Is it REALLY beneficial to own 2 consoles?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Sailor, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. Sailor

    Sailor GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 11, 2007
    United States
    New Jersey
    Meh, ok..please listen to what I have to say before you reply to the topic :x Right now, I own a Wii. Just a Wii, with nothing else. Well, a DS..but I don't think that counts. I own about 4 games for it, including Brawl, and I find it a blast. But sometimes when my friends from school talk about playing CoD4 online, or having a Halo night..I feel left out. They asked me to get a 360 to join in with them, and they too have multiple consoles, but I've said I'll think about it to them. It sounds really good to expand my variety of games from Microsoft to Nintendo, and it would really make me happy..I guess :s I'd get to have games from multiple consoles and barely miss out on the gaming experience. Plus, I would have Live and my favorite Nintendo 1st party games.

    I just got like $260, and have about another $200 saved up and asked my dad if I could get a 360 and he said if you want, I won't stop you. But is it really worth it to get one this late? Won't like the next console war start in 2010? So that practically means that I'll have 2 years to play both my Xbox360 and Wii? :\ I really do want to get a 360, and have the money for it. I could always make the money back in the summer by getting a job also. It sounds really nice to own 2 consoles, but should I make the jump? What really got my thinking about this was the announcement of Rock Band for the Wii, a game I've been waiting months for..and found it it's going to SUCK.

    So, what do you guys think?

    Oh..and if I do get a 360, how would I go about connecting it online? My router (Verizon DSL) is upstairs, and my TV/Wii are downstairs. Could I get a 2nd router and put it downstairs or something? Or would I just need a really really long ethernet cable? Do not want to buy the Xbox Wireless Adapter btw, too overpriced.
  2. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

    Nov 27, 2006
    yes it is beneficial to own 2 consoles, especially if you own a ps3 aswell as a Wii (like me), you will wonder why you made yourself feel left out from next gen gaming (and play proper 3rd party games beyond mario zelda and metroid no shovelware either!)

    with a ps3 you don't have to buy any extra wifi adapter it has a bigger hard drive btw and hdmi support (yes i know the elite xbox has hdmi support aswell) ps3 has free online gaming so you may want to take those strong points into consideration when getting a second console, also there is no RROD on the ps3...
  3. ZeWarrior

    ZeWarrior TheWarrior

    Jul 2, 2007
    Jalaneme those are good points but she mostly wants to play with her friends on Live and it seems like they have 360s so that would be the console for her.
  4. Sailor

    Sailor GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 11, 2007
    United States
    New Jersey
    But yea, that does sound nice. I don't own 2 consoles atm, so I don't know the feeling..just stuck with a Wii. I am sad though, that the only titles I seem to buy are Mario + Zelda. Actually, yea...that is all the games I have bought for the Wii. Pretty much need a change, I guess.
  5. dsbomb

    dsbomb GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 12, 2007
    United States
    Illinois, USA
    Go to one of your friends' house while they're all online and give it a try. If you like it enough, you'll have your answer. Just hope your friends don't lose interest the second you put money down for it. That's happened to me a few times. [​IMG]
  6. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    Making a gamertag on was your first mistake, because you get a month of Live for free when you make your gamertag through your 360.

    I have a Wii + 360, and yes, trust me, you'll be spending countless hours just playing with your friends.
  7. science

    science science rules

    Jun 9, 2006
    You'll end up playing your 360 more than the Wii
  8. Sailor

    Sailor GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 11, 2007
    United States
    New Jersey
    Whhaaa? Really? :'[
    I thought they already gave you a card with your Xbox360 purchase...

    And hooray! I guess you're saying then, go ahead and buy the Xbox360? Because I'll spend a lot of time playing w/ friends? But no one really commented on saying if it's too late or not :s

    I wish they didn't come out with new consoles every 5 years :[
  9. 2cb2ct7

    2cb2ct7 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 5, 2007
    QFT... If not more, at least as much.

    I'm a Wii60 owner and I love it.

    Also, I particularly dislike the old technology generational argument (but if I buy one now it will only be xxxxx before the next version of xxxx is release). This argument has no weight. The options are by one now and play it until the next gen, or wait it out and play nothing in the mean time (which will be years and years!!). Eg; PS2 release date; March 4, 2000, still kickin' [​IMG]
  10. xcalibur

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

    Jun 2, 2007
    Sacred Heart
    Trust me, you'll mis out on a lot if you don't get more than one console.
    You are probably in the same situation I used to be in when I only had a gamecue and considered buying a PS2.
    I did and I didn't regret it since.
  11. tinymonkeyt

    tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

    Feb 27, 2008
    United States
    yeah go for it
    its fun experiencing 2 DIFFERENT kinds of consoles
    since nintendo is family fun orientated
    and 360 is more of a hardcore gamer with great graphics i must say
  12. Mehdi

    Mehdi Lemonade by Psyfira

    May 31, 2004
    IMO next gen has just started for the ps3 and therefore also for the 360 competing with the other. So it's up to you. And don't be a sheep [​IMG], cause your friends own a 360 doesnt mean you have to as well. Who knows when your friends try out the ps3 they might end up buying one. So I suggest you do more research on the ps3 and xbox and see which one appeals to YOU.

