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Wii Review by Yahoo! Tech

At $250, the Wii isn't cheap, but it's still a bargain compared to the $599 PlayStation 3 and the $399 Xbox 360 Premium system. And unlike Sony, which is only making 400,000 PS3s available at launch, Nintendo says it will ship four million Wii units by December 31st. So it's likely you'll actually be able to get one. But it's also likely that you'll be just as able to get an Xbox 360 with its more than 100 available titles by year's end. For now, only one thing's for sure: Until Sony gives us a compelling reason to buy the PS3 beyond it being an incredibly affordable Blu-ray disc player, either of these other choices is a winner.

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bilal3967d ago

but 360 is a bargain...
bargain is if the two products are compareable...
wii is like ending up bying a bicycle while u intended to buy a car...

kmis873967d ago

If everything must be judged comparitively, then the ps3 could also be considered a bargain. For $100 more you can get a bluray player, hdmi output, and, if you were a previous playstation owner, backwards compatibility with your older titles. What is or isn't a bargain depends on what each individual consumer wants.

TheMART3966d ago

Depends on the fact if BluRay becomes a standard, otherwise you're f*cked by Sony AGAIN (remember Betamax, UMD, Minidisc!)

And HDMI? 360 has a digital output, they release a HDMI cable and it's done. PS3 has old way of using hardware standard HDMI ports. That's not a wise thing to do. MS shows the way

Antan3966d ago

"PS3 has old way of using hardware standard HDMI ports. That's not a wise thing to do".

Excuse me? Your not refering to HDMI V1.3 in he PS3 of course? So by this you mean?

Deceased3967d ago

it head on, the 360 is the console of choice for people who think before they buy, 100+ games plus costs a little more than a gamecube with motion controller.

achira3967d ago

ps3 is a bargain ! the best console and it has the best games! and you can buy it for 500 bucks. who needs crap for 400 bucks ? who ? noone.

xrobbanx3966d ago

PS3 has no games at all yet if you didn´t know

bullet3966d ago

Is the reason all SONY fans and all XBOX fans need to join together as one and put this sneaky monster they call "THE WII" to rest....

Next month the "wii" will crush both SONY and XBOX and none of us will even know it happened untill it is to late. Because we all sit here and argue over the PS3 and xbox360 while the wii is getting ready to kill them both, and if that happens what are we going to have to argue about on here?????

That is why we must unite and make one HUGE fan of the dead wiiwii...Burn wii burn;)

eques judicii3966d ago

no one should be the overwhelming winner of a generation!!!

HERE'S TO GAMERS!!!!

mithrael_PS33966d ago

The wii… as Nintendo viewed it, is not meant to compete with the ps3 and the xbox 360… but I think it will do great… many of us is very impressed by the controllers… but I think in the long run, people will get tired of the controller too… it’s not meant for everyday use… come on, just imagine… you came home from a very tiring day… you want to play a game… would you rather play with the Wii, where you will have to swing your arms around and stand up until the end of the game, or the PS3 or 360, where you could just sit or lie on your back until you finish? I would obviously pick the latter. But that’s where the standard GC controllers come in. When you don’t want to use the controllers, you could just plug standard GC controller and play the game… but in the end, you will realize, what’s new? Did I have a great gaming experience when I played the Wii using standard GC controller? Is there really something different with the Wii and the GC? Yeah, true, having those very innovative controllers this gen is a great idea… but in time, people will realize that there really is nothing new with the Wii… just the controllers… a few tweaks in the hardware, and that’s it… and also remember, developers make a game for the wii, concentrating on how they could utilize the Wiimote… if you play it with ordinary controller, the experience is almost the same with GC…

calderra3966d ago

The problem is threefold...

1)They're REALLY not competing. Even Miyamoto admits the Wii is just Gamecube hardware plus some new accessories. Couldn't they have just added that stuff to the Gamecube? A $49.99 accessory pack would have taken care of most of it- a lighbar, a wiimote, and a 'chuck bundled for GC. They could have even added that bundle to the system and sell a "next-gen" pack with a free network adapter. What's the purpose of the Wii at this point?

2)They priced themselves out of the "toy" market. $250 for the console, $60 for a mote+chuck (required for most games), an additional $20 if you want the standard controller shell for the mote (may be required for some 3rd party titles), games as expensive as the other console's... you're paying as much as for the "real" consoles in almost every aspect.

3)The Wii looks so fun and easy... until you realize there's a lightbar to install beside (or on) your TV. How many of these will fall and break, or be aimed wrong so people think there's a problem, or slide off the TV while someone's jumping around and end their game, etc? Not only that, but apparently it won't play DVDs or CDs either... not many people use their console as their standard player, but people are still going to be a bit mystified that their nearly-Xbox360-priced console is missing basic features.

I'm not even starting to go into all the lawsuits Nintendo is going to get when kids are palying the console and whack each other in the face slinging the remote! Sweaty hands result in a remote beaning someone's dad, a kid rips tendons playing the console too much, etc. This thing is a legal nightmare!

Any ONE of these issues isn't so bad, but add them all up together and this console could spell misery for Nintendo.

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