The Ultimate Next-Gen Console Combo: PS4 And...Wii U?
I've been outspoken in my distaste for the Wii U. That goes without saying.
However, if you examine the next-generation console war objectively, a good argument can be made for the ultimate console combo: PlayStation 4 and Wii U.
Most core gamers desire variety and diversity. The quality goes without saying - nobody is shelling out for crap - but that's mostly irrelevant, as all three platforms will have plenty of solid software. It's arguable that both the PS4 and Xbox One will have more top-tier software than Nintendo's machine, but the point is that quality shouldn't be too much of a concern. In general, the PS4 and Xbox One appear to be closely matched; they'll have much of the same software, and more importantly, neither will have Nintendo products.
There's still only one way to enjoy the legendary mascots, and that means you have to own a Nintendo platform of some kind. I still say the Wii U won't last half as long as either the PS4 or Xbox One but for the time being, the PS4/Wii U combination isn't half-bad. Hell, I'll take Mario Kart 8 and Hyrule Warriors over a new Halo and Gears of War. I'd miss out on Sunset Overdrive but sacrifices have to be made, right? As for the Xbox One's TV capabilities, thanks, but I have video game consoles to play video games.
The PS4 and Xbox One are just too similar strictly from a gaming standpoint. The Wii U will offer that much-needed variety, don't you think? And yes, of course it's preferable to own all three, but that's not a great plan for everyone. Besides, even if I did own all three, I have no idea how I'd ever be able to play every last great title available...so I tend to stick to two. Which two are you gonna pick this generation?
7/1/2014 10:27:29 PM Ben Dutka