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Should I Buy A Nintendo Wii Or A Xbox Kinect?

Hubpages: If you're debating whether you should buy an Xbox Kinect or a Nintendo Wii, read on for lots of reasons to buy a Kinect instead of a Wii or vice-versa. Find out which motion control system is right for kids, adults, teens, an families. Kinect vs Wii: which one will it be?

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darkcharizard3068d ago

The Xbox community is more vocal on the internet, that's why online polls will urge one to buy a 360. However Wii's current and upcoming lineup is much, much better than 360's. 360 has all multi platform games with the only good exclusives being Halo and Alan Wake. If you care only about graphics, get a good graphics card for your PC. PC can play Gears of War, Mass Effect and Left4Dead.

EVILDEAD3603068d ago (Edited 3068d ago )

Everyone should buy a Wii..it's like a microwave..everyone eventually owns one..

As for Kinect or Move vs. Wii..it's a non issue..

Buy the 360 if you want a 360..if you own a 360 then buy Kinect if you want to enjoy the experience it will provide..same with Move

We all know how every Kinect article turns into a bashing sessions for the trolls..but gamers in the real world arent dumb..if something appeals to them they will buy it..

I love my Wii for what it does..just like I love my 360 and ultimately Kinect for what it will do..

LOl @ haters on the internet still believing the PC argument matters to 360 console gamers

Evil

MariaHelFutura3068d ago (Edited 3068d ago )

I think you have a little to much faith in Kinect.

Also, I cannot believe you just used a microwave as a metaphor for a Wii.

PC does matter, cause most 360 "exclusives" are on the PC and perform better.

EVILDEAD3603068d ago (Edited 3068d ago )

PC does matter, cause most 360 "exclusives" are on the PC and perform better.

PC games mean NOTHING to 360 gamers who are not PC GAMERS..the masses simply don't PC game like they did years ago and consoles took over

'MOST' 360 games are NOT on the PC and NEVER will be..show me Halo 3, Gears 2 & 3,Halo Reach, Forza 3 etc. on the PC.

Xbox Live is the reason for the 360 success..period..you can have a billion dollars graphics card on your PC..but Xbox Live will always be priceless to 360 gamers..

Simply put..some games make it on the PC..but we buy 360 exclusives and multi-plats like Call of Duty etc...because of Xbox Live experience, achievements etc..

Achievements are why people who played Mass Effect 2 on the 360 actually had more replay value than the PC version

Everyone has their preference..but at the end of the day..the PC has little effect on console gaming..it WILL matter for games like Crysis 2..but they didn't put that game on console for nothing..for the rest of the masses..PC gaming means WOW and MMOs..period

As for the Wii..it is how I've always described it..the console is just outside of the usual conventions for gaming..it's the system that EVERYONE owns (not literally of course)..which is why I call it the 'microwave' of gaming

handheldwars3068d ago (Edited 3068d ago )

"but at the end of the day..the PC has little effect on console gaming"

Yeah right! That's why analysts continue to predict that the future of console is uncertain. Its garbage like xbox 360 which has 90% or more of its games on PC, and such multi-platform experiences are the reason why consoles are losing their appeal.

Face it, Microsoft has absolutely ruined the console gaming business with its excessive multi-platform games.

Also, Wii is NOT even comparable to a microwave. Such a comparison only shows your lack of respect for Nintendo as a gaming company

Have you played Super Mario Galaxy 2 or Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess? They're better than ANYTHING, your Xbox 360 can offer.

FlipMode3068d ago

A Wii, you get hardcore games with it, Kinect has yet to shown it can work well with hardcore games.

EVILDEAD3603068d ago

Yeah right! That's why analysts continue to predict that the future of console is uncertain. Its garbage like xbox 360 which has 90% or more of its games on PC, and such multi-platform experiences are the reason why consoles are losing their appeal.

LMFAO @ pretending Microsft ruined the console industry because it has games on it's system that are on multi-platforms..

It's like people hate Microsft so bad that they will say ANYTHING to discredit them...

Look..be mad..throw your keyboard into the monitor..it doesnt matter..developers WILL publish their games on Multi-platforms to reach the largest audience for their title..this was NOT invented by Micrsoft

LOL @ people pretending that the 4 years old Gears of war PC port, the original Xbox Halo 1 & 2 PC port, Viva Pinata, and Shadow Run = 'every game on the 360 is on PC..'

EA can do whatever it wants with the Mass Effect series..but it is still a 360 console exclusive at this point..and both games still almost sold 2 million a piece on the 360

People are so sensitive..I always joke that EVERYONE needs to just break down and buy a Wii..because at the end of the day..everyone always breaks down and end up buying a Wii..

