Xbox One Versus Wii U

Xbox One

Xbox One belongs to Microsoft, whereas Wii U belongs to Nintendo. Both are bought and used immensely by ardent gamers and there are differences that exist between the two. There are certain similarities as well, so people study their respective features and buy the one that ultimately suits them best.  The below deliberations are a comparative study of Xbox One versus Wii U.

Xbox One features Kinetic 2, an added benefit for users.Kinetic 2 is integrated deep within the Xbox system and makes it easier for the users to use voice commands. A user can make the Xbox active by giving the “On” voice command and the Kinetic 2 will activate the Xbox. Xbox One can switch directly to the last user who handled it and display it on the screen almost immediately.

Unlike Xbox One, Wii U has a GamePad camera, but the feature of Kinetic is absent. Hence, its users will not be able to enjoy the advantages of voice commands. Another crucial aspect in the discussion of Xbox One versus Wii U is that the Wii U GamePad charging cable comes as part of the Wii U package, whereas Xbox One does not provide any charging cables.

Xbox One will provide no backing to the previously launched Xbox games. So, Xbox One will be unable to play games that are for Xbox 360, and the user will have to obtain a completely new set of Xbox One games.

Nintendo’s Wii U provides the backing features, so there are several previously launched games that can be played on Wii U. Super Mario 64, Mario Tennis, Mario Golf, Wave Race 64, and F Zero, are some of the games which can operate in Wii U through virtual console.

Xbox One controllers have similar features to that of Xbox 360. They have B, Y, A and X buttons, analogue stick placement, and triggers in exactly the same positions as that of Xbox 360. The “X” logo on top has similar placement as that of Xbox 360, and there are two center buttons on the controller as well.

Wii U’s controller is generally known as the GamePad, which also has triggers and buttons. Along with that it has a 6.2-inch touch-screen at the center. The touch-screen takes the gaming experience into a whole new level.

The primary point of delight for Xbox users is that they will be able to easily port their hard-earned gamer score and avatar from Xbox 360. Therefore, the gaming identity that users had in Xbox 360 may be continued to Xbox One. Nintendo’s Wii U also provides for a “Mii,” which can be termed as its digital avatar. Mii characters are transferable as well and can be swiftly transferred from Nintendo 3DS to Wii U.

Xbox One has a spectacular OneGuide, which enables its users to connect to the cable or satellite box through an HDMI cable. It enables its users to watch their favorite television shows and even control the television. Kinetic again provides an added advantage, as the user can pin their favorite channels or apps simply with the sound of the voice. In this case, Xbox One versus Wii U have similar function, but the ultimate choice depends on individual perspective.

By Sunando Basu

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9 Responses to "Xbox One Versus Wii U"

  1. BigTreez   April 24, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Terrible writing and innacurate information make this article completely useless to anyone. Do your research, bud.

  2. HHcorp Media   April 23, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    It’s called ‘Kinect’ and by the way Xbox One does come with a charger and its own headset. These consoles apply to two completely different markets so this poorly written article is pointless.

  3. Mark   April 23, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Wii u is a better system. The crazy thing about xbox one is they have NO first party games except 1. And the next 5few month its basically all crap third party games. Same with ps4. Nintendo will always have better games. Always. But thats just my opinion 🙂

  4. Kyle Berger   April 22, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    It’s kinect not kinetic

    • Kyle Berger   April 23, 2014 at 10:21 am

      You are right, Nintendo makes the better games. But they still need third party support.

  5. Eddy Collado   April 22, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Sunando Basu, touch up on your writing and research skills, it’d benefit you a ton if you wish to pursue a career in journalism.

  6. davidpustansky   April 22, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Agreed – this article doesn’t cover anything useful. So what that the Xbox has A, B, X and Y buttons? You could have mentioned the new features of the controller over the 360 pad or mentioned that a similar pad is available for the Wii U, but is an additional purchase. he Kinect sensor has been mentioned, but nothing has been said about its motion control functions, or even that this very important subject in today’s console scene is still relevant on the Wii U as Wii remotes are still usable.

    Also the only back compatibility mentioned here about the Wii U is the virtual console games which are playable through the Wii Mode – you’ve failed to mention that the Wii U can actually play Wii discs or the actual Wii U virtual console service.

    This is on top of the article not mentioning the power differences in the systems, the struggles they’ve both had since launching (especially the Wii U), their competition to the PS4 and most importantly of all, the article doesn’t mention any of the games that have been released for either systems.

  7. Israel Lopez Maldonado   April 22, 2014 at 9:06 am

    What’s Kinetic 2?

  8. Game player   April 22, 2014 at 6:03 am

    This is an awful article which has no baring on the strengths or weaknesses of either system and is full of flawed facts.

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