Xbox 720, PS4 already has Wii U beat without release date

By Gary Johnson - Jan 12, 2012

While all the speculation recently has covered what the next games consoles from Sony and Microsoft may bring and when, we already know roughly when Nintendo are going to release their next gen games console. But it seems that the Xbox 720 and PS4 already have the Wii U beat without any release date being known or what they may be like.

According to a recent survey amongst gamers it was found that only 13 percent said they will purchase the Wii U. GameSpot are reporting this compares to those considering unannounced devices from the other big two beating that figure by almost a 3:1 margin.

Since Nintendo first announced the Wii U besides the new tablet controller have revealed virtually nothing else about their new system. The survey was taken from a random 2,546 readers globally by GameSpot Trax. While only 13 percent said they would buy the Wii U, 36 percent planned to get the next Xbox, and 34 percent would be getting the new PlayStation once it is released.

These figures are quite surprising considering there is no information what so ever about any new systems from Microsoft or Sony, while Nintendo’s new console will be released this year. Gamers certainly do know what they want from next gen consoles though, as 83 percent put backward compatibility as an important feature.

This was just ahead of better graphics at 80 percent while 49 percent wanted the ability to download full games to their systems. Many want backwards compatibility but only 24 percent actually feel it will come in the next gen consoles. The Wii U has already been confirmed to have this once it is released by Nintendo.

It does seem that the console makers are now focusing on mainstream audiences now, and some of the core gamers may be feeling a little left behind now. Many want better graphics but many gamers put game play as the most important thing, which can often be forgotten in favor of big cut scenes and graphics.

Will you be getting the Wii U?

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