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What Is The Best Video Game Console: the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, or Wii?

Updated on March 9, 2010

Today in the cutting edge of video gaming there are 3 video game consoles that are dominating the market. Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Which of these consoles are the best for you? I am going to take you through the world of video game consoles to explain the specs, and I am going to give you a review of these incredible machines.

Nintendo Wii:


When the Nintendo Wii hit stores in November of 2006 it was an immediate hit. The Wii was sold out at almost all of the stores and was very hard to get at the retail price of $249.99. The Console was selling on places like Ebay and Amazon and reaching prices way higher than the retail price. In December 2009, the Wii broke the record for best-selling console in a single month in the United States. The makers of the Nintendo Wii have dropped the retail price to $199.99. In my opinion the Wii is probably the best value for your buck. The Nintendo Wii uses motion censor technology which allows you to be active in your game playing, and you can get a lot of exercise when playing the Wii. It allows you to really get into gaming. For example: if you are playing a boxing game you punch your arms or if you are a knight you swing your arms like you were swinging a sword. The Wii also has very many popular game titles like Mario and Zelda. I do not think that you can go wrong with the Wii. With a great price and a lot of great games it is a sweet deal.

Playstation 3:

The Playstation 3 is a sweet, hard core video game machine with a 3.2 GHz processor and wireless blue-tooth technology. Not only can you play vivid life-like video games, you can watch your favorite blue-ray movies, play online with your friends, stream Netflix for free, surf the net, and do various other rocking-cool stuff. The Playstation 3 is the most expensive in retail for $299.00 compared to the Xbox 360 arcade and the Wii that both cost $199.99, but feature wise I don't think it can be beat. What I found particularly annoying with the ps3 is that you can play Playstation 1 games but not Playstation 2 games, so I have to keep my ps2 to play the games.

Xbox 360:

The Xbox 360 has some pretty cool features also; like interchangeable hard drives,great online play, and netflix stream technology. The Xbox 360 has become one of Americas most talked about video game console ever. The Xbox 360 has had some major problems like "the red ring of death" which caused Microsoft a major headache but people loved the Xbox 360 so much that Xbox pulled through and has a huge customer base of loyal consumers. You can also play original Xbox games on the Xbox 360 as long as you have a hard drive. The Xbox 360 arcade priced at $199.00 not including  a hard drive and was a little of a disappointment for me but once I upgraded the hard drive it was a lot better.

Conclusion:

For me making a choice between the Wii,Ps3 and Xbox 360 was a very hard decision. I had to consider many things. For example: some of my favorite games are on the Wii,and it helps me stay fit with its motion controllers. With the ps3 I find the controllers extra comfortable during game play. I can watch my favorite blue-ray movies. I can stream Netflix for free, where with the Xbox 360 you have to  subscribe to Xbox Live Gold that costs $50.00 a year. The Xbox 360 has awesome online game play and the interchangeable hard drives are super cool.

I just can't decide what console, between the Wii, Ps3 and Xbox 360, I like the best. So I would like to ask for your help. Tell me what reasons and why you like your favorite video game console, make a comment at the bottom of this article and maybe it can help me to decide one way or the other what video game console should be king.



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      Fernando Mateo 

      5 years ago from Barcelona

      As always it depends on your situation and preferences

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      KAT 

      6 years ago

      Xbox and ps3 are for more hardcore gamers. Wii is better if you have kids playing with it or something, because even though it promotes fitness, it doesn't really make that much of a difference to buy it specifically for that, unless you play it all day long. i think the xbox has better graphics too..

      Xbox FTW!

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      Ghost 

      6 years ago

      people always try to talk me into liking the PS3,but xbox is way cooler!

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      Michael122 

      8 years ago from Pleasant Grove

      If I had to choose Xbox360 wins. It rocks!!

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      raesmith4 

      8 years ago

      I would have to say I like the Wii because it helps me to get that extra excercise I need and it helps my kids to be more physical without them even realizing it....

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