Out of the 100 most loved brands for America's children and tweens, the Nintendo Wii and DS scored the first and second spots, according to a report by research firm Smarty Pants.
its MS fault, they established themselves as the hardcore gaming rig.
This would not be the case if Sony included head sets with each console.
Its gonna change real soon, whit kids beging to mommas for a PS3 and then you get sentences like: F U I hate you... mommy!!!
I don't think PS3 is kid friendly from a hardware standpoint and a presentation standpoint. Not at all. The xbox 360 looks like it's more mainstream designed. The controller looks alot more "kid friendly" and the simplicity of the menu is also more "kid friendly". The PS3 menu is all about hardcore tech guy stuff. For me it's better but it's not "kid friendly" imo. But if we are talking about games, then both 360 and PS3 have great games for kids. Slight edge to PS3 as it has great titles such as LittleBigplanet and alot of PSeye mini games. Eyepet is also coming up. The only true "kid friendly" 360 exclusive i could think of is Banjo Kazooie. Games and Variety in gameplay(PSeye) = PS3 is more for the kids Controller, Presentation and Simplicity = 360 is more for the kids BUT... Wii wins by miles ahead of these guys. So if you're looking to buy a console for your kids, the wii is still the best choise.
teens and tweens like playstation.
Please tell me the next game-company bandwagon isn't going to be 'kid-friendly'. Can you imagine if they glom onto it like they did with casual gaming? If we start getting a huge raft of kiddie games, I'm switching back to a computer. (hmm, Starcraft maybe..)
The kids on Xbox Live are far younger and far more annoying than their PSN counterparts. The Playstation brand may have more 'kid-friendly' games, but kids these days want to play 'big-boy games' like Gears of War or Halo, to the detriment of us all. I NEVER have any preteens screaming in my ear on PSN.
tho they could improve the parental lock options a bit
Last time I checked, it's the 360 that is taking the plunge into the casual/children gaming market when you take into consideration the kid-friendly UI, Natal being represented as the central aspect of the 360, kiddy avatars, and simply a more aesthetically appealing console design. Even the games on 360 prove this. Halo 3 - Essentially a tutorial on how to play a modern FPS. The bright rainbow colors don't exactly help either. Forza 3 - Rewind and auto break present with limitless assist options. Fable 2 - One button combat. Peter Molyneux even said that a 5 year old can play Fable 2. The community itself manages to retain the image of 10-year old loud mouthed little sh!ts that talk crap on Halo all day. Not to mention many other games like Viva Pinata and Banjo Kazzoie. The only truly hardcore title I can think of is Gears 2. Besides, games like Demon's Souls, Killzone 2, and Metal Gear Solid 4 contradict this argument. What a terrible study.
and the wii/ds is more kid friendly than the xbox and ps combined...so the point of this article is?
But by that standard Playstation is also more Adult oriented than 360 as well. God of War and Heavy Rain says hello.
Not for long wait till (NATAL). That day is not long off then the whole foundation of gaming will change for ever how we play games.
I can see millions of pedophiles buying their kits for research purpose. This will be a hit with older players, than with kids.
Yeah, just like EyeToy and Vision Cam before it..
lol little kids won't play Natal. My brother who is 7 has a hard time playing EyeToy for PS2. Yet he beats me everytime we play 1 VS 1 on Call of Duty. So in essence its not for little kids since its confusing to them. Natal fails again.
im so glad sony isnt sellouts like 360. i would be pist if sony stopped making games for a year and a half so they could try and turn themselfs into nintendo like microsoft has. and you have morons like this guy above applauding it. you sir are taking fanboys to another level. microsoft had pretty much no exclusives for quite a while now. because all their efforts are going into this retarded piece of shiit add-on. at least sony still cares about the hardcore
Little kids know better than to play with Natal. Sorry bot.
it really must have pissed you off that Sony made the PS3 so hard to program that it took even their own internal studios two years to figure out how to use it properly and that even today third party studios are having problems making games run properly. Especially the third party games since a large majority of a consoles library are third party. The 360 doesn't have a ton of exclusives this year but it doesn't matter because their are so many good third party games that run any where from the same as to so much better that it's not funny than the PS3 version that they feel exclusive. Not only that but PS3 first party games are rarely more than eye candy with less than stellar gameplay. I'd rather have a few fun games to play then a bunch of tech demos with little fun in them.
i have to agree it is more kid friendly you never here about guys traveling cross country to sleep with teenage girls or that a guy molested a 100 kids on psn like you do with LIVE.
It's true. My 4-year-old daughter can use a Dualshock without any problems and she thinks that Little Big Planet totally kicks ass!
are shes smarter than half the people on this site though..
oddly enough, I agree with you skeletonss
The Xbox 360, compared to the PS3 fat(The slim appears more frienndly since its aesthetic is more PS2-like), does look a bit more mainstream, but as far as game lineup, the PS3 has the edge with games like Ratchet and Clank, LittleBigPlanet, and EyePet coming next year. I can definitely see the Wii be up there as it is, in many ways, the N64 of this generation in innovative controls and games. Of course, I don't think kids pay attention to aesthetics. As a kid, I gamed on consoles, regardless of looks. The PS2 sure didn't look kiddy compared to the Dreamcast, but I thought it was the coolest thing ever, and still do. Edit: Why there are edible brands like, Oreos, up there, is beyond me
I love Killing people with Headsets in Uncharted 2, it's so hilarious when they start b!tching, and you just pop'em again lol, goodtimes.
I do the exact same thing lol. Its so much fun to hear them make weird noise everytime they die. And that's also the reason why I mute my own headset since I get pissed off easily.
