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jon_hill987
11-16-2006, 05:21 AM
Which (will you be getting/have you got)?

Though I wont be getting any of them myself, I would be in favour of the Wii, but I am not convinced of the controller yet. The PS3 is just a marketing ploy to get Sony's Blue Ray hardware out there so they can start selling Blue Ray films at extortionate prices.

FIGHT!

(actual fighting over which is best not authorised by thread starter, do so at your own risk)

Also if there is already a thread like this (I did look honest), please lock/delete ASAP. cheers.

IG-64
11-16-2006, 05:50 AM
Although I want to get a PS3 as well, as you can see by my sig and title, I clearly think Wii is teh winrar.

Datheus
11-16-2006, 09:05 AM
I intend to get a Wii at some point. I think I want one on Sunday, but I may just wait until after Christmas.

Jeff
11-16-2006, 09:44 AM
I'm getting a Wii on Sunday, as long as they have enough - I didn't preorder.

BongoBob
11-16-2006, 12:10 PM
What he said ^

coupes.
11-16-2006, 01:42 PM
Same here. I'll try to get a Wii on sunday morning.

I couldn't have any less interest in PS3. Honestly, I think the price, as "justified" as it may be, is way too high for a video game console. Not to mention I don't have an HDTV, nor do I plan on getting one in the very near future, so the ultra super high res graphics and the Blu-Ray technology don't weigh too much in the balance. I also hate the controller, I've hated it since the first iteration. Holding it hurt my hands almost 10 years ago and It would probably still hurt my hands now as they have stuck with the same design through 3 generations, simply adding new features on it over time (analog sticks, force feedback, motion sensing). Finally, and probably the beast reason I won't get the console is I don't care for it's exclusive game franchises, for the new and innovative games I'll play my Wii, as for my "standard" gaming needs, I have my PC.

My opinion of the 360 is pretty much the same, but mellow every thing down a bit. I still don't plan on getting a 360 before a couple of years.

Halo_92
11-16-2006, 02:40 PM
360 all the way.
Halo 3 AND Halo Wars look awesome. So does Gears of War.

Darth Groovy
11-16-2006, 02:45 PM
I got a 360 last month, and so far I love it. I reserved a wii already, and I will be picking that up on Saturday at midnight, although I won't be opening that up until Christmas. I have 360 games that are still in the shrink wrap, because I have been working so much lately.

I used to be a strict pc gamer, mostly for the mods and the online content, but 360 has a great set up that is so easy to use, that it blows the pc out the window at this point. PC games are getting to be quite annoying because the graphics cards and upgrades cost above and beyond the prices of consoles, and you STILL don't know if they are going to work until after you install and run them. 360 games for the most part run right out of the box without the installation, and it is just as easy to download updates as it is for a pc game. I'll be running my 360 for a while. I would also like to mention that Jedi Academy for xbox is backwards compatible on the 360. ;)

Back to wii and 360. I have played both, and I can't say that I prefer one over the other at this point. I like both of them for different reasons, and I am sure that both of them will get equal attention in the near future.

Mike Windu
11-16-2006, 03:46 PM
Wii. I'd like a PS3 for Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts, but I'm not gonna shell out 600 for them.

Mex
11-16-2006, 04:16 PM
I have a 360 so far, but I'm undecided on the Wii at the moment. The Wii seems to be centered around the "Playing with a group of friends" idea, yet since all of my friends live in different cities and places, it would be a bit of a waste of time. I doubt I'll be getting a Playstation 3 unless I manage to get a job that pays great money, but I'm dying to play Metal Gear Solid 4, but I really need to play the 3rd one first.

MrWally
11-16-2006, 04:57 PM
While I'm an avid PC gamer, the 360 is looking pretty nice right now.

But I cast my vote in for the Wii because of the originality, I can't wait to try one.

Commander Obi-Wan
11-16-2006, 05:19 PM
I'm getting a Wii on Sunday, as long as they have enough - I didn't preorder.

What he said ^

What they said. :p

Though, I'm sure I'll be able to get one. Since there getting over 60 at the Future Shop I am going to and I'll have a lot of time to get there before 10 AM. :)

Lynk Former
11-16-2006, 05:22 PM
Wii

coupes.
11-16-2006, 05:24 PM
Though, I'm sure I'll be able to get one. Since there getting over 60 at the Future Shop I am going to and I'll have a lot of time to get there before 10 AM. :)
Make sure you check your local Future Shop opening hours for sunday, I beleive they open early... They open at 9 AM here. ;)

Edit : PS3 fanboys are crazy. (http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/11/16/ps3campers_driveby_shooting) -__-

BongoBob
11-16-2006, 06:29 PM
Future Shop = Canadian Best Buy right?

I need to call around and see how many every place is getting. God I want Twighlight Princess ><

coupes.
11-16-2006, 06:34 PM
Future Shop = Canadian Best Buy right?

I need to call around and see how many every place is getting. God I want Twighlight Princess ><
No, we also have Best Buy, but it's pretty much the same thing.

BongoBob
11-16-2006, 06:45 PM
Ah, I just remember hearing that around the 360 launch.

