In this economy, gamers who are feeling the credit-crunch may find it hard to justify paying upwards of half-a-grand on a shiny new video game console. But not to worry. You can still get your mitts on that high-powered gaming machine you've always wanted without having to make your wallet cry. But which console is the best fit for you?
In the past, the main reason to purchase one console over another was the variety of games exclusive to that particular console. Today, most AAA titles are multiplatform; they can be purchased for any system. That's not to say that current-generation console exclusives like Halo 3, Metal Gear Solid 4, or Zelda: Twilight Princess aren't fantastic games, because they most certainly are, but in today's economic climate, forking out between $300 to $500 for a console just to play one game does not demonstrate financial responsibility. Today, it's all about the features. Therefore, to get the console that delivers the most bang for your buck, you must determine which console offers the features you want at the best value.