Activision Says There’s One Next-Gen Console Coming Next Year To Challenge Wii U

Activison’s CEO Bobby Kotick has let slip that there’s one next generation console coming out next year to challenge Wii U. Speaking on a investment conference call Kotick said that he expects both consoles to be very successful. Do you think it will be the next Xbox, or the PlayStation 4?

“We can’t really talk too much about next generation console plans, but I think it’s safe to say you have a Wii U coming out and there will be another new console coming and we expect that they’ll be very successful.”


171 thoughts on “Activision Says There’s One Next-Gen Console Coming Next Year To Challenge Wii U”

    1. “…and there will be another new console coming…”
      He said nothing about it coming next year, he just said ‘coming’.
      (Sorry for hijacking your post :P)

      1. He also didnt say the Wii U was coming out this year… and when you say somthing is “coming” it means “near future” that means “Next year” because 2 years from now is not near future…

    2. The ouya is not a next gen console lol. It’s A 99$ Piece of crap with no disc drive.

      It’s the xbox 720 – full unveil E3-2013 , Launches Nov/Dec 2013.

      In responce to that butthurt Molyneux guy. No …… Just no . You’re butthurt cus you’re the Fable developer. Smart glass is a piece of shit. The wiiu gamepad is just a Normal controler that can do way way way more than a normal controler. End of discussion.

      The gamepad is superior to any previous controller in almost every way.

        1. It doesn’t matter the Ouya isn’t really a Console. It’s a streaming box. Your PC has an ouya built in. The Ouya will be lucky to make the same size impact as the Nokia Ngage or the Gizmondo. Competing against , Microsoft , Nintendo , Sony , PC , IOS etc it’s not really going to work is it.

          The ouya is Not part of the big three Next Gen consoles. Not in my books anyway.

          1. From that technical standpoint, the Wii wasn’t a Current-Gen console either. Has to be Ouya. Hell, someone could reinvent the original GameBoy, same specs…market it right, get the hype up…Next-Gen

            1. I’m not talking about specs. It’s just not a next gen console in any sense. It’s a console alternative. It has no disc drive , No exclusives , etc etc.

              It’s a useless piece of shit compared to Nintendo, Microsoft or Sony’s offering. Its a phone in a box.

          2. how little do you know LMAO

            you can tweak the box, meaning you can put different stuff in it besides it’s original tech. also the fact that it’s like a gaming pc without the hugeness of the pc. Next time know when & what to speak fanboy

            1. Great Gaming pc that is. With Mobile phone architecture. The fact you can put ”different stuff” in it , means it is not a next gen console , its a misserable piece of shit.

              Thanks for confirming that, kind sir.

              1. Yeah but dude, don’t you see…you’re basing it on specs. Optical drive isnt an issue, N64 came out with cartridge when CDs were all the rage…and the software lineup is basically android…don’t get me wrong, not hating, just saying…everyone with an android phone is a potential customer. That’s big competition. In saying that, I hope the Wii U destroys it, and goddamn it Nintendo, bring out a fucking smartphone already!!!

                1. A Nintendo smartphone ?? How about the succesor to the 3ds is the Omega of gaming phones ? well its just a handheld but with full phone features also ^_^!!

                  1. The Ouya is not a streaming box, like Onlive. The Ouya actually plays games on-system, using an Nvidia Tegra chipset. You clearly don’t know much about the system that you are hating on.

                    1. Nope. I know a lot of phones pack that chip bro. and ipoops or what ever all the girls have these days.

                      Nvidia terriblegra

              2. I wouldn’t underestimate the Tegra 3 chip. It’s better than your beloved wii or 3DS tech. The 12core gpu completely outperforms the pica200 in the 3DS and boost much more amazing graphics amd physics than any wii or 3DS game on the market (DEAD TRIGGER, SHADOWGUN WILD BLOOD). Nintendo and their fanboys say it’s not about power, so why shouldn’t it be successful if power doesn’t matter anyway? The Android operating system is also much more advanced and lighter than any other mobile OS. That’s not meant to be trolling but tje last generatio iPhone had more processing power than the wii and Apple devices are poor in terms of tech. If you don’t like it then don’t get it, don’t play it, don’t think about it, don’t get annoyed about it, ignore it and continue your life.

                1. There is lots of different aspect to consider when weighing up tech. Could an Iphone Run ans store say Skyward sword ?? No.

                  I know it’s not just about power lol , I’m a Nintendo fan.

