There were two new hardware announcements at E3 this week, and you got a chance to see both during the Nintendo and Sony press conferences.

First, we wanted to know what you thought about the Wii U. Granted, while this is a PlayStation-oriented site, most of our readers are multiple console owners and in truth, gamers are gamers. So we wondered if the new Wii, with it's nifty touch-screen technology and high-definition, impressed our readers…as it turns out, it didn't. The majority are either indifferent or just plain dislike it, and only a few say they're very interested. Perhaps when we see more games some consumers will change their minds; Nintendo really didn't show much in the way of actual software at E3. We saw some tech demos and got an idea of the system's features, but that's about it. At best, the Wii U is a wait-and-see situation for most PSXE readers.

This week, let's talk about the other piece of hardware: the PlayStation Vita. It was officially named and priced during Sony's E3 press conference and unlike the Wii U, there were games galore, including a very impressive onstage presentation of Uncharted: Golden Abyss . But are you convinced? Or are you on the fence? Let us know.

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Reccaman18
Reccaman18
9 years ago

No up-scaling and only one controller can be used with the Wii U. That's what Nintendo said. I'm even more put off by this new system now.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Ugh, can't wait to get home(on my way now) so I can catch up on the Wii U presentation as well as the rest of the E3 news I missed.

As for the new poll…day one purchase for me.

tes37
tes37
9 years ago

Your ps3 asked me on psn if I'd seen you.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Don't get too excited for the Wii U presentation. And stop using your phone while driving.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Ha, I typed this as I was paying 4.50 a gallon for gas. Ahhh….gotta love isolated truck stop price gouging.

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Jawknee… I actually think Nintendo did a really good job at not doing a good job in presenting or showing off what the WiiU is capable of.

I have said it a few times already, I won't judge it or condemn it just yet. I want to see the thing working and get a low down on the specifications. From what I have read about what other developers are saying, a good few of the hard core developers are quite excited about it.

Some do go as far as to say the GPU is pretty good in the unit and should permit native 1080p for most games released on it. We'll see what transpires anyway…

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Yeah, Wii U is a bad move with only one player being able to use it (okay, that's the big controller, but what other controllers will be used alongside it, if they're chasing that same market again?), especially after they really brought family gaming to the fore with the Wii. Confused as hell about that thing.

Vita will be mine. I still get fairly regular mileage out of my PSP, and considering I'm hoping to be setting off on another road trip by the end of next year, I'll certainly need it alongside me. Not yet sure of when though.
Peace.

PANICinc
PANICinc
9 years ago

You will be able to sync current Wii remotes to the WiiU. Up to 4, but only ONE Touch Pad controller.
But sadly, NO BC for GameCube!

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

The WiiU controller reminds me of one of those insanely expensive multi-device remote controls that you can program with command macros, and has a touch screen, and tells your fortune, and makes you tea, and… They make them for those really hardcore home theater freaks, but outside of those particularly enthusiastic users they are about as useful as a chocolate teapot. That is how the WiiU controller struck me. It's been designed to appeal to someone's idea of hardcore gamers, but misses on several scores.

As for the Vita, It will be mine on day 1, In fact, my wife loved it too, she's sold also.

Jed
Jed
9 years ago

WiiU making tea? Nothing like the PS3 with backwards comptability that made salsa. (reference to the forums of course)

jaynet333
jaynet333
9 years ago

I can't afford to get the Vita on day one, but I really like the Uncharted series. That game alone could easily be a system seller for me. If the reviews show that Sony Bend does the franchise justice, I will likely be picking one up sooner than later.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I don;t care about either one of em, but at least I'll probably have the PSV one day. The more I think about it the more I think the Wii U might be a big fat flop after initial curiosity sales.

BIGRED15
BIGRED15
9 years ago

looks like an overgrown DS… wtf? if this is the console successor to the wii then boy does nintendo have their work cut ot for them. When ps4 and the next xbox arrive, this thing'll b a paperweight

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I'm thinking it will be a paperweight long before that.

huh1678
huh1678
9 years ago

well it wouldn't be something new to Nintendo, most wiis are already paperweights which include two of my friends

Jed
Jed
9 years ago

I was thinking the same thing about it being a big DS as soon as I saw the controller.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

Nintendo needs to start cooking some hot games for the Wii U. Right now I'd rather get ps3 games over a whole new console with nothing but a weird controller.

psVita is nice, probably not day 1 but definitely this year.

dmiitrie
dmiitrie
9 years ago

Ahh Nintendo, always with the gimmicks. When will you learn?

As for the Vita: it certainly looks impressive and I know Sony will put out a quality product, but I just don't like mobile gaming. When I'm out, I don't have time to play anything more than a silly game on my iPhone. And when I'm at home, well, that's what my ps3 is for.

