So, I got a Wii. I paid about $50 over retail through craigslist, which I thought was reasonable to get it now. I’ve never been a big Nintendo fan, I always thought they made kids stuff. I mostly bought the Wii because I was curious about how the controller would work and how games would take advantage of it.
So first I’ll admit: I have only played Wii Sports – the basic game that comes with it. (I have Zelda and Red Steel, but haven’t had time to try them yet.) On Wii Sports I’ve played Boxing and Tennis. And I have to say: I like them.
They are also seem to be good exercise, especially if you playing them standing up, which is how you should play them. I can’t imagine playing them sitting down, that just seems weird. The WSJ had a story about this called Wii Workout, which was pretty interesting.
I’m pretty impressed. The PS3: not so much. And I’m sure not paying a $400 premium for it. I have an XBOX 360 (see my GamerTag in the gutter) already and I don’t see anything that makes me think the PS3 will deliver anything much better. I’m sure in a year we might see something. But until then, I think Gears of War is a killer 360 app. And hey, in a year there will be Halo 3.
I generally prefer PC games anyway.
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