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Submitted by Adnan_rules 557d ago | opinion piece

Why I choose the Wii over the PS3 and 360.

Some reasons why I prefer the Nintendo Wii over the PS3 and 360. (Nintendo, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

profgerbik  +   557d ago
Never owned an N64..

What!?
JoGam  +   557d ago
Again, an opinion piece that means nothing to me.
decrypt  +   557d ago
Most console gamers chose Wii over Xbox 360 and PS3 because:

Console gamers.. Dont care about graphics.
Enemy  +   557d ago
@ decrypt: I'm a console gamer and I care about graphics. It's why I choose the PS3 over the Wii.
LOL_WUT  +   557d ago
@ decrypt you sure are persistent aren't you?

The Wii had its fair share of first party IPs but aside from those and all the shovel ware the console itself had nothing going for it. Oh and don't get me started on the tacked on motion controls.

I know this is his own opinion but i'm calling it now N64 > Wii
Qrphe  +   557d ago
N64 sold around 30 million units. It makes sense that not a great amount of people have ever played on it.
profgerbik  +   557d ago
Doesn't make sense that your hobby is writing articles about gaming systems and games in general but you haven't even owned an N64..?

Just saying a little weird. Maybe the person is a young buck.. N64 is just too old for him or her.
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Qrphe  +   557d ago
The same could be said about the Dreamcast, Saturn or even the classic consoles from the first generations, yet we do not expect people most gamers or "journalists" to have even touched them.

It wouldn't surprise me about his experience though, especially since I've even heard some "journalists" call the PS2 a retro console.
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TruthbeTold  +   557d ago
Maybe people shouldn't 'expect' it, but it does say a lot about such an opinionated gamer when their pool of gaming experience is shallow in the relative sense.

Even if it was before your time, those games are classic, fun, and available for cheap now. Never having played them is fine, but a perspective that's all too common now a days. I.E. The 'CoD generation' who think their shallow pool is the be all/end all, without even attempting to know and understand what came before - and why it was important. A 'journalist' should.
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Sucitta  +   557d ago
how can you call yourself a gamer without experiencing goldeneye, mariokart64, zelda64 or banjo kazooie?

I take it your not one of the 30 million classic gamers.

before you write another gaming article, you need to pick yourself up the N64 brah..
2pacalypsenow  +   557d ago
neither did i i wanted to but my brother got us a Ps1 instead
Belking  +   557d ago
Nothing wrong with that. Different people have different taste.
nukeitall  +   557d ago
Yup, and I just bought all three.

However, I got the Xbox 360 first, then the Wii and finally my kick ass MGS gunmetal grey PS3.

Now a days, I only use my Xbox 360 cause I don't have time, and Kinect fills the Wii void.

I must say though that the Wii has some very unique titles with very unique art style. I say it time and time again, unique art style will outdo resolution anytime. It makes the biggest impact.
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AWBrawler  +   557d ago
You don't have to justify yourself to anybody. Your choice is your choice, and quite frankly those who ignore the Wii missed out on some of the last gen's best games.
Zodiac  +   557d ago
That's why i got all three consoles. It took me a while, but each system has games that i couldn't miss. I couldn't imagine missing out on the Wii while knowing what i was missing.
Irishguy95  +   557d ago
I disagree with the Author, the Wii has some top quality games. but in reality, the system has about 30 games I'd ever want to play. And alot of them aren't top quality.

The 360 has over a hundred games i'd want to play, about 30 of them would be considered great games as opposed to the Wii's 10 or so games like Zelda, Mario, Xenoblade etc.

The PS3 is in the same boat as the 360, except it has even more games due to the amount of exclusives it has on it.

I like the Wii, but I certainly would never pick it up over the other two. I don't see how anyone would unless they are casual gamers(majority). In the article you mention two lists of games and then say "and others" at the end, there are not much others besides the ones you mention.

That's all I have to say about it, I'm glad I have the Wii due to the games you mention, but i'm so much more glad I have the 360 and Ps3, and a low end gaming PC for all my Pc gaming needs

Edit--- This article mentions whats good about the Wii, it does not mention why this makes it better than the 360 and Ps3. Because it isn't. You mention being impressed by the graphics of the Wii BECAUSE it's not as powerful as the other systems. This is not a plus to the Wii, it's a plus to the devs, and the other two consoles still have better looking games in both artstyle and of course graphics. Being impressed doesn't make it better.

