M.M. asks from Duluth, MN on November 29, 2010
Wii or Not to Wii?
My husband and I have been talking for almost a year now about getting Nintendo Wii for Christmas and we are very excited. We have 3 boys, ages 6, 5, and 2 and they will just love something like that! But now I keep hearing about other systems like the Playstation Move and Xbox 360...... i'm so confused. Is the Wii "old school" now? Does anyone own a PS3 Move or Xbox 360? I'm not a proponent of regular video games for the kids and I'm afraid if we have a ps3 in the house, my husband would go back to his college days of playing madden all hours of the night! But an active system we could all use together, I am totally for! So what should we buy?
A.G. answers from Houston on November 29, 2010
Wii Wii Wii all the way home, its better for families and has adult programs, i like the workout stuff.
V.B. answers from Houston on November 29, 2010
Wii! We love it! My kids are 2 and almost 5. My son (younger one) is just now starting to play the bowling game, but my daughter is pretty good at it (beats me half the time!). We have other games and some of them are more complicated, but a lot of the sports games are good for kids and it's really fun to play as a family. I have no experience with the other systems, but we like the Wii, so I don't think you can go wrong with that. Have fun!
A.C. answers from Cincinnati on November 29, 2010
We just bought the Xbox Kinect and it is awesome. My four year old loves to play. It is nice because it gets the kids up and moving. Its extremely fun for my husband and I also. We have a Wii also, but I would strongly recommend the XBox Kinect over the Wii. Either way, Im sure your kids will love either system:)
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J.L. answers from Chicago on November 29, 2010
Wii is great for the whole family. We love ours!
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M.P. answers from Pittsburgh on November 29, 2010
The Xbox with Kinect is really the way to go. There is no controller at all and the motion sensor catchs your every move. My kids probably won't play their Wii again now they love their Kinect so much. And the Xbox has MUCH better graphics for games like Madden and the Lego series. Well, maybe you SHOULD get the Wii then if you don't want your DH becoming a gamer again. The Wii graphics are not nearly as good.
I don't know of anyone who has the PS3-its always either Xbox or Wii.
S.H. answers from New York on November 29, 2010
Wii Wii to the Wii! (sorry couldn't resist) It's perfect for little kids.The older kids seem to think it's lame after a while but will still get involved if the temptation to "beat" mom or dad are an option. The newer systems seem to be more geared to older kids and yes they will steal your spouse though our Wii does the same now thanks to the Harry Potter games. He just HAS to beat that dang Malfoy ;) Good luck!
V.M. answers from Erie on November 29, 2010
SOOOO glad you asked this. We are in the exact same delimma, i thought waiting a year or so for WII was a great idea, the kids are at the right age, finances are good, butnow there is all this hype about other systems and i don't know which one to get and i definately DON't want 'regular" video games just something to get us moving and having fun. I hope someone can clear this up for us. And i'd love to know what Wii games are the most fun for a 6 yo boy if Wii's are the Way to go.
R.B. answers from Atlanta on November 29, 2010
I own almost every system there is/ was ever made. I think for you that the Nintendo Wii is the best choice for you. The Xbox 360 is geared more toward teen to adults most game for that system are shooters same for PS3. only really good thing about that is that it is a blu ray player. The
Wii is the most family geared with games accessories etc.
I would get the wii. Also if you get the Limited edition Wii, in 25 years it will most likly be worth something. considering they will be 50 then, the red wii is a limied edition due to nintendo turning 25 this year!
S.G. answers from Dallas on November 29, 2010
Wii, because trust me, you husband WILL with XBox (drives me freakin nuts!). I love the Wii, and while it does have regular gams and controls, for the most part it is much more family inter-active friendly.
B. answers from Augusta on November 29, 2010
We have a Wii and an xbox 360 and are getting the kinect system for the 360.
The Kinect is more precise than the Wii so it's easier to control.
there are no controllers involved no button timing problems etc. Go to your local best buy they have it set up so you can demo it.