i would say to purchase an xbox 360 over a ps3. i say this because
1.PS3 is way more expesive than the box.
2. personally i think the box has better games and has more games than the ps3
3. X-box live has more to offer then ps3 and it may cost money but well well well well well well worthwhile.
So in conclusion you should definitely purchase a WII:confused:
Man,the ps3 has way better graphics, and it has a way better version of oblivion and it has a cool controller,you can actually hold it, unlike the catastrophe known as the 360 controller.You need like 4 arms to hold it.
I have become totally addicted to Elder Scrolls: Oblivion on the PS3 it has to be said.
As for who plays older games on newer consoles, my family does. The vast majority of our collection of 100+ PS2 titles work just fine and dandy on the PS3 - even the UK version which has been surgically butchered to prevent this from happening ;)
I am currently working in video game retail, and I speak from experience with many satisfied (and equally dissatisfied) customers.
With the PS3, many customers are currently experiencing a lack of system-exclusive titles. Even where Sony has managed to squeak out a few good exclusives (Motorstorm, Resistance) they don't seem to be able to do it ethically, as the lawsuit they now face suggests. Motorstorm is a fantastic game. It is easily the best that I've seen on the console so far. Is it $600 awesome? I'd have to get back to you on that one.
The 360 also has its good and its bad. Where Sony has lack of variety in gaming, Microsoft offers exactly the opposite. Hard-hitting titles like Gears of War, and soon to be Halo 3 are exclusive, and awesome. Halo 3's beta testing phase was a huge hit with our store, and many of our customers are looking forward to the release in September. Likewise, titles like Madden, NCAA, and Assassin's Creed are luring in fans from both Sony's and Microsoft's markets, for their respective systems. Microsoft also has Too Human, and a few other system exclusives in its future.
As for the Wii... This is the only system I have managed to afford thus far. In my opinion, it is the most versatile, and unique. The unique controls have revolutionized games like Mario Party, which doesn't appeal to everyone. But for those interested, it is a crowd pleaser. Nintendo has kept up with the big dogs as far as sales, and seems to be the most durable of the trio. Our store has yet to see a single defective Wii return, whereas PS3 and 360 have had quite a few woes already.
actually, a number of wiiis have overhating problems like the 360 does
I have yet to see any evidence of what you're talking about. I've been selling these units since the launch last November, and ironically enough, just today I had a phone call about a defective one, and even that didn't involve overheating. He indicated there was some issue with the laser lens reading the disc. Not to say that the problem didn't exist, but I've yet to see a single incident, including my own.
To add my 2 cents here... way back when the ps3 was just coming in... I put a reserve on one of 16 PS3 coming on release date (US) through a commonly known gaming store. I was going to sell the thing on Ebay and make easily 4x the amount that I bought it for... then sony cut the shipment to 8 thus I didn't get one til later when the hype had gone down. So i decided to keep the stupid thing... My plan was to sell it make money then go buy a 360... turns out that I am extremely happy with the PS3.
Blu-Ray... awesome for my HDTV... movies in HiDef... definately a plus... btw... 300 is awesome in HD just to let you know...
HOME, home is coming out late this year. It is supposed to be the lazy mans excuse for everything. I hear that it is a virtual reality of the real world where you can throw a party play music and everybody there hears the same music. You can go to a movie rental shop and rent a movie it gets sent directly to your PS3. You can go to a pizza shop order a pizza and it will show up at your doorstep... need I say more... true... IT MIGHT NOT DO ALL THIS STUFF... but ive heard rumors...
Connects to a psp for added mobility/luxury
Its mighty expensive... $600 for a 80gb PS# now or $500 for a 60gb while supplies last...
Lack of any game selection... theres nothing here that isnt on other systems... except resistance and motorstorm...