I also consider motion controls a fault, I think every game that utilized them would be better off with a normal controller, not because I consider motions controls themselves bad, but because the Wii didn't to it that well, and sacrificed precise controls for it.

Edit--- Yes AWbrawler, not all of that list is really any good, I did say about 30 games worth playing. You mention 27, leave out Mario and Zelda. The shooters you mention, no I am not interested in, I can get better elsewhere on two consoles which have a wide array of better shooters(in Many ways) so why would I be interested? Those shooters are outclassed. Monster Hunter tri is one of my favs games this gen, as I said i'm glad to have the Wii. Umbrella Chronicles > Darkside chronicles too./ Many other hiddens gems? - like what?
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AWBrawler  +   557d ago
So you mean you wouldn't be interested in:

Fragile Dreams
Muramasa
Monster Hunter
Tatsunoko vs capcom
Sonic colors
Rune Factory Frontier
Opoona
Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the New world
Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles
Cursed Mountain
Trauma Team
The conduit 1 and 2
Sin and Punishment 2
Sky Crawlers
Spyborgs
The Last Story
Xenoblade
Disaster Day of Crisis
Trace Memory 2
Goldeneye 007
Phantom Brave
Secret Files Tunguska
Lost winds
Lit
Wario Land shake it
Kirby Returns to Dream land
or any of the many other hidden gems you can find on the wii???
SolidDuck  +   557d ago
And AWbrawler if all those games were also on my 360 or ps3 only the last story, xenoblade, and monster hunter interest me. The rest of those games I wouldn't look twice at.
Adnan_rules  +   556d ago
damn straight and more!!
Instigator  +   556d ago
It seems like the problem with the Wii software isn't the lack of good games, but rather the lack of big names. I'm sure that if the exact same games were on the HD consoles instead and received a lot of coverage by the media then your agree-disagree ratio would be reversed.
Y_5150  +   557d ago
I'll answer for him I guess:

Donkey Kong Country Returns
De Blob
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Super Smash Bros. Brawl

And 4 Mario titles made the Wii awesome to me, I don't need 30 games to enjoy a console.

I picked the Wii first over Xbox360 and PS3, I do not regret it. The PS3 came into my life and the WIi wasn't my go to console since 2008...Well now I want a Wii U for the games that I missed playing on the Wii though.
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SolidDuck  +   557d ago
The wii had some great games no doubt. But I think it's crazy to say it even held a candle to 360 or ps3. Besides the obvious online play and live and psn games the wii can't compete with. This guys argument is mostly single player games, and although Zelda, Mario, and other games he mentions were good fun games. The likes of dragon age, skyrim, mass effect, gears, god of war, uncharted and so on. And even less popular like demons & dark souls, valk chronicles, lost odyssey, just to name a few. Basically 360 and ps3 destroy the wii in every category of gaming. Except maybe local friends and fam multiplayer. Not that the wii wasn't a good system with some fun games, but to say the wii had overall the best games of its gen is just crazy. Or coming from a giant Nintendo fanboy.
Phil32  +   557d ago
Or coming from someone who preferred the games the Wii had to offer compared to those systems. Damn them for having a different opinion than you! They must be a giant Nintendo fanboy!
RogueStatus28  +   557d ago
The Wii had so many exclusives that people overlooked such as No More Heroes 2, Tatsunoko vs Capcom, MadWorld, Sin and Punishment SS, and Kirby's Epic Yarn. People always say "PS3 exclusives are the best" but I'll always stick with Wii.
Y_5150  +   557d ago
Wii exclusives were good, but not better than the PS3's exclusives. inFamous, Uncharted, God of War, LittleBigPlanet, and some others like Heavy Rain makes it no competition that the PS3 has arguably the best. I love the Wii exclusives like Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart Wii, Super Mario Bros. Wii, De Blob. But still no doubt on who wins the contest (If there was a contest to begin with).
RogueStatus28  +   557d ago
Don't really care for cinematic games such as Uncharted, Infamous, and Heavy Rain. For me Wii had Mario Galaxy, Zelda, Smash Bros, Metroid Prime, Xenoblade, Donkey Kong Country, Last Story, etc. making it no contest. Plus most of the Playstation 3 franchises were made this generation.
Y_5150  +   557d ago
There exactly what you put is why I have to have both a Nintendo console and a PlayStation console. It's always been that way for me, because if I just settle with one of the other I'll be tortured to see all the games that that is coming to the other one that I didn't choose.
But PS3 wins over Wii ultimately because of it's online capabilities and the quantity of quality excusives.
Example; My total PS3 exclusives are 13+
While the Wii had 11 to 12 and both are not counting downloadable titles which PS3 probably destroys the Wii at. I'm a fan of both, just one impressed me too much this generation.
Godchild1020  +   556d ago
"most of the PlayStation 3 franchises were made this generation."

