Jimquisition: Who "Won" The Next-Gen Launch?

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Who "Won" The Next-Gen Launch?

The next phase of the console war has begun, but with the PS4 and Xbox One now out in the wild, the first battle is over. So who won? Jimquisition looks at the contenders, and crowns an early victor.

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Does anyone else think handhelds are being unfairly excluded from this console war shenanigans?
'cause I'm pretty sure the 3DS has the best library out of the current gen systems right now.

Big_Isaac:
Does anyone else think handhelds are being unfairly excluded from this console war shenanigans?
'cause I'm pretty sure the 3DS has the best library out of the current gen systems right now.

Where you say "unfairly excluded" I say "mercifully spared."

...Did not see *that* coming. Entertaining video, though I'm in no position to make the kind of evaluation that you did, Jim. I regard these console wars from the PC-gaming sidelines. :)

First off Jim, I'm liking the new icon.

Secondly Seeing that you have an Ouya I am quite curious about what your opinions on the system is. I think it's great for an upstart, inexperienced console. But a lot of people say otherwise.

Third, I'm quite surprised by your choice. I will reserve my own comments since I'm not to giddy on getting into multiple disagreements with people.

Freshness is often synonymous with "gimmicks" and there is no sense arguing over that.

I will just sit here and watch.

And meanwhile the PC shall continue plodding along at its standard pace, like it has been doing for decades upon decades.

All honesty, when the WiiU was announced I didn't even realize it was a new console entirely. I thought it was just a new add-on or something, like the wheel or the gun or that pad thing or whatever. I mean new consoles weren't due for a year, right? It took me months to realize it was an actual CONSOLE.

For me though, from what I've heard and know of the four options, if I had to choose I'd pick PS4. I've had the XBox and 360 in the past, and while there were occasionally games for the PS consoles that interested me, I was fine with the XBox. And Nintendo's consoles? None of the games I ever saw seemed for me. PS4 though... eh. Maybe some stuff might catch my interest. I dunno.

Due to finances though, I'm gonna have to stick with PC. Besides, Watch_Dogs comes out on PC too and that's the main game I'm looking forward to.

Well, most of the current generation has begun for you guys at least.
Australia ... and I think Europe have a release date of the 29th for the PS4.

It both sucks and yet not suck since that day is my birthday. Yet EbGames (Gamestop to the US) are willing to place my order back and I am going back there and kick someones teeth in if they want to ruin my birthday.
Cause I'm a selfish jerk like that ...

... well when it comes to my birthday at least. :D

Other then that, I do agree with you, yet I have hope for this new current generation.'

EDIT: And that ending ... I'm just tempted to say "OUYA OKAY!?" Okay that was bad and I feel bad.

Big_Isaac:
Does anyone else think handhelds are being unfairly excluded from this console war shenanigans?
'cause I'm pretty sure the 3DS has the best library out of the current gen systems right now.

The last thing handhelds needs is to be involved in half the stupid arguments that consoles are often in.

I still don't know why resolution wars are still going on.

I agree, the Wii U does deserve a bit of recognition. But then again it shouldn't go too far, after all the fact that it has a better library than the PS4 and the XB1 should be the least we can expect from it, seeing how it came out a year before them.

Other than that? Really looking forward to see what the Steambox is gonna be all about. It should at the very least be... different.

I got to admit, even though I am still not buying any of the new consoles, the ps4 looked pretty exciting. Xbone is, well, it was handled so poorly that I am amazed people were willing to give it a second chance

Frankly, I thought Ryse looks really boring. Sure, the executions look cool and game looks amazing, but after doing the same execution 5 million times, it loses its appeal.

this is the same problem I had with god of war.

Somehow I saw it coming when I saw the title.

Big_Isaac:
Does anyone else think handhelds are being unfairly excluded from this console war shenanigans?
'cause I'm pretty sure the 3DS has the best library out of the current gen systems right now.

The 3ds as of right now IS the handheld market. The vita(I own one i'm proud to say it) is not doing well at all. Without a series to help it like the monster hunter series did for the psp, it's not reaching it's potential.

This whole "who won" thing is just childish. As long as your enjoying the console you chose why would it matter who sold the most? Granted id like my chosen console to sell enough so there is enough consumers to warrant a developer to make games for it. Personally i have zero interest in Nintendo games, just never appealed to me. But the PS4/XB1 dont have any games worth buying a new system for so maybe next year. Though it does make me really interested in next years E3.

You know Jim, you shouldn't lick strange consoles, you dont know where they been or how much lead they have in the paint

Let that be a lesson for y'all toad lovers out there: Do NOT lick yer ouya! Cuz it will make ya OUYA!

