4 Claims the Wii U can make that the Xbox 720 and PS4 can’t
There’s been a lot of talk that the new Xbox 720 and PS4 are going to take this generation of consoles by storm. The Wii U may not be blowing gamers away, but it can still hold its own. Here are 4 claims that the Wii U can make that the Xbox 720 and PS4 can’t.
- Backwards compatibility
- Non-annoying Share Button
- Retro Games
Obviously one of the bigger claims is that the Wii U was released first. It released in November 2012 while the PS4 and Xbox 720 haven’t been released yet.
Even with this head start and estimated sales of 3.45 million units already, will it be enough to stay on top when the Xbox 720 and PS4 release?
There’s been many rumors that the PS4 and the Xbox 720 will not be backwards compatible with older games. This is due to the differences in hardware from older systems. While the Wii U is backwards compatible with Wii games (and even Wii controllers on that matter).
There’s one thing that is particularly annoying with the PS4 controller, that is the share button. Having it as a physical button on a controller is worrisome. I don’t want to be bothered with a share button, I just want to play games.
Anyways this is one thing the Wii U does not have that I’m glad they didn’t integrate.
Nintendo has been making consoles for much longer than Microsoft and Sony have. The Wii U Virtual Console allows you to buy these great classics right on the system. This retro library of games is something that Sony and Microsoft do not have.
Even though the Wii U does have some benefits over the Xbox 720 and PS4 the Wii U has some clear weaknesses at this time. The Wii U is currently lacking on some of its key 1st party titles, it needs to start releasing those great titles soon in order to stay on top in the coming years.