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Submitted by Snake-eater 1153d ago | opinion piece

Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3: Which game machine should you give?

The Christmas holiday is nearly upon us and the gift of gaming is high on many a wish list. But when it comes to buying home gaming hardware for that special someone, making the right choice is more difficult than ever. (PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

-GametimeUK-  +   1153d ago
Ideally, I would get someone a PS3 bundle and a year of PS+

That way not only am I getting the games included in the bundle, but for the price of 1 game I am getting monthly games for the person I am buying for.

A PS3 bundle and a PS+ subscription is the only way to go for me.

Sorry to sound so pro Sony because I certantly am not. It just sucks getting a console and having to purchase loads of games for it.
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mr_kubrick  +   1153d ago
So u give "free" Games to Christmas he gets taken away after a year because he dont want to pay for PS+? Nice!

A XBOX bundle and a year Gold Live is the only way to go for me.
-GametimeUK-  +   1153d ago
So you give online play and the potential to watch youtube, netflix etc etc and it gets taken away after a year because they don't want to pay for GOLD?

Argument works both ways.
ABizzel1  +   1153d ago
I love how these sites compare all the consoles, and list a ton of features for Xbox 360 such as Netflix, Hulu +, etc..., but fail to say all those features and online gaming are on the other consoles as well.

That being said it depends on what your friends and family have.

But I would pick the PS3 first and then the Xbox 360 second.

PS3 has free online to play with friends, and a $50 PS+ subscription gets the person 16+ free games to play, not to mention all the free games to play in Home, Blu Ray, apps, and more. PS3 & PS+ and Christmas shopping is over.

Xbox 360 is great for similar reasons (DVD, apps), XBL, and cheaper price.
mr_kubrick  +   1153d ago
Right. Argument goes both ways.
Your opinon isnt my opinon. All I was saying.

Difference on N4G is
PS3 -> AGREES
XBOX -> DISAGREES

Year after year the 360 sells better on Christmas than the PS3. So I guess at least im not alone with my opinon although this here is PS3-Winterwonderland.
Gimmemorebubblez  +   1153d ago
I could never do that.... I would keep it for myself.
No just joking, it would be the best option.
Qrphe  +   1153d ago
A PS3 bundle, which with only be having one game would already outdo an Xbox bundle with a year of Live, would be of even more value with a year of PS+.

Plus it has games coming out next year, PS3 is of most value right now, objectively speaking.
vikingland1  +   1153d ago
They don't mention the 3Ds or Vita.
sandman224  +   1153d ago
That's a tough one. I'd say go with the wii u. I do own all three consoles and I play my wii u the least. But ps3 and 360 are going to be replaced with there successor. That's why I say wii u
Belking  +   1153d ago
Maybe wii-u since its the new thing. After that it would probably be xbox360.
momthemeatloaf  +   1153d ago
Stay away from PSFreeze, it's a rinky dink console. Their apps freeze, games freeze and so does ps home, plus its all laggy as hell. The console was built inside joe blows garage.
Dracoon85  +   1153d ago
Right....because the Xbox 360 never had issues like just not turning on for no reason.

I do believe that the red ring of death plagued the gaming world from launch to a couple years ago.

Let's be fair next comment, huh?
bigfish  +   1153d ago
PS3
Dracoon85  +   1153d ago
The PS3 has the most value. Game system, blu ray player and a streaming device for netflix, hulu, etc that doesn't require a yearly fee. And only PS3's yearly subscription gives you a game library to start with. Definitely the better buy.
T-What  +   1153d ago
Looking at whats coming out next year, go with the PS3:)
MasterCornholio  +   1153d ago
A PS3 bundle with a year of plus. The 360 is great but it doesn't offer a service like plus and the Wii U has a tiny library at the moment.

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