I have a PS4 sitting on my shelf, but I am playing Super Mario 3D world right now instead of Battlefield. Hhhmm, amazing how that works. I love my PS4, but I know I am just going to be playing what I got on Playstation 3 on it all over again, just prettier. That's great, but when I think of the possibility the wiiU holds, I do get more excited. mainly because Nintendo wasn't knee deep in BS when gen 7 ended, but Xbox and Sony were. It's not encouraging to see nothing has changed. The wiiU pad is also surprisingly comfortable, true. I've yet to find a reason to buy a pro-controller because the pad fees so damn comfy in my hands.

But I think the biggest positive here is the fact that everyone who buys an Xbox One and PS4 has to worry they're getting one of the duds, then if they do they have to pack their crap up and wait a while to get their new console. If there is a failure rate for wiiUs, it's probably so miniscule it's barley even relevant. I certainly don't expect a Nintendo console to be DOA out of the box, but I was terrified the moment I opened my PS4. That's not the feeling getting a new console should give.

Ha! Vindicated by the Jim. While everyone's been freaking out about the PS4 and Xone I have been saying that the Wii U is by far the more interesting console at the moment. I even put my money where my mouth is and went and got one and haven't regretted it for a second.

I really like the Wii U gamepad and the exclusive titles are pretty darn great. Nintendo is always putting out great games, no matter if they are repetitive. Also I feel more trust giving my money to Nintendo than either Sony or Microsoft, who tend to push out more shitty DLC, Microtransactions and Season Passes, while Nintendo gives us stuff like New Super Luigi U.

Also, I have a gaming computer so the only games I miss out are console exclusive games and that is bound to be less common this gen, considering the boost in Steam ports and the PS4 and Xbone being specialized PCs.

When Jim pulled out the Ouya I thought it was a speaker or something, how that thing bombed, oh well.

I've been really considering buying a WiiU recently. Maybe in a few months time, gotta get my budget in order.

Also, Jim you look like you've lost a lot of weight. You're looking good, man! Keep it up, I know it's not easy :)
You might have to get a new suit soon!

I both expected the Wii U and didn't expect it.

Expected it because well it's pretty obvious that you go for the odd man out when the big two engage in happy slap fights. Unexpected because the Wii U had reasonable launch sales, a good game but it didn't really have a big impact when it was released.

It feels weird to think that the 7th Gen is "last gen" now, lasting exactly 8 years and 0 days.

No one can decide which console has "won", as such statements are ridiculous unless you're judging by pure sales.

I'll wait a year and then pick a side, by then the dust will have settled and the hardware defects will be corrected.

So was that a statement on the quality of the Ouya at the end...or just a 'licking consoles if effing gross' joke?

Also, every time I see Jim's icon, I keep expecting his head to detatch on the frill and fly about laughing.

The wii U:

Allows online multiplayer (albeit implemented poorly with the lack of a good headset) FOR FREE.
Doesn't have mandatory game installs
Isn't putting graphics over aesthetics
Is backwards compatible
Has a spectrum of controllers for your handheld preference
Has a vast library of exclusive games and growing
Is trying to focus as a gaming machine and not a "centre of your living room magic miguffin"

and apparently is everything gamers hate.

I'm getting mine in January or when that dinosaur, robot, tank game comes out. That looks freaking awesome.

I'm just gonna keep being a PC gamer. It's hard not to take "PC gamer master race" slightly seriously when the PC is above and beyond all this next-gen competition crap.

Why can't we be serious about the winner of this "current generation"?:

P to the mother-fing C (PC) !!!!

Seriously, it's the only gaming 'console' that has complete backwards compatibility from not just the last gen, but the previous two generations as well. And besides, it's got tone of free games (F2P, Facebook, Pogo, etc.) as well as very popular titles. The Witcher spawned on PC; S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is a gem; World of Warcraft anyone [okay, any geek?]; Guild Wars 2 is still very popular; Civ5, Diablo III, and practically every RTS starts on PC before a console version is ever considered.

Big_Isaac:
Does anyone else think handhelds are being unfairly excluded from this console war shenanigans?
'cause I'm pretty sure the 3DS has the best library out of the current gen systems right now.

Because they're 'console wars' and handhelds are considered, well, handhelds.

Dragonbums:

Third, I'm quite surprised by your choice.

Estelindis:
...Did not see *that* coming.

Are we new to the Jimquisition?

Jimothy's stance should be no surprise, as he's praised it previously and even gone so far as to defend the tablet controller to the point of borderline apologetics. And as much as I'd sort of like to argue his points....

The Wii U is the only console right now I'd consider getting. Again, right now.

I really want some of the new games.

And in the end, I think that makes his point an important one. I've found myself with no fucks to give about MicroSony's lineup, but...I want to play as Cat Mario (or Cat Luigi, Cat Peach), dammit!

SonOfVoorhees:
This whole "who won" thing is just childish.

