Nintendo is nothing if not a company working on its own timetable. But in a recent Eurogamer interview, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida goes a bit further than that, claiming Nintendo’s machines are akin to their own generation. “Personally, I have always thought Wii was in a generation of its own,” Yoshida said.
“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.”