This has nothing to do with lack of 'respect' for Nintendo as a company. It has EVERYTHING to do with the comparison of Wii's sales to any other console this generation.

PS3 and the 360 sell like BIG SCREEN HDTVs..The Wii sells like 'microvaves'...

Bottomline..hate Micrsoft and the 360 all day..you don't like it..don't buy it..it won't stop others from enjoying the games on the 360

On topic..

The Wii sells for it's motion controls and it's storied franchises that we ALL love..from Mario to Zelda

The 360 sell because of Xbox Live and franchises like Halo

PS3 sells because of the Blu Ray and it's exclusives

I own and love them all..on topic I own both a Wii and will own Kinect (buying one as a gift as well)

IMO personal opinion..I say buy a Wii AND if you own or plan on buying a 360 and want the experienes that Kinect provides then by all means purchase it..

At the end of the day it's the personal gamers choice what they do..and everyone has their own reasons for what they purchase

Evil

BABY-JEDI3068d ago

Why not buy both & a microwave ( if you don't have one). Save yourself the trauma of trying to decide ; )

Dac2u3067d ago

EVILDEAD360: I disagree with most of what you've said, but your microwave comment is completely accurate.

I don't think anyone was saying PC argument matters to a 360 owner, this whole discussion is based on a prospective buyer. If that buyer is trying to decide between a Wii and an Xbox360, the quality of their PC can become an important deciding factor.

I own a PS3 and recently broke down and bought a Wii. I won't be buying a 360, mostly because I can already play 90% of the games that a 360 offers either on my PC or PS3. The other reason is that the games I can't play, Halo and Gears, don't interest me at all.

The PC argument is valid to a potential buyer.

EVILDEAD3603067d ago

I own a PS3 and recently broke down and bought a Wii. I won't be buying a 360, mostly because I can already play 90% of the games that a 360 offers either on my PC or PS3. The other reason is that the games I can't play, Halo and Gears, don't interest me at all.

The PC argument is valid to a potential buyer.

Fair enough..that is your opinion..and anybody can respect it..I simply disagree..I own every single platform and i recommend every platform for the experiences that they provide.

I'll take prospective buyers that actually like the biggest games that the 360 has to offer..

Xbox Live + the controller + the gamesare why people buy and love the 360.

The average gamer (the masses) is not a PC gamer who has a great rig hooked to their big screen TV just to play a PC port of a console game..no they simply buy the console

If you bought a 360 to play games over Live..whether exclusives or multi-plats..it simply cannot be done on your PC...

If you simply own a PC..you will ONLY be playing multi-plat PC ports (some of which do not take advantage of the PC anyway)..but you will only be playing a FRACTION of the 360 games

Halo Reach is the most anticipated 360 game of 2010..it will NEVER be on the PC..same with Gears or Fable 3..

Alan Wake, Crackdown etc..not on PC

It's a preference..I own a PC.but would rather play Mass Effect 2 or Splinter Cell on my 65 inch TV using my 360..

I own over a 100 games on the 360 and it simply comes down to priceless experiences..just last night we spent hours playing split screen and Live racing games..we ran through Burnout Revenge, Blur, and Forza 3..we even pulled out the classic GRAW..and played until 5 in the morning..IMO..there are just too many experiences the PC cannot compete with

I could go on for days about gaming for a zillion hours over Xbox Live vs. PS3 or the PC.

But..on the other hand..

I went through my WOW phase on my PC..I WANT the new Starcraft

I cannot count how many games of bowling or Boom Blox I've played with fam and friends on the Wii

I cannot tell you how many Blu Rays I've used on my PS3 or how I would make people play the first 15 minutes of UC2 and GOW3 just to see their reaction..

Either way..hundreds of thousands of gamers by the 360 whether people dislike it or not..

And if they want Kinect..the option will be there

n4gno3066d ago (Edited 3066d ago )

Just buy a ps3 with move, you have wii + kinect + accuracy + bluray + 3D + best exclusives and graphics + free online...

i can say other few things, but it's already more than enough to kill the competition.

[email protected] shikwan and others uneducated casuals fanboyz, who don't know anything about games, libraries, functionalities, etc and talk despite that...

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Imperator3068d ago

Simple, a Wii. Why? Becuase there are a lot of great games for core players and casual players. You get SMG, Zelda, Super Smash Bros., Kirby, Donkey Kong, Madworld, Metroid, and a lot of great JRPGs.

Kinect on the other hand is purely CASUAL. No core games have been shown and MS has made it clear that their intent is abandoning the core crowd.