Really? I don't believe that, as much as I support the PS3 and whole Playstation brand this gen Playstation as a whole has a LOT less titles for kids than either the Wii or 360. Outside of Ratchet and Clank, name me retail titles for PS3 including multiplats which are appropriate to leave kids to play without worrying about violence. There isn't many, this is a major error on Sony's part this gen, full 3D platformers/action adventures are part of Sony's DNA. Outside of R&C this is missing. Honestly, I feel the 360 is much safer with Viva Pinata, Banjo N&B and the Spyro and Crash series continuing on them. That's for what I consider as REAL games. a Wii seems to keep kids happy too, but has no real purpose in most the games either than winning or losing. Fact is if I was to buy a console for a kid, I would get them either a 360 or a Wii as I feel that they do have a much better library appropriate for children.
The only other game I can think of is Littlebigplanet. But then again, the 360 has more games period, so that may be why there are more kiddie games. Also, Sony really pushes Littlebigplanet, even more than M$ pushes Viva Pinata.
Also built for loners. You know, when they're down and blue, they could always boot up Milo to have an interactive conversation. lol.
becuase i never had to think about it but i have one on the way if you stay offline i would say 360 n PS3 both have some goods for the kids but go online IMO the 360 is filled with hateful kids.... Play Halo for 30min and you know its truth of course PSN has a fair share of trash mouth kids that every time they die they need to call someone a [email protected] or something it goes both ways i just found more adults on PSN
I never encountered a kid on the PsN nor have I ever seen a kid buy a Ps3 game and I spend alot of time chatting with my bud a gamestore manager. Kids play alot of PsP, DS, Wii and 360.
Let's play EyeToy 2.0! http://i38.tinypic.com/eb3i...
when kids say they love playstation they probably mean the ps2 though it's possible little tykes have more of the multiplatform kids titles comared to xbox. Since ps3 has so many fewer violent exclusives compared to 360. Perhaps it is more kid freindly. Then again this is a study of what kids like. Meaning all this is based off the responses of tiny youngins who aren't spectacularly reliable anyhow. In conclusion. Who cares( unless you have kids that is).
near enough the entire top 25 is sweets or takeaway and prob th rest of the top 100 is mainly food thats not good for you.
That's weird considering, there is nothing but 12 year old kids on Xbox Live. Yes, I'm talking to you MetalGearRising
Well apparently there's more on PSN, and yes I've come across my share of kids on PSN at my friend's house.
Have you even played Halo 3 or COD4-5 on LIVE, in atleast 85% Matchmaking games i play, Theres nothing but Annoying Immature 8-15 year old brats who scream the N' Word out for no Damn reason.
Yes if you play social matches. But if you play 20+ ranked matches in Halo 3 you'll hardly come across any. Also, COD 4-5 both have 12 year olds. The only difference is there's not a lot with mics on PS3 because it doesn't come with a free one.
@above: ah well, theres always the mute option lol
That's the great thing about PlayStation, everyone can enjoy it. My little cousin enjoys it, I enjoy it, my dad enjoys it, everyone enjoys it.
The ps3 takes this one easily the only game i need to mention is ratchet. That is a huge kiddie franchise for sony.
Well my kids are more interested in the ps3 than they were when I had an Xbox. But to be fair I didn't have Rock Band when I had my 360, so you can discard my observation really. My boys think they're rock stars, even though they rarely manage to finish a song haha.
hahahahhah epic gamer thats true i have encounter some of them on live but thank god not any more i have a ps3 so i dont need to worry about that.
You are so wrong my friend! If you think that the kids on live don't play PS3 then you are simply in denial. I wish they would be more mature but this isn't the case. Sadly I think Uncharted2 will introduce you to this. I've played Socom, Hawx, and Operation Flashpoint on PSN and have yet to come across an ignorant child. How ever I have been in the Uncharted 2 Beta since day one and lately I've ran into the kids who have apparently been eating paint chips since birth. Uncharted 2 is going to pull in a big crowd especially with the multiplayer, so with that crowd comes some bad apples. Sony is just getting into stride and I have a feeling the majority of gamers play the multiplats. online with the 360. Now that Sony is getting a bigger fan base and have free online with good games like Uncharted 2 you can expect to hear more of those loud mouth little kids on PSN. Thank God for the mute button!
you can't find anyone to play with on ps3.
It seems like Sony is beating Microsoft in a lot of areas at the moment!
...COOL whatever age you are!!! ;)
That really shows here on N4G, so many Sony kids here.
This shows that Playstation 3 is more poplar then 360 is these days.
Kids know that M$ NATAL is going to fail so their jumping ship to a far superior console.
This would explain all the incessant whining from the PS3 fanboys. Perfect score? Not good enough! Critical review? Spaz and cry bias etc.
Laughing at the nerds in that photo holding a wii remote.
and still PS3 fanboys give props for this, when they scorned the Wii for being a kidie system, I have all 3 consoles and have to agree, the 360 is more hard-core, and n4g is full of kids, now if only we could find a place to post 21+ video game comments... btw, I can't stand Sony's HOME, every time I log in is like 1995 to 1999 when people used Yahoo and AOL to have adolescent fantasies with complete strangers. good idea gone bad.
omg! sometimes I get amazed at him when he goes through the menus incl. the sub-menus to enable/disable things he wants! He immediately knows to change the y-axis at start-up! Once kids are shown what to do, they "get" it! He's even trying his hand at the LBP create tools! BTW I have the 60G so he also plays ps1 & 2 games. So for us the PS3 is very kid friendly!
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