Anyhow, the local target won't know how many units they'll have until tomorrow morning. Bastards.

I'm gonna try best buy now...

Rogue15
11-16-2006, 06:52 PM
PS3 is going to top them all. Though, my preference would be the Xbox 360, beings that I have the original Xbox and haven't had any troubles with it, and my collection of games for it keeps growing. :) Really want to get Xbox 360......dunno when tho...

BongoBob
11-16-2006, 06:59 PM
Not at that 600 dollar price tag it's not.

The Best Buy we go to is expecting about a hundred and is opening at 9. If I can convince my mom to let us, I might go there either saturday night, or get there at about 5 in the morning.

God I wish I had my license : |

TiE23
11-16-2006, 07:45 PM
I R LUV MY seXbOX tree-sixtey.

*Breaks out KY Jelly*

Det. Bart Lasiter
11-16-2006, 08:17 PM
I R LUV MY seXbOX tree-sixtey.

*Breaks out KY Jelly*
It fits in the ethernet port? You have my sympathies.

Mace MacLeod
11-16-2006, 08:18 PM
Meh. I'd just as soon spend the cash on a new video card and ram upgrades.

MasterRoss08
11-16-2006, 08:52 PM
If I get any of them soon it would be the wii. My 1st system that
I got into was of Nintendo so im gonna be sticking with it. Im also interested
in the xbox 360 as well. Just cant get it at the moment. Maybe around when
halo 3 comes out ^_^.

Commander Obi-Wan
11-16-2006, 09:00 PM
Make sure you check your local Future Shop opening hours for sunday, I beleive they open early... They open at 9 AM here. ;)

Done that already. They normally open at 11 AM on Sundays, but called and he said that they will be open at 10 AM. But, I'll still be there 2 or more hours early since my mom has work early in the morning at around 7-7:30, so she'll drop my off at Future Shop. :)

Future Shop = Canadian Best Buy right?

Just like coupes. said, they are virtually the same, the price differences are very slim.

Though, I don't think we have such places as Target or Gamestop in Canada.

Meh. There are also a ton of other stores that will sell them too. So, I am quite positive that I will get one. :)

swphreak
11-17-2006, 11:56 AM
I'll probably stick with my 360 for a while yet.

If I get any next gen, it'll be a Wii first, but even then, I'm in no rush to get one. I'm not even looking at a PS3 box til the price drops to 300-400 maximum.

manoman81
11-17-2006, 12:45 PM
I'l get a Wii either around Christmas or early next year. Need to find a job after graduation first. Though, I might get a 360 someday. PS3? Forget it. I've seen some side-by-side screenshots of a racing game for the PS3 and 360 and the 360 looks 300 x's better than the PS3.

CalcProgrammer1
11-17-2006, 10:20 PM
As of now, I'm not going to get any one of them anytime soon. Just got a new Radeon card and PSU. Also bought some Ethernet cards on eBay for cheap. I think that the PC is the ultimate console...it has its own games, and in a few years after the console release...emulators bring life back to them on PC's. Plus I can play JKA on a computer. But, since I like Nintendo products and own both a GameCube and a DS, I support the Wii. Even though it has inferior hardware (750MHz PPC CPU/250?MHz ATi GPU and no HDD), the controller looks cool for the games that can use it, and the ports for a classic controller/gamecube controller make it work for the others. I don't get why they dropped DVD playback though...that would be a cheap (as in no cost at all) upgrade simply by adding a software DVD decoder (I can playback video on a 850 P3 in Win2000, I'm sure you could do so on a 750 PPC, and I know there are free DVD decoding software packages out there).

TiE23
11-19-2006, 12:46 PM
I doubt I'll be getting a Playstation 3 unless I manage to get a job that pays great money, but I'm dying to play Metal Gear Solid 4, but I really need to play the 3rd one first.
There is a rumor that Konami is telling Hideo Kojima to start work on a 360 version. Probably because Konami is fearing that the PS3 won't sell as many consoles, thus meaning less game sales.

Selling to 8 million 360s is better than to just sell to a possible 1-1.5 million PS3s at the time of launch.

Curt-Man
11-19-2006, 01:58 PM
Wii all the way. Have you seen the commercial for red steel? friggen wicked, I'm much to lazy to look for it now, but all you have to know is you can turn your gun sideays, all gangster like, done and done my friends.

TiE23
11-19-2006, 02:20 PM
Wii all the way. Have you seen the commercial for red steel? friggen wicked, I'm much to lazy to look for it now, but all you have to know is you can turn your gun sideays, all gangster like, done and done my friends.
http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/932528.asp?q=red%20steel

Bah. Mediocre.

lukeiamyourdad
11-19-2006, 05:20 PM
Just like coupes. said, they are virtually the same, the price differences are very slim.


That's because Best Buy owns Future Shop. (http://www.futureshop.ca/companyinfo/content/default.asp?s_page=info) Odd that they decided to settle here too eh? If I remember, I was the one who made the comment about Future Shop being the Canadian Best Buy. It still remains kind of true.

I voted for the Wii.

MTV2
11-19-2006, 06:33 PM
Im going to get the Wii, then the PS3....then maybe the 360. but the Wii for sure, i love how you can use the controller to like drive, or shoot, or play tennis.

