ONM: The Wii is the best console in the world according to Channel 4's 100 Greatest Toys programme. Wii came in 4th, beating Xbox and PlayStation.
LOL my a** it is!
PS3 isn't a toy
That's because the Wii is a TOY while the PS3 (and even the 360) are much more than that.
Perfect example here of what the common mindset of the "general public" liken video games to. I guess David Cage (Quantic Dream) was right he was saying people consider the "Wii a toy" and he received so much hate from gamers. Exactly was he was talking about here. Technology and high-end entertainment is not a toy, didn't you parents ever tell you that silly journalist.
Number 1 was Lego BTW
@ Dormin Haha, I forgot Cage said that. Caused a bit of a stir, but I guess he was right in a way. Public perception and all that.
Nintendo was a toy company before they started making video games...
Something you "play with" is a toy. Do you feel like you're referred to as a child if you use a "toy"? Since you're being so defensive, I'd say grow up and play with whatever TOY you prefer. Adults have toys too.
None of them are toys. Only fanboyism would lead one to call any of the three gaming consoles a toy. We get it a lot of you hate the wii, but that doesn't make it a toy, seriously, it's just a stupid thing to say.
Alternatively, all three are toys.
Sense? In my N4G? This is madness!!
Only fanboyism or immaturity would make someone be so defensive about their "chosen console" being referred to as a toy. They "play" << see that "play"... "games" << again "GAMES" You guys are so funny.
Of course the Wii beats the PS3 and 360 as greatest toy. I sure wouldn't call the PS3 a toy.
yawn i stopped watching c4 since darren brown thought he could pull them lotto numbers out off his ass
Oh deal with it.
You weren't here when the title was called "Wii is better than Xbox and Playstation according to Channel 4 poll." It wasn't the original title. Hence the "Flamebait title" comment.
No it isnt, says TOY poll. I dont care if wii is the best toy, when I know the best VIDEO GAMING machine is either 360 or PS3 compared to wii
Yup it is the greatest toy, but not the greatest console.
Great considering the 360 and PS3 aren't toys.
Playstation ain't no toy. It's a Blu-ray playing, Cell processing, Internet searching, Uncharted/killzone/resistance/ lbp/ GT5 playing BEAST! BOOM
BOOM TO THE POWER ON ONE PS3 BOOM
what the hell is channel 4? nbc's channel 4? or some silly site?
Channel 4 is a UK channel. Not a small one either. Before digital tv, there were 5 main channels in britain. BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 & Channel 5. All of them (not so much channel 5) are quite important channels in the uk The more you know
thanks for the info shadow flare, i enjoy some brit shows like misfits and the IT crowd and skins but i'm unfamiliar with the networks standings. would be nice to get streams from uk tv. i'd pay for that added service on cable or consoles.
Yeah the IT crowd is one of my favourite shows too "You'd better put seatbelts on those ears Roy, cos I'm gonna take them on the ride of their lives"
LOL "it's too real roy it's too real" and "what operating system? 'vista' "we are all going to die" lmfao
"egg, and my face, are in alignment"
Lol people actually think that consoles aren't toys.
I wasn't aware that the 360 and PS3 were toys?!
Wii's a toy. PS3's a game machine. 360 is paperweight.
They're all toys.
....and PC's are toys as well, right?
Can you buy a PC at Toys R Us?
*agrees with Parapraxis* http://www.peeweepc.com/ http://kidcomputers.com/
Actually you can buy a PC at ToysRus http://www.toysrus.com/prod... LOL
There's a difference between a gaming PC, desktop PC and kids laptops. Both Desktop and Gaming PC's aren't toys but those laptops for kids are, because they don't run anything besides games.
You can buy bikes at Toys R Us, does that mean bikes are toys?
@Parapraxis If you are using it to PLAY, yes, it's a toy. If you're using for working, is a work tool. And if you're using it for playing MP3... is a freakin big MP3
So that's an expensive paperweight huh. I didn't know that you can play games on a paperweight... Man, this is what the paperweights of the future will be?
@Arup02 Cool down dude, I was just kidding. I wanted to try how it would feel like to post a "troll" comment. Surprisingly, no one has given me a rude response, yet. =]
oh so wii doestn play games right? and ps3 isa the only system that plays games ? i wonder why they sell them at al systems at game stop grow the fudge up will ya?
@soren I was being a smartass, just for the fun of it. Of course all 3 consoles play games, therefore, they're all game machines. Heck, I could even argue a chess board is a game machine. I actually appreciate your reasonable reply =]
obviously this poll was taken by peole 12 years old or less. Us adults want more than cheap toys for Xmas.
cheap women?? @Pandamobile dx11 gpu is no toy sir!! http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... but you can still play!!
