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Which console is the best value for your money? Wii, Xbox 360, or PS3

Console Central writes, "The console war has been going full throttle since 2006 when finally all consoles launched. However which console should you picked is based on what games you want to play. The Wii offers a new way to play Video Games. Xbox 360 has all the Next-Gen Games and the PS3 well it's the PS3. However no one bothers looking at prices. When people see the $500 dollar PS3 they say wow its way too expensive. When people see the Xbox 360 they think it has better games. When people see the Wii they think a new experience and an inexpensive price. But are the price tags telling the truth? Let's take this time to see which one offers you more for your money."

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aiphanes3124d ago

He is right...the PS3 is still the better value...

People forget on the wii you have to buy a lot more controllers and batteries just to get the family experience...the Wii is not really a single player machine...it is a group machine...so you really have to have over 2 conrollers..four is the max and the sweet spot..

On the PS3 you can get buy with only 2 sixaxis controllers...and they can be found for only $39.99 each.

The 40Gb Ps3 is really the one to get...it can be had with the Sony Card for only $299.

Wii $250
3 extra controllers and numchucks---$180
Monoprice wii charger (includes 2 rechargable battery packs) 2X$14=$28
1 game $49
Component cable $19.99

Total price for the Wii is $527

PS3 40GB---$299 (sony credit card)
HDMI 1.3a cable at monoprice.com------$15
http://www.monoprice.com/pr...
1 game $59
1 extra contoller $39.99

Total price for the 40GB PS3 config....$413

Xbox 360 Elite...you have to really go with this one because of the larger harddrive size.

$449
1 extra controller $39
2 battery recharge kits 2X20= $40
1 game $59

total price is $587 and I did not add $129 for the HD-DVD add on which you can get at amazon.com at this time for that price. If it added that it would be $716 total...

So PS3 best price at $413
Wii best price at $527
360 best price at $587

If people where smart they would be using that Sony Credit card deal now..and get their PS3s now and get ready for MGS4 and GTA4, and little big planet next year...

I am just saying...

shmee3124d ago (Edited 3124d ago )

and we all know it

PLUS it has the best library

UNCHARTED ,R&C,HS, MOTRSTORM , NGS, RESISTANCE,UT3 ----just too amazing a lineup even for a 1 year old console

@tough_name

ps3 costs 400$ , x360 350$

ps3 has wifi
ps3 has next gen DVD player
ps3 has free online

PS3 gives u a wayyyyyyyyy better value

only abnormals could purchase an overpriced and expensive x360. and ofcourse the BOTS like you too

toughNAME3124d ago

I believe it was you who once accused me of being 'poor' as my reason for not buying a PS3 (my reason was games)

but how ever could I have afforded that oh so expensive 360?

grassssssp.....grasp those straws

BenzMoney3123d ago

What the hell makes you think that someone needs to buy all that extra crap you've thrown in there just to make the PS3 look like a good deal?

Wii: You 'need' 4 controllers and 'chucks, according to you. Why, exactly? (Especially since you say that you can 'get away with' only 2 controllers for the PS3 - but don't give any reason for this). And you 'need' 2 recharging kits?! WTF?

PS3: You assume that everyone in the world has a Sony credit card, or is willing to subject themselves to the crap that obtaining another credit card entails (marketing, spam mail, people phoning you asking if you want insurance, more revolving credit that hurts their credit rating, etc) just so they can get a $100 rebate? Riiight.

360: I've never needed more than about 6 or 7 Gb of my harddrive. I see no need for a 120Gb harddrive, since I don't store any media on my 360 at all (it's all streamed from my PC). So that whole "you have to go for the Elite" thing is straight BS. Then you say I need 2 recharge kits?! WTF? I single quick charge kit comes with an extra battery and can charge two batteries at once. Seems sufficient to me! And I'm not interested in HDDVD (or blu-ray, for that matter).

So... your little price-breakdown is junk.

ElementX3123d ago

Maybe some people don't want to sign up for a Sony credit card or they don't have good credit to do so (i have one). Furthermore, if someone wants to play PS2 games they'll have to pay $120 for a PS2 since the 40GB model you mentioned doesn't have BC.

Bombomb3123d ago (Edited 3123d ago )

"PLUS it has the best library

UNCHARTED ,R&C,HS, MOTRSTORM , NGS, RESISTANCE,UT3 ----just too amazing a lineup even for a 1 year old console "

I almost sh*t in my pants laughing...

xbox 360 - You want the best gaming library with aaa titles and establish network.

PS3 - you want the cheapest Hd movie player with decent games, so far and half ass network.

