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I'll sell you my PS3. smile.gif
     
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With the dropping prices of consoles - why do you have to choose? Get two or even all three~ Each console has its benefits and its cons... Wii has some really innovative games and their first-party games (Mario, Zelda, etc) are always a fun experience, almost universally enjoyed across age groups. Xbox and PS3 are where the "hardcore" crowd hangs out at. PS3 has some really nice JRPGs and some top tier exclusives, and depending on what genre you like you may find there are games there worth playing (Uncharted, Demon's Souls, Disgaea Series, etc). Same can be said with Xbox360.

I will also add: I don't own a wii, but I know someone who does and I've played it a bit. I'll definitely get when when they drop the price even lower. I own an xbox360 that is sitting in my closet... Been there almost 14 months now. I enjoyed it a couple years ago but I'm not an online gamer and nothing I've seen released in the last year has made me pull it out. I also own a PS3 that I received for xmas (2009) - and its still plugged in and I use it about once a week.
My preferred genre is RPG / JRPG /SRPG and while the xbox had a lot of those games first (which is why I've owned it the longest) - it seems to me that if this is all you play, the PS3 is currently the better platform (in my opinion based on current and recent releases, as well as expected releases this year).

Lastly: I don't buy any product from Sony that is also available from another company. No Sony TVs, no Sony headphones, no Sony movies or music. - With this in mind, I still enjoy my PS3...

Whatever system you choose... be prepared for the initial cost to be minimal compared to the "upkeep" in the form of controllers, games, etc. And also worth noting: you can't really go wrong with any of the systems.... Its long enough since release they all have large game libraries that should provide sufficient choices for any owner~
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post #13 of 31
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Originally Posted by Boyboyd;13943400 
I'd go with whatever console the majority of your friends own.

Your strongest bet. However, the Wii is a friggin BLAST when your drinking with your friends and dont have room for beer pong. Drunken New Super Mario Bros...hilarious lol. Not to mention Monster Hunter Tri is awesome and addicting. The only reason I stopped playing shortly after launch is because none of my friends played it, and I lived in Japan at the time, so lag was a big issue.

I own all 3 of the next gen consoles. While PC is my main deal, I do boot up the consoles on occassion. I mainly keep them for exclusives (Gears of War, Demon Souls, Lost Odyssey, Zelda) But 360 is my console of choice, simply because I have more friends that play it compaired to anything else (unfortunately I only have 2 friends that play on the PC, I'm the only nerdy one of my friends =\).
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post #14 of 31
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Firstly I don't have any friends which have consoles so I'll be gaming on multilayer mostly which is the reason I am moving in the first place I have problems getting into games on PC due to high pings with the rest of the world in Australia and most games don't have even local servers doh.gif because the market simply isn't good enough so I am hoping for a better experience with consoles

playing PC games by my self gets old fast I mostly spend my time surfing web forums, online learning
Edited by HyperFocus - 6/20/11 at 4:12pm
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Lol, an Xbox or a PS3 is not even close to "hardcore gaming". A little while ago Xbox Live did a competition with Xbox 360's vs PS3's in a few games. I think they were about even in skill, and the turn out was pretty good, so they decided to do Xbox 360's vs PC's. The PC gamer's were so good that Xbox Live didn't want to show the results.

PC>Consoles is all I got to say.

I got a Wii after seeing it at my friend's house right when they came out, and I thought it was really cool, so I went out and bought one. It was awesome for the first 2-3 weeks, then I started to use it less and less, and finally, I forgot about it.
After that, I got an Xbox 360 because I thought that it had really good graphics and was "hardcore". Pretty much the same thing happened as the Wii. It was really fun for about 4-5 weeks, then I lost interest in it and stopped playing it.
I then started to use my slow computer for a few simple games, and I loved it. I then decided to save up and build the computer I have now. I've now been gaming on my PC for over 1.5 years, and I still love it.

But if you really still love consoles, then you should go jump aboard the PS3 fanboy wagon over at www.ps3fanboywagon.com

If you can't get to the website, then you shouldn't be gaming on consoles.
    
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Unless your in the US or Japan, your going to have the same issues when it comes to ping problems. I've ran into the problem personally. I don't know if it was because my consoles were set to the US region while I was in Japan, or what. But at least with PC, I can always search for servers in the region that I choose.
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post #17 of 31
I say get whichever console your friends have, or whichever one offers the exclusives you wish to play.
     
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post #18 of 31
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Yes thats true but most PC games will say they have Oceanic servers but you find they are usually located in the US so ping issues still exist on PC platform usually the only hope is to join a game hosted in Australia which is rare but does happen
post #19 of 31
Get the PS3. You dont have to pay to use PSN. You do with XBox last I knew.
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I own both, and if I had to pick one it would be the 360. Party chat is just a huge deal for me.
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