Josh Garibay from JumpPushStart believes that the Wii U is not innovative. He claims that the PlayStation Vita, which has been on the market for a few months, is a better alternative to gaming on Wii U. Garibay says that the PlayStation Vita – when connected to a PlayStation 3 – can do any thing the Wii U does, but better.
Garibay also thinks that the PlayStation Vita has a major advantage over Wii U because it is a portable device – it can be taken with anyone on the go or can be used to connect to Sony’s home console. If Nintendo revealed Wii U at this year’s E3, (instead of 2011) would it receive this amount of blatant criticism?
Nintendo has been very adamant about how they are “revolutionizing the living room” by allowing players to continue their game on the controller’s screen while someone else watches something else on the TV. Anyone who has taken part in Remote Play on the Vita knows that the exact same option exists and produces the same “revolutionary” result.
It’s hard to put much weight on all of the “innovation” talk Nintendo is throwing around because everything they claim they’ll give us in the future, we don’t have to wait for thanks to Sony.