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Sony puts Wii U in "its own generation"

Sony's Shuhei Yoshida believes the Wii U will stand away from Sony and Microsoft's next consoles

Nintendo's Wii U is in its own special console generation, according to Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida. He told Eurogamer that - like the Wii before it - the Wii U will stand alone compared to Sony and Microsoft's next console offerings.

"Personally, I have always thought Wii was in a generation of its own," Yoshida told Eurogamer ."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," he insisted.

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