Monday, November 13, 2006

PS3 vs Wii vs XBox 360

The real battle for the next few months won't just be a policy debate in Washington, DC.

From coast to coast and around the world, the battle is about to begin for the minds of young and old alike as crazed consumers begin measuring the wins and losses between the three new videogame consoles - PlayStation 3, Wii and XBox 360. Billions of dollars are at stake.

I know in the gaming community I'm about three days older than dirt. I got addicted early in life, using electronic stimulants like those found on a Commodore 64, the Atari system, and to further reveal my age ... pinball machines.

I still use my ever-reliable PS2, and yes, I'm still playing ancient games like HotShots Golf and Star Wars Battlefront. (I once considered including the fact that I completed God of War and Max Payne 1 and 2 on job applications under Accomplishments.) But, I faithfully watch the most important gaming overview show ever period and amen, and that's X-Play with Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb. I've suffered hand cramps and even missed work a few times lost in button-mashing madness, powered by Doritos and Mountain Dew. And yet I am fully aware that on the Gamers Scale, I barely rate a 3 out of 10 for hip and ultimate gamer.

With Christmas approaching, the stores will be feverishly attempting to keep these competing consoles stocked. But which to buy??

Engadget has an exhaustive round-up of the pros and cons on each system.

And while I really enjoy PlayStation most, I am fascinated by the Wii - wireless controllers where arm and hand movements control the events in the game -- I say "Woot!!"


  1. Some would argue that the PS3 sounds a lot better on paper but i think the end effect to the user is whats going to matter in the long run. Look at these side by side screen shots from xbox 360 and PS3

  2. Thanks for reading Evan --
    and maybe i'm headed out on a limb here, but given the title "microsoft is awesome", i'm betting you are a (gasp!) XBox 360 Man.

  3. heh heh. but you CAN play it again on any current game console, ya know.

    and really, the games available now are just stunning! why am i even online? i got heaps of games to play ....

  4. james3:19 PM

    I'm still enjoying my Sega Genisis and Super Nintendo.

  5. Love the X-Play. That show is a must-enjoy for any gamer, serious or dabbler. We'll be getting a 360 sometime after the holidays. We love our X-Box, and we use the hell out of it. As far as the Wii goes, I'm going to suggest waiting until the next incarnation comes around. The motion controls are bound to be buggy, but they'll have a handle on it in a few years if the tech evolves as quickly as all other gaming tech seems to.

  6. Anonymous12:27 AM

    So dumb microsoft can steal it. If the Wii doesn't do good then their will be no creativity in games. They'll all be stupid first person shooters

  7. Based on recent online poll, Wii is leading the pack, leaving xbox 360 and Playstation 3 for 2nd and 3rd. Apparently, people enjoy the wii unique controllers and reasonable price as opposed to Xbox 360 and PS3 High-Definition features of the other 2.

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