Wii U, no contest. Sure, the system may have a few technical issues to iron out in subsequent updates, but I can't help myself when Nintendo comes out with something new (I bought my 3DS when it was priced at $250).
I'm looking at that Wii U, and as more time passes, I'm feeling more reluctant to getting it. The fact that the Wii U and my 3DS will be cross-compatible is a cool thing, but what's holding me back in the price, and I'm waiting to see about the Super Smash Brothers came coming out for it, as well at the next Zelda game.
I have a Wii U, so chances are I'm going to keep an eye on it more. I want to know more about Yarn Yoshi and that fantastically cracktastic SMT X FE. Between that game, and SMT IV and Soul Hackers, Nintendo and Atlus are getting chummy lately. If they keep it up, the Wii U could get Persona V as well. Handheld-wise, I'm looking forward to more 3DS games, while with the Vita, I'm waiting for a game.
I'm not planning on getting the next Xbox but I am curious on how Microsoft will do again. I heard their next console could produce the game's settings around your living room. I doubt that it's true, but it'll be something if they could pull it off. For Sony, ever since their no-second-hand games policy, I lost pretty much all interest.
If the brick PS3, and the crappy vita implies anything, It's that the PS 4 will be the worst POS yet.
I suppose It's possible MS can pull a rabbit out of nowhere, but It's doubtful, and even if the do, much like what they did with XBOX games, they'll discontinue all 360 game dl content, which is a epic fail.
The 3DS is a utter POS, however the wiiU, and its library is looking better with almost every new game announced, and with titles like SMT X Fire Emblem, things are especially starting to look stong(a colagoration, while letting a company that knows wtf they are doing, handle the development, instead of Nintendo butchering yet another game, with their substandard game developers), so yea, keeping a eye on the wiiU.
I feel that as a professional reviewer I have no choice but to review on all platforms, and give each one a fair hearing. It's hard to look at the average consumer such as yourself and take a side, as each console has it's own perks and advantages. The media currently abuses the Vita along with social media; and yet it's one of the greatest pieces of hardware ever made. It doesn't matter what I say about the new generation too, as too many people have bias for and against the brands.
The truth is, you should do your best to thoroughly try EVERY console and not just estimate and opinionate. How many of you have truly played a vast library on each console? Seriously, how many? I'm not being cruel, but I have a lot of doubt that a large number of you have a weighted opinion about which is best, or will be the best.
Nintendo are just the biggest joke company ever created and that Wii U is the biggest load of shit I have ever seen in my life. I can't believe there are losers out there wiling to spend double the price of the PS3/360 on a shit as hell console with worse graphics and memory than the PS3/360.
I can't stand Sony with a burning passion.
I am getting sick to the back teeth of MIcrosoft. They have really done their level best to destroy the 360. They think that Kinect is the best thing ever and can't see it for what it is fucking horseshit of the first order and would much rather concentrate on that shit and the casual gamers than the hardcore core gamers that made them and the dashboard is now a complete mess with all these pathetic apps that hardly anyone uses.
The new Xbox and Playstation are meh, to be expected. I want something fresh. Have you guys heard of the Ouya? It's a new console run on Android and it's being backed by pretty big companies like Square Enix and Namco Bandai. It promises to have all the games available for it to be free-to-try and will fully support indie game companies. Pretty cool!
None, WII U isn't next gen. 8 years ago consoles ruled over PC but then manufactures figured out how to deal with architecure better and now even GPU's are 30x times faster processors than PS3 and xbox. I'm sticking with PC, it has "gen" and i can play whatever i want with it. (gpu isn't decent anymore for being 2 years old but can play same games as consoles with 10x better graphics)
GPU's are minutely faster, definitely not much more that 3x faster than current consoles. consoles definitely go out of date fast, but they become the more affordable piece of kit for a 3 year run before pcs become the option. I'm a professional games reviewer, and the balance between consoles and pcs is always swinging between them. It's also considered unprofessional to outright dismiss a medium on either side.
I will be getting the new Xbox on the spot. The 360's track record of exclusive arcade shooters leaves me confident that this neglected genre will continue to see life breathed into it by Microsoft's new console.
I will be getting the Sony Omni if WipEout is making a return as the rumors say (and since these rumors come from the same source that said in detail we will be getting a 3DS full 3D Pokemon and Wii U Yoshi game only 2 months after the info was released, I no longer have doubts). Studio Liverpool formerly Psygnosis was dissolved last year and I thought WipEout was dead with it. Apparently not. The most consistent series I've ever played may not be dead after all.
As for Wii U...I've been too disappointed with big N for the last near decade to have an interest in the Wii U. Only when I hear about a new F-Zero or that the new Monolith RPG is not only online up to 8+ player parties, but exceeds current expectations will I give a remote fuck about Nintendo's new little toy.
Annnnd my PC will still be top priority with the Xbox being runner up.
I'm curious as to what the specs of the next gen are going to be, and what kind of games are going to come out. However, I'll stick to the consoles that I have until there's a good library of games and until the second iteration of the next gen consoles so I can avoid any potential red-ring scenarios.
I think Halo's lost it's place. Now that so many shooters come out people mistake it for another unimaginative graymer title when it's really a pioneer. Though these same people have been eating up every rehashed Mario title for the last 5 years.
I'm not planning to get one, but I'm having to hedge my bets on the PS4 bringing the power while the Wii-U brings the tumbleweeds across all fronts, Microsoft can bring the kids out of the home we put them in to keep them out of our lives, while Windows 7 quietly retains a position of power, even in the face of its Father's abandonment.
Really, I'm hoping that the Ouya or PC developers shake things up by simply saying to consoles, 'No, screw you', and make games that the systems can't handle. Or port.
Honestly... I might just either get a Wii U or an Xbox 360 (that's not a typo, I mean the 360). With the former, I was really impressed while giving its demo a whirl, and with the latter, I'd finally get to play the latest entries in the Halo series.
Oh I hate Mario. But Rayman Legends, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Darksiders 2, ZombiU, and similar titles have me curious. Also, the ability to use the console while not necessarily in front of a TV is -very- appealing, since my parents primarily use the TV it would most likely be hooked up to.
If you want to get mileage out of your Wii -- Red Steel 2, Max & The Magic Marker, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, Xenoblade, Death Jr., The Last Story, Pandora's Tower. These are all non-Nintendo made games that are worth looking into.