One of the biggest events in the gaming industry calendar, E3 didn’t fail to deliver on hardware this time around.
While several manufacturers showed off some impressive new pieces of kit, it was Nintendo’s event for the taking as all eyes were on its upcoming console.
The Wii U, which is due out in time for Christmas this year, was one of the main attractions at the gaming trade show this year. Nintendo didn’t disappoint, demonstrating how the console and its innovative controller will actually work in-game.
It got everyone duly excited, despite the fact that it’s only about as powerful as the current-gen Xbox and Playstation.
That doesn’t matter – we are due to get some great games on the Wii U, with a couple of franchises making their debut on a Nintendo machine.
The Wii U certainly an exciting piece of kit, but whether it does well commercially is completely unknown. But according to Sony, the console will struggle to appeal.
Sony PS Vita vs Nintendo Wii U
Sony’s Scott Rhode, Vice President of Sony Worldwide Studios, has said that whatever the Wii U can do, the PS Vita and PS3 can better.
People seem to take for granted the fact that the Vita can be hooked up to the PS3, but this achieves a multi-device gaming experience in one fell swoop – the Wii U’s main selling point.
“Because we have the Vita, I think we can do a lot of special things. And remember, that Wii U tablet doesn’t have a processor in it, so it’s got to be fuelled by that box sitting under your TV,”
Rhode told tech website GamesIndustry.
“We can do some pretty special things that you’ll start to see on the floor this year and you’ll see more over the upcoming months about what you can do when actually have a processor in the thing that’s in your hand as well.”
So while many gamers are licking their lips at the prospect of the Wii U, Sony is claiming that the same experience can be achieved with Playstation. Let the battle for multi-device gaming begin!