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Wall Street Journal's Mossberg picks Wii over PS3

Wall Street Journal columnist Walt Mossberg (pictured) is possibly the most influential technology writer in the country. So when Mossberg compares the Wii and the PS3 by saying Nintendo's system is "the more exciting, fun and satisfying of the two new game machines," it shouldn't be taken lightly.

Mossberg and a group of four 20-something volunteer testers were duly impressed with the PS3's graphics and multimedia functions, but no so much so that they thought it was worth the extra price over the Xbox 360. The testers were much more excited about the Wii's motion-sensitive controls and the way they made games easier to get into. One of the female testers, a college athlete and non-gamer, said the Wii was the first time she ever felt successful playing a video game.

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wildcat3705d ago (Edited 3705d ago )

The Nintendo Wii is not for hardcore gamers. At least not by itself. I don't think that any gamer that has been playing games for more than five years and is 17years or older is going to be satisfied with the Wii by itself.
Next-Gen Games comes with the XBOX 360 and the PS3. The Wii has little appeal to me. I don't plan on having my mom and my grandparents playing videogames with me. I want to play with gamers and friends.

Parents Appeal for Christmas:
1.Wii(affordable,fun)
2.360(reasonable)
3.PS3(expensive)

Tut3705d ago

Very true. The Wii is for the fun party-like games, which it has completely mastered no doubt. I think the remote (Wiimote lols!) is quite appealing and it has Zelda, which owns. The games hardly have substance though, which is where the PS3 and Xbox360 come in.

HaKeRsCanRotINHEL3705d ago

I'm sorry guys/gals but the Wii is for kiddies only!

MicroGamer3705d ago

Has anyone seen FarCry for the Wii??? It's pathetic.

meshow3705d ago

Who cares what that old guy pick!! I’m 24 he is what 50-60 ..
i hate these kind of articles I dunno what’s the point ..let him pick whatever he like who give a @#$! really ?!! …

Logan3705d ago (Edited 3705d ago )

this article is probably here to encourage people to buy the wii, but who cares if he likes it or not, you guys make your own choice.

PS360WII3705d ago (Edited 3705d ago )

For hardcore gamers only need apply when dealing with them. I seem to remember Final Fantasy, Metal Gear, Mario, Metriod, Tetris, Castlevania, Goldeneye, Zelda, hell even Duke Nukem knows Nintendo. Nintendo may have the appeal to the young and old but to the hardcore gamer they are a step above the rest.

ImpossibleFFS3705d ago

Since I doesn't claim to be a hard-core freak I'm none the-less a Nintendo geek. Got NES, SNES, N64, GB: Color, GBA, Gamecube(all sold and the later exchanged for a PS2). I'm getting the Wii when it's available to not just 50 000 persons in this country(next year). But still why isn't Wii hard-core? It got the potential to run games like GoW, GTA, Halo series, Rainbow Six: Vegas etc. But yeah it miss the hardware to handle the games still I don't see what's the problem out of a gaming perspective. The only issues I could see are producers choice. xD

UrbanJabroni3704d ago

First off, I have a Wii and I'm a huge supporter. It is a blast (anyone who has one agrees) and is actually taking more of my time at the moment than the 360. However...

..." It got the potential to run games like GoW, GTA, Halo series, Rainbow Six: Vegas etc."

No it doesn't. Not at all. Period. The Wii is a gamecube, plain and simple. Don't deceive yourself into thinking it is something better. The games are a BLAST (sports and Trauma Center), but not in the graphics department. Wii is about innovation, not hardware, which is the reason the little thing is the cheapest of the console (and it should be cheaper).