In a world where video games continue to push the envelope, two entities are about to go head to head for the ultimate glory. Their predecessors have brought great changes to the industry, revolutionizing the way we think and play. Exclusive titles have been sold, accessories have been configured, and replay ability has never been higher. The stakes have risen, technology is improving, and with more and more support from fans…everything is on the line. Will Microsoft pull off the remarkable and remove the shame cast by the red ring of death? Can Nintendo push forth a new generation of fun that doesn’t get boring so quickly? Let’s find out on CONSOLE KOMBAT! (Dun, Dun, Dun, Dun Dun)
Round 1 - (Title Diversity) FIGHT!
The Xbox One deals an earth shattering kick to the spine!
The Wii 2 delivers a jaw busting left hook!
The Xbox One goes for a solid round house kick!
The Wii 2 drops a body breaking suplex!
The Xbox One delivers 1,000 volts of pure white lighting!
The Wii 2 falls flat!
Explanation for Xbox OneWin: When we talk about audience, we’re generally speaking about people that actively support their gaming console of choice. Nintendo’s Wii console has always set its aim to deliver high quality, family oriented gaming for the masses and it’s succeeded. The lucrative aim delivered impressive results for the original Wii console when motion technology was something new and exciting to the market, but we’re not sure the Wii U has enough to offer on top of that to make it a real contender for the title, especially with the XBox One looking likely to include an improved version of its highly successful Kinect technology.
Along with the entertaining and family fun titles that’ll undoubtedly be available to work with this new Kinect, the XBox One is bound to continue to release an incredibly diverse range of titles to attract gamers who enjoy every genre available today. The Wii U will be popular for families with children, but the Xbox One will remain more popular for those interested in familiar titles such as Modern Warfare, Halo and much, much more.
The Xbox One deals an earth shattering head butt to the face!
The Wii 2 delivers a jaw busting backflip kick!
The Xbox One goes for a solid punch to the gut!
The Wii 2 disappears!
The Wii 2 reappears with a grappling neck drop!
The Xbox One falls flat!
Explanation for Wii U Win: While the Wii U may cater principally towards a family friendly market, it definitely understands the value of building a solid product. The Wii continues to be a console of excellent configuration with no major problems widely reported with its usage. It’s a console still ticking on years after its release, and the new Wii U is built in just as simple, stable and sturdy a manner. The Xbox One will need some serious work to find a way to keep chipsets cooler as they run under stress. Another console best known for its red ring of death could be a real problem for Microsoft.
(Noted Fact) The original Wii console only cost $250 and had no major hiccups. The 360 ran for about $300+ and broke down something like 50% of the time. Which do you think won consumers over in the beginning?
The Xbox One deals a ground pounding stomp!
The Wii 2 pushes a blast of ice cold air!
The Xbox One flips the Wii 2 like a pancake!
The Wii 2 tries to pull off a special attack and fails!
The Xbox One pulls off a stunning right punch!
The Xbox One unleashes a fast paced hand and foot attack combo, before destroying the Wii 2 into a million pieces!
Explanation for Xbox One Win: There’s something about the old Nintendo classics that always keeps us coming back for more, but there always comes a point when a gamer wants to sink their teeth into something a bit meatier. The Wii U is a lot of fun as a console, but it’s not the choice for a hardcore gamer. Nintendo’s Wii consoles have focused on getting the young (and the young at heart) moving and playing simple games to keep people amused and in shape. We’re not denying that there are more ‘serious’ titles available on these consoles, but when you compare them to the hard hitting games that the Xbox 360 can currently boast it does get left behind.
Even with the hardware problems that plagued the Xbox 360 from its launch, gamers around the world have still stood behind this console to enjoy the multitude of different games on offer. The XBox One will hopefully offer better performance, and will certainly come complete with more new and high quality games than we’ll know what to do with.
In the grand scheme of things, the XBox One takes the cake, simply because it has the potential to overshoot all competition right now. If Microsoft revamps Xbox Live, gives the Kinect feature a more prominent base, and continues to release titles like Saints Row and Dead or Alive 4… the Wii U can kiss the adult gamers good-bye. Fuzzy feel good titles can’t hold the attention span of someone older and more experienced in gaming. They eventually will want extras like movies, videos on demand, music, trailers, rewards; everything the Xbox already offers and that the XBox One will offer in a more polished way.
Wii U Struggles to Make an Impact - November 30, 2012
Remember back to the days of the launch of the original Wii console and you’ll remember queues of people stretching for miles to get their hands on this new and innovative technology. Backorders went unfulfilled for months as Nintendo’s factories fought to produce enough consoles to meet the demands. This time around the Wii U has launched to relatively little fanfare compared to its predecessor, and certainly without the incredible demand. This could largely be due to the success of technologies such as the Kinect, which allows an Xbox to offer everything from the family fun experience, to the hardcore gaming machine. It seems that Nintendo’s decision to launch its new console a year before the XBox One and PlayStation 4 hasn’t played into its favor in any significant way.
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