Wii - you want something totally rad and different.

viper_19973123d ago

Gotta say I agree with BenzMoney on this - the whole article seems biased towards Sony and why would you have to buy all of that stuff? There was no research that showed what most gamers buy or use. I have both a PS3 and an X360... The PS3 (80 GB) I have never used the BR player (except maybe once to see it) - research has also shown that 75% have never even used it, I have never used the wireless connection... too unreliable still. X360 - Never needed wireless, haven't needed more that 2 controllers (most games don't support 4 player split screen - no need especially with live), I have the premium edition and haven't needed more than 3GB - WHO CARES about downloadable videos?

Plain and Simple - compare "normal usage" rather than all the accessories to skew the results.

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Bill Gates3124d ago

Well it's DEFINITELY NOT the BABOONBOX360......AAAHHHAHHAHH AHHAHHA

What a waste of plastic.....And CHEAP plastic for that matter.....AAHAHAAHHAHAHHAHHA

Gamingisfornerds3124d ago (Edited 3124d ago )

It has a Blu-ray drive included, the powersupply is in the box (big deal for me, yes), it's much quieter than the 360, it's much more reliable (so far anyway), it has built-in Wifi, 60GB standard HDD, and imo it's much better looking overall.

That said, I'd never get rid of my 360 purely because of the software. The amount of 360 exclusives that I appreciate is to big to decline. The overall 360 exclusives also appeal more to me than the PS3 exclusives.

So I guess in the end, if I'd have to choose one console, it would probably be the 360. Unless MS looses all the exclusives I'm interested in.

Edit @ shmee: Welcome on my ignore list. Time for you to grow up and act appropriately, maybe then people will start taking you seriously.

shmee3124d ago

GEARS -- on PC as well
BIOSHOCK --on PC as well
ORANGE BOX --on PC as well as PS3

HALo3 and MASS EFFECT are the only 2 good exclusives x360 have besides Forza 2

PS3 has RFOM, MOTORSTORM,NGS, HS,UNCHARTED, R&C --all the best games

PS3 is the best choice whatever way u look around. PS3 is the no1 choice

littletad3123d ago

However you just described the ps3 60 gig model which is soon to be forgotten, though I'm still crossing my fingers I'll be able to buy one with my tax return. But seriously, the removal of BC for the ps3 40gig and cheapest model is a complete disaster. People on here have said that BC is "not a huge deal". I completely disagree, I have 50 ps2 titles and their library is upwards of 2 thousand. It's unrealistic to say that it doesn't matter. I could care less about blu-ray as well, sure it's a nice feature, but it's not as important as BC in my opinion.

Gamingisfornerds3123d ago (Edited 3123d ago )

Yeah, I was worried about that at first as well. I wasn't planning on getting a PS3 soon, and if they were to phase out the 60GB in favour of the 40GB without BC, that would've been a serious letdown. Not long ago though, I got an offer I just couldn't refuse and I got myself a 60Gb PS3 (with BC obviously). I do think now, that the 80GB model with BC will replace the 60GB model so I think you're safe enough concerning BC.

And yeah, I agree that BC IS a big deal. I never owned a PS2 and this way I still get to enjoy the PS2 classics I missed out on. Also, having to keep your PS2 lying around (if you have one) with all the cables/peripherals and such is a pain so it's much better just to have one machine that plays both PS2 and PS3 titles.

As for Blu-ray. I don't really care for it either, but it's nice to have it and to have it included withing the console. I just see it as a nice bonus. :)

razer3124d ago

Haven't we learned here that when you post this stuff it brings out the idiots on both sides. One side never convinces the other and it just degrades into a bunch of 15-17yo nerds having a sissy fight.

Each console has it's strengths/weakness, all are going to sell extremely well and none are going to fail.

I chose both the 360 and PS3 because without both you are missing out. I still haven't found anything to compel me on the Wii, but millions of people have. Owning both I can easily see that if I just owned a PS3 or just owned a 360 I would be missing out on a lot!

gamesblow3124d ago

Ps3, easily for value... It's the most packed and loaded system ever released!

I mean, I'm playing Emulators, running full Linux, Streaming digital content in HD, Editing media on the fly, Surfing the internet, Storing Music, Watching HD-Movies... Upscaling all my dvds and ps1 and ps2 games... Playing ps3 games and a S#IT TON more. All out of the box and for free.

You cannot beat the Ps3 in terms of what it offers. The compeition is flat on thsi one. They simply cannot match what the PS3 offers the consumer. Sorry.

jorellpogi3123d ago

I agree. Don't forget to take into consideration of the superior build of the PS3.

Lord_Mike3123d ago (Edited 3123d ago )

Yup PS3 = better value hands down.

If you consider the cost of a Blu-ray player the console is basically free! Add a slick rechargable controller, built in WiFi, free browser and a computer (when Linux is installed)

I actually hooked up my laser printer to my PS3 running Yellow Dog Linux to print documents just for kicks. Works great!