- xbox or ps3
If young and/or you want a "family" console for party games and the kind where you all play together, get a Wii.
If online play is really important, you don't mind paying £40/year for the privilege, and/or there's titles only available for it that you want to play, get a 360.
If you want blu-ray playback & iplayer, as well as decent games – PS3.Posted 8 years ago
LOL an Drac. I agree if she still young get the wii, But I think the PS3 is an awesome machine, Sony have just released a new film service currently 2000 films available now with 50 films per week being added to rent or buy. Not to bad price wise to rent its about the same as blockbuster £3.50 for 48 hours hire, To buy the film to keep its £11.99.
If the console is going to stay in the livingroom the the PS wins again, It'll blend in nicely with all your other AV. An Xbox SHOULD always be hidden in a bedroom out the way cause its bloody UGLY.
Oh and as far as I'm aware its still the only firmware updatable Blu-ray player on the market which makes it the most future proof Blu-ray player.
P.S If you dont have a HDTV dont buy a xbox or ps honestly the picture on a SD (standard def) TV is shit. I would go as far as saying the difference is comparable to a black and white picture and a colur picture! Gaming in HD is simply breathtaking.Posted 8 years agobillybobMember
I had this question t'other day – I plumped for a ps3.
Blu ray is fantastic, using the internet on it is better than wii & having access to my itunes library on my pc through a simple free bit of software & being able to put the sound through my surround sound set up I like, but my favourite – is being able to watch bbc iplayer on my sofa on my telly instead of hunched around my pc.
The only stupid thing as far as I can tell is the ps3 video store rentals only having 2.0 sound…Posted 8 years ago
P.S If you dont have a HDTV dont buy a xbox or ps honestly the picture on a SD (standard def) TV is shit. I would go as far as saying the difference is comparable to a black and white picture and a colur picture! Gaming in HD is simply breathtaking.
Oh, so everyone who has a PS3, also has a Hi-def tv do they?Posted 8 years agostumpy01Member
I'd find out what sort of games she likes before committing to a console.
The Wii has a good mix with the emphasis on fun & socialising but with some 'proper' games thrown in too.
It starts off cheaper than the PS3 & XBox, but am not sure it is in the long run, once you've bought another remote, another nun chuck, an extra steering wheel if you get MarioKart etc. a 'gun' for shoot 'em ups, a balance board…….and you will end up buying all these bits! Well, I have! Good fun though.
If I was choosing between the XBox and the PS3, I'd plump for PS3 purely for the Blu-Ray functionality.Posted 8 years agoIsaacClarkeMember
I have a PS3 (2nd-hand 60Gb model, so I could play PS1 & PS2 games, and use the extra USB sockets)
I had it hooked-up with composite/Scart to a 32" SD TV at my old house, and now run it with a 32" 1080 HD Toshiba Regza.
When setting up the PS3 it will detect screen resolution and adjust accordingly but the HD really makes the PS3 gorgeous – text is easier to read and the games look how they were meant to, and obviously takes advantage of the BluRay feature.
In terms of future subscriptions etc for the PS3 gaming network – they will be coming.
Not a reason to NOT get one at all though : )Posted 8 years ago
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