS360. Every source agrees on that. And chances are that MS and Sony’s next consoles won’t be “future technologies,” they’ll either be slightly stronger than Project Cafe or much more expensive than it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1581638598 Tylor Ray Gallagher

    i hope it steps up with some web gaming, ups the motion control, but has a second controller for a traditional style of gaming (the touch screen controller). it would be nice if nintendo also stepped up to things like streaming content from your network (movies, photos, music), added custom soundtrack, came out with some NEW nintendo superstar games like like a crazy RPG or a FPS that much like halo on xbox or uncharted for PS3. a good M tittle from nintendo thats not metroid. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CLAYTHAR7243HXJRVPQFOEV4WQ Michael

      Actually no Metroid has been M, as far as I know, but No More Heroes was said to be a great game, but I can’t really tell you because I haven’t played it. As for FPS’s and RPG’s, Nintendo’s next console will receive mostly the same 3rd party games as the other consoles (7th and 8th gen), so you’ll get plenty of those.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1581638598 Tylor Ray Gallagher

    i also get EVERY kind of system in each generation,DS, PSP xbox, wii, PS3 slim, xbox s, black wii, kinect, move, 3DS, and i well later get a NGP, project cafe, xbox 3, PS4. 

    (i got the new xbox S cus my mom broke my first one, got a black wii cus my roomate stole my white one, )

  • Dice Player

    I will proberbly buy it and play it for about 2 weeks then get bored of its terrible exclusives and have it collect dust on my desk, just like my wii, there would be not point buying multi-plates like Battlefield Mortal kombat Crysis and such on the next wii because i have already established a gaming franchise on my xbox. The next xbox and PS will sure be a out of this world completly jaw dropping to look at it, as for the wii 2 not so much. I dont really care for it at e3 (only because its exclusives are that terrible) i will see it but no care so much for it, as for microsofts and sonys show that will be a blast.

  • Dice Player

    I will proberbly buy it and play it for about 2 weeks then get bored of its terrible exclusives and have it collect dust on my desk, just like my wii, there would be not point buying multi-plates like Battlefield Mortal kombat Crysis and such on the next wii because i have already established a gaming franchise on my xbox. The next xbox and PS will sure be a out of this world completly jaw dropping to look at it, as for the wii 2 not so much. I dont really care for it at e3 (only because its exclusives are that terrible) i will see it but no care so much for it, as for microsofts and sonys show that will be a blast.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CLAYTHAR7243HXJRVPQFOEV4WQ Michael

      Terrible exclusives? Give me one game that has sold better than games like Wii Play and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The only way you could do that is to say another Wii title. Microsoft’s show being a blast? They have no new hardware, so Nintendo automatically claims victory there. And Sony is showing the NGP, but that’s not in competition against Project Cafe. If you wait until Microsoft and Sony do release their next consoles, that means you will be getting watered down versions of the Cafe’s games for at least two years. And the PS4 and Xbox3 will not be godly amazing. My guess is they will either barely top Cafe’s power or be insanely expensive. But really, terrible exclusives? Half the world disagrees with you there, mate.

      • Anonymous

        “barely top caf’es power”? 
        lol you must be really stupid. the wii 2 or wii u is slightly more powerful than ps3. SLIGHTLY!!! its graphics are on par with xbox360 and ps3. these consoles have already established a market with hardcore gamers. When ps4 and new xbox comes out it will be hugely more powerful than their current consoles while wii 2 is slightly powerful. What a disgrace.

        and nintendo exclusives are terrible. having the same mario and zelda for 20 years is ridiculous. its mario mario mario every time. its all kids games for 40 year old big babies who consider themselves to be nintendo fanboys.

        Sony won the e3 with ps vita. wii 2 looks like an overgrown clunk with outdated 2005 HD graphics. When its released on 2012, and when ps4 comes out in 2013 wii 2 graphics will be like 8 years old. 

  • Anonymous

    To be honest I truly dont care for a new console.  Im happy with my 360 at the moment and I’m not in a hurry to replace it. When the new Xbox or Playstation come out, ill buy either one.

  • Anonymous

    To be honest I truly dont care for a new console.  Im happy with my 360 at the moment and I’m not in a hurry to replace it. When the new Xbox or Playstation come out, ill buy either one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/deiradinn Charles Corey Stewart

    I hope you do know that the Wii and DS has taken over the console wars this go around. Nothing is catching up to the Wii at this point, they’ve already won. As an avid fanboy hater, I’m confused as to why it truly matters. Wii 2 will likely pull far ahead of the others due to playability and price. I would trust in Nintendo, they’re the innovators and masters of this video game world. Sony and Microsoft have some amazing games/hardware as well. It’ll be nice to see the new systems in action.