The three major current generation platforms are the Nintendo Wii, the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360. Comparatively, each system has its own set of strengths and weaknesses, and while each system has a devoted following, there is no definitive “best” system on the market today. This means users have to weigh the pros and cons of each system before purchase and consider what they want to get out of their gaming experience.
Nintendo Wii: For the Casual Gamer
The Nintendo Wii is the “weakest” system in terms of visuals and online capabilities, while being the most user-friendly and intuitive of any system. The Wii positioned itself to sell to casual and demographics typically viewed as “non-gamers.” The Wii knows what it is and what it offers: a system that’s easy for anyone to pick up but can’t compete with the Xbox or Playstation in visuals or online content. If you’re someone looking for a casual, intuitive gaming experience, the Nintendo Wii may be for you.
Playstation 3: Aesthetics at Their Best
The Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 offer many of the same games, online and multimedia capabilities, and easily outstrip the performance abilities of the Wii. So what does the Playstation 3 do better than the Xbox? For one, it comes with a Blu-Ray Player, standard, which allows the system to play HD movies and have (arguably) better visual presentation in games. If you’re looking for the system that will look best on and beside”the system is physically attractive and sleek”your television, the Playstation 3 is for you.
Xbox 360: Come to Play
If you want a gaming system to play games, the Xbox 360 is what you’re looking for. Xbox 360 can play DVD’s and other media (no Blu-Ray) just like the Playstation, but it’s the gaming power of the Xbox which sets it apart. Microsoft has unquestionably the best online gaming system and the Xbox Connect makes it so players don’t even need a controller. With a visual performance comparable to the Playstation 3, if you want a system for gaming, the Xbox 360 is for you.
If a whole gaming system isn’t for you, there are gaming channels on Direct TV, where you can watch game shows and even play some easy games.