In a world where LARPERS riot over sports teams, this is just par for the course.

ars731:
You know Jim, you shouldn't lick strange consoles, you dont know where they been or how much lead they have in the paint

I'm sure he washed it thoroughly first.

Normally, you wouldn't do that with a console, as it might ruin it. The Ouya, however, is an Ouya.

When is that game that I only know as "X" at the moment coming out? The one with the transforming robots and the sprawling landscape and the monster hunteresque vibe? With giant transforming robots? That's when I plan to pick up a WiiU.

The other two consoles? I have no plans to pick either up yet. None whatsoever.

Until PS4 gets an iDOLM@STER3 announcement.

I have far too many excellent games on my PC/Vita/3DS to go through and no console is going to sell me on its vast range of shooters and sports games no matter how brown or colorful they are.

JokerboyJordan:
No one can decide which console has "won", as such statements are ridiculous unless you're judging by pure sales.

I'll wait a year and then pick a side, by then the dust will have settled and the hardware defects will be corrected.

because all hardware failures are corrected in a year ;P

VanQ:
When is that game that I only know as "X" at the moment coming out? The one with the transforming robots and the sprawling landscape and the monster hunteresque vibe? With giant transforming robots? That's when I plan to pick up a WiiU. The other two consoles? I have no plans to pick either up yet. None whatsoever.
Until PS4 gets an iDOLM@STER3 announcement.

I heard it was slated to be released next year. Of course that is the name of the game. "X" that's it. Short and simple, and dangit I really want that game in my hands right now.

If Metal Gear Solid 5 was announced for the PC, I'd leave all this "next-gen" console business behind. It's like two farmers fighting it out to be mayor; That might be a position of power, but they'll never be King.

Speaking of the WiiU, I just read that the Xbone is very close to outselling it in the UK. That's too bad. The WiiU is a neat little box, and I'm sure Nintendo will eventually do something really cool with it.

Little Duck:
The wii U:

Allows online multiplayer (albeit implemented poorly with the lack of a good headset) FOR FREE.
Doesn't have mandatory game installs
Isn't putting graphics over aesthetics
Is backwards compatible
Has a spectrum of controllers for your handheld preference
Has a vast library of exclusive games and growing
Is trying to focus as a gaming machine and not a "centre of your living room magic miguffin"

and apparently is everything gamers hate.

I'm getting mine in January or when that dinosaur, robot, tank game comes out. That looks freaking awesome.

I really wonder if the PC can be considered the winner of anything, while PC gamers spend so much time begging for console table scraps and complaining their games are ruined by filthy console scrubs. Not to mention praising the PC for becoming more consolised.....

Jim, you really need to stop licking things. It is not sanitary.

If not, lick a lot of your things and send them to me. I shall create a small shrine to your honor in my basement.

OT: Personally I won't buy a console for another year or so. By then I know which console has the games I want and which one works best for me. But so far it looks like I will buy the Wii U. At first at least, I usually end up getting them all.

Gotta love that dispensable income, ey?

Zachary Amaranth:

Big_Isaac:
Does anyone else think handhelds are being unfairly excluded from this console war shenanigans?
'cause I'm pretty sure the 3DS has the best library out of the current gen systems right now.

Because they're 'console wars' and handhelds are considered, well, handhelds.

And that's too bad really. They have a lot of wonderful games on them and many gamers overlook them entirely because "muh graphicks" and the word handheld. Not that I'm disappointed they're spared from the stupid console wars.

Dragonbums:

Third, I'm quite surprised by your choice.

Estelindis:
...Did not see *that* coming.

Are we new to the Jimquisition?

Jimothy's stance should be no surprise, as he's praised it previously and even gone so far as to defend the tablet controller to the point of borderline apologetics. And as much as I'd sort of like to argue his points....

The Wii U is the only console right now I'd consider getting. Again, right now.

I really want some of the new games.

And in the end, I think that makes his point an important one. I've found myself with no fucks to give about MicroSony's lineup, but...I want to play as Cat Mario (or Cat Luigi, Cat Peach), dammit!

Can you play as Peach? I have a bad feeling what Peach's cat outfit might look like...

ars731:
You know Jim, you shouldn't lick strange consoles, you dont know where they been or how much lead they have in the paint

I'm sure he washed it thoroughly first.

Normally, you wouldn't do that with a console, as it might ruin it. The Ouya, however, is an Ouya.

He's right though. Jim should have known better than to lick an Ouya, ever. No matter how much he sanitized it beforehand.

War. War never changes.

(Sorry!)

They all look rather interesting in their own way. Not interesting enough to buy, but I do understand why people are excited. But there isn't really any substantial change on the horizon, at least not one I can see at the moment.

Because war... War never changes.

Totes calling the ending to the console war on the current South Park Game of Thrones Arc...
WiiU.
Kenny will totes become a real Princess... and be the only kid to get a "next gen" console...
And it'll be a WiiU.

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