61skywakeFri 28th Jun 2013 Mahe wrote: Wii U is "next gen", as in the current gen that has already started. "Next gen" doesn't always mean better, though. Just look at SNES and N64: the SNES was a far better console than the N64. Not in pure processing power, but in things like controller design, game library and focus of games. SNES and N64 are fairly poor examples to use in this argument. For their time they were both a huge leap in power over the competitors from the previous generation. The SNES added visuals not at all possible on the Master System or NES and the N64 added 3D graphics in a quality that the Mega Drive (Genesis) and SNES couldn't possibly do. Ontop of that it could be argued fairly reasonably that the N64 was in some ways a more capable machine than the Playstation and the same could have also been said of the SNES over the Mega Drive. In comparison the Wii U is neither a significant competitor in terms of visuals for the PS4 and XBone nor is it a console that's significantly more powerful than the 360 or PS3. I do agree that the Wii U is a "next-gen" console, as valueless as the term is, I just think that's a pretty poor example. Some good Aussie musics: King Gizzard, Pond, The Avalanches "Don't stir the pot" is a nice way of saying "they're too dumb to reason with"