                  Just saying – all in all , I don’t believe it to be a next gen console in any regard. I don’t think it will technically be classified as one too.

                  It’s just a wacky and cheap video game alternative. You can already buy similar devices to it.

        2. Im pretty sure that new technology would have to do with being next generation, like a sweep of new ideas and innovations. as well as release date. but damn you dont have to be a dick, because you were half wrong. And i really wouldnt call it a next generation console either.

      1. No need to be a dick. The Ouya is a great opportunity for indie developers on a budget to develop games for a console (Yes, WiiU supports games developed in the Unity Engine, but that can still get pretty expensive for the average 1 or 2 person strong indie dev if you want the more advanced features). Power-wise, it’s technically better than the original Wii, so the ‘$99 piece of crap’ comment just makes you sound like you have no idea what you’re talking about.

        1. To be honest, I’m looking foward to the Ouya, plus, the Tegra 3 chip inside the system is pretty tough and if you look at games such as ShadowGun, Dead Trigger and NOVA 3, it pretty much looks like a HD Console graphics.

          So really the Ouya is looking good, plus its fully modable so people will probably hack it to play with the Wii U Gamepad in the future XD

            1. Whats with all this hate for the Oyua calling it a “piece of shit” “not next gen” “a toy for kids” “my phone can do better”
              When the Wii was in the same position you came out and defended it to ANYONE who made a tiny criticism to the point of stupidity “graphics don’t matter” “it’s about the game” you said these things less than a year ago. but now the oyua has come up you are acting like the same pathetic “sony fanboys” you seem all too eager to point out. practice what you preach or you just look stupid and when the PS4 and Nextbox come out and are more powerful than the Wii U (they will be) I can bet you any amount of money you will say the same things as back when the Wii was ridiculed.
              Christ you lot piss me off sometimes.

            1. Owned??? I don’t really give a shit what the Ouya is. Even if it technicaly is an 8th Gen console. It isn’t , becuase it’s a piece of shit.

              Do me a favour and buy 1 so you can find out.

                1. On the subject of Ouya, Yes I am almost retarted in my biassed dissaproval of the system.

                  I would like to smash one ith a hammer.

                  Are you guys seriously suggesting the Ouya is the 4th 8th gen console ???? it’s not. It’s some sort of gay irellivant Android device.

                  Nothing more than a piece of shit.

                  1. Frankly it comes down to people’s preferences, e.g. You aren’t a fan (Which is perfectly fine), but I am and will be buying one ASAP. We should be allowed to like what we want, it what makes us human.

          1. yea.. they can also do what nintendo does on its consoles. consoles never were about the raw power, thats what pcs are there for.

      2. You do know that next gen doesn’t mean “Better graphics”, right? Or are you one of those people who masturbates over Kratos’/Master Chef’s abs in UD quality.

        The Ouya is a next gen console but its not competing against the likes of the Wii U, PS Orbis and Xbox Next.

        I will be buying the Ouya, PS Orbis and Xbox Next (at a cheaper price) as well as the Wii U.

        1. I certainly don’t masterbate over The master chief or Kratos’ abs……..

          The ouya looks like a piece of poop , My laptop ad desktop both do infinitely more than the ouya ever will.

        2. Not saying you do, but wouldn’t you require a previous console in order to make your next gen console? and besides you who is going to buy the fucking Ouya, LMAO.

            1. You could be the same person for all I know, but whatever. All Im saying is, if your going to waste your time playing video games wouldn’t you want to spend it on quality gaming, my free time is worth more then what the Ouya has to offer.

              1. Actually, that was me, I dont know why it posted as anonymous, but I believe people can game however the hell they want. If someone wants to play the Ouya, why shouldnt they? I like to experience all kinds of different gaming and will love to see the indie games that will appear.

          1. That console raised over 2.5 million dollars in just 24 hours; alot of people care, but Nintenyearolds like you aren’t tuned into reality. =P

            1. Hrmm let us have a look at you….

              Interesting…

              Ahh, Im afraid you have “Butthurtisitis” coupled with “Iwannabeacoregamerbutjustarenot syndrome”

              Here, take 2 of deez nuts and call me in the morning.

              1. As expected, too stupid to try and refute what was said.

                Ouya is an Indie dev dream come true, and it’s an open platform. Suck it.

