Gaming console for the winter, what should I buy?
So I usually just write about Open Source and Mac, but Ars had a good article on gaming platforms and highlights the difference. I can speak as an early Wii owner that console is awesome. Of course I am a pretty casual gamer that occasionally finds himself wanting to play a bigger game. It was the best deal at the time as well, both PS3 and Xbox 360 were well over the $250 that the Wii cost. I will admit though that Wii makes a much better party console than a gaming one (though there are some big/fun titles that came out for Wii).
So now comes my question for you. I am considering getting one of the other, more serious, consoles. My reason is that my wife is currently in school taking evening classes so I have some extra free time on my hands (hence why I am writing this article).
So Xbox is plays all the big titles and has quite a few that you will only find on it (though most of those I have no desire to play). The price is really good, cheaper than my beloved Wii. And I like the controls and such. I have played quite a bit of Xbox so I feel comfortable with it. I have heard of some hardware problems on the Xbox.
Now the PS3 is still close to the cheapest Blue-ray player. And since that format won out I feel confident purchasing one (though I have to admit I really don’t watch that many movies and own, maybe, 10 DVDS so the blue-ray player isn’t that compelling. Still I have to admit it would be a nice feature to have especially since most of the titles I want to play are on this console). Of course it is more expensive for the console, but offers some neat features that the Xbox doesn’t.
Oh and that is not to knock the Wii. I love it, but I think I am ready to purchase something else…we’ll see.