Sony: Wii U 'in its own generation'

'The Wii carved out a large niche for itself away from PS3 and Xbox 360', says Yoshida
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Nintendo’s Wii U is in its own generation, Sony’s Worldwide Studios boss has said.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Shuhei Yoshida said he felt Nintendo’s console had carved out a large niche for itself away from PS3 and Xbox 360, and that the Wii U would be the next generation of that sector.

"Personally, I have always thought Wii was in a generation of its own," said Yoshida.

"I always thought PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are in the same generation, but Wii was not the same. To me, the industry was growing really fast when those three platforms came up because the focus is so different.

“The PS3 and the 360 were the closest in terms of high definition and networked services. But Wii carved out a large niche to itself. To me, it was like two generations going at the same time."

"Wii U is the next generation of Wii. That I understand. To me, it's its own generation."

Nintendo has yet to reveal the full specifications of the Wii U, expected to release later this year, but it is believed to offer similar power and performance to the PS3 and Xbox 360.