                1. Offer absolutely NOTHING that I couldnt do on a 10yr old PC. Has exactly 0 games that I cant play on the PC or a phone even. 99.9% of the games are going to be worse then shovelware. Casual gamers laugh at this thing, It has nothing to offer. I can see why you think all the core gamers are going to flock to it…such a dumbass, now run along and go play your angry birds.

                  1. Nintenyearold ASSumptions right here, folks.

                    One has to wonder when they’ll lose their virginity and actually go outside. :P

                    1. You didn’t make any points relevant to what I said.

                      You’re a whole new breed of stupid, I stated the facts, you brought up shit nobody was ever talking about. Truly a testament to how incompetent you are.

                    2. It took you that loooong to respond with that dribble. Oh and BTW, everything I stated was fact and topic related. I picture you wearing a football helmet as you sit at your desk posting rubbish and thinking you’re brilliant for doing so.

                    3. It took me that long to respond to that? LOL.

                      Or, maybe I actually have an outside life away from the this site or, you know, keyboard. Perhaps you should try it for once.

                2. Aeolus thank you for making some sense in this sea of stupidity.
                  Whats with all this hate for the Oyua calling it a “piece of shit” “not next gen” “a toy for kids” “my phone can do better”
                  When the Wii was in the same position you came out and defended it to ANYONE who made a tiny criticism to the point of stupidity “graphics don’t matter” “it’s about the game” you said these things less than a year ago. but now the oyua has come up you are acting like the same pathetic “sony fanboys” you seem all too eager to point out. practice what you preach or you just look stupid and when the PS4 and Nextbox come out and are more powerful than the Wii U (they will be) I can bet you any amount of money you will say the same things as back when the Wii was ridiculed.
                  Christ you lot piss me off sometimes.

                  1. The hypocrisy among them is astounding.

                    I thought power didn’t matter to them. What’s funny is during my defense of the “who cares about Ouya” bullshit Dr.Mario & co. was going on with, not once did I mention anything about the quality of the games on that platform, power or “core gamers” flocking to it.

                    Why does power matter all of the sudden with them? They’ll go right back to their old tune when MS & Sony unleashes their offerings anyway.

                    1. There is Butthurt love in the air…
                      Nothing to do with power, what I mention was about it’s capabilities learn the difference.
                      You’re trying to sell the Ouya, please explain to me what the appeal is, Indie Dev’s can develop for the PC just as easily as they can for Ouya if not easier, and they would be better off too, This The Ouya is a gimmick and a money grab only, it offers NOTHING, which is why I hate the idea of the Ouya.

                    2. If you read, I wasn’t only directing that at you, nimrod. :P

                      Also, nowhere, not ever once in these comments am I trying to “sell” this device. You find out what it does and let the creators “sell” you it.

                      Reading comprehension really hits the shitter on here. The very fact that this console was such a kickstarter success should perhaps lead you to find out why it was such, rather than what you “claim” to be just as easy to do on the PC.

                      But you’re too stupid to figure that out on your own, nor am I entitled to bother explaining it to an obvious Nintendrone.

                    3. For once I agree with you, but only to this extent…people play what they are happy playing, and have fun playing, and nobody, ESPECIALLY Nintendo fanboys, should belittle people for playing that which they enjoy. And that goes for all systems. You wanna play games on your phone? Fine. Have fun. I think they suck for gaming with no buttons, but my opinion remains irrelevant, because if you are having fun, that is what gaming is supposed to be about, fun. Doesn’t matter the power under the hood or the level of experience needed. Fun is fun, and being hypocritical helps no one’s cause.

                    4. There’s nothing left to add, you already got your answer after this load:

                      “…and besides you who is going to buy the fucking Ouya, LMAO.”

                      Oh, I don’t know, the community of people who raised over $8.5 million for it?

                      :eyeroll:

                    5. Well I guess there will be $8.5 million dollars worth of disapointed gamers…I don’t know dude this argument has gotten stale though, What other things do you like?

      3. 720 was delayed a year cause Microsoft missed the production date. Machinima put up a video quite awhile ago on youtube talking about it. The current chip they had used had a terrible preformance. 720 not till 2014.

                1. My pc goes into a tv :)

                  I’m not being a dick, just giving my thoughts on OUYA. Even if it IS a home console.

