OK, I've been a PC gamer for around 10 years now with the occasional console here & there. I've just recently sold my World of Warcraft account for $170 as I was admittedly addicted to the game and it was starting to take over my life. I'm extremely happy to be rid of it now anyway. My time was so focused on WoW, that I chose to ignore all the other great games which were coming out for around 2 years now.
Now that I'm rid of WoW, I've decided to possibly get a console instead. The thing is...
A) I'm not sure whether to get a console or stick to PC gaming. B) If I WAS to get a console, I'm not sure which console to get.
It costs money to keep upgrading my PC for all the latest games, although with a console you can play near enough ANY game without having to ever upgrade. Yes, the graphics may not match a PC but at the end of the day they're not terrible.
Anyway, I'm stuck in a rut now to be honest. I've spent quite a large amount of cash over the past few years upgrading my PC and I don't particularly want to leave it for a console, but on the other hand due to the points I made above regarding price etc, a console seems like it'd be a good choice. The other thing I like about consoles is the fact that you can play racing games, 3rd person games (Assassins Creed for one) etc WITH a pad which is (in MY opinion) better than playing them with a keyboard.
If I was to get a console, what are the main differences between the 3 main ones (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii) and is there any particular reason I should go with one over the other two?
Thank you very much in advance, and I'll appreciate anybody who can help me make my mind up! :)
10th September 2007
I'd say stick with PC gaming simply because of the keyboard and the extra graphics options. However, if you do decide to go with a console, definitely get a 360.
"I'd shush her zephyr." ~ Zephyr.
computernerd;5245880...definitely get a 360.
No-Life Overwatch Player
14th August 2008
I was about to say the same thing, Crumbs. Anyway, my preference lies with the PC and XBOX360 anyway.
Personally I'd say get an XBOX360. It's worth the price and it has some damned good games available. Prime examples of such are Fable II, Halo 3 and Assassin's Creed II (though it's not exclusive, I believe). Plus, I believe that if you're ever to get DLC (Downloadable Content), the way Microsoft/XBL handles things goes way easier. I never liked the idea to buy things directly on the PS3. The XBOX360/XBLive uses Microsoft Points which is, in my opinion, a better way.
Formerly known as Graeme and Arld.
PS3 has MAG, but XBOX has a lot more popular games.
Thank you very much guys, I appreciate it.
Wii is not even a option, I'd say a 360 or PS3, but lean towards the PS3, free online gaming, almost all the same titles as the 360, with better exclusives.
Don't know about most people but I can live without Halo and fable games and live just happily, Mass Effect 2 just came out, I beat it in barely 4 days on insanity, almost no reason to go back and play it again.
I've found a really good deal (IMO) for a brand new Xbox 360 Arcade version. It includes the following:
- Xbox 360 console - Xbox 360 Wireless Controller - 256MB internal storage - Xbox 360 Standard A/V cable - Xbox LIVE Silver Membership
I'm looking for an Xbox 360 JUST to play games. I don't need it for music, DvDs or anything else. All I really want to do is play games, save my progress and possibly play online.
Will the Arcade version allow all this? I won't need to purchase a hard drive in order to save my game progress will I?
Thanks in advance :)
Oh and if you're curious, the Xbox 360 deal I'm on about is in the following link. I'd appreciate it aswell if you guys could let me know whether it IS infact a good deal or not.
I think I'm gonna go ahead and get myself an Xbox 360 then. I guess there's nothing stopping me from playing games on a console AND the PC. I'll most likely just leave the PC for playing First Person Shooters and other games which are more PC friendly, and I'll use the Xbox for playing sports, racing & 3rd person games etc.
Thanks again :)
PS3 also has some great exclusive such as Uncharted 2 and Killzone 2. I guess when it comes to multiplatform games though, the 360 would be best. A good example of a game that shines on the 360 but doesn't perform so well on the PS3 would be Bayonetta. I own both a PS3 and a 360. Can't say I prefer one over the other.