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choosing a gaming console

Updated on June 28, 2011

I own a Xbox 360

We all know that video games are getting more and more popular, and if you have children then you may soon be buying a gaming console, the purpose of this hub is to give you some information to help you decide which video gaming console would be best for your family.

Lets start with the console I own,the Xbox 360.

I like it because of all the different games you can get with the system, I am into sports and it has a huge collection of sports games to choose from,another thing I like is that you can stream movies from Netflix from the Xbox 360, I believe you can stream movies to all the consoles in this hub with a membership to Netflix.

I love the wireless controller and the huge hard drive on the Xbox 360, you can watch DVD movies on it and store thousands of Mp3s on the hard drive, I like to listen to music while I am playing the game so that is another huge plus in my book.

Also with a Xbox live Gold subscription you can download free games, add on or expansions to many of the more popular game, if you have a wireless adapter you can play online and chat with friends using the Xbox live subscription.

My 2 sons have been playing a really cool game called Call of duty 2 and it is simple one of the best games ever made so If you buy a Xbox 360 I would recommend buying that game.

On the down side you do have to pay for the Xbox gold subscription and I don't like that, I think it should be a free service since the game & console are so expensive.

But overall I would give the Xbox 360 a 9 on a 1-10 scale so I really like the console.

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The Wii is a more affordable console.

As far as getting your moneys worth I think the best all around console for that would be the Nintendo Wii.

It has been on Ebays Hot list for the past few months so it is growing more popular, and I think it is due largely to the price of the console, it is only $199.00 at many places and that is getting a lot for your money.

There are 2 things I really like about the Wii, first is the interactive fitness games & workoout, and the other is the cool controller, for example if you were playing a fishing game on the Wii, then you would actually cast the bait out there by waving the controller and that is super cool to me.

Also Nintendo has been around a long time in the console game and The Mario brand is something that young kids really enjoy and it is not all that graphic and violent and that is another huge plus to me.

At one time more people in the world knew who Mario was than the President of the USA.

Look into getting a Wii, for the money I think it is the best value out of all the gaming consoles.

The Playstation 3 is a little too expensive for me

Sony's Playstation 3 is an amazing console but it is just too expensive for me, I love that it play bluray movies, and the graphic are amazing but I think it is too expensive.

Sony has been in the console world forever and I think was the biggest brand in the world at one time, but in my opinion they have fell to #3 out in the console wars, simple because the games are so expensive and I don't think you get your moneys worth.

So here is my final order of the top gaming consoles (just my opinion)

#1 - XBOX 360

#2 - Nintendo Wii

#3 - Playstation 3

Please take the poll below and share your opinion and leave a comments as well.

I need your feedback!

Which console would you buy?

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  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    Thanks for the comment Retro - I agree 100% with you, the Wii is very original, but the PC is overall the best for true die hard gamers.

  • RetroBrothers profile image

    Martin Allan 

    7 years ago from Sunny Scotland

    I like the Wii because it is different.

    As far as the XBox and PS3 etc go - I still prefer a good gaming PC

  • vaguesan profile image


    8 years ago from Osaka, Japan

    It's kind of a toss up for me between the wii and the 360. I think I would go with a wii just because I like all the old school nintendo games and I don't have time to get sucked into halo and COD4


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