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Diversity win! Nintendo isn’t the only company making Wii Us now! Indeed, many years after the console has been discontinued and months after its eShop’s been shuttered, the folks at Sony have heartwarmingly chosen to take up the console’s torch with its own spin on the Wii U GamePad for PlayStation 5, dubbed Project Q. 



Now, Project Q does feature a couple slick improvements over the nearly decade old Wii U: its screen is 8 inches instead of the Wii U’s 6.2 inches, and PS5 games generally (generally!) look better than what the Wii U can do. Unfortunately, it seems to lack features like dual screen display with the TV, a touchscreen, or novelty. But it’s the best they can do, really. I mean, having a fully mobile handheld game console that can separate from the TV? Who would ever be able to do that?

And, not content to simply bring the Wii U hardware to Sony, the PlayStation Direct announced that they’ll be bringing Splatoon to the platform as well! Developed by Square Enix for the PS4 and PS5, this “Foamstars” (must be a trademark dispute) has the same colorful ammo and terrain-based turf warfare as other squid kid adventures, with the added wrinkle of the fired foam (instead of ink) actively adding and changing the makeup of the landscape. It also lacks its Wii U and Nintendo counterpart’s attributes in a couple areas, like character design, visual clarity, or creativity. 



What an event! We can’t wait to see what Nintendo announcements Sony has in store next!


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.