Nintendo or Sony? Many people seem to be asking this question very often now that the Holidays are coming up. Now a day it’s not easy to just go to the store and pick a system you want to bring home. With all these systems out there today I narrowed the choices down to two systems that I feel will make the better household item. Nintendo shows much potential and Sony seems to break any barrier that stands in its way. Both systems will take you to different experiences but only one will be the one that takes a chunk out of your account.
Lets start with the Nintendo Wii. Released in November 16th of 2006, this system made an impact in stores everywhere. People lined outside of them for blocks just to try and get a piece of the newest technology from Nintendo. This system was nothing more than 7 inches tall and about 2 inches wide. What’s the rage to get one? Well this system is the first to introduce a system in which a player can be almost fully involved in a video game. The controllers, which are respectively named WiiMotes, are infrared based and have an accelerometer that allows player to virtually do any move and it can be picked up by the system.
The system comes with a full game called Wii Sports. This game comes with five different games, which consist of Baseball, Bowling, Boxing, Golf and Tennis. This game was to show the potential for the use of the Wiimotes and how a player can actually get out of the couch and move. Baseball allows players to use the Wiimote as a bat and hit homeruns. The Wiimote can also be used as a “ball” for the pitcher to “throw”. The one major concern for this system is that you get too excited and break your $1000 big screen TV. As funny as that sounds it can happen, many people had accidentally thrown there controllers at the screen because it would fly out of their hands. Nintendo not wanting to get in trouble decided to send everyone who purchased a Nintendo Wii during the first few months of release brand new wrist straps, which would stay on your wrist tighter then the first ones.
The video games that have come out for the system use every single part of the innovative controllers and bring the player closer to being that hero they always wanted to be. Now that everyone is concerned about weight issues Nintendo felt that they could bring their system to a new brand of audience, the ones who don’t think a game will get you anywhere. Nintendo released their new WiiFit which was released on December 1st, 2007. The Wiifit consists of a scale like controller in which you stand and do whatever the WiiFit game asks you to. The WiiFit game comes with many features including the setup, which measures your balance, weight and body fat. Throughout the game you can select many different types of activities such as Yoga and running.
As a proud owner of the Nintendo Wii I can tell you that you will not be disappointed. You are investing in a system, which will allow you to be more mobile and will allow you to take charge of your games. The one bad thing about the system however, is that there is no HD compatibility. There are HD cables for it, but they only upscale the quality to about 480p not much of HD that you might want. The system makes up for all of that with the downloadable content and various games to get you going and maybe even get you fit.
Sony, Sony, Sony… What can I say… HOLY $%!&. This system came out in the early hours of November 11th, 2006 and already the lines seemed to never end. Released with only limited quantities as the Wii, these systems showed how much people were waiting for a new system to take them to a new level of gaming. The original Playstation 3 was released in two versions, the 60GB and the 20GB. I went off and bought the 60GB at a bundle price of $1000.00. This is the worst part of the Playstation 3 that I will tell you up front.
The 60GB Playstation 3 was the system that brought memory cards slots ranging from an SD Card to the PSP Pro Dou card. It also came with a silver detail coat that made the Playstation feel more luxurious. After admiring the PS3 out of the box the next thing is to turn it on for the first time and sleep three days later. The PS3 can be connected through regular cables but it is highly recommended you invest in an HDMI cable that will allow you to play at an astonishing 1080p. The Playstation’s chains come off at this level of quality. As you turn it on and witness that Playstation OS you can already see how detailed it is.
The Playstation 3 has many games that will throw you in a world that could only be imagined in your head and be brought to life by this system. Resistance is an example of a war game set during the time of World War II but instead of human enemies your fighting from an invasion of aliens. This game showed the potential of the PS3 through the content found in the environments of the game. The detail in the weaponry and characters is enough to make you keep playing and see how realistic that blood dripping from your arm is.
The pure base of these new systems is community. The Playstation 3 now comes with the beta version of the @home. The @home is a game where you create your own character, much like The Sims, and you can customize all details from the clothing they wear to what’s on their heads. The game brings you to an online virtual world, which has a mall, a movie theater and other places for various different events.
The Playstation 3 offers you much excitement without any limitations of your mind. It brings you closer to people around the world with games based solely on online game play. You will enjoy the marvels of new age HD graphics and games that will bring you to a whole new emotional level such as Metal Gear Solid 4.
Both systems have there ups and there downs, but this Christmas I would suggest you buy yourself a Playstaion 3. The reason I say this is because you will be investing in a system that keeps growing everyday with new ideas and also did I mention you can watch movies and your favorite TV shows in it? As it ultimately comes down to you pick your choice and know that at some point you can even end up owning both.