Logging onto Twitter this morning after final evening’s PlayStation Showcase, you would possibly count on to see trending matters from the likes of Sony, Spider-Man and Alan Wake. However what did we discover earlier than any of those? ‘Splatoon’ and ‘Wii U’.
The previous is in reference to Foamstars — Sq. Enix’s new turf battle shooter that appears greater than a little bit like Nintendo’s squid swimmer — however the latter has come because of the currently-titled ‘Venture Q’, a handheld gadget that permits you to stream video games put in in your PS5 over WiFi. It is like a Swap… solely it is not.
Sure, whereas the brand new little bit of package would possibly appear like a Swap display with a few PS5 controllers Ultrahand-ed onto the facet (brilliantly demonstrated by @spookysquid under), the truth that it doesn’t play its personal video games and as a substitute will solely stream content material from the PS5 has this gadget leaning a lot additional into the Wii U camp than we’d have anticipated.
It is also price taking into consideration that that is an adjunct, not a brand new console in and of itself — we’re already braced to see the excessive price ticket that may inevitably come quickly. At the least Nintendo had the dignity to throw the Gamepad in with any buy of the Wii U, we imply come on.
After all, with the Wii U subject trending on Twitter, we weren’t the primary to note this. Many have identified the comparability and it appears to be like like it’s time to give Nintendo’s least-loved console (of late, that’s) an apology.
Given the Wii U’s less-than-stellar reception, we would guess that seeing these comparisons wasn’t the precise response that Sony was on the lookout for following final evening’s reveal. Who is aware of, possibly the completed product will look a complete lot totally different (it definitely is wanting a little bit fan-made in our opinion in the meanwhile), but when this gadget actually is just for streaming video games from the principle console, then the cheaper choice would possibly simply be to play Splatoon in your Wii U as a substitute…
What do you make of Venture Q? Getting some Wii U vibes? Tell us within the feedback.
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