                  It will compare to the big 3 like the N-GAGE and Gizmodo compared to GBA, PSP , DS. Nothing…

    3. Lol, i keep forgettin about the ouya. Now that i mention it, i recall sayin the same thing on my twitter, “I keep forgettin about the ouya” and they followed me xD

    4. I thought the same thing XD
      Let’s be realistic, neither Sony or Microsoft said anything about making a new console, just that their current gen ones are already more than enough to beat Wii U (笑). But this Ouya thing seems likely to be launching next year (I bet for the end of the year), since they said they would launch their new console in 2013.

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  1. Fair enough, i dot actually want next gen next year, but you know, thats nice. Probably the 720, cant see the ps4 coming that soon

      1. It uses the Quad Core (well, technically 5 cores actually) Tegra 3 and outputs in HD. Sure it won’t challenge the WiiU in the slightest, but there’s no need to be glibly dismissive. It’s not too far off of Xbox 360 in terms of power, which is hardly something to scoff at.

      2. Whats with all this hate for the Oyua calling it a “piece of shit” “not next gen” “a toy for kids” “my phone can do better”
        When the Wii was in the same position you came out and defended it to ANYONE who made a tiny criticism to the point of stupidity “graphics don’t matter” “it’s about the game” you said these things less than a year ago. but now the oyua has come up you are acting like the same pathetic “sony fanboys” you seem all too eager to point out. practice what you preach or you just look stupid and when the PS4 and Nextbox come out and are more powerful than the Wii U (they will be) I can bet you any amount of money you will say the same things as back when the Wii was ridiculed.
        Christ you lot piss me off sometimes.

      1. Well, it has to be OUYA, because I doubt Sony or Microsoft would release a system the same year they announce it’s existance for the first time. I think they will wait until 3d tv becomes more popular (which I think it will be 2014-2015) and release a 3d console.

      1. And… ? The Playstation 3 is most likely going to coexist with the Playstation 4, just as the Playstation 2 is coexisting with the Playstation 3. It’s not like the Playstation 3 has to be out of market before Sony can launch their next system.

  2. I have no hope, until the 18 my days are dark. My nights are full of screams and bleetings. My goat has made me a happy man.

  3. It’ll be the Nextbox 720. Depending on when they’re aiming for release, they’ll either announce it early next year at GDC or their own event (so they can have one last big holiday with the 360 this year), or at E3.

  4. Maybe it’s Durango (Next Xbox) or to a lesser extent, Ouya.

    The former because they can only go so long with pushing Kinect, and the latter because it’s being manufactured currently.

      1. We already know the 720 has a tablet controller. Microsoft and Sony both filed for a patent 6 months after E3 2011 after they both said they didnt like it. Plus Valve has been using the Microsoft tablet controller.

      2. Oh, so tablet controllers are the in-thing now… Wow. Just wow.

        Nintendo leads, and the rest just seem to follow. Every time.

  5. OUYA if any at all :S I doubt neighter Micro or Sony would release a system before 2014 as it looks now. Heck, they have not even revealed any new console at all yet…

      1. I think they shouldn’t. As not to fuck with the developer and turn all their games into casual, oversimplified garbage for kids.

        1. Sega atm are a piece of dog shit compared to Nintendo, what ever way you look at it. If Nintendo bought Sega (and all of sega’s employee’s_ that would 100% enhance Sega’s chances of becoming successfull and popular again.

          Don’t try and respond otherwise butthurtlous.

          1. Actually, I don’t agree with how Aelous worded it, I just agree Sega should stay 3rd party. I’ve quite enjoyed a lot of games they’ve brought to PC that should belong on PC, but I do hope to see some of there big franchises on Wii U too! :)

        2. As opposed to all those brilliant, complex, adult oriented, fun as hell games Sega is just pumping out!
          Oh wait…

          Oh and here’s an idea for you, simple gameplay = accessible game that is easy to enjoy.
          Remember that? Enjoying games? Or have you been so caught up in being all manly and an adult that you’ve forgotten what gaming is about?

      1. I don’t know why SONY didn’t just let POLYPHONY make Motortoon GP 3 on the PS3… Motortoon 2 was awesome as hell and had wished SONY would have kept that series going on…. Motortoon was equally as fun as Mario Kart…..

  6. March 2013 worldwide release for OUYA

    you can already order a dev kit or pre-order the system off their website.

    it looks good for $99

  7. I read that Ubisoft said Watchdogs is going to be released on the Playstation 3 and 4 next year. I do not know if this is true, though. But if it is, they’re probably referring to the Playstation 4.

