360 or wii

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by CJL18, May 28, 2007.

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which should i get

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  3. i'm really leaning towards the Wii becuase it's alot cheaper, but then again the wii wont have Nfl 2

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May 28, 2007

360 or wii by CJL18 at 11:39 AM (5,250 Views / 0 Likes) 49 replies

  1. CJL18
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    i'm really leaning towards the Wii becuase it's alot cheaper, but then again the wii wont have Nfl 2k8 and GTA4 hmm which should i get
     


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    You're going to have a lot of smartasses voting the third option.
    [​IMG] Like me.

    I'm going to get a 360 soon but have been very happy with my Wii.
    I see them as both (and even later the PS3) being fairly essential purchases for myself at some point though.
     
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    If there are at least theee games you want for the 360, by all means, get the 360.

    Honestly, we bought a 360 and crackdown to play the halo 3 beta. We got bored really fast. The other games on it really aren't my cup of tea. I regret my half of the purchase.
     
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    Id say a 360 aswell. Dont be fooled by the wii's gimicks...They're not as good as they're made out to be. Don't get me wrong the wii is a console worth having but the 360 has alot more to offer.
     
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    As much as I am a nintendo fan i'd go with x360 for now and save money for Wii so when they realease some titles worth playing you'll be ready.
     
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    flip a coin
    can't go wrong either way
     
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    gears of war, lost planet, oblivion, burnout revenge, top spin 2, GTA 4, Naruto, Assassin's Creed, Alan Wake, Tenchu, Halo 3, Fable 2, Elveon, Haze, Crysis, The Elder Scrolls 5, mass effect, too human, DMC4, RE5, timeshift, the darkness, bioshock, Stranglehold, shadowrun, forza motorsport 2, katamari, two worlds, new medal of honor.

    versus

    Zelda TP, super smash bros brawl, metroid prime 3, and hmm... mario football, mario kart, mario tennis, mario galaxy, mario this, mario that... ?
     
  11. michaelf

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    If you want to play real games, get a 360. It's that simple.
    You can play both good Wii games on a Gamecube.
     
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    Yeah all those games you listed Costello aren't going to run on a 360 for very long. You'll get the 3rlod before you can say Grand Theft Auto 4.

    Plus most of those games for the 360 are what I refer to as "hype" and don't offer any long-lasting appeal. Sure Live! is ok, but it's costly and you can't run backups on it anymore. Games for 360 are $60 and most don't even have split screen multiplayer.

    The Wii however is awesome for Smash Brawl along with the pricetag, fun factor, modability, and complete Gamecube backwards compatibility. Emulators for the Gamecube, Smash for the Wii, Smash for the Cube, Mario Kart for the Wii, Mario Kart for the Cube, Zelda for the Wii, Zelda for the Cube... You can't lose with a wii.
     
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    Can you tell he's xbox mad?

    Check these two essential games list:
    Wii - http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=48431
    Xbox360 - http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=51432
     
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    Get both, that's what I did. I do have to say xbox 360 has better games at the moment, but the 360 tends to break down faster. My 360 got the 3 red lights after 7 months of use. I had to change out the fans, take out the x clamps, and put arctic silver to fix it. But it was all worth it. [​IMG]
     
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    Why didn't you just send it to MS?
     
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    cant go wrong with getting both [​IMG]
     
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    Half of these titles are still in pre-production/ early production ( So wait for a price drop) and secondly alot of these games are sequels that I find are getting worse and worse.
     
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    I hacked the DVD drive to play backups, so the warranty was voided. I'm still not banned from live by the way. [​IMG]
     
  19. Costello

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    some of the games I listed for both consoles are in early production;
    only 13 out of the 29 games I mentionned are sequels ("getting worse and worse" is your opinion, if you think Oblivion is worse than Morrowind that's er... tragic)
    the thing is, I got a 360 and a Wii.. I was much more of a wii fanboy back in the early wii days. It's just that I prefer my 360 now [​IMG]

    * "3rlod": no comment.
    * ..."hype" and don't offer any long-lasting appeal: er.. okay... ..... I'm sorry but I don't know what else to say besides "I disagree" on that one. Most games do offer, in my opinion, "long lasting appeal" as you say.
    * I'm not saying the 360 is perfect or that the wii sucks, I'm only saying that if I were in his position my decision would be made already. Objectively, the 360 has got more good titles coming than the wii... if you disagree, prove me wrong [​IMG]
    * a lot of people can still use the XBOX live with a modded console (fortunately that includes me and all my friends)
    * you can't run backups on it anymore. Games for 360 are $60 and most don't even have split screen multiplayer: you can run backups, and most games do have a split screen multiplayer.

    Do you own an Xbox 360, Tomboboboo? if you do, I don't know how you can be telling people such lies...
     
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    Just a quick question, why is GTA a console seller? I usually play those games on the PC, wouldn't imagine playing "crippled" versions (read : un-moddable so you can't add new cars or models or skins, can't add MP3s as your radio station, and IIRC, MICROPAYMENTS? More like "please boycott my game, Hitto!")

    @aslacker : softmod?

    I think overall, it's better to get a wii if you have "meatspace" friends (even though I'm hooked to mario football, [​IMG] to costello [​IMG] ) because the games appeal to really anyone, just like they advertised. Girlfriend, parents, casual and non-gamers, etc.

    But if you're a hardcore gamer and don't have a PC (the situation boggles my mind as a cheap 300$ PC can run any new game for the moment... Except halo 2 on vista, lol), the 360 will have a solid offering for you. Keep in mind you have to love shooting games to love the 360. (shooting games on the wii, on the other hand, SUCK.)
     

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