Greg Boe here, and this is the start of my series of random blogs. I mean, many viewers call NCharged a “glorified blog” anyway, right? Don’t expect these to be near as well-written as some of our other content, but you can expect some strong opinions from me; Maybe even some that will piss you off. Maybe you’ll even get to know me a bit more.
Anyways, check it out after the break. -Greg Boe (admin)
I was surfing the interwebs yesterday when I came across a news post by Allison Wallace of Wii U Daily. The article was about how Sony thinks that their (overpriced) PS3 and Vita can together do the same things Nintendo’s not-yet-released Wii U does. When reading the article, I was pretty upset that Sony would make a statement like this, and here’s why:
I was upset because Sony’s “Cross Play” is a pitiful excuse for Wii U competition. Lets face it; The majority of consumers don’t own both a PS3 and PS Vita.
That being said, I’m predicting that the amount of games that support “Cross Play” will be extremely limited. If a developer wanted to make a successful game that supported “Cross Play”, they would have to make the feature completely optional. At least when you buy a Wii U, you’ll be getting what “Cross Play” offers and, much more, sold together in one box. On top of that, the Wii U is almost half the price of what it would cost to buy both Sony’s systems. Am I predicting total failure on Sony’s attempt to keep their buyers? Pretty much.
Remember, Sony is the people who, just a few months ago, said that the PS Vita was better than Wii U. In fact, Sony’s John Koller has said, “What the Wii U is offering is something that Vita and PS3 can do quite easily”.
News flash: PlayStation Vita is not better than the Wii U, mainly because consumers don’t really see anything out of the ordinary as far as features go on the handheld. That is why this system has only sold 2 million units since launch, where its actual competition, the Nintendo 3DS sold over 20 million. That’s a pretty big difference, wouldn’t you say?
Ready for another one of my opinions? In about a year or two from now, I think that Nintendo will have successfully won over hardcore gamers everywhere, because developers will want to work with the system with the most innovative system, and also the one with the most power on the market; the Wii U. I’ll elaborate on this later.