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Nintendo kicks off next-gen battle, plans late 2012 Wii U launch

Reuters reports that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said the Wii U will arrive in the US, Europe, Australia and Japan by the end of 2012.

This will take advantage of the end-of-year shopping season, which Nintendo hopes will drive sales of the new console.

The Wii U will offer a touchscreen tablet-shaped controller and precision motion controls. The controller will display information that won’t appear on TV screens. The console itself will also offer HD graphics.

It will be the first of the next-generation games consoles launched, as rumours suggest the next Xbox – which many have dubbed the ‘Xbox 720’ thanks to the lack of an official name – will see a release by the end of 2013.

Reports have said it could be six times more powerful than the Xbox 360 and that developers will get development kits for the console in August of this year.

Kotaku reports that the next Xbox could be able to play Blu-ray discs but may include an “anti-used game system” which may mean the console won’t be able to play used games. It could be used to aid publishers who lose money from used games sold by gaming retailers, though this rumour is unconfirmed from Microsoft.

The next Xbox could also have a smaller controller and could ship with a new version of the Kinect hands-free motion sensor.

As for the next PlayStation, Kazuo Hirai, who is responsible for Sony’s video game division, believes the PlayStation 3 has a “10-year cycle” and that Sony will not stray from this. this could mean that the next PlayStation may not emerge until 2016.

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Nintendo kicks off next-gen battle, plans late 2012 Wii U launch

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    Gaming Industry Faceoff: The Xbox 360 Vs PlayStation 3 Vs Wii

    Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo have emerged over the years as the gaming world’s top game system producers, constantly immersing themselves in grueling competitions for the hearts, minds and hands of gamers. now it’s time to compare each console to help you determine the best fit for your gaming taste buds.

    The Xbox 360 is the 256-bit sequel to the original console invented by Microsoft and was released on November 16, 2005. The Xbox 360 was a gaming console designed to appeal to all gamer types, and features Xbox Live, an extremely popular and entertaining online multiplayer interaction zone that allows Xbox owners fee based play. Xbox 360 features excellent online exclusive multiplayer first person shooter games such as Halo 3: ODST, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,with other multiplayer strategy games such Halo Wars and Tom Clancy’s Endwar. Halo 3 is the top selling first person shooter of all time, selling a whopping 8.1 million copies.

    One drawback to the Xbox 360 is its unique disk vulnerability. If the console is moved mid play, there is the potential for a deep ring from the console to be etched into the game. The game will be playable again only if it is repaired.

    The PS3 is a 256-bit console, the third in the series created by Sony Entertainment in 2006. The PS3 features the DualShock 3 controller that vibrates due to in game motion and impact, built in blue ray disc technology for watching your favorite movies in high quality,and a cd player. some versions of the PS3 are backwards-compatible, meaning that you can play PS2 and PS1 games on the console. the Sony’s intent in creating the system was to target audiences of all ages, with the majority of its games in the Teen(13+) ESRB rating to Mature(17+) ESRB rating.

    The PS3 features the PlayStation Network, the major competitor to Microsoft’s Xbox Live. unlike Xbox Live, which charges a fee ($49.99 per year for Xbox Live Gold) for full online access, all that is required is an internet connection. The PS3 features top selling online multiplayer games such as Resident Evil 5, Gran Turismo 5:Prolouge, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and Final Fantasy XIV. God of War III and Uncharted 2:among Thieves are popular single player action adventure exclusives.

    The Nintendo Wii, created by Nintendo Inc, is a family-oriented gaming console designed to appeal to parents and children as kid-friendly. despite the Wii’s significantly limited online capabilities, the console is immensely popular due to its unique controller and fun line of exclusive games. The Wii Nunchuk features motion sensor technology, which allows the user’s gestures to be mimicked on screen by games such as Wii Sports.

    The Wii is home to popular top rated system exclusives such as Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Wii Tennis, the Legend of Zelda series and Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles.The Wii does not feature any capabilities besides game-related play, and has limited appeal for fans of roll-playing and fighting games. The Wii Nunchuk is now being challenged by Sony and Microsoft, who have introduced the PlayStation Eye and Microsoft Kinect, respectively.

    Enjoy your games console in the ultimate comfort with gaming bean bags.

    Gaming Industry Faceoff: The Xbox 360 Vs PlayStation 3 Vs Wii

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