360 vs. Wii vs. P$3

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Which system/systems are you gonna max out your credit cards on?

XBox 360
3
9%
Nintendo Wii
10
30%
P$3
6
18%
360/Wii
4
12%
Wii/P$3
2
6%
360/P$3
3
9%
All of the above
1
3%
None of the above
4
12%
 
Total votes: 33

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360 vs. Wii vs. P$3

Post by The Juice » 04 Aug 2006 13:09

Which console/consoles will you be spending massive of your holiday money on this year??

I personally will be buying the Wii on its launch date due to it's innovative new controller and it's much cheaper price tag... Maybe I'll get a P$3 when the price goes way down in a couple years... the blu-ray isn't worth it for me...

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Post by mxrider » 04 Aug 2006 13:20

No Xbox 360? Titles like Crackdown, F.E.A.R., Gears of War, Halo 3, Just Cause, Dead Rising, Saint's Row, and more make it the console of choice for me. I'm also gonna buy a PS3 when it comes out, but damn, it's waay to expensive.

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Post by Dex » 04 Aug 2006 14:02

Wii60! But I will probably own all 3.

PS3 isn't that expensive when you think about it... I know someone who shelled out $400 for a 360... and had to also spend $100 for a wireless adapter, so $500 total.

Now compare that to the PS3 which has the wireless built in, plus the hard drive is 40GB BIGGER, 100% backwards compatible (unlike 360), plays Blu-Ray (stand-alone Blu-Ray players are going for $999), will display in true 1080p (360 doesn't even have HDMI output)... $600 isn't that much.

Do the math.

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Post by radish01001 » 04 Aug 2006 15:31

Plus, it has smash brothers.

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Post by Serious » 04 Aug 2006 18:52

Nintendo's one looks really cool and innovative and you know there games will be fun... though probably very, very childish. PS2 and XBOX have no real fun to them like a Nintendo does... there just two big boxes with very good specs... but still there'll have all the best shoot em-ups and driving games..

Personally I probably won't buy any of them at first and will just wait till they go down in price, then snap one up on Ebay and buy some pre-owned games . I mean, all the last generation of consoles still have a lot of fun left in them, plus every game made for them will start to go down in price soon.

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Post by Zorak » 04 Aug 2006 21:15

I'll get a PS3 the day it comes out and I already have an Xbox360. I got enough Zelda and Mario games in the 4th grade so I don't need a Wii. When their big selling point is being able to play Nintendo64 games, I'll pass.

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Post by lswalker » 04 Aug 2006 21:48

When I can afford them I'll purchase the 360 and Wii, till then the DS Lite will keep me occupied.

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Post by Phife » 04 Aug 2006 22:30

Since I despise Sony and Nintendo has seen better days, I would only by the 360 if I were going to buy one at all.

Currently I am completely happy with my new PC.
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Post by doppletwo » 04 Aug 2006 23:26

360 and Wii...



And later PS3.




I don't use credit cards, so should I answer none of the above?
Food for a dead God.

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Post by hypeman » 06 Aug 2006 02:04

Screw all of them, I bought a ps2 the day it came out and in the time i've had it (I still have it) I have accumulated around 6 games. So screw that. If I was going to get a console, it'd be the ps3. Loyal to the grave. Although i had a nintendo snes and a nintendo 64 (my belief is nintendo's are focussed on the ~12year old age group). Maybe they will change it for the new gen, but yeh i'd rather a ps3.

I'll be maxing out on a laptop or tower, whichever takes my fancy in a spur of the moment decision.

Hopefully a Sony 1.8ghz duo centrino (portable one, so notihng more than 15''). Or if thats too expensive, i buy a new desktop for around $700. Thats an AMD 3500+ duo with all the other crap you don't need. And really, whats the differnce between an xbox and a highend pc (just buy 2 wireless logitech controllers). Both made by microsoft.

Whats this blue...ray? or whatever?

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Post by nin » 06 Aug 2006 02:12

Wii plus PS3 = awesome

I bought a 360 and then sold it like a month later, cause 400 bucks to play Halo2 and Zuma is kinda steep. I just wasn't impressed with the 360 at all.

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Post by Zorak » 06 Aug 2006 04:10

So far I've thought Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, FIFA World Cup, Call of Duty 2 and Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter have been worth the price of admission for the 360.

I really liked Tomb Raider too but it was pretty short - probably better off as just a rental.

Next game I'm excited for is the new Splinter Cell.

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Post by KnotNow » 06 Aug 2006 10:54

New Smash Bros. alone is enough to justify a new Nintendo for me. I've never bought a PS; not planning on starting now. Maybe a 360 in a couple years when the price goes down a lot.

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Post by hypeman » 06 Aug 2006 13:52

i'm too cheap to buy games.. much rather dl some exotic material.. entertains me the same way.

But.. the only game i'd buy would be fifa 2006/07 (when that comes out). :P

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Post by Hortnon » 06 Aug 2006 14:13

dex wrote:Wii60! But I will probably own all 3.

PS3 isn't that expensive when you think about it... I know someone who shelled out $400 for a 360... and had to also spend $100 for a wireless adapter, so $500 total.

Now compare that to the PS3 which has the wireless built in, plus the hard drive is 40GB BIGGER, 100% backwards compatible (unlike 360), plays Blu-Ray (stand-alone Blu-Ray players are going for $999), will display in true 1080p (360 doesn't even have HDMI output)... $600 isn't that much.

Do the math.
Blu-Ray really isn't a draw for me - I saw it set up next to HD-DVD at Best Buy, and just wasn't impressed. Like you said, players going for $999...I'm just not impressed with Blu-Ray
1080p isn't very common in tv's yet, plus the last stats I saw showed ~25% of households with HDTV's. Though lack of HDMI is lame...


Since I'm essentially a Nintendo and Halo fanboy, you can guess what combo I'm getting...

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