XBox 360 Vs PlayStation 3 Vs Wii – Who’s the Best?
The gaming industry is booming bigger than ever before. Gamers have more choices than ever when it comes to consoles. The days of Nintendo vs. Sega are over, new players have joined in the fray to do battle with the old guard. With three major choices in consoles, how do you know which one is for you? I’ll highlight some of the major advantages of each to help you in making the right decision.
#1 – Microsoft XBox 360
The XBox 360 has the most robust game library of all the systems, mostly because it has been out the longest. While some could argue the PlayStation 3 gets this honor because of its ability to play PlayStation 1 and 2 games, we are only taking into account games made specifically for the current system. At the time of this writing, the 360 has 1751 titles available compared to 607 for the PlayStation 3. The XBox 360 also boasts a much larger on-line community with tons of social media features built into the XBox Live Dasboard.
#2 – Sony PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3 was designed to be more than a console, it was envisioned to be a home multimedia component. The biggest advantage that the PlayStation has over its competitors is a built in Blu-Ray player. This opens up another realm of home entertainment past just playing games. Why pay $300+ for a Blu-Ray player alone when you could buy a PlayStation 3 for less that $100 more and having the gaming capabilities as well. The games also benefit from being on Blu-Ray discs because the capacity is much higher than DVD discs used in the XBox 360. Larger games may only take one disc on a PlayStation, where as they may take two or three on an XBox 360.
#3 – Nintendo Wii
The Wii has revolutionized gaming to say the least. It was the first main stream console to successfully incorporate motion control into gaming. Gamers now have the option to control the characters onscreen by body movement, not just controller input. While Microsoft and Sony are now trying to catch up and introduce motion controllers on their current platforms, the Wii beat them to the punch big time. The Wii has a much smaller library of games and a smaller on-line community, but it is growing rapidly as developers learn new ways to harness the technology behind the Wii. The Wii is the top-selling system world-wide because it can be played by hard-core gamers and casual gamers as well.