  8. “We can’t really talk too much about next generation console plans, but I think it’s safe to say you have a Wii U coming out and there will be another new console coming and we expect that they’ll be very successful.”

    I like this statement. Suggesting both of these Next gen consoles sort of hints they may be simirlalry powered – give or take a few 10% differences.

    Nintendo and Microsoft will dominate the 8th Gen. Unless Sony pull out some Cheap , powerfull console.

    1. If M$ releases a console of the same power as the U, it would be stupid for Sony to release a console that is more powerful. It will cost more to develop for the PS4 then. Just like the Wii but reversed

      1. The 720 will no doubt me more powerfull. Only the difference between say Xbox 1 and Gamecube though – virtualy unnoticeable.

  9. Ok, settle the alarm bells…
    I’s the Ouya, only because Microsoft can’t be that stupid, and Sony is in no way ready…
    Less power and lower spec doesn’t mean it can’t join the next generation of consoles (Look at the current Wii going up against 360 and PS3).
    If Microsoft are unveiling the “720” it sounds way too rushed to be releasing so soon. Think of the marketing side of things…reveal at E3 then release 5 months later? They’ll be lucky to sell a few thousand globally. People need to plan and get their finances in order and prepare to upgrade etc

  10. And this is only part of the quote. The “they’ll be successfull” part is talking about Nintendo against the competition. Read the full quote.

  11. When did he say “next year” in his statement? You sure didn’t post it, if he even did state that… which is weak sauce with meatballs and a side of bad reporting… even if this is the internet.

  12. It’s Durango. I remember reading I think on IGN that Microsoft was already in mass production of their dev kits months ago. And honestly I see Durango coming next year more than the what will be the overpriced sony Orbis which probably won’t come until 2014 since they barely started doing anything on their Dev kits

  13. It’s definitely 3ds 3g with built in circle pad pro bundled with smash bros. (Let me dream) but yea it’s durango aka Xbox next aka Xbox 720 aka Xbox 8

        1. MICROSOFT allways rushes things LOL when there explorer 10 CRASH at showcase i highly doubt they PROOF check there merchandise. if a problem arise later they just fixs it simple as that

  14. well this is good news because i can tell you this it wont be that much more powerful than the wii u unless its going to cost a bomb

  15. Whats with all this hate for the Oyua calling it a “piece of shit” “not next gen” “a toy for kids” “my phone can do better”
    When the Wii was in the same position you came out and defended it to ANYONE who made a tiny criticism to the point of stupidity “graphics don’t matter” “it’s about the game” you said these things less than a year ago. but now the oyua has come up you are acting like the same pathetic “sony fanboys” you seem all too eager to point out. practice what you preach or you just look stupid and when the PS4 and Nextbox come out and are more powerful than the Wii U (they will be) I can bet you any amount of money you will say the same things as back when the Wii was ridiculed.
    Christ you lot piss me off sometimes.

  16. 1st of all in his statement he didnt actually say next year. he just said their will be one coming out. 2nd If its true it has to be the PS4 since the 720 missed the production date for this year and got delayed till 2014. However I just dont see the PS4 happening. Sony NEEDS money not spend more money that they dont have trying to build a PS4…2 years from now they could be gone forever. PS3 finally started making money for them in 2011 so they need to SLOW DOWN and build up money not spend spend spend.

  17. Gotta be Sony, everyone else thinks Microsoft, but Sony needs a new console because they have lost so much money on the Vita. They need to make up some revenue with a big ticket item. Not only that, but their biggest competitor(Nintendo) which is AlSO based in Japan has a new console and Sony wants to compete with that. They don’t want people jumping ship. Especially in Japan. So my guess goes to SONY!!!

    1. Fat chance it’ll be Sony with the next Playstation, due to their heavily financial situation.

      I highly doubt that they’ll want to risk going under off of their gaming division.

  18. hi there i think eather xbox 720 or ps4 the xbox 720 useing 10,000 rpm voloci-raptor hard drives at 10,000 rpm ps4 256 gb ssd

  19. Unreal Engine 4 will be released in 2014 year (it will be maybe even delayed), Sony once said: “they will be the last”….. so, next Xbox is probably comming after Wii U but in 2014-15 year (star wars and unreal engine 4).

  20. The Wii U’s already on my christmas list already. there may be newer and better consoles out next year or so, but for now, I’m sticking with my Wii, my 3DS, my iPod Touch, and my laptop. I’m just trading in my Wii console to get a Wii U.

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