The OFFICIAL Next-Gen Console Poll

Which next-gen console is the best?


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DM Cross

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The world of gaming is evolving every generation. The most recent editions to this form of culture from the three top companies have truly changed gaming from what we were used to. To massively improved online capabilities, to new controls, to a brighter, more clear picture like we've never experienced before, there are amazing things being done with video games. Consoles are not limited to playing games anymore; They're becoming the center of your living room, playing movies, going online, connecting people to new kinds of communities.

The only question is "Which one is better?"

Vote for your favorite system and debate the pro's and con's of each system. I've only given the three most popular systems, but I'm listing an "Other" if you really decide to supply something else.

KEEP IN MIND! We're talking about NEXT-GEN CONSOLES! Not older consoles, handhelds, or your computer. While these may be great ways to play video games, these do not fall into the same categories.
 

ElderKingpin

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LOL seth. selfish xD close other polls and make YOUR OWN. i call sabotage!

"understand, that the PS3 exclusive games really bring out the graphical capabilities of the PS3 (for example MGS4) and that really is something that makes it worth the price (which is now lowered to 299, i bought it when it was still expensive). Price is probably the only thing that might stop a prospective buyer, but the plain out fact that some of the PS3 exclusive games have critics saying it is a good enough reason to just get a PS3.

Littlebigplanet:
The reviewer, Chris Roper, also suggested that the game may even be a reason to buy a PlayStation 3; "If you own a PlayStation 3, you cannot miss this. If you don’t have a PS3 yet, this is the reason to get one."[13]

I honestly do think PS3 is better in a logical way.
For one reason. You get a blu-ray player, that was pretty much the reason why my dad bought one -.-
PS3 has hit the gaming world with 3 huge titles LBP, MGS4, Uncharted 2
PSN is free, even though i dont use it" (mine, from last poll)
 

Whitesock

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I voted PS3 because it does more than just play videogames.

Now before you flame me, keep in mind that I am not a big console gamer, and play most of my games on the computer, which is why PS3's multitasking capabilities are ideal for me.

I don't happen to have a PS3, but I do have a wii and it is quite fun for party games.
 

Tru_Power22

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I bought a PS3 so I could use blu-ray.

It has since evolved into a powerful, fun, gamin system.

Worth every penny.
 

DM Cross

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LOL seth. selfish xD close other polls and make YOUR OWN. i call sabotage!
First of all, watch what you accuse people of, even in jest.

Second of all, the other one wasn't multi-choice and the intro to the poll kinda sucked.

Hence the re-make.
 

tom_mai78101

The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host
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I have all of them: PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii.

I really don't know which to choose...
 

Archideas

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I got the PS3 myself and thus voted for it. All around I favor the PS3 over the Xbox 360 since from my experience there's way too many bratty kids on Xbox Live and game developers for 360 seems to mostly make shooters for it. Shooters are a dead genre to me, you get sick of them after a while.
 

Flare

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Xbox 360 all the way :D Maybe I haven't been looking hard enough but I havne't seen that many good games on the PS3 that aren't available on the Xbox as well. That, and the PS3 updater doesn't really like my connection and has a stupid habit of randomly failing updates.

there's way too many bratty kids on Xbox Live
You can mute all non-friends over XBL in the Settings Menu (or so I'm told) :p
 

tom_mai78101

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Well, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii all have network services...

PS3 has the ability to connect to PSPs
Xbox 360 can be compatible with C#-made Windows games. (With the use of XNA Game Studios)
Wii can be connected to NDS, bit a bit restricted. And they have Wiiware.

Wii has the upper edge in massive backward compatibility.
 
I have Wii. I love it. Wii is the best one for me as I can download all the old classics from Virtual Console so I don't have to stick with new crap.
 

sqrage

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I don't have any but I've spent the most time with the 360 and it's given the most problems too. Controllers going out of sync, batteries running out, can't play online because EVERYONE needs a Live account, etc.