Zir03068d ago

"Kinect on the other hand is purely CASUAL. No core games have been shown and MS has made it clear that their intent is abandoning the core crowd."

If you want causal games you use Kinect it you want core games you use the controller. You obviously haven't heard about games like Halo:Reach and Fable 3 coming out this year

oldjadedgamer3068d ago

@Zir0

Thats not the argue. Wii vs. 360 KINECT

Wii vs Kinect - wii has games that suit every genre. SO FAR kinect does not have that.

Spenok3068d ago

And you obviously didnt read his comment, he said "KINECT" was purely casual. Not that other games will not be comming out, such as Gears, Halo, and Fable. Though it is funny that there 2010 Lineup is strikingly similar to there 2008 lineup.. huh.

Zir03068d ago (Edited 3068d ago )

So what if Kinect doesn't have core games. If you have Kinect you still have access to the 360 controller and the games that support it. His argument would only stick if Kinect was a standalone console.

@brohuffman
Well theres gonna be Child of Eden and that Star Wars game. Plus a lot of the hardcore Wii games dont use motion tech that much.

oldjadedgamer3068d ago (Edited 3068d ago )

What if I want hardcore motion games? Can't use kinect (yet)...

Edit: @ above
What hardcore wii games don't use the motion tech?

And the stars wars game has yet to be shown/proven as something other than people acting.

And Child of Eden - we have ONE game. ONE. Will you buy kinect to play one game?

moparful993067d ago

Yes kinect is a pure casual affair so far... So that means that mostly casual gamers will want or purchase it. But here's the issue if they are casual do they have 360's? Also if they do not are they willing to spend 300 for the system and 150 for kinect? I really doubt that. But time will tell.. Microsofts only hope of this thing taking off is convincing the core market to adopt and hope that it's appeal trickles down to the casuals.. But thats the same caveat for move as well.. Will casuals want to pay 300 for a ps3 and 100 for the move setup? Hence why sony is focusing on both casual and core titles. Smart move sony.

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aceitman3068d ago

buy what does both the wii and kinect buy a ps3 move bundle

RumbleFish3067d ago

There is no excuse for not having a PS 3. It's like not having a telephone in the 80ies.

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TheTeam063068d ago (Edited 3068d ago )

The one that's proven to work.

@disagree - Okay. Right now I'm seeing one that works and one that's questionable, so I'm not suggesting the one that works. Maybe that'll change in the future. Right now, it's not. And besides, the online service on Xbox isn't exaclty family-friendly.

NeutralGamer3067d ago

They are both questionable...

Did you see Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword at E3?

XD

Just kidding I know what you mean... If Kinect should appeal to me they had to show me some more precise footage...

DelbertGrady3068d ago

Move isn't even in the discussion.

MariaHelFutura3068d ago (Edited 3068d ago )

Because it`s better than both, your an idiot if you don`t own a PS3 at this point and if your interested in either of these things (unless you Love Mario and Zelda) you should already be planning on a Move, this artical is for what`s your secondary. XP

1:1 Son.

Johnny_Bravo3068d ago

Its spelled you're, you idiot. Are PS3 fanboys that caught up in their own stupidity, that they can't realize they are really wrong? You're an idiot for thinking your opinion is a fact.

MariaHelFutura3067d ago

Awww, Someone missed their Yoga class today. :(

Imperator3068d ago

If you don't own a PS3 then you've already missed out on some of the greatest games this gen including the GOTY winners for both 2008 and 2009. Honestly, if you're a real gamer then there's no reason why you wouldn't have a Ps3.

Hades13373068d ago

You could say the same about any of the big 3 consoles. No matter which way you look at it, if you don't own all 3 consoles then you will undoubtedly miss out on some great games. I own a 360, but I have friends with PS3s and Wiis so I dont miss out on anything.

NeutralGamer3067d ago

LOL people what Soda is trying to say is that the article is not about Move, so stop mentioning Move in the comments :I

alphakennybody3068d ago

why not a ps3, it has a motion camera just like kinect and motion controls just like the wii. Just saying...

pippoppow3068d ago

I'm sure next gen a camera and waggle controls will be included for all consoles. PS3 will have it before next gen.

Weird how Move isn't included. Hmm.

iamnsuperman3068d ago (Edited 3068d ago )

Out of the two i would say Wii because its cheaper. Kinect has lag issues and also people without a 360 are going to pay a lot more than if you bought a Wii. Why ignore the PS3.......for casual get Wii but for hardcore get PS3 and move if you are looking at motion controls because PS3 and move is much more accurate but wii works fine for casual gamers and is cheaper