For the past year, the console wars have raged on, and so far, one clear choice has emerged as the casual gamer's console of choice: the Nintendo Wii. Casuals have flocked to the friendly line-up of easy-to-play minigame compilations and non-traditional games, leaving the PS3 and Xbox 360 pretty much to more hardcore gamers.
But it's not the Wii that may end up being the casual console of choice. It may very well be the PS3.
Why? There are six strong reasons that could appeal to casual gamers:
1. Nintendo has lost total control over the Wii's developers.
3. Free online.
4. Comparable choices for casual gamers on PSN.
5. Home as more than a gimmick.
6. A strong 2008 line-up.