Call of Duty: Black Ops ll. Assassin’s Creed 3. Tomb Raider. FIFA 13.
What do these video games have in common, hardcore gamers?
Yes, games like these are very popular.
But to really enjoy these games, you need a good game console. There are three consoles that have dominated the market in recent years: Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3), and Nintendo Wii. The question is, which of these consoles is best suited for your gaming enjoyment?
First of all, we can talk briefly about the Nintendo Wii, and I say so briefly because that console, along with its games, are primarily aimed at children under 12 years of age.
The games are generally cartoonish (Mario Brothers, for example) and many are really family oriented, like the Wii Sports Resort, with all the popular basketball, bowling, cycling, tennis, etc. Not to mention the Zumba 2 Fitness Wii and the popular TV game show: The Cube. If you are ever trying to decide which is your first console for your young child, choose the Wii.
Moving on to the more demanding gaming arena, it’s basically a switch between the Xbox 360 and the PS3. They both carry popular games, some of which are mentioned at the beginning of this article. So which one should you buy? Well, both consoles have good points and bad points.
Xbox games are so much more fun. They are most popular with youth ages 12-17. This is not to say that 18-year-old gamers don’t find the Xbox 360 entertaining, but most older gamers tend to play on the PS3.
The Xbox has the Kinect, a brilliant piece of hardware for hands-free motion gaming.
It also has great online facilities, for everything from better servers to party / private chat, meaning that if you want you can talk to anyone no matter if they are on your team, the opposition, or not even playing yourself. game (or play at all). It’s not free, but you get what you subscribe to and pay for – great online services.
The PS3 has better graphics. It is most popular with those over 18 years of age.
The PS3 has some incredible exclusives that alone make the console worth buying. It can play DVD Blu-Ray. The PS3 is the most powerful machine and you can see it in the graphics of its exclusives. Online multiplayer mode is free. But because it is free, the funds are not available to maintain the same high level of online services as Xbox. Online multiplayer can be slow and temperamental at times.
But wait, this year is proving to be an exciting year for gamers because we are all looking forward to Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen console launches, the PS4 and Xbox 720 respectively, later this year.
Nintendo started the next-gen console cycle early with its Wii U.
The Wii U is good for casual games, date nights, and boring teens, and of course a hit with young kids and families, but the mainstream crowd is hoping for a more immersive console gaming experience than the Xbox 720 and PS4. . offer, both in terms of hardware and reputable franchises.
So what will it be? The Wii (or Wii U) to unite the young family; The PS3 (or PS4) for better graphics and more power, or the Xbox 360 (or Xbox 720) for better games and a better online experience?