    Good luck and either way both choices are good considering both have their pros and cons leveled respectively.
  13. feds4u

    feds4u Banned

    Mar 24, 2008
    United States
    In your neighborhood.
    360 + Wii = gamers paradise
  14. Bob Evil

    Bob Evil The Department of Home-Made Insecurity

    Sep 27, 2006
    Out of the corner of your eye
    I have every console produced since 1976 ... yes, there were consoles in '76 (even earlier than that, too) ... check out the Binatone TV Master [​IMG] lol ... and I intend to keep buying every machine released ... it may be expensive, but it has kept me out of the so-called 'console wars' lol
  15. hankchill

    hankchill I Pwn n00bs.

    Nov 5, 2005
    Outer Space
    Yeah, get the 360.

    The Wii has turned into such a joke that it's practically not even funny anymore. Not only is it shovelware heaven, but the "innovation" wore off way too quickly.

    At one point I owned a Wii and a PS3 together. The Wii was for casual gaming, and the PS3 was my media center. Eventually right when Rock Band came out, I bought a 360 (yep, turned to the dark side). After I started playing that in November, I didn't touch my Wii at all. Not only is the gaming experience 10x better, but the online play is great. Yes, we know PS3's online is free, but honestly, I couldn't stay connected for more than 5 minutes in Warhawk or Guitar Hero, that's how bad it is. I feel better paying for a service when I know it will work, so Xbox Live is totally worth it. So I had all 3 consoles of the "future", and really the only one that didn't feel like it belonged was the Wii.

    I sold it before Smash Bros. came out. It won't be missed. The experience I get from the 360 (online, and offline) with high definition graphics, wicked surround sound, and tons of fun, is absolutely worth getting one... even if they do RRoD... But heck, that's what I've got Avenger for [​IMG]

  16. superrob

    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

    Apr 4, 2007
    GBATemp factory.
    I would say get a PS3.
    It has a REALLY long lifetime becurse of its processor and graphichs card.

    But yea i never liked microsoft and i dont like the xbox 360.

    Its your own choice.
  17. Duke_Jay

    Duke_Jay GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 25, 2007
    You really dont add anything to this topic.

    And the console war is long from over, I think it is safe to buy a Xbox 360. By my own experiences I can say Xbox Live is an enormous amount of fun if you have alot of (reallife) friends that play the same game as you. For example, all my friends play CoD 4, it is just plain fun to invite everyone into a party and play Search and Destroy or if you are with more then six, play Ground War. My advice is to go out and buy a X360, else you will mis out a hella lot of fun.
  18. Neko

    Neko Been a while.

    Dec 5, 2006
    Gambia, The
    XBOX 360 rocks, there are alot of good games (an good example would be Dead Rising) on it and it even got a pricedrop some time ago. Also the Controllers are very good and much better than a PS controller, IMO.

    Still , it depends on what you want. For a little higher price you could get a PS3 and also watch bluray on it. And if youre some kind of Graphic Whore ([​IMG]) it even will have some brilliant looking games in the next years. But it hasn't got very much good exclusiv titles , IMO.

    Oh and btw , you could always buy a 360 now and then later a PS3. I'm probably going to buy a PS3 when they get cheaper , but just because I'm thinking about buying me a brand new FULL HD TV and Bluray sure is interesting.

    PS: Sorry if I'm writing crap , my Head and my Stomach both hurt. I'm not even in a good mood so I hope I didn't bash any of those consoles. Oh , but don't get a wii. It will not make you happy because there's pretty much just shovelware crap coming out or crappy PS2 ports. Still, If you love nintendo's games like Metroid , Mario , Zelda you could also get a wii. Afterall , it's your money that you are going to spend on your console. Choose the one who has more games that appeal to you. [​IMG]
    Meh , the Wii part belongs to the place before the PS: but I don't want to change that now. xD

    €dit: Meh , wrote this without really looking at the first post. Yeah , buy a 360. You can't do much wrong and the premium pack (with 2 free games in it!) even includes a Headset so you can comunicate with your friends while playing some nice game of COD4. It's worth the money. I wanted one because a Friend had one and I don't regret it.
  19. aZnXrAvEr

    aZnXrAvEr GBAtemp Regular

    May 18, 2007
    United States
    I got a Wii when it first came out, and then I got a 360 a few months ago. They are great systems... i only play the wii when my friends come over though. I started playing halo 3 on xbox live a lot because I got a 1 year gold membership last week and it's a lot of fun! I'm sure call of duty 4 is a fun to play online too because my friends keep telling me to buy it. By the way, when you get your 360, the first 3 xbox live accounts that you create through your xbox will each get a 1 month gold trial.
  20. TanookiSuit

    TanookiSuit GBAtemp Addict

    Nov 11, 2004
    United States
    Louisville, KY
    Really it depends (to the original topic question.)

    If you're not really drawn to whatever the PS3 has nothing else will have I'd call it a toss up. The 360 has some nice stuff but the truly key titles people go gaga over quite a bit of them also have representation on the PC, so if your PC isn't crap you'll have that stuff covered the Wii can't deliver. Now if you just had a 360 and/or PS3 and didn't have a Wii I'd say you'll miss out as they just can't do the unique things that one system can. I guess really it is down to taste. Personally I'd go with Wii/PC or Wii/360 if/when MS puts out a stable unit with a long durable lifespan (if that'll happen.)