I think that is what makes the PS3 so unique. Then again, Nintendo did have some new ones and Microsoft did have some new ones as well; Alan Wake being my all time favorite on the console.

But hands down I like Sony's First party titles more because a lot of them are new or different experiences on the console.

@Roguestatus28, Those are older IPs, My whole comment was about the Newer ones. LBP, Resistance, Uncharted and Infamous are new franchise and titles that weren't around and that is what is going to make me get the new PlayStation console. I want New Ips with new names, not just another Mario game. I'm happy to see a new Zelda, Star Fox and Pikmin because you don't see those titles as often as you see a Mario title.

(Speaking of myself) Nintendo can't use Mario to get me to purchase another console from them. I got a Wii U based off Scribblenauts Unlimited and the inevitable release of Pikmin, Pokemon and Zelda. Again this is just me and maybe not be the same for everyone else.

Again, I like newer IPs and not just the same ones. That's why when a new IP is mentioned from either Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo or just a third party I'm quick to buy it. Remember me is one of them off the top of my head.
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RogueStatus28  +   556d ago
Mario, Zelda, Smash Bros, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Star Fox, Pikmin, all these classic franchises against what? Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet, KillZone, Infamous, and Ratchet? There's just no competition... Nintendo IPs can also be do new things with old IPs such as Mario Galaxy, Skyward Sword, and Epic Yarn. The fad last gen was "PS3 has the best exclusives" I don't see it...
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CPTN MITCHELL  +   557d ago
Who care.......
kma2k  +   557d ago
I have a buddy that said something similar the other day but his reasoning was more along the lines he had an external hdd with lots of games he didnt pay for.
cleverusername  +   557d ago
Don't lie it's because that's the only console your mummy and daddy would buy you!!
LOL_WUT  +   557d ago
+1 Funny
Phil32  +   557d ago
The irony here is you sound like the child here with your juvenile trolling over freaking video games. Congrats.
cleverusername  +   556d ago
I'm glad I annoyed you enough that you just HAD to comment to get that off your chest!!
Phil32  +   557d ago
The fact that any positive comment about the Wii is getting more disagrees than agrees while all the negative comments about the system are getting more agrees than disagrees speaks a lot about gamer (im)maturity, and proof that gamers can't handle opinions that differ from their own.

Keep at it, guys! Maybe gamers will be taken seriously next century! :D
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saint_seya  +   557d ago
no, the fact that someone says that the way has best games of the 3, only shows that some blind fanboy that cant admit that his console isnt the best in the market.. # u can check how many games nintendo has that are worth to play, and critical aclaimed, and check the other two, check graphics, check online, check precise controls.. then ull see this is an opinion piece full of fail#
u can like the wii games more than the other 2, but that doesnt make it have the best games as a fact.. only make em better for u...
Adnan_rules  +   556d ago
I never said the console had better features than the other two. I admit that in the articles, in terms of features the 30 and ps3 were much better but the Wii's games impressed me more than the games I played on the other consoles. Nintendo's first arty games have impressed me so much more. Does not mean i dont .like PS3 exclusives, i own every god of war game, love the uncharted games!!!
cleverusername  +   556d ago
The only time you seem to comment is to attack people! Maybe you should stop for a second and take a look at yourself and ask yourself why the next time you feel the urge!! It's not a good character trait to have, especially if your as adult as you like to think you are!!
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DivineAssault  +   556d ago
smh

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