PS/3? 360? Wii? I'm trying to figure out what I'm dreaming of.

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Jeff Block
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PS/3? 360? Wii? I'm trying to figure out what I'm dreaming of.

Just read a Sony PS/3 article about the production costs of the PS/3 (and posted about it), and that got me to thinking?  Am I going to get one of these consoles? 

So, I want to know ... from all you experts out there.  Which one is it?  The Xbox 360, the PS/3, or the Wii?  Who's winning this war?  Which set should I invest in? 

Direction!  I need direction, people!  Smile

Matt Whitlock
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Hi Jeff,

Hi Jeff,

Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming TechLore article that will break down the three major consoles, and give some suggestions about which one is right for you.

From a completely personal point of view, the Playstation 3 is a powerful entertainment platform, but given the unclear future of the Blu-Ray format as a the defacto movie standard, 500 to 600 bucks is a lot of cash to lay down on the small launch lineup and pathetic Blu-ray movie assortment.

The Wii is in its own world, and I don't think it will be trying to compete with Microsoft and Sony on their terms. If you're bored of traditional gaming, the Wii will certainly be a different experience.

If you're looking for a great console this holiday season with a more impressive list of games, availability, and more reasonable price, I'd say the 360 will fit the bill for just about any console gamer. Next Christmas may be a different story, but for now, the 360 is the way to go.

GeorgeS
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I understand there are some

I understand there are some motion controls (Wii like) set to come out for PS3.

Any TechLore feedback yet?

Is there any games or programs that would benifit from such controlers?

GeorgeS
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I understand there are some

I understand there are some motion controls (Wii like) set to come out for PS3.

Any TechLore feedback yet?

Is there any games or programs that would benifit from such controlers?

mulio
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actauly ps3 is the BEST

actauly ps3 is the BEST console out there and they were shipped with those motion controls you speak of george. the sixaxis controler will allow you to duck stand lean roll all sorts of things when turned to the side or forward. but back to what i was saying. the ps3 is the caddy of the consoles! i own it as well as a wii. but in my honest opinion x-box is winning this war there dumping a ton of money into exclusive dlc and games for the 360. but at the same time has none of the features the ps3 rolls out with the major 1 being blueray and the format war is over blueray won! more and more studios are releasing blueray only a matter of time before dvd is gone look at vhs its still hanging on soon dvd will be the same way more and more rare.i suggest you go to a family video or somewhere else that rents systems plug them all in and decide for yourself.Wii is an awesome console!but it seems to be a fad i bought mine a year ago and played it 3 times!now i admit im more of a hardcore gamer so wii wasnt a wise choice for me.my ps3 on the other hand has seen countless hours of play socom fallout 3 oblivion gta man there are some awesome games out there!but microsoft has exclusive deals with many of these companies tieing up the downloadable content that gets released after the game!i have never been an x-box fan never liked the controler.i find it clunky and to large spread out! the ps3 on the other hand fits my hands perfectly!many of the things that will decide the right console for you i cannot answer. for me its ps3 the cell prosecor is lightning fast! built in hdd out the gate standard blueray standard the ability to set all 3 of my laptops and both my pc's up as media servers and access my movies music and vids instantly. i can even play my psp remotely! from a tech standpoint there is no comparison ps3 is the king!

Ben332
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ps3 consles are the hardest

ps3 consles are the hardest to setup and if ur a lan guy u might have some problems be4 setting it up but after that its smoothsailing hte blue tooth headset i give 1/5 ps3 consle 4/5 the internet play is fun but glitchy in most games i like the sixaxis but its not for every game the mouse/keyboard function is nice too but all in all the xbox 360 is the king of online play the the best game ever made gears of war no trouble with mics just plug it in then bam u dont haft to switch or connect anything at the menu u can do it any time there are alot more social ppl also in ps3 ppl just give there kids the mic and they screem in it kinda annoying youll have alot more laughs on xbox live i assure u

 

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