My one hope is that they do more to integrate the Vita with the ps3. My biggest pet peeve on gaming is when there's one game that really deserves to be on a main console, but for whatever reason, gets stuck on a mobile platform. coughPeaceWalkercough

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

There will have to be some rather spectacular software on the Wii U for anyone to care. They announced a bunch of games LAST year to cheering fans and yet we've only received that atrocious Metroid game since. Now we're all supposed to run out and buy a Wii U?

Uh, Nintendo? When we told you that we wanted an HD system, we weren't telling you to release an HD system. We were simply telling you that you screwed up the Wii.

PorkChopGamer
PorkChopGamer
9 years ago

I'm a gaming enthusiast, so the enthusiast will buy the Vita day one. It has some pretty nice things going for it.

But the gamer in me is on the fence about the launch lineup so far. It didn't help that the 3DS had such a strong first party lineup showing at E3. Uncharted is definitely as advertised but the touch controls seem to add more' hand holding' to a series that already had a little too much for my tastes to begin with. But I am glad that it is more puzzle focused than action. And I'm not looking to to buy PSN titles(Wipeout, Stardust, and Hustle Kings) at Vita prices. Reminds me of when Sony repackaged High Velocity Bowling for $40. And yet another LittleBigplanet and Modnation Racers? Say what you will about Nintendo's handling of franchises, at least they put a respectful couple of years(if not more) between iterations.

I am looking forward to Gravity(looks amazing!!), Little Deviants and Ruin. My only issue with the latter is I'm wondering if Sony is going to make you buy the game twice for the PS3/Vita compatibility. That would be unfortunate if they did.

I really hope the ratio between games on the Vita like Gravity and shooters are 100 to 1 in favor of Gravity. Shooters already reign on the big ones. No need for them to try to engulf handhelds as well.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Since I'm a gaming collector, I'm going to need both, the PSV & the Wii-U.

But……
I'll get the former sooner & the latter later.
(Ha, try saying that 1742 times fast)

gumbi
gumbi
9 years ago

I'll be getting Vita day one… although I'm really still not digging that name. I suppose it'll probably grow on me in time.

As for Nintendo… I was a little boy once, you came into my life and created so many memories. For that you'll always hold a place in my heart, but these gimmicky consoles with wacko names just doesn't do it for me. Sorry old friend.

Does anyone else hear a foghorn in their head every time someone mentions the new Nintendo? Or is that just me?

PANICinc
PANICinc
9 years ago

Just start calling the Vita PSV
Easier and doesn't remind me of "Viva" dairy products! Like cottage cheese! LOL

Bjorn77
Bjorn77
9 years ago

The Vita was an instant LIKE. nice peace of work Sony delivered. Very interested in how they gonna connect it to the PS3.

I hope in some stage of the ps3, you could use is as the main controller for the ps3. That would be the Nintendo Nightmare I suppose. In a sense that would be Nintendo's knock out, their next gen console already surpassed by a current gen.

vicious54
vicious54
9 years ago

Definitely going to get the Vita if I am able to pick one up, being in the military have some drawbacks.

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

not surprised by the poll results on a ps orientated sight. i'm interested in wii u depending on its final specs. if it can run games at 1080p 60 fps i'm on board. they need to make a strong play on the core gamers, and have a decent onlie componet.

i've been interested in the wii, but its wimpy specs always stopped me from making a purchase. upgraded specs will make me a multiple console owner.

Danny007
Danny007
9 years ago

The Vita looks awesome. I just need more games besides Uncharted to make me want one. Maybe at TGS we'll see more.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

I don't know what tothink yet. While the Wii U is doing some things Im intrigued by, I've come to know what to expect from Nintendo and their leadership role. I just dont think they're after my own gaming heart or other gamers like me.
So it's a wait and see there.

Vita is also a wait and see. It fittingy looks like what I would expect from the next PSP. and similarly, I suspect the majority of it's offerings will be somehig of an appendage to PS3s core offerings. Seeing that many of PSP's better titles got ported to Ps2 and now Ps3, I suspect I'll have the opportunity to play most of the Vitas best games on Ps3 as it is.
I like mobile gaming and all, but my iPhone and current PSP offer up plenty of simpler games on the go to entertain my time.

PharaohJR
PharaohJR
9 years ago

i was slightly impressed when i seen a vid showcasing Wii u functions. i dont like the controller but the connectivity idea is brilliant. when i seen the glimpse of Zelda on it with the HD i thought ight koo…. overall will i be contributing to it.. NO.

PS vita, the screen display was crazy it showed clear when it was shown in somebody hand the resolution unbelievable. i liked the function it had with Uncharted whole touch screen flow. the pricing for both models is well worth it. am i interested…. YES. wil i own 1…. NO.

handhelds are great but there not for me in terms of time…. PS3 takes up damn near 60% of my time when it was working & to have a handheld just as powerful i might as well stop progressing in life cause i would spend the 40% on vita. i also think the 3ds is a raw handheld its not on par with vita in performance but i see the fun in them. Wii u will sell like crazy
if they can back it up with solid software. i just think this is what wii should of been on realease.