This shows that casuals don't even view this as a games console, they view it as a toy. Kinda sad.
They view them all as toys.
Saw this last night. Was surprised the gameboy wasn't in there at some point.
Yeah, it was. Playstation was like 6th, xBox was like 12th =p In Europe we have no patriotic bias over the consoles, so quality shines through. That's why the PS3 is ahead by a few million
I like to throw my wii out the window as an e-motional controller!!
It depends how you're going to play with the toy, if you're going to hook it up to the TV and play fun videogames, PS3 is best.. If you're going to use it as a target for BB gun or something like that, Wii is best.. :)
"If you're going to use it as a target for BB gun or something like that, Wii is best.. :)" Ummm No, you'd go and buy a gas or electric powered BB gun from Tokyo Marui for target practice.
The BB gun could be nuclear powered, it dosn't change anything on what would make a good target. :) I think that the 360 might be a better target, afterall those get 3 red rings when it leaves the shop.. ;)
Wii whooping butt as usual while haters try and figure out why. :) Nothing to see here...
The PS3 isn't a fucking toy, so gg for the wii I guess.
The move is a sex toy for Sony fans butts!
Well, it only does everything. :) It's pretty cool to play Sports Champions with it aswell, totally worth the price of entry alone, however if you'd like to, you're probably correct - you could stick it up your arse - if you wanted to. :) The tip is pretty soft tough, but you might experience more instant satisfaction if you stuck it up with the handle first. :P
well, Videogames has the word GAME, and a GAMES are meant to be played, as Toys. At least, that's common sense says. PS3 and 360 are toys -like wii- but they have enchanced mp3 and HD and stuff. But they´re toys at least, cos you are using'em mainly for playing. Am I right?
Enhanced mp3s and HD and stuff. Yea sure, you're right.
ok lets take a look at encarta defenition of toy. toy [ toy ] noun (plural toys) Definition: 1. thing to play with: something meant to be played with, especially by children 2. replica: a replica of a real object, used for playing with or as an ornament 3. something enjoyable to use: a belonging that gives the owner pleasure to use He showed us his latest toy, a new DVD player. the third is the key! we all like toys there are sex toys too, so essentialy it is a toy. Logical! use your brains. LOL!
I don't know why, but I feel offended when people say video games are "toys". I can't be the only one... right? :/
That's because PS3 and 360 are not toys like the Wii...well maybe the 360 is a toy also...just kidding...LMAO!
oh lord here goes the fake gamers again o.0 when you start playing all games for all systems and be honest with ur self and not saying wii games suck thats when u becoem a gamer becouse wii games do not suck give it up ders a crap load up good games and der not all shooters. same like ders alot of good ps3 and 360 games enough is enough with bashing the wii play it and then speak for your self thats like me playing conan on ps3 and then saying ps3 sucks cus of one bad game and der is alot of junk on evey system even junk that gets good rateings aka fall out to me a junk game cus its buggy bad grafics cost 60 freaken bucks and dont forget the most slow phase game i ever played but you guys like it cus its in first person and has guns thats the sad part
@soren First learn how the hell to spell coherently, secondly the wii mario, zelda and metriod ad nausea, it was cool 25 yrs ago but some of us are not interested in those titles. Second look up, paragraphs, punctuation and individual sentences for starters. Okay if your using fallout as a reference for graphics, your already a dumbass the more you have to render the less detailed it can be. Now look up the relationship between bugs and open world games, and it's a bethesda game, duh. "and dont forget the most slow phase game i ever played but you guys like it cus its in first person and has guns thats the sad part" So because the game is slow paced? And is in first person and has guns that is somehow sad? wtf? Can someone please translates that mess into plain english, so according to your stupid definition, if we don't play wii games we aren't a real/true ect gamer. And a ps3/360 gamer cares about if a random wii owner considers them a real gamer or not, why exactly they sure as hell aren't playing the same games. Lastly good games are an opinion, dependant on the individual, mw2 had high ratings, was still broken. Maybe at $50 or $100 i'll look at a wii, but not impressed by the console, not wowed by the games particularly either so i am good on not having a wii.
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As with all these "let's do a worthless poll and get no-mark celebrities to give us their unwanted opinion on them" programmes, people always vote for what's recent and fresh in their minds, like picking AVATAR as one of the "greatest sci-fi movies" for example (yeah, right!). Very rarely are they any true indicator of merit. Besides, ACTION MAN kicks the arse of any games machine, ever!