Futureshop opened at 8AM here and Best Buy at 10AM (saw people camping outside there yesterday)

has anyone gotten the PS3 or Wii yet?

Commander Obi-Wan
11-19-2006, 07:22 PM
has anyone gotten the PS3 or Wii yet?

I'll let you figure out that one. ;)

MrWally
11-19-2006, 08:11 PM
http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/932528.asp?q=red%20steel

Bah. Mediocre.


That makes me cry :(

But what can you expect with the first of it's kind, 6 months from now we will probably be amazed by games the Wii is shelling out.

Alegis
11-19-2006, 08:41 PM
Pre-ordered Wii+Zelda

Dec 8!
This will screw up my exams.

Commander Obi-Wan
11-20-2006, 03:11 PM
http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/932528.asp?q=red%20steel

Bah. Mediocre.

They've got it all wrong. The game will be awesome. Once I get it later this week, I'll see if they are telling the truth....

Damn gameranking sites....

Diego Varen
11-20-2006, 04:22 PM
PS3 and Xbox 360, but that damn Wii doesn't deserve to win. Nintendo has gotten on my nerves and I have a grudge against them. I won't explain why.

Lynk Former
11-20-2006, 05:07 PM
PS3 and Xbox 360, but that damn Wii doesn't deserve to win. Nintendo has gotten on my nerves and I have a grudge against them. I won't explain why.
Oh please do XD

RoxStar
11-20-2006, 05:30 PM
I won't explain why.

Afraid to get smacked by the power of argument?

BongoBob
11-20-2006, 07:54 PM
Or just a stubborn Sony/MS fanboi that hates getting smacked around with facts?

abespam
11-21-2006, 06:41 AM
or afraid of the wiifanbois round here?

No seriously i want to hear your honest opinion of games on the wii (for those who already have it).

BongoBob
11-21-2006, 09:04 AM
or afraid of the wiifanbois round here?

No seriously i want to hear your honest opinion of games on the wii (for those who already have it).

I only have 3, but here's my opinion.

Wii Sports - Extremely fun to play with other people. Only requires small movements of the wiimote, but it takes all the fun out of it. Take it easy on the boxing though, because my arms hurt the next day after 5 or 6 matches. Seriously though, it's the type of game that anyone can just pick up and start playing.

Rayman: Raving Rabids - This title has alot of charm, although some of the minigames piss me off. For instance, one has you tilt the Wiimote left or right as if turning a key in order to turn, and up or down to go up or down, and you have to collect 3 pigs and toss em into a pen. But it didn't tell you how to go up or down, and it was pissing me off when I couldn't do it. And then I realized, oh, I'm a dumbass. But there's alot of humor in here, and it's really fun multiplayer, so I'd reccomend you pic this up as a rental if you get the chance, but I don't know if I would have bought it if my little brother didn't want it.

Zelda: Twilight Princess - Do I even need to say anything here? An instant classic, made even better by the Wiis motion sensing abilities.

I heard that the Blockbuster by my house has Wii games, so I'm gonna try and get CoD3 or excite truck there.

Commander Obi-Wan
11-21-2006, 08:35 PM
Wii Sports - Read what Bongobob said. :p

Zelda - Haven't played it really, but I will keep it.

Call of Duty 3 - Awesome game. Gameplay is great. The only disadvantage is the graphics which are good, but not great.

MTV2
12-13-2006, 06:37 PM
Wow. Salvation Army found a good idea:
http://cgi.ebay.ca/Sony-PlayStation-3-Game-console-PS3_W0QQitemZ140063900002QQihZ004QQcategoryZ62054Q QrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.ca/PlayStation-3-60-GB-PS3-Wii-System-Games-TMX-ELMO_W0QQitemZ270067988385QQihZ017QQcategoryZ62054 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Doesn't look like anyone bidded yet :P

Lynk Former
12-14-2006, 05:12 PM
I'm almost near the end of TP... BEST. GAME. EVER.

Jeff
12-14-2006, 06:00 PM
Zelda - Haven't played it really, but I will keep it.You gotta give it a try man, I think you'll love it even if you haven't really been a Zelda fan before.

Call of Duty 3 - Awesome game. Gameplay is great. The only disadvantage is the graphics which are good, but not great.Well that's how every Wii game is, just good but not great graphics. Not a downside I don't think.

Commander Obi-Wan
12-14-2006, 07:53 PM
You gotta give it a try man, I think you'll love it even if you haven't really been a Zelda fan before.

Trust me, I will. Just after I play some more Madden NFL 07. I also have to finished Red Steel, but that can probably wait.

Well that's how every Wii game is, just good but not great graphics. Not a downside I don't think.

True. And it primarily replaces with gameplay. :) In my opinion, anyway. :p

Another FPS that's out is Far Cry. My friend is getting it, so I'll try it and see what that's like.

BongoBob
12-14-2006, 07:57 PM
I'm thinking of renting Far Cry this weekend. From what I've seen it looks pretty good.

I also still want to get Trauma Center, and come January I will be getting Warioware: Smooth Moves for sure.