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What are Sony and Microsoft thinking? I seriously don't understand. The Wii U has backwards compatibility with games and controllers. But it is a piece of crap. Why? It is not truly next gen.

And now they are trying to tell me what a truly next gen console is.

I just saw  the same things of the actual generation (or worse) and lots of things unrelated with gaming.

Now I think the Wii U is awesome. Hell even the OUYA is starting to look good.

But seriously the best you can do is buy a gaming PC instead of the PS4 or the Xbox One.

 

Tell me I am wrong and why




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You want a next gen console to play old games? What the hell are you ranting about?

"Next Gen" is all about new ways to relieve you of your money.

Nintendo is stuck in the past.

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kayoss said:
You want a next gen console to play old games? What the hell are you ranting about?


I didn't say I want a next gen console. 

But after all the criticism towards the WiiU, including the "not truly a next gen console", I was expecting something mindblowing from Sony and Microsoft, something of the future -not stuck in the past- something new fresh and truly next gen. Maybe that way I would finally understand what is so wrong with Nintendo. But I still don't get it.

Well maybe I am stupid. But still I don't see myself buying any of those "truly next gen" consoles.

Tell me what's so futuristic and innovative about the PS4 and X-1. Educate me. 

Maybe I am wrong, maybe I need information. Give it to me.




The PS4's lack of backwards compatibility is completely understandable considering the cell architecture. Adding it make the console expensive, bigger, and hotter. Imagine whatever the PS4 looks like and about half a PS3's size to it. The option to have a BC model would be nice but it is still a costly feature. What Sony is trying to do is provide full PS1, PS2, and PS3 BC through gaikai. The option is going to be there and it could be the same for Xbox One, we just don't know.

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illogical thread.

a true next gen console plays old games?


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You are asking why they are a jump?

Well they have a lot more power basically.... That is what new consoles normally bring.

The Wii U basically just catching up with the PS360 in terms of power and online connectivity.

They seemed to be a lot more powerful as well. Am I wrong?

kowenicki said:
illogical thread.

a true next gen console plays old games?

 

Where did I say that "a truly next gen console" is about playing old games?

You are right about something: it wouldn't make sense to answer my own question. Unless it was a rethorical question. But it is not. 

So read carfully: Is Ps4 and XboxOne what they call "truly next gen consoles"? If yes, why?




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Wii_R2_Hardcore said:

What are Sony and Microsoft thinking? I seriously don't understand. The Wii U has backwards compatibility with games and controllers. But it is a piece of crap. Why? It is not truly next gen.

And now they are trying to tell me what a truly next gen console is.

I just saw  the same things of the actual generation (or worse) and lots of things unrelated with gaming.

Now I think the Wii U is awesome. Hell even the OUYA is starting to look good.

But seriously the best you can do is buy a gaming PC instead of the PS4 or the Xbox One.

 

Tell me I am wrong and why

Who is "they"?