More of my friends have been getting PS3s lately, so I've been getting exposed to that a lot, and I gotta say, it has always been my favorite but now that's been reinforced with the slim and how everything just works fine. And the control never loses sync, comes with rechargeable batteries, the graphics are awesome and there is free online. I might be getting one around Christmas with my sister.
 

thewrongvine

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XBox 360 ftw!
It came out first from the three, so it has seniority.
And it's for more hardcore gaming, so real gaming. And it's not as pricey as the PS3.
Although it has problems, it's a trade.

Psh, buying the PS3 just for the blu-ray.

Wii is good for casual parties and stuff.

~Hai-Bye-Vine~
 

Tru_Power22

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XBox 360 ftw!
It came out first from the three, so it has seniority.
And it's for more hardcore gaming, so real gaming. And it's not as pricey as the PS3.
Although it has problems, it's a trade.

Psh, buying the PS3 just for the blu-ray.

Wii is good for casual parties and stuff.

~Hai-Bye-Vine~
Lol, it was rushed, that's why thousands of consoles get the RRoD.

PS3 is 299, I think there the same price. Except for the arcade which doesn't come with a hard drive, or blue-ray, or wireless Internet. Buy the time you buy all that it's like 300$.
 

sqrage

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XBox 360 ftw!
It came out first from the three, so it has seniority.
And it's for more hardcore gaming, so real gaming. And it's not as pricey as the PS3.
What do you mean it's not as pricey? They are both $300. Except with xbox live, which is pretty much a necessity, you'll be paying $50 for a year. So let's put it at $350. Then with all the batteries you'll be buying for the control, I'll say 2 every month if you're a "hardcore gamer" that'll be another $15 (And that's being generous, you'd probably use more than 2 a month and you probably wouldn't find batteries that cheap in retail stores). $365. I think rechargeable batteries as standard is really something Microsoft should work on. And well you could argue that the xbox live online play is much better than the PSN, but they both definitely have their share of faults.
 

DDRtists

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Xbox 360 is my favorite, hands down. The interface and the game lineup fits my likings. The only downside to the 360's are all the hardware problems people get.

PS3 is fun every now and then in a few games, mainly LittleBigPlanet. My mom and I play that quite a bit, it's a fun game to play with friends/family, not so much by yourself, for me at least.

Wii is, in short, a "party console". It's fun when you have people over and want to play silly games. Not too many games that are really good for flat out hardcore gamers. Like I said in the last thread about this, when I have girls over, they always want to play the Wii over the other two because of the games and "It's cool!".
 

DM Cross

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What do you mean it's not as pricey? They are both $300. Except with xbox live, which is pretty much a necessity, you'll be paying $50 for a year. So let's put it at $350. Then with all the batteries you'll be buying for the control, I'll say 2 every month if you're a "hardcore gamer" that'll be another $15 (And that's being generous, you'd probably use more than 2 a month and you probably wouldn't find batteries that cheap in retail stores). $365. I think rechargeable batteries as standard is really something Microsoft should work on. And well you could argue that the xbox live online play is much better than the PSN, but they both definitely have their share of faults.
Just to argue with the batteries, I don't buy batteries for my controllers anymore. I bought rechargeable battery packs, and a little station charger for them. Now my controllers are always charged and it doesn't really cost me a thing :)
 

DDRtists

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Just to argue with the batteries, I don't buy batteries for my controllers anymore. I bought rechargeable battery packs, and a little station charger for them. Now my controllers are always charged and it doesn't really cost me a thing :)
Same with me, all my controllers have the rechargeable packs on them, and you just plug it in to the USB ports in the front when it's low. Those are the first things I buy when getting a new controller.
 

Tru_Power22

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Same with me, all my controllers have the rechargeable packs on them, and you just plug it in to the USB ports in the front when it's low. Those are the first things I buy when getting a new controller.
But the BS thing is you need to buy the rechargeable packs in the first place. Increasing the price of the controller like 15 dollars.
 
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