According to Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida.
Sony dev exec says Wii provided another generation of consoles running in parallel, and will continue with Nintendo's new console.
That's right, Sony sees Nintendo's Wii U as "its own generation".
According to Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida the original Wii kicked off parallel console cycle that will continue with Nintendo's new console.
Also, he was asked if Wii U, which will perhaps get a year's head start on the competition, will be a competitor to the PS4..."I always thought PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are in the same generation, but Wii was not the same," he said. "To me, the industry was growing really fast when those three platforms came up because the focus is so different. The PS3 and the 360 were the closest in terms of high definition and networked services. But Wii carved out a large niche to itself. To me, it was like two generations going at the same time."
Yoshida added, "Wii U is the next generation of Wii. That I understand. To me, it's its own generation."
The Wii U is due out worldwide this holiday season and its the first Nintendo HD console."That's a trick question!" Yoshida laughed. "We are not talking about future PlayStation platforms at this E3. But everything competes for consumers' time and money and attention.
"When you talk about the gaming industry today, it's a lot bigger than five years ago - there are a lot more people playing games, on a smartphone, on Facebook, in addition to PC and consoles. It's already multi-platform, way beyond the three - Sony and Microsoft and Nintendo.
"So we are competing with everyone for consumers' attention, not just Nintendo and Microsoft."
Do you agree with what he said?
NEWS SOURCE #1: Wii-U in generation of its own Sony (via) GameSpot
NEWS SOURCE #2: Sony Wii-U is its own generation (via) EuroGamer
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