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The Best Game Consoles

Because there are so many different game consoles now available it can become quite confusing as to which may be the best one you can purchase. Not only are those which you can use solely at home but...

Because there are so many different game consoles now available it can become quite confusing as to which may be the best one you can purchase. Not only are those which you can use solely at home but now you have the added option of choosing whether you want a portable version also. All the top manufacturers which includes Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft now have both portable and stand-alone versions of their games consoles available.

However below what we are going to do is take a look at the latest incarnations of the stand-alone models, including the Nintendo Wii, Sony's Playstation 3 and of course not forgetting Microsoft's XBox 360. We will look at each one starting with the least expensive of all the three models that we have just mentioned.

Nintendo Wii This is the cheapest of all the latest games consoles to come on to the market and it has a price of around $250. Although many did not think it would be able to compete successfully with Sony's and Microsoft's it does seem to be standing its own ground. The reason why this has been as successful as it is because it feels more like a toy rather than a video game and this may well be down to the controller's that come with it.

Compared to both the XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 the controller for the Wii looks more like a TV remote control rather than what you would normally expect with a games console. This allows for more movement for the person who is playing the game that they loaded up on to their Wii.

Microsoft XBox 360 This one has been on the market for longer than the other two models it has had a chance to gain a loyal following. Although not as inexpensive as the Wii, it does not actually command the high prices of the PlayStation 3. Currently you can expect to pay around $300 for this console. Moreover, because it has been on the market for much longer you have a larger selection of games to choose form compared to the other two models.

Nevertheless, as with both the Wii and PlayStation 3, you can get online with this console and if you go to the XBox Live Arcade, you will actually be spoilt for choice with a large selection of more classic arcade games to choose from as well.

Sony PlayStation 3 Of all the consoles, we discuss in this article this is the most expensive even though recently Sony actually reduced the prices. You can still expect to pay around $500 for this particular games console. Nevertheless, if you are looking for one which games with great quality graphics because it contains a Blu-ray Disc Player.

This means that unlike the XBox 360 where you need to purchase the HD DVD add on for around $200 in order to watch any high definition movies you have on it. However, because of what is contained within the PlayStation 3 game console already you don't.

Yet which ever of these game consoles you choose will depend upon what you want to use them for. For those who are interested in playing active games such as the tennis pro one's the Wii may be the ideal choiceFree Web Content, but for those who are more in to the intense racing games the XBox 360 or PlayStation 3 will be your preferred choice.

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